Optimize Life Newsletter: Friends Don’t Let Friends…

If you’d made hundreds of Billions of dollars on a product, would you want its dangers exposed? Neither does Big Pharma.  But luckily, a friend of Dr. Dzugan’s – Professor Sherif Sultan, MD, PhD, Western Vascular Institute, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland – has published a paper in the BMJ Open journal (1) that exposes both the dangers of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) and the ways these dangers have been hidden.

 


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Pfizer had already made $140 Billion with Lipitor before the FDA issued its first warnings about the dangers of statins. Those warnings included memory loss, diabetes, and liver damage. How many people have been damaged, and continue to be injured, by the nearly 20 years of silence the FDA granted Big Pharma?

It would make a great plot for a science fiction thriller about how an entire population was conned into destroying their own health for the profits of industrial cartels – if it wasn’t true. The plot would go something like this: Create a great story that dietary fat is a killer, replace those fats with high-profit sugars in the food supply, wait for the resulting inflammation-based diseases to take hold of the population and then sell them massive amounts of dangerous drugs that supposedly combat the effects of that inflammation while creating a ton of secondary illnesses and diseases which become the target of even more drug sales.

Unfortunately, it is true. That’s exactly the scenario that has been perpetrated on the entire world and we are just now beginning to see the tidal wave of disease created by it. In Dr. Sultan’s study paper, he focuses on just one aspect of it – statins.  In perhaps the largest review of the published literature to date, Dr. Sultan pulled studies from PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochran review databases to sort out what the overall truth about statins really is.

In this paper’s opening paragraph, there is a statement everyone needs to hear and memorize: “There is a categorical lack of clinical evidence to support the use of statin therapy in primary prevention.”  In other words, these drugs simply don’t work for the causes they’ve been sold to us for.

So what are these drugs doing to us – while they aren’t working? To quote the study: “…we discovered that for every 10,000 people taking a statin, there were 307 extra patients with cataracts, 23 additional patients with acute kidney failure and 74 extra patients with liver dysfunction [6-8]. Furthermore, statin therapy increased muscle fatigabilty by 30% [9,10] with 11.3% incidence of rhabdomyolysis at high doses.”

 

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For the laymen among us, “rhabdomyolysis” is muscle wasting/muscle destruction. Think about that.  Your heart, the very thing these drugs are supposed to protect, is a muscle – pure and simple.  Yet these drugs cause muscle destruction. Are you beginning to see what’s incredibly wrong with this picture?

Something else that Dr. Sultan touches on is the creation of diabetes in statin users. I’m going to refer to another paper for figures on that, and quote from my own newsletter from March 11, 2015.

“A team of six doctors from multiple universities in Scandinavia published the final results of their detailed study March 4th in the medical journal Diabetologia. Their conclusion:  “Statin treatment increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, attributable to decreases in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.” (2)

In Section 3 of his study paper, Dr. Sultan says what Dr. Dzugan has been saying for the last 15 years. “When prescribing HMGCoA reductase inhibitors (statins) one needs to be cognizant of the fact that the body had increased its’ cholesterol as a compensatory mechanism and investigate accordingly.”

Dr. Dzugan discovered many years ago that our cholesterol levels rise as our hormone levels drop. High cholesterol is not a ‘stand alone’ disease state. It is an indicator that our hormone levels and balance are off.  The body is simply trying to compensate for lack of hormones by creating more of what hormones are made of – cholesterol!

He also discovered that when hormone levels are optimized, cholesterol levels drop to ideal – in nearly 100% of cases. The only situation where this isn’t the case is a rare genetic defect scenario.

Hormones are the backbone of your body’s systems.  Without these “commanders”, your body cannot function; and as your hormone levels drop, so drops the level of your functionality. It’s really that simple. And that is the core philosophy of the body chemistry optimization Programs that Dzugan PhysioLogic provides.

By bringing our members’ hormone levels back to optimal, and adding in the building blocks of nutrients their bodies need to heal, we generate “Thanks for giving me my life back!” reviews over and over. Take a look for yourself at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dzuganphysiologic

Of course, you can always put your faith in conventional medicine as controlled by Big Pharma instead. But before you do that, let me share on more quote with you.

