[IP] Re: unavoidable statins
Hello Again RoseLea,
As promised, I''ll attempt to detail what I know and do for inflammation. I see
a few posts on the list that object to any non-mainstream thinking, so I'll try
to keep it brief since people have already been offended and will also be
probably offended by this post.
In a nutshell, part of the inflammation theory notes that we do not eat the
foods of our ancestors, who did not suffer the incidence of CVD that we see
today. Despite what Pharma would have you believe and consistent with what
Weston Price tried to say in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, diet
does play a large part in a person's health. Physical degeneration is NOT a
natural consequence of the aging process.
Inflammation theory sees agriculture, doctors and Pharma in a triad. I take the
same analogy and put it in a hamster cage. We eat foods that make us sick and
that send us to the doctor. The doctor treats our symptoms by prescribing the
latest pharmaceutical. And so the cycle goes. We get sick again and repeat the
cycle until we are on a string of medication and dependent on the triad. While
we run in the cage, the triad stands by and picks up any change that falls out
of our pockets. The principles of inflammation remediation try to get you out of
the hamster cage and consist of things that you can largely do on your own, but
would mean less revenue for the triad.
The industrial revolution not only brought us factories that improved the
productivity of our nation, but it also industrialized our food products and
changed it in ways that our bodies were not meant to handle. If grandma didn't
cook with additives like hydrogenated oils, sodium benzoate, artificial coloring
and high fructose corn syrup, then why do we allow it in our foods and into our
bodies. Food processing strips natural vitamins and minerals out of foods but
our government said it is OK because they developed a fortification program to
put synthetic versions of the nutrients (the ones they could identify) back into
the foods. Industrial seed oils, like corn, soybean, sunflower and safflower
were introduced into mankind's food supply in the last 100 or so years. Prior to
that oils such as butter, lard, coconut oil, palm oil were used by different
cultures for centuries without anywhere near the high incidence of CVD we see
today. As Michael Pollan notes in his book, In Defense of Food, during the last
century the FDA and USDA usurped the authority of Mom and Grandma in the kitchen
and started telling us what was good for us and what was bad. For CVD mortality
and morbidity, Mom and Grandma had a better track record than what we see today
after we started following the latest science.
Who told us butter was bad and margarine was good. Then it was later discovered
that trans fats were some of the worst things we could eat...oops! Most
americans are not even aware that they have been eating Genetically Modified
Foods since 2002, some don't even care. Soy, corn, canola and cottonseed are in
most fast foods and processed foods, and the majority of it today is GMO. Note
that our government subsidizes heavily corn, soy and wheat to keep their use
high and foods which contain them cheap. The FDA is meeting now to determine if
they will allow the first GMO meat (GMO salmon) into our food supply and more
disgustingly they are going to decide if labels have to be placed on GMO salmon,
because the GMO lobby says "they don't want to confuse the consumer".
Inflammation prevention says to stop insulting and assaulting your body with
fake foodstuffs. Give it what it needs. Just don't feed your body, nourish it.
For the diabetic, there is probably no better way of controlling oxidative
stress than controlling your BG to as normal levels as possible. As the links I
provided earlier all point out, oxidized LDL cholesterol correlates much better
with CVD than TC, LDL Excessive amounts of industrial seed oils promote
oxidation of LDL. It also throws off your omega 3: omega 6 balance. Look at the
ingredients in the majority of your processed or prepared food and you will
probably find an industrial seed oil.
You mentioned that you filter your water of fluorine, which I think is one of
the best things anyone with a municipal supply can do. Chlorine and fluorine are
both members of the halogen family and both have very strong oxidative
properties. Most evidence today says that fluoride works best topically, not
systemically. Studies also show that fluoride will displace iodine in the body,
which is needed for good thyroid function.
Low fat diets are favored in our society because saturated fats have been
demonized and we have an obesity epidemic. People think if you eat a lot of fat,
you will get fat. However, no wonder many people are being diagnosed with low
vitamin D levels, since it is a fat soluble vitamin, but we are supposed to cut
our fat and rely instead on fortified foods. Evidently it is not working.
Chemical invasion into our body also occurs topically. The common product many
pumpers use is IV Prep which is used for it's tackiness and antiseptic action,
which is provided by both alcohol and Triclosan. Triclosan is used in
antibacterial products like Dawn dishwashing liquid and many toothpastes. See
the following links for what the Washington Post and the Huffington Post say
about the concerns of Triclosan, which includes the fact that it appears in the
urine of a majority of americans and the breast milk of nursing moms. More power
to those of you who say Big Deal, what's wrong with a little Triclosan in your
blood. For the prudent, more simple products like SkinTac will do the same as IV
Prep and without the Triclosan exposure. I include a link to the Triclosan MSDS
which only lists alcohol and rosin as ingredients:
To test for inflammation ask for a C Reactive Protein and APO Lipoprotein A/B
test. I can get these done through my doctor and it used to be free, but Aetna
now calls the tests experimental and no longer pays for them.
To see how to test for your levels of oxLDL see the following link, but be
forewarned that no insurance company I know of will pay for the test, but you
can get it done for about $100. The Healthy skeptic does show the results of his
actual cholesterol test in the video and shows how to interpret results. He also
shows cultural stats that show the swedes who have one of the highest
cholesterol levels in the world, but have 1/3 the rate of CVD as the UK.
Aborigines have some of the lowest cholesterol, but a very high rate of CVD.
Absolutely no correlation between the 2.
Chris Masterjohn eloquently spells out his anti-inflammatory approach to eating
In the mean time, I'm going to continue cooking with CLA-rich clarified butter,
and continue eating vitamin E-rich red palm oil and polyphenol-rich virgin
coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. I will continue to get my essential
fatty acids from animal sources including butterfat, egg yolks from
pasture-raised chickens, organ meats, cod liver oil, and fatty fish, so I can
obtain the most benefit from the hormone precursors and structurally useful
essential fatty acids while not overdosing on peroxide-promoting, free
radical-generating, vitamin E-depleting polyunsaturates from vegetable oils like
safflower oil. Whoever's going to convince me to do otherwise has a bit more
work to do.
Again, sorry if this information offends anyone, but actually the information
should not offend, Lies should make you mad. I do think that if one reads the
data with an open mind, they may not give up their statin, but they should at
least be motivated to ask their doctor about the source of data used for their
prescribed statin treatment program. "Trust me, i'm a doctor" is not good enough
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