• Coronary Artery Disease: The Overlooked Vitamin

    Posted October 26, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Quick, all you savvy readers who know about vitamins, without any further investigation, which antioxidant vitamin listed below is NOT known to exert therapeutic benefits for coronary artery disease?

    1. Vitamin A
    2. Vitamin E
    3. Vitamin C
    4. Vitamin D
    5. Vitamin K

    There is no trick to the above question. It is well documented that vitamins E, C, D and K may be beneficial in preventing and treating coronary artery disease. Most astute followers of vitamin therapy would likely say vitamin A shouldn’t even be on the list.

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  • FAKE MEDICINE: Call To Abandon Statin Drugs and Baby Aspirin.

    Posted September 19, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Baby-Aspirin, Statin Cholesterol Drugs Found To Have Null Effect On Heart Attacks And Heart Disease.

    In a short span of a few days both baby aspirin and anti-cholesterol statin drugs, upon which modern medicine has relied for decades, were shown in human clinical studies to be of worthless value in preventing heart attacks and heart disease.

    The aspirin study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, conducted among 19,000 healthy adults over a period of 5 years, found the risk of death from any cause was 12.7 events per 1000 person-years for aspirin users and 11.1 events for those taking an inactive placebo pill. Cancer was the major contributor to higher mortality (1.6 excess deaths/1000 patient years) among aspirin users, which was unexpected because prior studies showed opposite effect.

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  • President Donald Trump’s Countdown To A Heart Attack

    Posted January 19, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Calcium Arterial Score:

    2009=34
    2013=98
    2018=133

    President Donald Trump’s transparent release of data from his recent health assessment reveals progressive calcification of coronary arteries that elevate the risk for a heart attack.

    Even though this is common for someone of his gender and age (only 46% of other males have a lower score than the President), it is of concern since many males in his age group are able to maintain far lower calcification scores in their coronary arteries.

    Cardiologist Melissa Walton-Shirley of Gallatin, Tennessee, speaking out at MedScape in 2014 says calcium arterial scoring is superior to an exercise stress test and 100% accurate for coronary artery disease (CAC).  A moderate increase in CAC (100-399) like President Trump exhibits is associated with an 80% greater likelihood of dying compared to males with a zero calcium score.

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  • Researchers Incredulous Over Study That Finds Statin Drugs Negate Mortality Reduction Achieved By Taking Multivitamins

    Posted January 10, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Incredulity: unwilling or unable to believe something.

    Saying the results of their study are “implausible” and should be “viewed with appropriate skepticism,” researchers are in frank denial over a study which shows a so-called “high-dose” multivitamin formula drastically reduces mortality rates among post-heart attack patients, a beneficial effect that was completely negated by concomitant use of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.

    The study, published in the American Heart Journal, was conducted among adults who had experienced a prior heart attack and had undergone intravenous chelation therapy.  Vitamin and mineral replacement is customarily prescribed after chelation therapy.

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  • Statin Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs A Giant Hoax; Add Just Four Days To Your Life

    Posted July 17, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    What we now observe is a blistering condemnation of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs coming out of news sources in Great Britain with absolute silence on the subject from US-based news agencies.

    The scathing denunciation of statin drugs emanates from The Pharmaceutical Journal in the UK that declares the cholesterol hypothesis of cardiovascular disease is “dead.”

    The prevalent mantra that statins are “life-savers” and that “people will die” if they discontinue statins, as well as advice “everyone over 50 should be on a statin drug,” is based upon “cherry-picking” of the data say investigators.  A review of 44 published trials of statin drugs finds among subjects taking statins to prevent a heart attacks, these pills only add 4 days to one’s life!

