Does Anyone Need Statins?

PRESS RELEASE

Several readers of CluelessDoctors asked me to write about statins. I wrote a complete essay on the subject at here that explains all you ever wanted and deeded to know about statins.

Is there anyone who doesn’t need statins?

Must we take statins? Some researchers and doctors most certainly think so. Some even recommend adding statins to drinking water. This is obviously a rather dangerous proposition. After all, if we really don’t need cholesterol, why does our body make it? And if statins are so essential that they should be in the water to drink by all people in all life stages, then how come that our body didn’t add statin as an essential nutrient as part of evolution?

Can we suffer from statin deficiency?

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Letter to Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen

I wrote the following email to you in December, 2018:

Dear Dr. Stordalen,

I read about your personal story and health condition, and watched your TED presentation, in which you said that there is no cure for your health condition.

As an autoimmune disease, there is a strong chance that there is a way to at least place the condition into remission. I found an article for you that was a case study on a health condition–like yours–from 1932, which was completely cured by ketosis.

I provide the link here to the article and also attach it: https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(32)80002-8/abstract

I know that the ketogenic diet is against your principles. In particular, the reversing effects materialize most from autophagy, which starts at about 16 hours of not eating. The entire immune system replaces at 48-hour mark of not eating. These are based on modern research–much from Longo et al., and others. I don’t want to bore you with a list, in case you are not interested.

I hope this email reaches you. Please feel free to ask me any questions, I am glad to help.

Yours truly,
Angela

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The Eat-Lancet Commission: The World’s Biggest Lie

How Did I Get Involved?

Good you ask. Last year, an email was sent my way from Harvard University to coax me into enrolling in one of their courses, offered to both professionals, such as nutritionists or doctors, as well as to the public. The course is titled Evidence-based Optimal Nutrition: The Quest for Proof. I looked up the course, and while all my better judgments told me to drop it, curiosity killed the cat… it didn’t kill the cat but it sure killed Harvard!

I enrolled–it was cheap, only $49 for either version of the course. As a PhD I qualified for the professional and I really wanted to see what they teach about nutrition to professionals! Wow!

Buckle your seat-belt! It is gonna be a bumpy ride!

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A Correct Diet Shall Include Animal Protein of High Biological Value

Therefore, A Correct Diet Shall Include Animal Protein of High Biological Value

This is a sentence taken from a textbook I picked up that I fell in love with after reading into it somewhere–perhaps PubMed or at the publisher’s site, where they allowed to read a small part of a chapter.

Medical Biochemistry

Medical Biochemistry

It is originally written in Spanish and translated to English, published in 2017. Why do I think that non-American text books are always better than American?… my be my imagination…  Continue reading

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Nutrients in Butter vs Olive Oil

Why Would You Ever Choose Olive Oil Over Butter?

A comparison table with data taken from the USDA database for olive oil here and for butter here. This is merely a compiled data. Rows where zeros were in both were deleted to reduce space. I created this to compare EVOO, a butter consistency olive oil that some people choose to eat, thinking they eat something healthier than butter. Do they? Continue reading

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Do You Know Everything About Protein?

PRESS RELEASE

My latest blog explains all you need to know about protein. At first, mentioning the word “protein” you may think we know it all, but I found many people are confused about the meaning of protein.

Do You Know Protein?

This article explains protein from many angles. This is a first of many articles to come, with the goal of educating about various common health-related terms that are often used misinterpreted.

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Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019–Summary

The New ADA Standards of Medical Care

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (both type 2 and type 1) in advance of the official January, 2019 publish date. It is open access to all.  I decided to summarize one particular part that seems to have “hit the road” by various other blogs, some twisting it out of context completely. As a member of the ADA, in this blog I feel obligated to summarize the essence of the new guide so that there is no confusion about what it does or doesn’t recommend. I also provide my thoughts at the end.

The ADA Standards of Medical care has 16 chapters, of which, in terms of the treatment of diabetes (both T2 and T1), Chapter 5. Lifestyle Management is most important, so I will focus most of this summary on that chapter with few exceptions. The following is a long section of quotes from the document, in which I emphasized some sentences by bold to call special attention.  Continue reading

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An Image that Says it All

anti-veganism in India

anti-veganism in India

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FDA Quinolones Petition Response 4-Years in The Making

A Slow Response But At Least A Response

I filed a petition with the FDA in 2014 to ban the Flouriquinolone Class of antibiotics from common prescription use. I requested it to have the label changed so that it is not used for everyday conditions, such as UTI, bronchitis, and similar diseases that are easily treatable by other antibiotics and which do not need a broad spectrum antibiotic.  I recommended to have Fluroquinolones be reserved for life-and-death situations only when there are no alternatives and to change the label reflecting all adverse side effect that were already well understood, and to “blackbox” the medication. In my previous article on this subject, found here, I updated the FDA information, since new side effects made it imperative to immediately restrict all quinolones from common use. Why is this all interesting now? Because of a letter I just received from the FDA!

4-Years in the Making and an Invalid Response

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Fluoroquinolones & Aneurysm the FDA Warns

Fluoroquinolones Back in the News

I have written many times about the fluoroquinolones family of antibiotics, referred to as quinolones on the run and often by the condition they so far were the most well-known for: causing major neurological damage–often permanent–leading to a condition termed FLOXED. I spent quite a bit of time fighting for blackboxing quinolones, which was finally achieved in 2016. There were many lawsuits on the part of those injured by quinolones as well. I wrote many articles about the trouble they cause, health stories, even about a suicide, and general information. See some here, here, herehere, here, and here.

The Drugs in the Fluoroquinolones Class:

  • ciprofloxacin (CIPRO, CILOXAN)
  • enoxacin (PENETREX)
  • levofloxacin (LEVAQUIN)
  • moxifloxacin (AVELOX)
  • norfloxacin (NOROXIN, CHIBROXIN)
  • ofloxacin (FLOXIN, OCUFLOX)

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