Debunking More Bad Science – People With High Levels of ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Actually Live Longer Than Those With Low Levels

Debunking More Bad Science – People With High Levels of ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Actually Live Longer Than Those With Low Levels

18th July 2016

By Marco Torres

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Mainstream medicine promotes what they want to sell, from a fear perspective. The don’t sell health. They can’t, because they sell little fear pills that have consumers in the billions gobble up, out of fear, fictitious diseases.

Bad cholesterol is a good example because there is nothing bad about any type of cholesterol. The fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest has already emerged clearly from many scientific papers. Now a University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have once again found that older people with high levels of a certain type of what is known as bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol.

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The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine

The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine

By Marco Torres

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle? You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine.

 The reason they’re failing us is because corrupt governments, corporations and the media are constantly feeding us lies on a daily basis, which through repetition, the public eventually accepts as truth. The internet is one of the last frontiers for truth, informing and educating billions on why our systems of health, agriculture, medicine and many other areas we depend on are failing us.

LIE #1. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Can Feed the World

A lot of food that we eat today contains genetically modified ingredients and usually without our knowledge. Supporters of this technology maintain that it ensures and sustains food security around the world as the population increases. As well as scientific debates on the merits of genetically engineered food, there are equally, if not more important, debates on the socioeconomic ramifications of the way such science is marketed and used.

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Statins’ Flawed Studies and False Advertising

Statins’ Flawed Studies and False Advertising

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

At your next doctor’s check-up, your visit will likely include a discussion of your risk of heart disease, your cholesterol levels, and whether or not you would benefit from taking a statin cholesterol-lowering drug. U.S. guidelines issued in 2013 state that if you answer “yes” to ANY of the following four questions, your treatment protocol will call for a statin drug:

  1. Do you have heart disease?
  2. Do you have diabetes? (type 1 or type 2)
  3. Is your LDL cholesterol above 190?
  4. Is your 10-year risk of a heart attack greater than 7.5 percent?

Your 10-year heart attack risk involves the use of a cardiovascular risk calculator, which researchers have warned may overestimate your risk by anywhere from 75 to 150 percent — effectively turning even very healthy people at low risk for heart problems into candidates for statins.

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Apple Cider Vinegar – 23 Research Backed Benefits (11 is a must read)

Apple Cider Vinegar – 23 Research Backed Benefits (11 is a must read)

By Chantelle Zakariasen

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Apple Cider Vinegar has a plethora of useful and medicinal properties. There have been resources written on all the amazing benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has regarding multiple physical ailments as well as cleaning and DIY purposes.

ACV is a cheap and effective multi-purpose cleaner, you can add it to your water, tea and salad dressings for a refreshing zing and capitalize on the multiple health benefits you’ll be receiving.

Why All The Fuss Over Apple Cider Vinegar?

The word vinegar translates to vin aigre, is french for “sour wine”. The medicinal uses of vinegar date way back to when it was discovered in 5000 BC by a courtier in Babylonia.

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Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This!

Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This!

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Millions of people take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart attacks.

One of the most amazing clinical studies ever performed has been hidden away behind a pay wall for over a decade. When I first stumbled upon this clinical pearl two years ago, in the form of the publicly indexed abstract on pubmed.gov, my jaw nearly dropped. I’ve finally acquired the full version of the study and am now excited to report on its implications in greater depth to help raise awareness about the power of pomegranate to heal the body, and I believe, save millions lives from premature death from heart disease.

The most eye-opening line in the abstract reveals why our original report on the study, How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit, was so well received: “Pomegranate juice consumption resulted in a significant IMT [intima media thickness] reduction, by up to 30%, after 1 year.”

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Exposed: Why Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

Exposed: Why Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

By Deane Alban

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in industrialized nations. A million people have a heart attack every year in the US alone, yet half of these victims have normal cholesterol.

If there is only a 50/50 chance that heart attack victims have high cholesterol, a question begs to be answered: “Does high cholesterol cause heart disease?”

What if everything we know about cholesterol and heart disease is wrong? Imagine that high cholesterol and saturated fat don’t cause heart disease and that you can eat red meat and butter after all.

Well, this isn’t a fantasy, it turns out to be true!

Let’s take a look at the myths about cholesterol and heart disease.

Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

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All About Avocados – Health Benefits, Tips and Recipes

All About Avocados – Health Benefits, Tips and Recipes

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

One of my favourite memories ever, is a sitting in the jungle in Maui, cutting open an avocado the size of a rugby ball, followed by four of us tucking in with spoons, savouring every bite, whilst the rest of the world momentarily fell away.

