by Phillip Day
Bad news in the newspapers (now there’s a change); statins can now give you cancer. The hopeless Jenny Hope, writing for the Dail Mail, describes the ongoing problems with Inegy, a combination simvastatin/ezetimibe medication. But as usual, that’s not the real story, Jenny is.
The real story is that since 1999, Jenny Hope and her newspaper have been repeatedly sent scientifically validated information by Credence so they can advise their readership on how to lower cholesterol levels naturally without the need for such risks, yet they have completely ignored it. Richer still, these are the same newspapers that, in the week when the pathetically named NICE, the NHS’s ‘drug-rationing’ body, is being hauled over the coals for not allowing low-income blind people to receive drugs that could restore their sight, Britain’s hypocritical media has refused to cover Food Matters, despite being sent dozens of copies of Permacology’s award-worthy documentary for impartial review. How many lives could this film save?
Of course, they are frightened. You see, staying healthy does not require a lot of medicines. None, in fact. Exercise, hydration, real food – most of it uncooked, some straightforward supplementation, and staying away from stress, should make sense to everybody but sadly it doesn’t, because no-one’s really being told. Even Jamie Oliver’s giving up. And please don’t make me laugh about the so-called ‘alternative health sections’ in newspapers written by ‘experts’ who appear to have received their education more from the Breakfast Cereal Box School of Nutrition than from any learned seat of common sense. Unsurprisingly, most of those have ignored Food Matters as well. With regard to the real method of reducing cholesterol naturally, you’ll be pleased to hear the groundwork’s long done and goes something like this:
THE STICKY STUFF
- The reason you have high cholesterol is partly because of the dietary cholesterol derived from eating a diet of 30–40% animal-based foods, as well as cream cakes and lollies, and also because you are chronically malnourished through cooking most of your food (vit C– and E-deficient especially) and the collagen in your arteries is weakening. Your ‘Doctor Within’ is therefore hard at work cementing up the breaches in your cardiovascular system with a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) Band-Aid called lipoprotein (a) to stop you popping an artery or having a stroke
- Getting rid of the cholesterol without strengthening the collagen is asking for it. To the degree that you strengthen your arteries with raw plant-based nutrition, however, the LDL dissolves and washes away. Here goes:
- Drink 2 – 2.5 litres of clean, unfluoridated water a day
- Take half a teaspoon of Himalayan salt per 10 glasses of water, and a few flakes on your tongue at night (let them melt)
- Optimise your vitamin D levels (see VITAMIN D3). You can do this by ignoring the sun scare and taking reasonable amounts of sun for your skin-type, or by adults supplementing 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day in countries where the inhabitants are blue. Get a 25 hydroxy D test done by your GP if you are suffering from a chronic illness. You’re probably grossly vitamin D-deficient and need optimising. Better still, use the Birmingham City Hospital (UK) Pathology Dept’s great new global mail order service for vitamin D testing at www.vitamindtest.org.uk.
- Ensure that 80%-plus of your diet is plant-based, raw and organic. Diet is the single greatest change you can make to save your life. Juice veggies! Repent!
- Exercise for 60 minutes a day, no negotiation. MAKE TIME! 5 minutes stretching your muscles, 10 minutes resistance/weight training, 30 minutes aerobic training, ensuring you raise and lower your heart-rate. 15 minutes cool-down walking. It’s no more or less than your ancestors were doing because they were manual labourers who did not have BMWs
- Did you know that if you take a brisk 20-minute walk every twelve hours, you activate fat-burning enzymes around the clock? As we age, we need to maintain a sensible aerobic impact on our muscles, nerves and cardiovascular system. So cycling, hill-climbing, stair-climbing, rowing, etc. 10,000 steps a day is a good target. Gyms are good for this. Get serious
- I have to tell you to consult a doctor before engaging in any exercise regime, though what good that’ll do I haven’t the foggiest
- Engage in some straightforward supplementation to cover the bases. Lesterol (a combined allicin/plant sterol natural statin) is excellent for stripping out plaque and boosting the immune system. Colloidal (ionised) minerals (Maximol by Neways is my favourite), Vit C complex, Vit E (with natural tocopherols), ginger and a good omega-3 source like krill oil
- Lower your stress levels and adopt a positive, responsible attitude towards life and your place in it. If you have a bad attitude, read The Little Book of Attitude for a hefty slap around the chops
- Learn about this subject and become an expert!
- Have you seen my free online film, Affairs of the Heart? Click here.
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CHOLESTEROL PILL WARNING: SCIENTISTS RAISE FEARS OF CANCER LINK TO STATIN USED BY THOUSANDS
by Jenny Hope/Daily Mail
A drug used to treat high cholesterol could cause cancer, doctors warned last night. Heart experts called for caution over the use of Inegy, which is taken as a daily pill. At least one leading specialist said he would not take the drug, while others said the jury was still out.
The U.S. has ordered an investigation into Inegy, which combines the widely used statin drug simvastatin with a new medication called ezetimibe.
While statins block cholesterol in the liver, ezetimibe blocks the absorption of cholesterol in the gut.
In Britain, about 300,000 NHS prescriptions have been dispensed for Inegy in the last two years. Other patients use ezetimibe on its own.
NICE, the NHS ‘rationing’ body, last November approved wider use of ezetimibe for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia, a condition leading to high concentrations of cholesterol in the blood.
Results from a controversial study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine show a higher than expected number of cancer cases reported among patients taking Inegy.