One of the leading medical scams of the century: “Cholesterol causes heart disease”
The witch hunt blaming cholesterol for heart disease and high blood pressure was nothing short of science being dramatically distorted to fit Big Industry’s sales pitch for statin drugs (cholesterol lowering drugs).
Science calls cholesterol the “molecule of life” whereas allopathic medicine branded cholesterol the Wicked Witch of the West. Cholesterol is required to maintain and restore the health of every cell as it is used to create cell membranes. Cholesterol is essential for hormone production and the correct function of the neurological system as cholesterol is used to create the myelin sheath which wraps around every nerve fiber as a form of protection and to maintain nerve communication. Life without cholesterol would cease.
There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” cholesterol.
LDL and HDL are not even cholesterol, they are fat protein carriers:
LDL = Low density lipoprotein
HDL = High density lipoprotein.
These lipoproteins carry all fat-soluble molecules from cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), hormones, flavonoids, etc. By reducing the number of LDL of HDL circulating protein carriers, you effectively reduce the number of “taxis” that can carry these essential nutrients to and into the cells.
Fats do not circulate well in the blood, as blood is a water-based solution; fats and water do not mix. This is why the body in its extreme wisdom created fat carrying taxis known as LDL, and HDL in order to carry the essential fat molecules in the blood to and into the cells. By reducing LDL (fat carrying taxis) using dietary restrictions, supplements natural or synthetic or medication, important deficiencies may occur.
A blood test can measure the number of circulating LDL molecules. What however is never measured is what these fat carrying taxis contain. Meaning non-one knows if your LDL are carrying good healthy fatty nutriments or oxidized industrial fats.
If cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, what is? Sugar!
A paper was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, in 2016, titled ‘Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents’ which denounced Big Industry confirming: “The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead”. (JAMA Internal Medicine, Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2548255?redirect=true).
The article states: “The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry.” The article goes on to say: “The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.” (Ibid). Adding: “One of the scientists who was paid by the sugar industry was D. Mark Hegsted, who went on to become the head of nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture, where in 1977 he helped draft the forerunner to the federal government’s dietary guidelines. Another was Dr. Fredrick J. Stare, the chairman of Harvard’s nutrition department.” (Ibid). Both gentlemen went on to influence public health guidelines for the following decades.
Scientists have been paid on many occasions to write papers on behalf of Big Industry, to the point where Dr Marcia Angall said: “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” (Dr. Marcia Angall, Editor NJM over 20 years).
It was already known at the time that sugar, not saturated fats, was the leading cause of heart disease. However, the sugar industry paid scientists to say the contrary, they then used this false scientific data to “educate” your doctors, and create one of the biggest health scandals in world history when they declared war on cholesterol.
The World Health Organization revealed that “An estimated 17.7 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths” (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/).
Statin drugs are the biggest selling drug in history. If cholesterol was the cause of heart disease then heart disease incidences should have dramatically reduced over the last few decades when cholesterol lowering drugs were sold in mass, but they didn’t, cardiovasular deaths dramatically rose. Until people begin to focus on the predominant cause of heart disease; sugar, I believe this number will continue to rise.
There is a scientifically proven and natural way of cleaning out blood vessels and reversing heart disease.