We’ll get to Albert in a minute, but first let’s backup and take a look at the best-selling drug in pharma history, the cholesterol-busting statin.
Statins inhibit a liver enzyme which helps produce cholesterol. But there’s a problem with lowering cholesterol: research shows that a high cholesterol level protects our health.
A Duke study of 80,4429 patients found high cholesterol reduced in-hospital mortality by 42% (Wang 2009). That means people with high cholesterol, when admitted to a hospital, were almost 50% less likely to die than people with normal levels. Amazingly, that is nearly an extra coin toss in favor of those with high cholesterol.
In addition, the venerable Framingham study shows that for every 1 mg/dl per year that your cholesterol drops, your cardiovascular death (CVD) risk increases by 14% later on (Anderson 1987). In other words, if you decrease your cholesterol by 3 mg/dl, you just increased your long-term risk of CVD by 42%.
Moreover, a study published in The Journal of Women’s Health showed men and women with low cholesterol levels had significantly higher mortality from cancer, liver disease, and mental disease (Ulmer 2004).
Question: have the hundreds of millions of people using statins read these three studies? Because they’re paying top-dollar to lower their cholesterol, which is increasing their risk.
Statin side effects have been telling this story-of-underlying-risk for a decade. Statin-takers have experienced muscle problems, liver problems, tiredness, memory loss, and confusion. These are symptoms that point to an increased risk of death from cancer, liver disease, and brain disease.
How could this be happening? Because you’re paying your cardiologist to bring down your cholesterol; not to protect your liver, brain, or long-term health. Your doctor is doing what you’re paying him to do: his job.
To the medical industry, you are a number. The industry is unaware that your body has a unique cholesterol level that is healthy for you. Plus, when benelles obtain their optimal cholesterol level, they form a protein which blocks LDL receptors. In other words, when cholesterol is passed around the table, benelles already have a way of saying “no thanks”.
Your brain is highly cholesterol-dependent. Your liver and your brain are constantly talking about cholesterol. All this conversation happens so your brain can have its highly-customized, super-premium level of cholesterol. Your liver is like a cholesterol gas station and your brain is like a prima donna driving a Ferrari. And that prima donna likes a pretty high level of cholesterol. A low, shoddy cholesterol level is akin to bad gas for your brain, which explains why people with low levels die more frequently of brain diseases.
And in case you haven’t heard, your brain is the organ of intelligence. Brain myelin, which is primarily brain fat, plays a key role in intelligence; and myelin is exceptionally rich in cholesterol. It follows that anyone with higher levels of myelin would also need higher levels of cholesterol supply.
Albert Einstein’s brain was found to be abnormally high in glial cells, which form myelin. It is probable that Einstein had an abnormally high cholesterol level to support his super-fatty brain. Indeed, Ashkenazi are up to seven times more likely than other Caucasian populations to have hypercholesterolemia (Seftel 1989).
In people with normal body weight, elevated cholesterol levels are likely a sign of a super-fatty, super-smart brain. The very brains that are more likely to have insurance plans, to see their doctor frequently, and to be regularly taking a statin. In this light, we’re spending our national treasury to synthetically turn-off our national intelligence.
And just to be clear here, cholesterol can still be a problem. If you are obese, your extra body fat can push against your liver, causing the 3.5 pound triangular-neighbor-of-the-stomach to miscommunicate with the brain. But this is not cholesterol causing heart disease; this is obesity causing a liver malfunction, causing heart disease. Just like statins, obesity keeps your liver and brain from talking and adjusting, which causes health problems.
But lots of people with average body weight have high cholesterol—and that’s the focus here. When a doctor examines a skinny girl and finds she has high cholesterol, he shouldn’t be saying “Statin” to her; he should be saying “Ah, you must be smart”. Essentially, the goal is a thin body and a fatty brain.
So here’s the question: if Albert Einstein had taken a statin, thus reducing his fatty food supply to his fatty brain, would we have a general theory of relativity today?
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Hanno Ulmer, Cecily Kelleher, Günter Diem, and Hans Concin. Journal of Women’s Health. January 2004, 13(1): 41-53. doi:10.1089/154099904322836447.
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