Monday, 22 August 2016

Cholesterol, Medical Science, RCT's and Statin Drugs

Cholesterol? Now, lets get this right! Medical science, and our doctors of course, have been telling us for decades that cholesterol is bad for us, and that if we have high cholesterol, we need to take pharmaceutical drugs to reduce it. 

Well, this was the original basis for the rise and rise in the prescription of Statin drugs.  That is why millions of patients throughout the world now take them regularly. That is why most patients who go to see their doctor are tested for their cholesterol levels. And if that reading is deemed too high, we are put on Statins in order to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

Then, I recall, we were told by medical science that there were two types of cholesterol, one good and other bad. Obviously, we needed the good stuff. But we did not need the bad stuff.

Simple? Well not quite!

It was then discovered that by reducing the 'bad' stuff, we were in danger of suffering dementia, because our brains actually needed it. For more information on this, click here. 

So bad cholesterol isn't bad at all, it is actually good! It keeps our minds active and in good order. And by seeking to lower it through Statins these drugs have now lbeen inked with epidemic levels of dementia! The pharmaceutical companies, and our doctors will deny this, of course, they always do, and they will continue to give us the drugs.

Yet there is always good cholesterol, isn't there? Well, no, not really! We have now been told, by another study, undertaken by 'medical science', that "high levels of 'good' cholesterol may not be good after all. The study, involving 1,764,986 men, suggests that the relationship between HDL cholesterol and death is not so straightforward - that both too little or too much of the 'good' stuff increases your chances of dying!

So let us be clear about what medical science is telling us!
  • that good cholesterol is bad! 
  • that bad cholesterol is good! 
Now, we should try hard not to be too confused about this! This is not to deny that the conventional medical establishment is confused. Recently, NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in Britain, wanted our doctors to prescribe Statin drugs to lots more people, with a lower risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But the doctors did not want to do this, presumably because they knew something about the risks of Statins.

So if conventional medicine is confused, what about patients? Well, we are not confused at all! After all, no one tells us anything about the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs in the first place, so if our doctors prescribed them, we just take them, and accept the side-effects, however alarming they might be, and blamel any disease resulting from them 'bad luck'! Of course, if the side effect is dementia we never get to know about it anyway!

Clarity is possible only if, when analysing all this important scientific and medical information, we bear in mind these understandings.
  1. Medical science is based on RCT (Randomised Controlled Tests), the feature of which is that the test results can be anything you want them to be. And if you pay for them (as pharmaceutical companies do) they can get whatever results they want!
  2. RCT testing has been the technique that medical science has used to prove every pharmaceutical drug and vaccine since Thalidomide to be both effective and safe. Unfortunately not a single drug or vaccine has ultimately been found to be safe, in the real world, but medical scientists can still be heard saying that RCT based science is 'the gold standard'. Perhaps what they mean is that RCT drug testing leads to pots of gold for the pharmaceutical companies, a fact that is hard to deny!
  3. The link between heart attacks, strokes and cholesterol has long been known to be false. Our conventional health masters will not tell us this though, as they want to continue selling pharmaceutical drugs.
So if you have been told that you are at risk of heart attack or stroke, if your cholesterol readings are high, if you are taking Statin drugs, you might want to look at some of the information you are not being told. I have written about the Statin, Cholesterol debacle on many occasions. Here are the links to some of my previous blogs.
Nobody should be taking Statins, or any other pharmaceutical drug or vaccine, without being fully informed about them. The conventional medical establishment, including our doctors, have consistently failed to inform us. It is therefore difficult, if not impossible for patients to make a fully informed choice about whether to take the drugs prescribed to them, or to refuse them.

The confusion about cholesterol demonstrates something else. The conventional medical establishment itself is in a state of total and utter confusion! Medical science, and the RCT's on which it is based, are at the heart of this confusion. RCT's can and do prove anything and everything about anything and everything - so only confusion will result. And that is what we are dealing with here.

Conventional medicine is totally and utterly confused!