Cholesterol has a few different essential functions in the body. These include: •It is the precursor to hormones throughout the body. •The brain’s synapses (which, amongst other things form memories) require cholesterol to function. Since cholesterol is too big to enter the brain, glial cells (support cells of the nervous system) synthesize it within the brain. Statins, unfortunately, inhibit glial cell production of cholesterol.
a reckless Singulair prescription had ruined her life, that there was a massive community on Facebook of people injured by it (which I later discovered had been around for a long time), and that the FDA even had put out warnings on its side effects.
doctors (at pharma-funded medical schools) are rarely taught to recognize the adverse events of medications—which matters because most people cannot identify a disease unless they are trained to look for it—and because doctors are human, they do not want to believe they hurt a patient with their medication.
In the 1960s and 1970s, a debate emerged over what caused heart disease. On one side, John Yudkin argued that the sugar being added to our food by the processed food industry was the chief culprit (e.g., in his seminal book, he stated, "I hope that when you have read this book, I shall have convinced you that sugar is really dangerous."). On the other side, Ancel Keys (who attacked Yudkin's work) argued that it was due to saturated fat and cholesterol. Ancel Keys won, Yudkin's work was largely dismissed, and Keys became nutritional dogma. It gradually became recognized that Ancel Keys did not accurately report the data he used to substantiate his arguments. Fifty years after the initial debate, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world published internal sugar industry documents. They showed the sugar industry had used bribes to make scientists place the blame for heart disease on fat so Yudkin's work would not threaten the sugar industry.
For decades, researchers have looked for ways to lower cholesterol levels reliably. Once statins (the first drugs which could reliably do this) were discovered, the cholesterol hypothesis took off, and reasons were created to create more and more urgency for lowering cholesterol levels. This has gone to the point prominent doctors have called for statins to be added to the water supply, a degree of fanaticism not that different from what we saw from many of the advocates for mass COVID vaccination. Since the rationale for statin usage is based on a lie, the benefits of statins are almost nonexistent. Similarly, since cholesterol is essential for life, many issues result from eliminating it.
A large study in the USA showed within a year of being prescribed statins, 75% will stop taking them, and when you ask why, 62% of the 75% who stopped will say it is because of statin side effects.
Knowing that most trials are fraudulent (so the benefits were likely exaggerated, and many of the side effects were unreported)
Like many other industry trials, many severe adverse events in Pfizer's trials were never reported.
At six months of follow-up, in both Pfizer's and Moderna's trials, more vaccinated than unvaccinated individuals died.
Despite widespread evidence of harm, it is nearly impossible to get studies critical of the COVID-19 vaccines published. When they nonetheless are, they are then retracted for spurious and nonsensical reasons.
The thing that finally really made me get how impressive the marketing for these drugs had been was the recurring battle I would have with relatives. In each case, I would take them off a statin and provide a strong argument with data supporting why they should not be on the drug. At some point later, they would go to their doctor and inform them that their relative, who was a doctor, had taken them off the statin. Their doctor (often a cardiologist), in turn, would tell my relative I was incredibly ignorant, insist they knew the data much better than I did, say I was endangering my relative’s health, and promptly restart the statin, to which my relative dutifully complied. In many cases, I would provide the cardiologist with literature supporting my argument. In each case, they would make an excuse not to read it while simultaneously asserting they knew all the data and that I, not being a cardiologist, was unqualified to have an opinion on this subject. This made me appreciate just how challenging a situation patients (without access to the resources my relatives had) were in.
Duane Graveline MD was started on a statin and soon after developed global amnesia (which is really scary). He decided to stop the statin and recovered. When I suggested, on the basis of my 23 years as a family doctor, that perhaps my new medicine was the cause of my amnesia, the neurologist replied, almost scoffingly, that "Statins do not do that." He and many other physicians and pharmacists were adamant that this does not occur.” Eventually, he was persuaded to try again. The year passed uneventfully and soon it was time for my next astronaut physical. NASA doctors joined the chorus I had come to expect from physicians and pharmacists during the preceding year, that statin drugs did not do this and at their bidding I reluctantly restarted Lipitor at one-half the previous dose. Six weeks later I again descended into the black pit of amnesia, this time for twelve hours and with a retrograde loss of memory back to my high school days. Later he discovered: Perhaps stockholder loyalty explains why Pfizer management knew over a decade ago, during the first human use trial of Lipitor, of the cognitive impact to come when Lipitor was released to the public. Of their 2,503 patients tested with Lipitor, seven experienced transient global amnesia attacks and four others experienced other forms of severe memory disturbances, for a total of 11 cases out of 2,503 test patients. This is a ratio of 4.4 cases of severe cognitive loss to result from every 1000 patients that took the drug. Not one word of warning of this was transmitted to the thousands of physicians who soon would be dispensing the drug.
Statin work by inhibiting an easy to target enzyme that is necessary for the production of cholesterol. Unfortunately, doing that affects a variety of vital other physiologic processes, too, which most physicians have almost no knowledge of.
A variety of cognitive effects such as amnesia, forgetfulness, confusion, disorientation, and increased senility, in turn, have frequently been observed with statins.
Graveline found a study that showed minor cognitive impairment could be detected in 100% of statins if sufficiently sensitive testing was done.
In addition to cognitive impairment, numerous studies have found a significant association between low or lowered cholesterol levels and violence.
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