“Statin drugs may very well become the largest criminal act ever committed upon the American public, eclipsing the Vioxx scandal that is responsible for more than 60,000 deaths. Almost all of the major drug companies today are convicted criminals, with settlements in legal cases well into the billions of dollars. But no one goes to prison and the drug sales continue.”  (3)

  1. http://file.scirp.org/Html/3-1980073_34065.htm
  2. Diabetologia DOI 10.1007/s00125-015-3528-5
  3. http://coconutoil.com/the-ugly-side-of-statins-an-honest-look-at-the-research-of-cholesterol-lowering-drugs/

 

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Your #1 New Year’s Resolution is probably to “lose weight.”

There is a new deception being perpetrated on consumers by the food industry. Knowing the truth and avoiding these products will almost guarantee you a more normal appetite and greater overall health.

Back in 2013, we all saw the “pro” High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) television ads by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). What you may not know is that the same people telling us that HFCS is “safe” and “natural” were – at the same time – trying to get its name changed. The CRA petitioned the FDA to allow manufacturers to label the product “corn sugar” instead. Sounds safe and natural, doesn’t it? The FDA denied that request.

This isn’t the first time the food industry has used this tactic. In a relatively benign move, prunes can now be called “dried plums”. On the other hand, variations on a neurotoxic food additive we know as monosodium glutamate can now be referred to by 25 different names including “natural flavoring” and “hydrolyzed vegetable protein”.

The CRA ads are based on most people not really knowing much about HFCS. We’ve all heard a little about the research that shows consumption of HFCS leads to obesity and metabolic syndrome, but few know the details. So, here are some details.

In results published online Feb. 26, 2010, by the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, (1) researchers from the Princeton University Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute reported on two experiments investigating the link between the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity. In their first study, rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

“Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn’t true, at least under the conditions of our tests,” said Princeton psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. “When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board. (2)

Now let’s consider the CRA’a assertion that HFCS is “natural”. To me, that implies that HFCS exists naturally in the corn and it merely has to be squeezed out or other otherwise extracted. Wrong – by a long shot. HFCS is a purely man-made compound developed in 1957 to create a sweetener that was cheaper and easier to manufacture food with than natural sugars.

HFCS is made by a process that starts out by milling corn to produce corn starch. The cornstarch is then treated in a fermentation vat with multiple agents to create a mixture of about 42% fructose and 50-52% glucose with some other complex sugars mixed in. This compound, called HFCS42, is what was used in most foods and baked goods. The HFCS55 used in soft drinks, which is 55% fructose, is made by subjecting HFCS42 to yet another chemical process involving reagents where the fructose content is “enriched” to 90%. This HFCS90 is then back-blended with the less sweet HFCS42 to create HFCS55.

So where is the new deception? While HFCS42 and 55 still have to carry the label ‘high fructose corn syrup’, food manufacturers are now just using less of the more potent form HFCS90 and are allowed to get away with labeling it as simply “Fructose.” A box of cereal or other processed food can declare “No High Fructose Corn Syrup!” on the front, and yet have the more concentrated form of the exact same thing listed in the ingredients as simply ‘fructose.’(3)

So what’s the problem? The problem with HFCS is that your brain doesn’t recognize it as food. It bypasses your normal satisfaction or satiety mechanisms. And you just keep eating.

When you eat calories from natural foods, they turn off your desire to eat by inhibiting production of NPY (a chemical that decreases metabolism and increases appetite), and/or by producing more CART (a chemical that increases metabolism and reduces appetite). (4) By circumventing our over-eating inhibitors, HFCS can turn people into unsatisfied superconsumers, chugging down super-sized soft drinks that can contain as much as 62 grams of fructose and 50+ grams of glucose.

And, if that wasn’t enough, here’s another caveat to consider. In 2009, studies by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), published in Environmental Health, researchers found detectable levels of mercury in 9 of 20 samples of commercial HFCS, and one third of all name-brand foods tested! The foods with mercury contamination all contained HFCS.

“Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered.” Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies, said in a prepared statement.

It would seem the grocery stores we’ve been eating from all of our lives are being turned into health minefields. When you see “fructose” on a label now, just remember… it isn’t apple juice they’re putting in your food.

Avoiding processed foods with all of the neurotoxins and “Franken-sugars” is certainly a good step towards regaining your health. But, if you really want to turn back the clock on the way you feel every day, 2016 might be the year for you to enroll in a DzLogic Restorative Medicine Program. Our members tell us over and over again “Thank you! You gave me my life back!”

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1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20219526
2. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/
3. http://naturalsociety.com/watch-corporations-renamed-high-fructose-corn-syrup
4. You on a Diet; Revised Edition – Drs. Michael Roizen, Mehmet Oz