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Old 09-27-2011, 07:48 AM
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Brain-Body Breakthroughs – If you have “high” cholesterol or have been told to take a “statin” drug, you must listen to this program. It could save your life. An interview with Ernest N. Curtis, M. D.


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Cholesterol. It’s the buzz-word in medicine. It’s the darling of the cardiologist. The lower the “normal” level of cholesterol is set, the more patients cardiologists have to see. And what’s considered “normal” has fallen dramatically in recent years. The question is “Why?”

Today millions of Americans are being told by their doctors that they need to take a potentially toxic, and very expensive, medication for 40, 50, or more years. Many of them are totally asymptomatic. Their only mistake was to have their cholesterol level checked in the first place. Once that is done, many of them will end up taking one of an army of statin drugs.

And can they ever lower cholesterol … often by up to 50%. The only kicker is that how much the cholesterol level is lowered has NO relation to any benefit the drug may provide. If this sounds absurd, you need to read the book The Cholesterol Delusion. If you do, the trust in your doctor, and in medicine in general, will be changed forever.

We have all been inundated by the adds for drugs like Lipitor and Crestor. We will be discussing how these drug companies “legally” distort the purported benefits of these drugs with a well-known statistical trick. You’ll learn how funding of heart research for the last generation has been more political than scientific. And you’ll get a sense of why doctors feel compelled to treat a number (your “high” cholesterol level) rather than treating the patient (you!)
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Indeed! Big Pharma (aka drug companies) make high profit from drugs which are prescribed to be taken for the rest of a person's life. Curing people of health issues is not in the best interest of a profit oriented medical system. The threshold for diagnosis of diabetes has also been lowered. Diabetes treatment is another big money maker. The fear mongering mentality of the medical industry is abhorrent.

My elderly mother firmly believes that if she doesn't take a handful of drugs every day she will fall down dead. Her life revolves around obtaining prescriptions, taking drugs, medical appointments and medical procedures. I don't plan on letting the medical industry control my life in my old age.
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Indeed! Big Pharma (aka drug companies) make high profit from drugs which are prescribed to be taken for the rest of a person's life. Curing people of health issues is not in the best interest of a profit oriented medical system. The threshold for diagnosis of diabetes has also been lowered. Diabetes treatment is another big money maker. The fear mongering mentality of the medical industry is abhorrent.

My elderly mother firmly believes that if she doesn't take a handful of drugs every day she will fall down dead. Her life revolves around obtaining prescriptions, taking drugs, medical appointments and medical procedures. I don't plan on letting the medical industry control my life in my old age.

type 2 diabetes can be effectively controlled by drinking cinnamon tea and a little daily exercise (diet also).
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type 2 diabetes can be effectively controlled by drinking cinnamon tea and a little daily exercise (diet also).
...and one capsule of turmeric. Just watch the sugar points drop.

Also GTF chromium:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Abstract
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type 2 diabetes can be effectively controlled by drinking cinnamon tea and a little daily exercise (diet also).
... Or can be reversed by taking in all 90 essential vitamins/minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids, including chromium and vanadium.

Diet and exercise are important as well since type 2 diabetics are generally overweight..
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Not carrying excess weight is a big factor in prevention of diabetes.
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Not carrying excess weight is a big factor in prevention of diabetes.
Indeed that is why Dr McCleary suggests a diet low in refined carbohydrates, higher in natural fats. We need to understand better how eating real foods, prepared at home from raw ingredients, as opposed to those highly processed and industrially made is healthier and more natural.
I don't think most people have yet understood that the foods you choose to eat determine your activity level. Adding coconut oil to your diet almost always leads to a higher physical activity level and lower calorie intake.
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