Cholesterol, the Medical Complex, and the State

Sunday, December 30, 2012
Posted in category Health Tyranny

I’ve often linked Chris Masterjohn on this website over the years. Chris runs The Daily Lipid and Cholesterol and Health. This snippet is from the Cholesterol and Health website:

According to Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, winners of the Nobel Prize in 1985 for their discovery of the receptor that brings cholesterol into cells, the debate about the role of cholesterol in health and disease is a war.

They wrote the foreword to a recent book by Daniel Steinberg, MD, PhD, called The Cholesterol Wars.

In it, they call themselves and others “who condemn cholesterol as the culprit” the “anti-cholesterol forces.” They liken scientific advances in our understanding of this vital nutrient to “powerful new weapons” that have aided the “anti-cholesterol forces” just “like modern armies.”

…According to Brown and Goldstein, the next “battle” of the “Cholesterol Wars” will be fought over what age someone should be before they start cholesterol-lowering therapy. The ideal therapy, they say, is a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

As Chris notes, science is supposed to be a search for truth, not a war. However, it is the modus operandi of government and its assorted special-interest satellites to wage full war on any ideas that don’t conform to the conventional wisdom of the medical-pharmaceutical-nutritional establishment. The war on cholesterol, and the ensuing myths and lies of the establishment, has been tragic in terms of its long-term costs to society, freedom of health choice, and the overall health of individuals.

Chris, who moves around in Ancestral Health circles, has been a top expert on deconstructing this war on cholesterol for many years. He loved what he was doing so much that he went and got his PhD in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition. No small feat. His writings appeared on LewRockwell.com back as early as 2005. Dr. Mercola has just released an excellent interview with Dr. Masterjohn on all things cholesterol. Here is the transcript if you prefer reading to watching the video.

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5 Responses to Cholesterol, the Medical Complex, and the State

  1. Wade says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    thanks for the link…you’d think that people would want to know the truth, but perhaps there is a certain comfort level in being in the alternate reality of the matrix; as Col. Nathan Jessep might say, many people can’t handle the truth..below is a link to a 3 minute monologue that i came across that talks about illusion vs. reality…and as for the politics of food, many of the paradigms that we have been told to believe are not based on truth; rather, they exist to advance a particular agenda…jmho

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PLCwOeBQvK4

  2. Pam Maltzman says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 4:03 am

    There have always been dissenters to the lipid theory of heart disease. Remember Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, in their books, including “Life Extension”: There were others as well. Hooray for all the paleo people and their non-aversion to fats. I work as a medical transcriptionist, and I shudder every time the damned doctors (including interns) prescribed a “heart-healthy” diet for some nfortunate patient or prescribe yet another statin. Well, this anti-fat hysteria has also permeated advice about pet foods too. There are pet foods which tout themselves as being “low-fat.” I notice that cans of tuna sport a “low-fat” label. Some cat food I bought a while back was touted as “low-fat.” Well, I kept 2 kittens from a mama cat I adopted this summer. One of them had a big problem with goopy eyes, which seemed to be a result of dry eyes. Remembering my own former problems with dry eyes which cleared up with a higher-fat diet, I started deliberately feeding them canned salmon (very oily) and tuna, some butter, and leftover cooked meats such as chicken, beef, even raw hamburger. After a few days her eyes cleared up and the one kitten especially is a happier camper (she had been shrieking at me in distress, and wiping her eyes with pads saturated with eye wash only helped temporarily). Fats are incorporated directly into the membranes of the eyes. More proof that we SHOULD eat fats, and also our critters. At some point I want to transition my furbabies to a homemade raw diet. Happy fat eating! I’ve eaten marrow. It takes some getting used to if you didn’t grow up on it!

  3. Pam Maltzman says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I gotta say, I am not enthusiastic about doctors and what they do to their patients… or most nutritionists either. I had brief stays in the hospital twice, once in 2011 and once in 2009. The registered dietitian in charge of patients’ diets was totally ignorant about what a diabetic (me) should be fed. No butter to be had on the plate, but plenty of high-carb things like potatoes, bread, desserts, and even fruit juices. And there was also margarine on the plate. When I finally got home and started a pot of chicken soup, it tasted like ambrosia to me. I despise the ideology of the medical profession in its war against a molecule.

  4. jeannie queenie says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 12:41 am

    A slaughter house christmas special brought to you by a bunch of twenty something hungry guys intent on pushing the limits on cholesterol..ck it out.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUEpmbdZLw

  5. Glenn Reschke says:

    June 28th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    The truth is that natural medicinal herbs could solve cholesterol buildup and prevent all the causal factors in heart disease (the #1 killer in America) and strokes (the #3 killer in America). Cayenne pepper is that agent. It’s inexpensive and readily available until the FDA decides it will classify it as a drug. This site gives great info in it: http://cayennepepper.info.

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