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October 8, 2018 7:21 pm  #61


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's an article from Health Impact News featuring the work done by Dr. Kendrick and his fellows at THINCS.

I've been telling people for years that LDL and HDL and all that stuff doesn't really mean diddly but the information has been so engrained into people's conscious awareness since the 1970's that it is very hard to break the mold of their thinking.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/network-of-cholesterol-skeptics-researchers-abandon-the-ldl-cholesterol-theory-of-heart-disease-and-look-at-more-important-risk-factors/

As a side story, my DH goes in to see his doctor once a year for a flight physical (he flies small craft planes, etc) and about 2 years ago that doctor wanted to put him on a statin drug which I questioned at the time because his cholesterol numbers were good as far as I was concerned but high for what the doctor thought they should be, nevermind that my DH is one of the healthiest men I know.  The doctor also knows he's healthy but I think was testing him.  At any rate when DH was in for his flight physical this year the doctor proclaimed what a wonderful job the statins were doing at controlling his lipid levels, etc.  We almost laughed in his face because DH has never filled the script for the statins.  Don't these doctors realize or check records about refills??  He had no idea that DH wasn't taking those damn statins and we didn't tell him, either.  That just goes to show you what a crock they are.


A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
 

October 13, 2018 11:21 am  #62


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 57 of the continuing series.  This one is again touching on the issue of high blood pressure.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/10/11/what-causes-heart-disease-part-57/
 


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November 13, 2018 7:09 pm  #63


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 58.  I'm still not totally convinced that blood pressure is as big a factor as it's made out to be.  Sure, it's dangerous, I know that, but I think more doctors need to look at the fact that as people age, their blood pressure is bound to go up and lowering it artificially (via drugs) is not always the best solution.  But I think I'm fighting an uphill battle because no one thinks the way I do - - because the way I think doesn't put people on 3, sometimes 4, BP drugs at a time to "lower that blood pressure".  I think it's actually kind of a farce.

I'll stay with the premise that as we age, our BP should be gauged by our age.  So your age (after age 60) +100 for the systolic number and the diastolic should still be between 70 and 90.  After all people lived to ripe old ages loooooooooong before "drugs" ever came on the scene and never did they suffer from the forms of heart "disease" trouble we have in the world today, which leads me to believe that stress is still the major culprit.  Not the kind of stress people used to have just surviving.  This is the useless stress we bring on ourselves by needing to "keep up with the Joneses".  It's ridiculous, on top of being dangerous.  Nobody cares if your neighbor has a boat and you don't and even if they did care, why should you care?  You'll live longer if you don't care, and that's the truth.  You live your life, let others live theirs and it'll all come out in the wash, as my gramma used to say. 

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/11/01/what-causes-heart-disease-part-58-blood-pressure/


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the support of Paul.
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November 27, 2018 2:08 pm  #64


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 59 - a recap of his "parts" up til now.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/11/27/what-causes-heart-disease-part-59/
 


A government which robs Peter to
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December 3, 2018 7:33 pm  #65


Re: What causes heart disease?

Dr. Kendrick's latest post.  This is not surprising to those of us who have long ago given up on anything truthful coming from wikipedia.  I stopped using them as a source long ago and I NEVER click on any of their links if they're included in an article I'm reading or whatever.

He's better off without Wiki because you know he's getting on someone's nerves when they start "censoring" him.  Hopefully enough people will keep passing the word (like I do here) to friends and relatives, etc.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/12/03/dr-malcolm-kendrick-deletion-from-wikipedia/


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the support of Paul.
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