On Cholesterol and my new FREE Book Summary “The Great Cholesterol Con" by Dr Malcolm Kendrick
I learned about the Statin dangers in my Functional Nutrition training,. I warned family and friends, but they didn’t believe me. I’ve also recently learned that it can cause liver damage.
My doctor tried to get me on them. Yes I have high cholesterol but I am also super fit and healthy. I also have an inherent distrust of big Pharma
Looks like their playbook has been around a while. Similar tactics used for the clot shot. Absolute vrs relative risk telling you you’re a murderer if you question them.
Thanks for posting this. I have a relative who got neuropathy from statins. My doctor tried hard to get me on them and I refused. I don’t even have high cholesterol.
Statins are deadly.
Thanks for all your great book summaries I find them a great resource to give to people as easy introductions, rather than say go read this book which rarely people do. Another great book on the topic is The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden
My father in law suffered from transient global amnesia not once but twice and his doctor didn't correlate it. His son did and he warned him and he is still on statins because, well his doctor said... 🙄. Some people will never learn.
For 10 years I suffered (spinal and leg pain) spent a fortune on Physio, walked on crutches and almost had spine surgery. After Dr doubled doses of statin meds the pain became unbearable so I stopped taking it. Have been pain-free ever since.
Hooray for all of you who have figured out the medical scam that statins are.
Kendrick’s book is great. I read it several years ago. I also highly recommend a book with the same title (The Great Cholesterol Con) by Anthony Calpo. He does a fantastic job of going through the various studies and telling you what the drug companies were hiding. The big takeaways for me were a couple of the things you mentioned:
1. No benefits for women at all. And yet my mom is taking statins prescribed by her doctor. I’ve discussed this with her many times and she still takes them because she puts her faith in doctors and the system, generally.
2. For men, the studies seem to show some minor benefits for heart disease, but all cause mortality goes up. My doctor tried to prescribe statins for me and we got into a bit of a debate. He told me I shouldn’t believe everything I read on the Internet. Thanks to Calpo’s book, I told him flatly that the studies showed that all cause mortality is increased on statins and that my goal was to live, not avoid dying from heart disease only to die of cancer. 🙄 Since then, I’ve avoided going to see doctors at all. This new push toward everyone getting yearly physicals seems designed to create baseline billing for the system while giving increased opportunities to push drugs for all sorts of conditions (statins, vaccines, etc.). Last time, the doctor was also pushing shingles vaccine. I said no.
Great book. I have it and have tried to persuade many people to read it. Interestingly a friend, who is paranoid about heart disease and cholesterol, tried the Zoe glucose monitor (available here in the UK) and realised that we were talking sense about his terrible white food based vegan diet.
Incredible information. Every day I learn something new about the benefits of cholesterol and the harms of statins. I wish doctors would do some extracurricular reading instead of relying on the big pharma trash salesmen. It amazes me how close minded most physicians are when you try to discuss these topics. In this day and age you have to be your own doctor and advocate.
Thank you very much for your informative articles and excellent book summaries!
The Fraud is just epic. I have witnessed side effects that are horrendous. There are better and natural ways to treat
The ABC’s science journalism program Catalyst aired 'Heart of the Matter' (on statin use in Australia) in October 2013, which resulted in a 28.8% decrease in statin use in the week the program aired. (The relevant AMA article uses the odd phrasing of "increase in discontinuation".) The program was the winner of the 2015 MJA, MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research.