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  • Modern Medicine Has Done It Again

    Posted May 31, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Modern medicine has done it again.  Long-term use of drugs called bisphosphanates designed to prevent bone loss with advancing age have now been associated with higher risk of any clinical fracture. Researchers say: “These results add to concerns about the benefit of very long-term bisphosphonate use.”  [Journal American Geriatrics Society May 29, 2017]

    Historically a bisphosphonate (Fosamax) caused its manufacturer to pay $27.7 million in a settlement over bone deterioration in the jaw among 1200 people in 2013. [Reuters Dec 9, 2013]

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  • Why Your Cardiologist Should Have Prescribed Zinc During Your Last Office Visit

    Posted April 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Key points:

    • The provision of minerals plays a stronger role in saving lives from mortal heart attacks than any array of cardiac drugs including calcium blockers, beta blockers and statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.  Dietary fortification with major mineral electrolytes that control heart rhythm such as potassium and magnesium would save far more lives than statin drugs.
    • There is more evidence that zinc can reduce mortality rates for coronary artery disease than there is for statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.  A recent analysis shows statin drugs only prevent non-mortal heart attacks.
    • Zinc inhibits the formation of plaque (atherosclerosis) in the inner lining of arteries by virtue of its displacement of iron and reduced oxidation (hardening) of LDL cholesterol.
    • Cholesterol lowering drugs actually reduce protective zinc blood levels.
    • There is confusing science when it comes to understanding zinc and its ability to prevent atherosclerosis.  Failure to sort out that confusion has cost millions of lives.
    • Mineral supplement users are often advised to maintain a zinc/copper balance (10 to 1?) so as not to raise circulating cholesterol levels.  Yet up to 45 milligrams of zinc has been used without accompanying copper without adverse effects.
    • ·      Failed zinc studies may be explained by rapid excessive zinc supplementation that can induce zinc to bind strongly to its carrier protein (metallothionein) and render it non-bioavailable.  In this case, blood serum levels of zinc would be in the above normal range but zinc would not be bioavailable.
    • There are many confounding factors (zinc depleting drugs, high fructose corn syrup, copper piping and alcohol, calcium and iron pills that block zinc absorption) that are often not accounted for in controlled studies and obscure the realization that zinc therapy is an obvious way to save lives.
    • Supplemental zinc is suggested for all adults to maintain healthy arteries.  Dosage and forms of zinc are provided at the end of this report.

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  • Go Ahead, Take Your Statin Drug If You Must

    Posted November 16, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    The Statin Drug Shepherds Mislead The Sheep Again

    Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the sheep in front of them.  If one sheep in a large flock begins to bolt and run in a different direction the rest may follow.  There is no question there is a statin-compliant patient who dutifully follows their doctor’s instructions without question and the rest follow.  There is an overly loyal patient pool that follows the orders issue by their self-serving doctors.

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  • The Great Cholesterol Deception Continues

    Posted January 16, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    I have written extensively at LewRockwell.com about cholesterol and statin drugs: A new injectable cholesterol drug (July 28, 2015); When will modern medicine give up its cholesterol cash-cow? (Dec 27, 2013); Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs work via reduction of iron (May 27, 2013); Statin drugs don’t save lives (Nov 10, 2008); Coronary calcium predicts future heart attacks, not cholesterol (March 28, 2008); Who will tell the people? It isn’t cholesterol. (Feb 5, 2007);

    There have been numerous other critics of statin drugs: Don’t give more patients statins, John Abramson/Rita Redberg, NY times (Nov 13, 2013); The Great Cholesterol Con, Malcolm Kendrick (Oct 1, 2008); The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov (Oct 1, 2000); The Statin Damage Crisis, Duane Graveline (July 29, 2012); Lipitor Thief Of Memory, Duane Graveline (Sept 23, 2010)

    Yet the American population has been systematically educated and can be considered a nation of ingrained cholesterol phobes and the statin drug industry continues to rake in billions of dollars in revenues.

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  • Why do women experience a steep increase in heart attacks with the onset of menopause?

    Posted September 20, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Why do women experience a steep increase in heart attacks with the onset of menopause?  The obvious answer, without checking the science, is the decline in estrogen production has something to do with the dramatic increase in strokes and heart attacks among post-menopausal women.

    Despite the obvious benefits of estrogen replacement, the American Heart Association does not recommend postmenopausal hormone therapy to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke because some studies have failed to show a reduced risk.  A spokesperson for the AHA says: “Estrogen decline isn’t the only reason women face a higher cardiovascular disease risk after reaching menopause. We’re trying to figure the rest of it out.” [American Heart Assn]

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