The Medical Establishment is Pathetic

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

These dips hit articles in the foreign press have worn out their welcome: “Ban butter to save our hearts, says doctor.” Nearly the entire mainstream medical establishment has turned to nitwit science to support their shallow conjectures. Each time one of the jokers has a new thought that has entered into his fetid brain, we get another list of whole, natural, healthy foods that we should avoid.

As a reference point for my remarks above, I am indeed a Mark Sissonite on this, and I have been on a pretty dedicated paleolithic diet since 2003, when my endurance sports and carb-loading landed my sorry, skinny, carb-inflamed ass in and out of the hospital for months. I will write this up sometime this year as a part of my reviews and articles on health, fitness, life, and cheating the aging process – and without all the damn fluff.

Here’s the prevailing baloney on cholesterol charting. This is how they get healthy people on Big Pharma’s junk juice for a lifetime – with these charts that turn you from healthy to “sick.”


Now with my high-fat primal diet (as high as 60-70% fat) – and that includes much saturated fat, thank you – I just recently kicked out an HDL of 115 and an LDL of 85. 115 HDL? Yes put that in your smoke and pipe it. According to the charts, I am almost off the chart. My family doctor actually threw the folder with the test results across the exam room (jokingly) and went “UMPH!” … and he shook his head and said, “What am I going to do with you?” I told him, “gee, y’all would have me borderline “sick” and Lipitor-ready for that total cholesterol number, wouldn’t ya?” So I showed him my abs and said, “Where’s the fat?” In fact, 12 – 15% body fat, no cellulite hanging off anyplace on my body, no sagging jowls, no misshapen chin/neck area, no puffy and inflamed body parts, and yes, flat abs. And it’s mainly due to food choice.

I have become so passionate about nutrition/food and defying the medical establishment bastards that have long been in bed with corporate state-political interests. This statist and evil alliance has our food supply being controlled by a handful of companies manufacturing what essentially amounts to cardboard and shit for our consumption.

Much more to come on this topic, especially when I write about why I am firing my (family) doctor in 2010. Thanks to Sheryl for the link.

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11 Responses to The Medical Establishment is Pathetic

  1. Richard Nikoley says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    You go, Karen, my poor HDL stepchild. :)

    133. :)

  2. Karen De Coster says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Fuck you, Nikoley! :–)

    (I am joking people.) Actually …… I was THINKING of Nikoley, here, when I posted my 115 HDL, because we had discussed his 133 number. It must be the testosterone! But, who cares – I STILL have better legs ………

    See Nikoley’s blog at

  3. miles says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I find those, “I trust my heart to Lipitor” commercials almost as revolting as the high-fructose-corn-syrup ads. Dennis Mangan once made a great post about statin drugs, and his conclusion (he’s a research scientist by trade) was that you shouldn’t use them if you want a functioning brain.

  4. Richard Nikoley says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Stand by for photos of my LSD Chicken (reference there… think Grateful Dead and their longtime soundman…). Anyway, more butter than you can believe.

    Gotta get to 134.

  5. Matt R. says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I had a lot of butter tonight with dinner.  Yum! The heck with conventional medicine!  

  6. Brandon says:

    January 19th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I have gone primal for 2010 and plan to stay that way for the rest of my life.

  7. liberranter says:

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    As one afflicted with a congenital blood cholesterol problem (thanks, Mom!), I’ve tried just about every one of the statins over the course of the last 12-15 years that they’ve been around and NOT ONE has been without unpleasant side effects. Bloating, sleeplessness, excessive sweating, nausea, persistent headaches, and (ahem) suboptimal libido have all attended one or the other. While the statins did succeed in keeping my HDL levels below the 140 range (without them I was hovering in the 300-plus range, regardless of dietary habits), I ultimately decided that not only was it not worth suffering the immediate side effects, but God only knows what the long-term effects are of these slow-acting poisons. Having read and heard a great many positive reviews of Red Yeast Rice, I’ve decided to give that a try. My last blood check had my HDL at 210 after a four-month hiatus from Zocor (run Forrest, run!), so I’ll give the RYR a couple of months before the next test. The primal diet sounds interesting. I might try it, if only to see whether or not there is any validity to the advice I’ve gotten from every GP I’ve seen over the past fifteen years to avoid red meat due to my blood cholestorol problem.

  8. John and Dagny Galt says:

    January 22nd, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hi Karen,

    Let’s work together to get rid of those shameful discounts offered to tax-feeders of all stripes. We noticed Sheryl offers such a discount. We, as both individuals and Siblings in Liberty, need to REDUCE the incentives for others to become and continue to be tax-feeders.

    Who will the looters loot when looters are all that are left to loot?

    Starving The Monkeys Continually And Forever,
    John and Dagny Galt
    Atlas Shrugged, Owners Manual For The Universe!(tm)


  9. ILikeBigButter says:

    February 7th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    @ liberranter

    Hi, it looks from your comment that you are one of the minority of folk with the hereditary condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). As such, you might be interested in a book called “Cholesterol and the French Paradox” by an American-Australian naturopath called Frank Cooper, who also has this condition. It’s available at Amazon in paperback and is also downloadable as a pdf file from Cooper’s website ( ). In it he talks about his own experiences, as well as those of his daughter (also with the condition) who at age 23 was told she would have to take statin drugs for life: Cooper reminded her that her grandmother (also with FH) had lived “an active healthy life until she was 85 years old”.

    Besides Dr Uffe Ravnskov’s “The Cholesterol Myths”, two other excellent books to investigate share the same name: “The Great Choloesterol Con”. One is by Australian Anthony Colpo, with a preface by Dr Ravnskov and nearly 1500 medical references; the other is by Scottish doctor Malcolm Kendrick and is written is a direct style like Karen’s, here.

  10. Byron says:

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    After reading this blog and the comments, I just had to play a song I originally saw on “The Lloyd Thaxton Show” in about 1964 called “Bread and Butter” by the Newbeats.

  11. Erick Libby says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    “This statist and evil alliance has our food supply being controlled by a handful of companies manufacturing what essentially amounts to cardboard and shit for our consumption.” ~ LOL! That’s what mass produced food really is! :-) Anyway I’ve been going organic for sometime now. Planting tomatoes in my backyard and some lettuce. It’s easily grown by the way. I’ll be adding more crop of my own in the coming months and reduce dependence on manufactured stuff..

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