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)
- 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.