Current Edition of True Natural Health Magazine - Spring 2012
Cholesterol drug deception
The leading article in this issue, ‘Statin Deception’, is a natural consequence of the warnings we have seen over many years that cholesterol has little to do with the cause of heart disease.
First – way back in 1992 – came the book, The Cholesterol Myth by nutritional biochemist, Dr Robert Buist, in which he concludes, after a review of much of the heart disease research, that high cholesterol is not the cause of atherosclerosis (artery disease). Then in 2005 came a book with a similar theme by medical doctor, Sandra Cabot, Cholesterol: the Real Truth.
At about the same time we became aware of an organisation of medical scientists, including cardiologists, that also believes there is no connection – ‘The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics’, headed by a world authority on cholesterol, Dr Uffe Ravnskov (details www.thincs.org).
Next came Dr Dwight Lundell, an American chief heart surgeon who had carried out 5,000 open-heart operations, writing that he believes that the medical profession have made a huge mistake in blaming heart disease on cholesterol.
So the account on page 2 by Associate Professor Dr Peter Dingle of the deception that goes with the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is well founded and needs to be published. So here it is.
A topic in a similar vein is the danger of using mercury-based amalgams in dentistry. Wholistic dentist, Dr Lisa Matriste, gives a professional account of the dangers involved under the title, ‘Mercury Madness’. If you have or are likely to have mercury fillings, for goodness sake, read this first.
The ‘Food for Feeling Great’ series continues in this issue with Part 5 – Sugary Carbohydrate foods – dried fruits and sweeteners like honey. The recipe pages present dishes that are all based on these foods; they are pleasantly sweet treats.
In the centre pages is a two-year index. The last index was in Spring 2010, so we are now up to date with the ongoing index, except for this Spring 2012 issue that you are reading now, which will be covered in Spring 2014.
Enjoy the reading!
Health Director and Editor
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