Dr. Alan Inglis, M.D.

  1. Cholesterol control could take a frightening turn

    The summer movie season’s a bust as coronavirus keeps theaters off-limits in many places.

    But if you want the thrills and chills of a horror flick, you don’t need to check out the big screen.

    Just take a look at what Big Pharma’s up to!

    They’re cooking up a new treatment for cholesterol they claim will change the game – but when you see the details, you’ll find more scares than ANYTHING in a movie.

    Because they’re not just targeting cholesterol anymore.

    They’re zeroing in on your genes.

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong???

    BUSTED: The cholesterol myth… exposed

    New research offers a peek of where the industry’s heading.

    They’re trying to unlock the GENETIC CODE for cholesterol control.

    By comparing human and mice cells to spot the similarities, they believe they’ve found the gene that’s basically an on-off switch for cholesterol production in the liver.

    In experiments on mice, they found the Sestrin1 gene switches cholesterol production “on” when you’re not getting enough of it from diet… and then “off” when you are.

    When they shut down the gene in mice, cholesterol levels in the blood shot up since they were no longer regulating it naturally.

    Now, of course, there’s talk of trying to turn that into a drug, one that can just as easily turn cholesterol on and off inside your body.

    But do you REALLY want to let them mess with your GENETIC CODE just to cut cholesterol???

    Not on your life!

    Of course, that’s what they claim is on the line with cholesterol: Your life. And if your levels jump, you’re at risk.

    But this relentless focus on LDL isn’t about your life or your health.

    It’s about PROFITS.

    After earning billions of statins, the industry has been trying to repeat that success with newer and even more expensive treatments – like the PCSK9 inhibitors with a wholesale cost of more than $14,000 a year.

    Even WITH insurance, patients have to shell out some $300 a month for these drugs!

    But waddaya get for all that dough?

    A 1-in-66 chance of avoiding secondary outcomes such as a non-fatal heart attack or chest pain requiring hospitalization and a 1-in-166 chance of avoiding death for any reason. Cost per life saved is $2,324,000.

    Instead of using these easy-to-grasp numbers, the study authors present you with percentages, which can make the benefits appear more important than they really may be.

    Also, this is just one study. Shouldn’t we wait for more studies before we know the truth about this enormously costly drug to be touting its supposed promise.

    Here’s a fact: More than HALF of all patients who have their first heart attack have NORMAL cholesterol.

    If LDL were the big, bad guy, how could that be???

    There are other very important pieces of the cholesterol puzzle such as Lp(a), short for lipoprotein(a). This very specific – and very nasty – form of cholesterol is a much bigger warning sign of plaque in the arteries.

    Up to ONE IN FIVE Americans have this risk factor right now… and most DON’T know it!

    I usually combine a test for Lp(a) with a CIMT ultrasound for an even closer look at plaque levels. If plaques are forming inside the arteries, I find a combination of natural therapies can often cut Lp(a), bring LDL levels in line and restore the arteries, all at the same time:

    • Vitamin K2
    • Kyolic Garlic
    • CoQ10 (ideally MitoQ)
    • Turmeric
    • Fish oil (or increased fish meals)

    Of course none of this will help much if you’re eating processed foods, so cut back – or better still, cut OUT – the junk. Get a little more movement and a little more sleep and you’ll be well on the way to a TOTAL health solution.

  2. The HIDDEN cause of weakness in seniors – and how to FIX it

    You can feel like a kids’ toy with a dying battery – getting slower… weaker… and fading fast.

    If only you could replace your own batteries as easily as one in a toy!

    You could keep going… and going… and going!

    Well, friend, I’m here today with a discovery that shows how restoring muscle power could be as easy as a battery swap.

    Because new research reveals how the REAL PROBLEM behind failing strength could actually be a battery problem… deep inside your body.

    While you can’t quite replace those batteries, you certainly can recharge them.

    And today, I’m going to share exactly how to juice up those internal power levels to restore your strength, energy and vitality.

    What happens to aging muscle

    Leonard Cohen probably said it best: “I ache in the places where I used to play.”

    Is there a better description of the toll of aging on your muscles than that???

    Over time, however, those aches can become something worse. You get weaker… and weaker… until you’re facing a debilitating condition known as sarcopenia, which can lead to disability, loss of independence and death.

    Now, the new study uncovers what could be a reason for it.

    More importantly, it also suggests a way to FIX it.

    Researchers used muscle samples from seniors with sarcopenia in three different countries in three different parts of the world.

    And they found those muscles all had one thing in common.

    Those tests revealed the muscles were suffering from dysfunction in the mitochondria, which are the energy centers of each cell.

    Yes… in a very real way… the batteries were fading!

    And they found that the key to recharging those batteries – and restoring those muscles – could be in a compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, also known as NAD.

    This all fits in with the big picture; NAD levels plunge as we get older. They drop so rapidly that by the time you’re 60, you only have HALF the levels of when you were in your 40s.

    As a result, raising NAD can help with many of the struggles of aging – including muscle loss. One study on mice found boosting NAD led to:

    • BETTER muscle function
    • BETTER strength
    • BETTER endurance

    It can also fight off DNA damage, protect the brain and cut the risk of chronic disease – including heart disease.

    One way to raise NAD is with calorie restriction.

    When we cut back on eating – by a LOT – our NAD levels jump, which could be a key reason why very low-calorie diets have been linked to longer lives.

    But where’s the fun in that???

    There’s an easier way to boost NAD and enjoy ALL of the benefits that come along with it.

    One I recommend is a precursor to vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside, aka NR, which is available in a formula called Tru-Niagen from Chromadex – just one a day.

    And for overall better strength, muscle and endurance, I also recommend 10-20 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) daily, ideally in combination with a high-protein diet low in carbohydrates and other refined and/or processed foods.

  3. Burn calories 15 percent faster with this little trick

    Time to take one of the most BASIC beliefs about weight loss… and TOSS IT out! It’s not just about what you eat. And it’s NOT always about burning fat. In fact, one way to lose weight has nothing to do with your diet. And instead of chasing fat AWAY, this one depends on having MORE FAT inside your body...

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