Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stop those statins!

Dr. BM Hegde's article on why not to take statins (link attached at the end).

It seems to be very difficult for many people to accept such articles, much less act upon them. Like the quote by Noel Coward at the beginning of the article says "It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit"!

Nowadays, we like to outsource everything to so-called experts. Every article you read says things like "experts are of the view that walking even for two minutes is better than sitting on your butt the whole day" or "experts opine that it is good to eat vegetables; however, make sure that it is low-fat, low-carb, low glycemic index, high protein, low calorie, and germ-free, which is what our supplement ensures. As certified by the world's leading nutritionists, it is better to have our supplement than to have the vegetables themselves"!

Medicine is among the worst cases of this kind of abdication. We don't trust ourselves when it comes to health, but want to listen to the "experts". We have been indoctrinated to believe that good health is a matter of high science, which we cannot understand. The science part is outsourced to scientists, who are paid by the pharma companies, and in most part, are looking at the wrong things anyway.The interpretation part is left to the doctors, who have not been taught about what is health in their entire curriculum, and then for updating their knowledge depend on the pharma salesmen. 

The result? People take drugs like statins, which a little bit of reflection will tell you is a scam. There are tons of other examples from medicine. 

Financial scams are better. At least what you lose is only your money. When it comes to medicine, it's a matter of both your money and your health.

link to article:

Dinesh Gopalan

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