Tag: statins

The Case Against Statins Part 2: Trans-Fats

Having established that lipid hypothesis does not square with either traditional wisdom or lipid science, we can begin to answer the question of what does cause heart disease and determine whether statins correct this imbalance. Oxidized cholesterol is the middle man in heart disease, clogging arteries and dramatically increasing clot and stroke potential.  One of […]

The Case Against Statins Part 3: The Mechanism of Heart Disease

In the last post we explored how trans fats are an underlying cause of inflammation that sets the stage for heart disease, a fact that is fairly well documented.  To be clear, rancid or oxidized oils that contain trans fats are themselves not the direct source of endogenous oxidized cholesterol (despite the similar name) and […]

The Case Against Statins Part 1: Lipid Hypothesis

I have deep concerns about the widespread use of statins and an even deeper skepticism regarding the logic from which they are prescribed.  The basic theory goes like this: cholesterol comes from your diet and your body makes it, misbehaving cholesterol clogs your arteries, clogged arteries leads to heart attacks, strokes, and ultimately an untimely […]