The Truth About High (and Low) Cholesterol

“My doctor prescribed medication for my high cholesterol, but it didn’t lower my numbers at all.  So he prescribed something else, and when that didn’t work, tried something else. ”

Sound familiar?

Medical professionals seem to know of no other solutions, and yet, there is research that shows that the medication and nutrition guidelines held as gospel for the last 20 years are absolutely wrong.

In this article Dr. David Diamond, neuroscientist, talks about the research, his own experience with cholesterol, and how it all went so wrong.

When Dr. Diamond lectures about cholesterol to physicians, they’re often astounded by what they learn. Unfortunately, their “educated ignorance” is not by accident. If studied carefully, you’ll find that the medical profession’s ignorance about cholesterol was crafted by careful design, starting over a century ago with the Flexner Report, funded by the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, who wanted nutritional science to be excised from the medical school curriculum.

They were successful in this endeavor, and for the past hundred years, most physicians have been, and still are, nutritionally ignorant. The reason for this, if you haven’t yet deduced it, is because if you know how to heal with food, why would you prescribe drugs? What doctors are taught about nutrition in medical school is wrong. And it’s wrong by design to generate disease that increases profits for the drug companies, which are outgrowths of the chemical industry that the Carnegie and the Rockefeller foundations supported in the 1900s.

The good news is, we can educate ourselves and start the healing process by taking charge of what we eat and how we prepare our foods.

Read the article…

Dr. Jacoby on the LLVLC Show : Listen Online

LLVLC-logoThe Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show, episode 964, features Dr. Jacoby, talking about Sugar Crush, the damaging role of sugar and it’s role in the development of neuropathy.

“Think of consuming sugar and high-fructose corn syrup as cooking your nerves slowly to death. It takes about forty years!” — Dr. Richard Jacoby

Listen to the interview (options include iTunes, downloadable mp3 and listen/comment on the official website)

 

Butter, red meat not so bad for you after all?

Based on dietary recommendations that were introduced in the US (1977) and in the UK (1983) to (1) reduce overall fat consumption to 30% of total energy intake and (2) reduce saturated fat consumption to 10% of total energy intake, we all jumped on the bandwagon and nixed butter, meat, dairy and cheese, replacing them in our diet with an overabundance of carbohydrates, a practice Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, says contributed to our current problems with obesity and related health problems.

To support this view, a new report published in the online journal BMJ Open Heart calls that long-standing advice into question. Researchers reviewed and analyzed the clinical trials that were originally used back in the 1970s and 80s as the basis for warnings about dietary fat, and they found that the evidence just didn’t add up.

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