A recent article in the New York Times, “Risks Seen in Cholesterol Drug Use in Healthy People,” rightfully called into question the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of new criteria for the use of Crestor (a cholesterol lowering medication). The new criteria were based on a study that looked at CRP, a marker of inflammation that has never been proven to directly correlate to heart disease, and concluded that men over 50 or women over 60 with an elevated CRP plus one other risk factor (smoking, high blood pressure, etc) qualify to take Crestor. This translates into an additional 6.5 million Americans, without elevated cholesterol or a history of heart disease, requiring medication.
Christina Applegate’s diagnosis of breast cancer at age 36, brings to our awareness the question, why now, after so many millions spent on cancer research, do so many women still get and die of breast cancer? This diagnosis in such a young celebrity will incite a new media frenzy for more donations for cancer research. Cancer research means more testing for new drugs. I doubt any significant reduction in cancer deaths will result as long as we ignore causation and still expect to discover new poisons to defeat cancer. Deaths from breast cancer have increased throughout the last century and modern medical care has done little to halt this trend.
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"Eating: It's the biggest cause of disease, disabilities, and death in the U.S. today." ~ Mike Anderson
I hate the Standard American Diet and intend to do everything in my power to alert people to its dangers and to support the Food Revolution that is already underway! You can help by joining this Facebook group and inviting your friends to join, too! Together, I bet we can find 1,000,000 people who hate the Standard American Diet!
In the realms of political economy and personal finance, we all know the difference between "Borrowing and Spending" vs. "Saving and Investing." The former provides some short-term relief, but tends to impoverish us over the long term, while the latter tends to empower us, both today and tomorrow! The same principle applies to nutritional health and lifestyle medicine. We can save and invest
in health by acting today in a way that both enhances our current sense of well-being and optimizes our future prospects for good health and longevity, or we can mortgage
our future health for the sake of present indulgences and then look to modern medicine to bail us out in the end--with pills and procedures, health screening(s) and surgeries, etc.