Statin Drugs – The Real Reason Official Guidelines Still Demonize Fats Despite the Evidence?

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Nina Teicholz, investigative journalist and author of the International bestseller The Big Fat Surprise, wrote an article for the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) in September 2015, which makes the case for the inadequacy of the scientific advice that underpins the Dietary Guidelines (Teicholz, 2015). The title of the article was “The scientific report guiding the U.S. dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” Ian Leslie writing for The Guardian reports that the response of the nutrition establishment was ferocious: 173 ...

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Presiding over a heart disease catastrophe, the American Heart Association advocates vegetarian diet

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Vegetarians were celebrating last month because a study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that a plant-based diet was associated with reduced risk – by 42%, allegedly – of heart failure.

Vegan and freelance writer Susan Bird, in her article on this study, accidentally cited a different Continue Reading →

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Pentoxifylline – Big Pharma’s wonder drug?

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Methylated xanthines or methylxanthines include stimulants such as caffeine, aminophylline and pentoxifylline. Xanthine is a purine base or nitrogenous compound found in most human body tissues and fluids such as urine and blood. Methylated refers to the introduction of a methyl group into a chemical compound.

Most people don’t care about coffee being a methylxanthine, much less about other ...

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Shame on the American Heart Association – Big Business’ Interests Take Precedence Over Human Health

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O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion:
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
An’ ev’n devotion!

To A Louse, On Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church” by Robert Burns

Over the last few years an increasing number of publications have absolved saturated fat from being implicated ...

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Lowering Cholesterol with Statin Drugs – Big Pharma’s Queen of Deception

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The other day I received a message from a high school friend whom I remember to be brilliant, inspiring and creative. She was just a genius. Recently I learned that she also became a medical doctor and has worked in a public health care system treating elderly people ever since. She sent me a message over facebook frustrated because she found herself in the ridiculous situation of pointing out the obvious to Big Pharma reps and colleagues in a heated ...

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The Obesity Epidemic, Courtesy of the Agricultural Industry

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If you love old movies, you’ve noticed that women back in the old days tended to have beautiful hour glass body shapes, a la Marilyn Monroe. Nowadays, such figures have become a rarity because women have become “boxy” in shape. Research suggests there are now five times as many “rectangular-shaped” women than those with the classic Marilyn Monroe hourglass shape. Almost one in two British women fall into the rectangle category, a boy-ish body shape where ...

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Dental Inflammation, Heart Attacks and Health Tips

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This study confirms that gum disease is related to heart disease, it is again the inflammatory link. People with periodontitis have a higher than normal risk of heart attack and stroke. People with these conditions have elevated C-reactive protein, a sign of inflammation. Also, people with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing periodontitis and ...

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