They’re obsessed. And they’re WRONG.
Folks in the mainstream are cooking up yet one more way to get you on cholesterol drugs. And it’s one they claim will work even if you’ve tried statins and couldn’t take them due to the side effects.
No more excuses, they say because they’ve just approved a new drug aimed specifically at you. It’s NOT a statin. And it cuts cholesterol by up to 25 percent.
But will it prevent a heart attack… stop a stroke… or save a life? Don’t ask – because they can’t answer.
As insane as it sounds, this drug was approved without an actual trial focusing on those critical outcomes.
Approved without proof
You know that one friend of yours who can NEVER admit when they’re wrong? We all have one or two of those folks in our lives.
And, well, mainstream medicine is an awful lot like them. But in their case, the stubbornness isn’t just frustrating. It can be downright DANGEROUS.
Because when those in the mainstream cling to outdated ideas, patients suffer. Some are hurt, others will die. And this process appears to be unfolding all over again, right now.
All the latest science proves LDL cholesterol isn’t always the bad guy it’s been made out to be. The big picture is far more nuanced. And lowering LDL levels willy-nilly via heavy-duty drugs isn’t always the key to good health and heart protection.
But they won’t admit their one-size-fits-all solution is wrong. Nope, they’re doubling down instead with a NEW drug that targets LDL cholesterol.
The FDA has just approved bempedoic acid in two forms, both on its own and in combo with the cholesterol drug ezetimibe (aka Zetia).
As I said, it DOES cut LDL cholesterol. And the FDA assumes that lower LDL equals better heart health and lower risk.
But the drug hasn’t actually proven to cut any of those risks. The studies haven’t even attempted to cover any of that yet.
The WRONG approach to cholesterol
The first study on how this drug impacts heart risk isn’t due until 2022 at the earliest. Yet the FDA jumped the gun and approved the med anyway.
Imagine this kind of backward process in ANY other industry. It would be like approving a new aircraft design for passenger flights before seeing if the planes can actually land. Because, you know, other planes have landed before.
And in this case, we already know the “landing” will be problematic because the issue with “high” cholesterol ISN’T the cholesterol itself alone. It’s when it sticks to the blood vessels and forms plaques.
But LDL doesn’t generally do that on its own. When everything is going well, even high levels can sail harmlessly through your blood vessels. They only stick and form that tacky artery-clogging cement when they’re damaged by oxidation, and when there’s inflammation in the artery walls.
You can cut oxidation naturally with antioxidants including vitamin E and astaxanthin, and slash inflammation with a diet low in sugar and by eating more fatty fish and taking an omega-3 supplement.
As a bonus, those same basic diet changes will help cut cholesterol as well, making your doctor happy, too.
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