When it comes to avocado, I have to say that I am the world’s biggest fan. My mum (one of my favourite people in the whole world) who lives on the rather paradise-like-avocado-heaven-island of Kauai, loves avos too and is rather blessed to have her very own avocado tree in her garden. When it’s not in season, someone else’s tree always is. This still doesn’t explain why my mum’s tree is NEVER in fruiting season when I go visit! The most I have ever achieved with an avocado tree here in Somerset, England is those cute little, self-seeding pits that spring up from the compost pile every year…

Many noteworthy health benefits of avocado

Avocados are laden with health benefits, so it is no wonder that they rank at the top of every discerning health seekers menu. Some of the most noteworthy benefits are its superfood, nutrient richness. Avocado contains an abundance of potassium (twice as much as a banana), copper, fibre and lots of vitamins B5, B6, K and C. Its healthy plant fat helps to ensure healthy cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease. Avocados are also thought to help keep the brain, eyes and blood pressure healthy, whilst large amounts of the plant phytonutrients polyphenols and flavonoids, work as a good anti-inflammatory agent.

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The Truth About Aspirin and Cholesterol

The Truth About Aspirin and Cholesterol

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Does an aspirin a day really keep the heart attack away? So say the “medical experts”!

Per the Mayo Clinic, “aspirin therapy reduces the clumping action of platelets — possibly preventing heart attack and stroke.” On the surface, this sounds reasonable. But I’d like to do a bit more investigating into just how an aspirin can truly help prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Plaque and the Arteries

A major culprit that has been linked to a heart attack or stroke is known as arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a fancy word that basically means, the hardening of the arteries due to accumulation of a substance known as plaque — mainly comprised of cholesterol (fat) and fibrous tissue.

Plaque has become a scary word in pharmaceutical advertising, but it isn’t as bad as you may think it is. In fact, it is actually a normal healing process within the body. When an artery becomes damaged, plaque is a means by which the artery is repaired. The problem with plaque occurs when the artery continues to be damaged, resulting in more and more plaque build-up. This then causes that particular part of the artery to lose its elasticity, and then eventually to harden.

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Lower Cholesterol With This Natural Herbal Treatment

Lower Cholesterol With This Natural Herbal Treatment

By Dr. Victor Marchione MD

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

It’s the job of your liver to get rid of toxins. That means all of the stuff you ingest in the air you breathe, such as car exhaust, cigarette smoke, or fossil fuels, is handled by your liver. Ditto for the toxins that inadvertently make their way into your drinking water supply or the foods you eat. How does the liver accomplish this complicated task?

First, it usually changes these toxins to a more toxic form. This actually aids in the removal of the toxins in the end. Suffice it to say, however, that for a short time, during the conversion of toxins, your liver is at risk of being damaged.

If your liver has been struggling, it’s likely it has a backlog of toxins to deal with and that it is unable to regenerate fast enough to replace any of the damage to its tissues caused when neutralizing toxins. One of the ways you can protect your liver so that it can continue to get toxins out of your body is to take artichoke extract.

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Long Term Cholesterol Drug Use Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer

Long Term Cholesterol Drug Use Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that women who are long-term users of statin drugs have between 83-143% increased risk of breast cancer.[1]

The population-based case-control study utilized data from women in the Seattle-Puget Sound region, which included 916 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and 1,068 invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) cases of 55-74 years of age diagnosed between 2000 and 2008, and a control of 902 women.

Whereas recent publicity on statin drugs has focused on their potential use for cancer prevention or as anti-cancer agents, this study found exactly the opposite with current users of statins for 10 years or longer having a 1.83-fold increased risk of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and a 1.97-fold increased risk of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) compared to never users of statins.

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Cholesterol Drugs Linked To Eye Damage, JAMA Study Confirms Anew

Cholesterol Drugs Linked To Eye Damage, JAMA Study Confirms Anew

3rd October 2013

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology titled, “Association of Statin Use With Cataracts: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis,” reveals that the top-grossing, cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins is significantly increasing the risk of cataracts within exposed populations.[1]

Statin-induced eye damage will be a surprising finding to some, especially to statin drug advocates who have argued that the purported ‘antioxidant’ effects of statins ‘may slow the natural aging process of the lens.’ This latter, strictly theoretical benefit is increasingly being disproved by the biomedical literature. In fact, last year, we reported in an article titled, “Blind To The Truth: The Eye-Damaging Effects of Statins,” on findings published in Optometry and Vision Science, revealing that statin drugs users have a 48% higher risk of pathological eye lens changes commonly associated with cataract formation.

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Myth-Melting Study Finds Chocolate Burns Belly Fat, Improves Cholesterol

Myth-Melting Study Finds Chocolate Burns Belly Fat, Improves Cholesterol

27th August 2013

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A new study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences has revealed something quite counterintuitive about chocolate, one of the world’s most prized ‘high-fat’ foods. This strangely medicinal ‘sweat treat,’ which ironically you find in the candy aisle at the pharmacy, improved markers of cardiovascular disease, including the reduction of belly fat, and only after one week of consumption.

Researchers from the Department of Neuroscience, Division of Human Nutrition, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, in a paper titled ‘Effects of dark chocolate in a population of Normal Weight Obese women: a pilot study,’ describe the effects of 100 gram of dark chocolate taken for one week (approximately a 3 ounce bar) in so-called ‘normal weight obese (NWO)’ syndrome subjects.

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