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Statins and diabetes risk

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Those of you who have been following along already know that statins are dangerous drugs that have almost no redeeming qualities at all.  They interfere with your bodies ability to make cholesterol which is a very important ability for your body to have.  Cholesterol is not the body's enemy, but it's friend.  Every cell of your body requires it.  Funny how doctors don't seem to tell you that when they prescribe statins.

Anyway, here is the latest story about statins:

“High doses of statins could increase risk of diabetes,” the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper said that people taking intensive courses of statins, the cholesterol-lowering medicines, are 12% more likely to get the disease.

These findings come from a review that combined the results of previous trials to compare the effects of intensive-dose statins with moderate-dose statins. It found that the risk of diabetes was higher in people given the intensive dose, with one extra case of diabetes expected for each 498 people treated in this way for one year. However, they claim, the intensive regime would also be expected to prevent an additional three people from having a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke.

This research provides an illustration of the balance of benefits and risks that exists with any drug. In this case, doctors need to weigh the circumstances of each patient, assessing whether the reduced risk of cardiovascular events with intensive statin therapy is worth the additional risk of diabetes.  Unfortunately doctors only look to drugs for answers.  If they looked at real food and exercise they would learn that much better results can be obtained without the dangerous side effects of drugs.

As the Mail importantly noted, people should not stop taking their statins because of this research.

But it would be a good idea to talk to your doctor about it, and make sure that he is up to speed on cholesterol research.  Cholesterol does not cause heart problems.  But statin drugs can cause all kinds of problems.

Remember that cholesterol doesn't cause problems in the body unless it becomes oxidized.  Whether your cholesterol levels are high or low makes no difference.  The best way to make sure that the cholesterol in your body doesn't get oxidized is to exercise, eat whole natural foods and eliminate added sugars, sweeteners, and oils that easily go rancid.  Also a whole apple a day has been shown to reduce the bodies need for producing cholesterol because it protects cholesterol from oxidation.

What the researchers failed to mention:

  • General population increases in diabetes aprox. 10% in 20 years,  statin users aprox. 8.4% in less than 5 years.
  • General population heart attack and stroke aprox. 0.35% per year, statin users aprox 20.4% in 4.9 years.
  • Statins are well known for causing long term muscle weakening.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart attack and stroke.


This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  It is for informational purposes only and if you decide to make any changes to your medicinal regimes, they should be discussed with your health professional.  Ultimately you are responsible for your own health decisions.
Links To The Headlines

High-dose statins 'increase Type 2 diabetes risk'. The Daily Telegraph, June 22 2011

High doses of statins could increase risk of diabetes. Daily Mail, June 22 2011

Cheaper statins on NHS can put patients in danger. Daily Express, June 22 2011




Links To Science

Preiss D, Kondapally Seshasai SR, Welsh P et al. Risk of Incident Diabetes With Intensive-Dose Compared With Moderate-Dose Statin Therapy. A Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2011;305(24):2556-2564



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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 14:12

E.COLI : Should You Worry?

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E.coli is a bacteria that has been in the news lately because of an outbreak in Germany. It can cause death.  Annually there are about 91 deaths from 111,000 illnesses.   In this latest outbreak 2 people died in Germany with over 200 infected.

For comparison there are approximately 2.9 million people injured in car accidents with 42,600 deaths in a year in the US. 

E.coli is the most studied bacteria.  So what do we know about it? 

Well it is kind of interesting from a holistic health perspective.  E.coli causes health problems in humans in two circumstances.  When the bacteria is in balance with the rest of the body it doesn't cause any problems.  In fact it is beneficial in the intestines by making vitamin K.

So, it only causes problems when it is out of balance.  The two basic things that happen to cause problems is too much of it (overgrowth), or unhealthy bacteria (stressed and toxic). 

You may recognize that both of these things are caused by poor nutrition.  Too much sugar can cause the overgrowth, and not enough good nutrition leads to the stressed malnourished bacteria. 

When the bacteria is stressed that is when it becomes the toxic deadly kind.  Note that the major source of this type of stressed bacteria is cattle fed on corn.  The media generally misses this point.  They point at the vegetables that sometimes carry it to the consumer, ignoring that the vegetables only have the bacteria because they were watered with refuse water from cattle feed lots, or directly fertilized with the cattle manure. 

The chemists know it and so they are working on things like vaccines, drugs, chemical treatments, and washes to patent and sell for the treatment of cattle to cut down on the large amounts of e.coli in the meat and in the manure. 

The shocking thing is that if we just stop feeding the cattle corn (most of which is genetically modified) and feed them grass for three to five days their guts return to normal and 90 percent of the e.coli is eliminated.  That's how easy it is to solve this problem from the supply side.

On the other side, what if some of this stressed bacteria is introduced into your body?  Did I mention before that anti-biotics generally have none to very little effect on e.coli?

Remember that it only causes problems if it is allowed to grow unchecked..  If your immune system is working properly, because you've been feeding it properly, it can eliminate the stressed bad bacteria.  But if your system is overloaded with sugar it will allow the bacteria to grow out of control. 

People who end up dying from a bacterial infection almost always have seriously compromised immune systems even before the bad bacteria is introduced. 

So my recommendation is to keep your immune system and intestines healthy by eating good healthy foods.  Eliminate the extra sugars.  Keep your intestinal environment in a healthy balance.  Then you won't have to worry much about e.coli.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2011 13:35

Are You Unknowingly Feeding Your Children Alcohol?

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Are You Unknowingly Feeding Your Children Alcohol?  Or something just like it?

Everyone should watch this video, especially if you have children.

It's 90 minutes long, but you and your family could really benefit from knowing this information.

It explains why sugar is so bad for you and what steps to take to avoid disastrous health results.

It explains why they have had so much success improving the lives of young people (as well as adults) by using the following protocol.

Once you see the video you will understand why people on this program lose excess weight.

UCSF WATCH Clinic Lifestyle Intervention
1. Get rid of all sugared liquids – only water and milk are allowed as beverages
2. Eat your carbohydrates with fiber – whole raw foods
"When God made the poison (sugar) he packaged it with the antidote (fiber).”
Fiber is an essential nutrient, it :
Reduces rate of intestinal carbohydrate absorption, reducing insulin response
Increases speed of transit of intestinal contents to ileum, to raise PYY and induce satiety
Inhibits absorption of some free fatty acids to the colon, which are metabolized by colonic bacteria to short-chain fatty acids, which suppress insulin (in other words
3. Wait 20 minutes for second portions – to see if you feel satisfied
4. Buy your screen time (video and TV, etc.) minute-for-minute with physical activity
Not because it burns calories, but because exercise :
Improves skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity
Reduces stress, and resultant cortisol release
Makes the TCA cycle run faster and detoxifies fructose, improving hepatic insulin sensitivity
Burns stuff off before it can be made into fat.
5. Check in every 3 months for accountability


If you haven't watched the video yet, do it now.



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:51

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