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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels.
The following articles include a mention of cholesterol, HDL or LDL.

Video Library on Statin Harms and Controversy

Library of videos on statin harms and how the industry continues to suppress the truth about these cholesterol-lowering pills.

Cholesterol Pills (Statins) are Probably Really Bad for Your Brain

Dr. Cate gives you the peer-reviewed research revealing cholesterol pills are much more dangerous to your brain than doctors have been led to believe.

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 3)

Table of ContentsTo Hide the Facts About Fat, the AHA and Ancel Keys Hid Smoking Data for 25 YearsHow Keys and the AHA Kept the Truth about Heart Attacks Secret for DecadesIn 1953, Keys publishes cherry-picked data and his methods are (rightly) criticizedIn 1956, the AHA said more research is needed.Also in 1956, the AHA…

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 2)

Table of ContentsHistorically, A Human Diet is Not Low CholesterolAncel Keys’ Sold the American Heart Association’s Soul for $1.7 MillionKeys’ First Tactic was to Blind Doctors With ScienceKeys Helped Design a Study to Test the Effects of a High-PUFA DietThe Minnesota Coronary Experiment Stacked the Dietary Deck in Favor of PUFAPart 1, Question 1) Do…

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 1)

Table of ContentsThe Invention of High Cholesterol PanicQuestion 1) What is cholesterol?Lipoproteins are Delivery Vehicles for Cholesterol and FatsQuestions 2&3: What kind of cholesterol is good, what kind is badQuestions 4 & 5: What is a high cholesterol number and how can you lower it naturally?Residual Risk Means No Matter How Low Your LDL, It’s…

PUFA-Project: Scientific References on Seed Oil Toxicity

Table of ContentsMission:Basic PrinciplesThe Excessive Seed Oil HypothesisHistorically adipose tissue contained a fraction of the PUFA found in adipose tissue today.Mechanism: Oxidative StressHow Seed Oils Lead to Obesity and Diabetes:Seed Oils Make You Crave Carbs, SugarHow Genetics Plays a Role: The Personal PUFA Threshold Concept.Who is Warning Us That Excess PUFA is Toxic?Eric Decker, PhDMartin…

Deep Nutrition

In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Can HDL Over 60 Protect You From Coronavirus?

If you are worried about coronavirus, you should be more worried about low cholesterol according to a new study that shows lower HDL and LDL predicts poor outcomes

Study Shows 100% Pre-Diabetes Remission With High Protein Diet

The first ever diet trial to 100% resolution of pre-diabetes with diet is neither low fat nor low carb. It’s high protein.

Statisticians Can Easily Mislead Doctors About Statin (or any) Drug Safety

Doctors don’t go to medical school to become expert at interpreting statistics. Yet most of the articles that tell us how safe drugs might be rely on complex statistical analyses that go far beyond what I learned in my one credit course on Statistics for Medical Practitioners.

Are eggs healthy or not?

There’s never been any credible evidence to support the idea that eating eggs is generally unhealthy. In fact, some evidence supports the opposite; that egg-eaters have lower cholesterol than non egg-eaters. I myself was surprised that it had been studied at all, because the results were not widely reported.

Cholesterol Is Good, The American Heart Association is Bad

Are you watching your cholesterol? Then you might be interested to read this story, describing the American Heart Association’s role in creating mass cholesterol-phobia, including evidence that they actively suppressed information that would have changed the course of medical history.

Heart Disease Reversal Program

Reverse Atherosclerosis, Prevent Heart Attacks, Clear Your Arteries!

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High Cholesterol and Breast Cancer: Is there a connection?

Cholesterol is now blamed for breast cancer. Learn what the science quoted in the media actually says.

Deep Nutrition Made Simple: START HERE

As a doctor, I’ve discovered that most chronic conditions occur because two thirds of our calories come either toxic seed oils or blood sugar elevating carbohydrates and sweets. These are themain ingredients in junk food. But many products containing these same unhealthy ingredients are disguised as health foods.

Statin side effects: Almost universal and often missed.

One of the most distressing things about practicing medicine these days is the blind faith that most people, doctors and patients, have in cholesterol pills like Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, and Zocor, just to name a few of the most popular. This faith comes not from gullibility, but from carefully crafted drug company misdirection. There’s no…

What is MRSA? Another Reason We Need Good Bacteria

Germs have been strategizing against the effects of antimicrobial agents from a variety of sources (including other microbes) for billions of years. So as far as bacteria are concerned, manmade antibiotics represent just another challenge, the most recent of a long series of biological puzzles to solve. Instead of killing good and bad bacteria (like MRSA) indiscriminately with antimicrobials, it makes more sense to support your immune system and the good bacteria who will fight off the bad guys for you!

Going Low-Carb too Fast May Trigger Thyroid Troubles and Hormone Imbalance

Some folks who’ve taken the Primal leap—particularly those who were previously on a high-carb diet—have been faced with unexpected side effects waving them back to the world of bread, sugary fruits and sweet potato casserole. Dr Cate discusses newly discovered thyronamine compounds that trigger a hibernation sydrome.

