Scary news, bad news and good news

January 2013

In my april 2012 newsletter I referred to Duane Graveline´s report about memory loss due to statin treatment. Duane has researched further in FDA´s archive and I can tell you, it is much, much worse. Anyone who is on statin treatment and any doctor who prescribe these drugs must read Duane Graveling´s report

The number of people with Alzheimer´s disease has been escalating for several years. One explanation may be the increasing use of statin treatment, but there is another way that leads to this deplorable condition: eating a carbohydrate-rich food. Three THINCS members, Stephanie Seneff, Glyn Wainwright and Luca Mascitelli have recently published a scientific paper, where they have explained the mechanism.

Here comes the crazy news. Recently a Danish research group published a report in which they claimd that young men, who eat too much saturated fat, lower the quality of their sperms. Their message was spread uncritically in many newspapers. I feel it necessary to quote what Drummond Rennie had to say about such reports, when he was the deputy editor of JAMA:

There seems to be no study too fragmented, no hypothesis too trivial, no literature citation too biased or too egotistical, no design too warped, no methodology too bungled, no presentation of results too inaccurate, too obscure, and too contradictory, no analysis too self-serving, no argument too circular, no conclusions too trifling or too unjustified, and no grammar and syntax too offensive for a paper to end up in print.

If you think this description of medical science is an overstatement, read our member Zoë Harcombe´s comment to the sperm paper.

But there are good news also. At first a sensational report from our member Jørgen Vesti-Nielsen. He was one of the first scientists to show that the best way to treat type 2 diabetes is to eat a low-carb, high-fat diet. The benefit of this diet has now been verified by at least twenty well-performed trials on patients with impaired insulin sensitivity or manifest type 2 diabetes. Their blood glucose level became normal, they lost weight, their blood pressure went down and many of the participants were able to quit their insulin and pills. And please note, nothing “bad” happened with their blood lipids. On the contrary, the “good” HDL went up a little and their triglycerides plummeted. You can find the references to these studies in a report of mine. It is in Swedish, but click on the word Litteratur, and you will find the references (numbers 6-26).

But the same diet can be used in type 1 diabetics as well. This is what Vesti-Nielsen and his co-workers have documented in a new report. About half of forty-eight type 1 diabetics were able to follow this diet, which resulted in a major improvement of their laboratory values, and they were also able to reduce their insulin doses. We can only guess how much this may reduce their risk of future complications, but remember, that blindness, gangrene, heart disease and other side effects of diabetes are strongly associated with bad laboratory values.

In a previous newsletter I told you about “STATIN NATION – the Great Cholesterol Cover-Up”, a new film produced by the British medical journalist Justin Smith, in which among others a number of our members, including myself, have been interviewed. Hopefully this film may be able to inform many people about what I use to characterize as the greatest medical scandal in modern time. The producers have had some technical problems with the film, but everything has been solved, and you can now buy the film together with several additional interviews here. Justin himself has been interviewed in a British radio program. The interview starts at 8.05

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