Politically Incorrect Medicine April 2016

Statin swan song? 2.5 trillion dollars and counting Mainly industry sponsored research shows statins reduce heart disease. The pharmacologic reality is at odds with these findings. Statin are damaging to heart muscle. Beautiful skin The inside job The best exercise is the exercise you’ll do. Strength or resistance training is key. Look into high intensity, super slow methods. High insulin […]

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Politically Incorrect Medicine August 2015

True stories from real life Food not drugs for cholesterol Millions of people are put on cholesterol lowering statin drugs every year. Many stop taking the drugs anyway. Powerful food alternatives are generally ignored. Not as advertised Contrary signals from the medical evidence Negative, contrary findings that oppose the received wisdom are ignored. Research results may be dressed up as […]

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Politically Incorrect Medicine June 2015

“It’s in your head” The high cost of psychogenic attribution People with supposedly unexplained symptoms still may be told “It’s in your head” A reasonable role for statins? Guideline practices miss up to 50% a risk A small number of people are more likely to benefit from the addition of a statin medication Click here for your Politically Incorrect Medicine […]

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Fatal errors in medicine

Hdl cholesterol and the pork lard example — sloppy science, dogma and financial gain We’ve all been told for years that fat — especially saturated fat — increases so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol and therefore increases our risk of heart attack. This simplistic message has been promoted for decades. It usually finds expression at the end of the typical brief doctor’s […]

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Politically Incorrect Medicine October 2012

Pin the tail on the donkey Waste and deception in medicine It’s worth repeating until it’s fixed: the enormity of the futile, wasteful care in our healthcare system is simply mind boggling, and poorly understood,it would seem, by many doctors and patients alike. Alan Inglis MD Subscribe to read more of this important information. It’s your heart, know the facts […]

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WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN September 21, 2009

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES – THE HYPOCRISY OF MAINSTREAM MEDICINE We regularly hear from member of the medical establishment and ill-informed media pundits that mainstream medicine is “evidence based” and “scientific”. This is untrue. A great deal of what goes on in doctors’ offices and hospitals is anything but. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this fact. There simply are […]

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