Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ladd McNamara & "The Cholesterol Conspiracy"

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http://cholesterolconspiracy.blogspot.com (and be sure to read Dr. Wentz's foreward to the book).


To Read Dr. Myron Wentz' Foreword to The Revised Second Edition of The Cholesterol Conspiracy, please click here: Dr. Wentz's Foreword

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Statin drugs lower cholesterol, however how much does that really reduce the risk of death from heart disease? Hmmm? Death doesn't lie. What is the number one cause of death in both men and women? Heart disease! After decades of using cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce the risk of death from heart disease, my suggestion it's time to give quality nutritional supplements and a healthy lifestyle a chance! That being said, everyone must check with their own health care professional before making any changes to their medications, or before beginning a nutritional supplement program. However, please make sure your physician knows the power of nutritional supplementation, otherwise you will not get the full story of how nutritional supplements can benefit your health and reduce the risk of disease.

This section is for you to comment on your experiences with "The Cholesterol Conspiracy." How has this booked helped you personally? How has it helped you with your health, with your business? For those who don't know, this book explains how oxidative damage and elevated homocysteine levels are the true causes of atherosclerosis, heart disease, and death from cardiovascular disease; .....and how a healthy lifestyle, exercise, weight loss, and taking a full range of quality antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids can do more to promote good cardiovascular health than taking statin drugs. You will find this information well researched and documented in this book.

This book, and all of Ladd McNamara's materials are for informational purposes ONLY. They are not meant to alter the course of anyone's treatment without the direction of a qualified physician. In other words, don't just read these books and treat yourself. Take what you read and discuss it with your doctor. In fact, have your doctor read this book, if you dare.

This book, and all of Ladd McNamara's materials are for informational purposes ONLY. They are not meant to alter the course of anyone's treatment without the direction of a qualified physician. In other words, don't just read these books and treat yourself. Take what you read and discuss it with your doctor. In fact, have your doctor read this book, if you dare.

If you are going to comment here, please do not make any claims regarding any specific nutritional supplement brands.

You may email Ladd McNamara to obtain a copy (or copies) of the Second Edition of The Cholesterol Conspiracy at LaddMcNamara@aol.com, or you may post a message about the book here on this blog. Please do NOT contact Ladd McNamara regarding medical advice. Ladd McNamara retired from his medical practice in December 2003, after ten years of practice as a board certified Ob/Gyn before becoming a full-time author, speaker, and network marketer. He provides information only. All medical questions, particularly regarding treatment, should be taken up with your own personal physician; this advice would apply whether Ladd McNamara was still licensed or not.

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3 comments:

Steven Encarnacion said...

Dr. McNamara,

“The Cholesterol Conspiracy” 2nd Edition was a wake up call for me. I have read the book four times, reading it cover to cover the first day and refer to it quite often.

Thank your very much for sharing your knowledge and the truth regarding cholesterol, statin drugs, and pharmaceutical companies (just to name a few). “The Cholesterol Conspiracy” gives everyone access to the information we need to know regarding these and other facts that will or have already affected our lives.

My wife and I attend all of your events if they are within a 150 mile radius of where we live here in Northern California.

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Ladd McNamara said...

This was sent to me from Joan Baumann ...thanks Joan, the evidence keeps rolling out ....

Hi Ladd,

No doubt you will find this new research very interesting. To think that lower cholesterol levels are actually found in patients who experience major strokes vs. higher levels in patients with minor strokes.

Joan Baumann


Stroke. 2007 Aug 30;

Higher Total Serum Cholesterol Levels Are Associated With Less Severe Strokes and Lower All-Cause Mortality. Ten-Year Follow-Up of Ischemic Strokes in the Copenhagen Stroke Study.

Olsen TS, Christensen RH, Kammersgaard LP, Andersen KK.

From the Stroke Unit, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, and the Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Section for Statistics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence of a causal relation between serum cholesterol and stroke is inconsistent. We investigated the relation between total serum cholesterol and both stroke severity and post stroke mortality to test the hypothesis that hypercholesterolemia is primarily associated with minor stroke. METHODS: In the study, 652 unselected patients with ischemic stroke arrived at the hospital within 24 hours of stroke onset. A measure of total serum cholesterol was obtained in 513 (79%) within the 24-hour time window. Stroke severity was measured with the Scandinavian Stroke Scale (0=worst, 58=best); a full cardiovascular risk profile was established for all. Death within 10 years after stroke onset was obtained from the Danish Registry of Persons. RESULTS: Mean+/-SD age of the 513 patients was 75+/-10 years, 54% were women, and the mean+/-SD Scandinavian Stroke Scale score was 39+/-17. Serum cholesterol was inversely and almost linearly related to stroke severity: an increase of 1 mmol/L in total serum cholesterol resulted in an increase in the Scandinavian Stroke Scale score of 1.32 (95% CI, 0.28 to 2.36, P=0.013), meaning that higher cholesterol levels are associated with less severe strokes. A survival analysis revealed an inverse linear relation between serum cholesterol and mortality, meaning that an increase of 1 mmol/L in cholesterol results in a hazard ratio of 0.89 (95% CI, 0.82 to 0.97, P=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study support the hypothesis that a higher cholesterol level favors development of minor strokes. Because of selection, therefore, major strokes are more often seen in patients with lower cholesterol levels. Post stroke mortality, therefore, is inversely related to cholesterol.

Dr. McNamara: What this says is, the lower the cholesterol in this study the more potentially fatal the stroke. The people with higher cholesterl levels had less severe strokes than the people with low cholesterol levels.