Is dairy paleo? Revising history with new persectives on flocks of goats, femur bones and feckless nutritionism

A few decades ago, people of Paleo were universally against dairy. Today, the attitude towards dairy is undergoing a transformation. Still, the official word on dairy is a luke-warm maybe rather than the resounding yes I think it deserves to be. I believe many of us can add dairy into our diet not just for good health, but also to more accurately reproduce a true Paleolithic era diet.

Giving Thanks to Your Low-Carb Ancestors: A Recipe for Brain Health

A lot of folks keen on losing weight have been convinced that a diet low in fat and protein and high in carbohydrates is the way to go. Seems intuitive, doesn’t it?: Don’t eat fat and you won’t get fat. That’s why, odds are, this year someone at your Thanksgiving table will be giving thanks…

What is celiac disease? A recipe for recovery beyond gluten free.

New insights into the cause of guten intolerance can help those suffering from all food allergies recover faster.

Heart Attack Proof Diet: A Recipe for Heart Disease?

CNN keeps airing “The Last Heart Attack,” in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of how and why President Bill Clinton was put on a vegan diet by Dr. Dean Ornish, and how Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s #1 selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease echos the same dietary advice. As you know, reversing disease is…

Can Arterial Disease be Reversed?

The old model describes arteries as so many mechanical tubes that have no way to protect themselves from the inevitable clogging that comes from the consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat. The other, new model sees arteries as living dynamic tissue that, in the context of a healthy diet, is capable of growth, repair, and rising to the challenge of rigorous exercise.

How to Lose Omental Fat – Burning Off Belly Flab, PERMANENTLY

Learn how bad fats promote the buildup of stubborn fat around your intestines, and what you need to do, diet-wise, to start clearing it out.

If Your Doctor Recommends Against Vitamin D, Here’s Why

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, which has recently tarnished its reputation by refusing to publish articles unfavorable to popular prescription drugs, is barreling forward this week with its anti-natural, anti-health approach to medicine in asserting that vitamin D should not be universally recommended for postmenopausal women with low levels of vitamin D, and stating…

How starting a low-cholesterol diet leads to weight gain

The advice to cut cholesterol almost always leads to eating more carbs, which increases triglyceride and often LDL levels, which leads to being placed on cholesterol pills, which can cause diabetes.

No more free lunch for doctors

I don’t actually know anyone who sees drug reps anymore. The programming by we are influenced these days is much harder for our patients to see—even reporters seem not to know to write about it. It’s called “Pay for Performance,” or P4P.

Who Should Get Vitamin D Testing?

We all know our skin makes vitamin D during sun exposure, so you’d think that most of us here in Hawaii would have plenty of vitamin D, right? Wrong. A study done on prototypical surfer-dudes in Honolulu, titled: Low Vitamin D Status Despite Abundant Sun Exposure (Binkely, 2007) found that, amazingly, more than half (51…

Recommended Vitamin D Intake Overdue for an Increase

“Vitamin D’s star is on the rise and researchers say it’s about time.” –AMA News, April 27, 2009 The government’s recommended intake (RDA) for D may underestimate the true amount we need by a factor of ten, according to Michael Holick MD, PhD, at Boston University Medical center. Current recommendations are for 200-400 I.U. per…

Statins and Heart Failure: A Deadly Mix?

If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, statin drugs, which most cardiologists will prescribe to you if your cholesterol levels are not where they recommend, may need to be stopped.

Health After Healthcare

Have you lost your job and your insurance? Or is your employer cutting back on your benefits? Protecting your health naturally is better than health insurance. Learn how!

Pay for Performance

Penalties for Doctors who Refuse to Sell Cholesterol Drugs On Wednesday July 9,2008 the Garden Island Newspaper published my Letter To The Editor (Thank you Garden Isle) I feel my patients and the people of Hawai‘i have the right to know some of what goes on behind the scenes at HMSA, our island’s number one health…

Does Every Diabetic Really Need A Cholesterol Pill?

An important study was stopped early, for reasons they don’t explain. What has me worried is that the study appears to have stopped just as the death rates rose

Cholesterol Pills For Kids – Stop The Madness!

I went for a job interview and was told that if I failed to get my patients LDL levels down to 100 (with drugs) “someone will sit down and talk with you.”

The Lipid Cycle

If you were told your “bad” cholesterol is high, before you change your diet, it’s useful to know that in reality cholesterol particles are neither “good” nor “bad.”

More About Cholesterol Pills

Cholesterol pills can disrupt the function of every cell in your body in different ways, as described in this post, impairing brain, kidney, and heart hearth.

Cholesterol Pills – What You Haven’t Heard

You know cholesterol pills will lower your cholesterol. But do you know cholesterol pills don’t prevent heart attacks by lowering cholesterol? They work by what the pharmaceutical companies call “a pleitropic effect” meaning they have so many effects we can’t understand or predict them all. Isoprene: A Building Block for Cellular Health Cholesterol pills called…

Why go against the medical grain?

Here’s the story about what led me to first to question and then to condemn the theory that cholesterol causes heart disease.

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