urges fast food restaurants to hand out pharma drugs like ketchup packets
like an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: A doctor from Imperial College
London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has
proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants
should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract the
cholesterol effects of eating burgers.
food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge," says Dr. Darrel
Francis, lead author of study, who goes on to complain that statin drugs
shouldn't be prescription drugs at all. People should be able to get them
as easily as asking for a packet of ketchup: "It makes sense to make
risk-reducing supplements available just as easily as the unhealthy condiments
that are provided free of charge," Francis says, calling statins a
"supplement" instead of a drug. Yeah, as if it were a nutrient
Francis doesn't mention is the disastrous side effects of statin drugs:
Extreme muscle pain and weakness, kidney failure, the loss of CoQ10 (a vital
nutrient for heart health), liver damage, erectile dysfunction, constipation
and much more. I know people who say they were almost killed by statin drugs
but who thankfully recognized the symptoms and stopped taking these dangerous
chemical medications before things got worse.
this doctor from Imperial College London apparently doesn't believe such
side effects are a big deal. Statin drugs are so safe, he says, that fast
food restaurants should just hand them out like candy.
advice from a doctor
The very premise of this argument is extremely dangerous: That you can go
ahead and keep eating toxic fast food as long as you "protect"
yourself by taking dangerous chemical medications.
could you possibly get any worse health advice? It's no wonder this advice
is coming from a conventional M.D. The idea that you can block the harm
from fast food by swallowing a patented chemical medication with your meal
is so absurd as to be stupid. Really: It's just a simplistic, low-I.Q. conclusion
from a doctor who obviously knows nothing about nutrition.
he going to recommend next? Free chemo pills to counteract the cancer-causing
effects of bacon and sausage? Here, kids, chow down on a little chemo before
you head off to school. It's good for ya! Maybe the industry will come up
with gummy-shaped chemo bears for kids. (Don't laugh. I've made similarly
comical suggestions in the past that turned out to be true...)
here's the best part of Dr. Francis' absurd logic: He compares taking statin
drugs to the safety of wearing a seat belt while driving!
people engage in risky behaviors like driving or smoking, they're encouraged
to take measures that minimize their risk, like wearing a seatbelt or choosing
cigarettes with filters. Taking a statin is a rational way of lowering some
of the risks of eating a fatty meal," he says.
it is -- if you enjoy kidney disease, liver disease, muscle weakness, CoQ10
depletion and other side effects. If you're a foolish consumer who thinks
you can counteract the dangerous chemicals in fast food by swallowing another
dangerous chemical to "counteract" it, then free statin drugs
might sound downright brilliant.
in the real world, where the laws of biochemistry don't cater to the absurd
ideas of drug-pushing researchers, fast food is bad for your health... and
so is taking chemical medications. If you combine them, you don't neutralize
your health risk -- you increase your total health risk by expanding it
into all the areas of statin drug side effects.
instead of just destroying your heart and pancreas by wolfing down fast
food, you're also threatening your liver and kidneys with a chemical drug.
That a doctor would actually recommend giving out free statin drugs to fast
food customers is yet more proof that conventional medical training is a
total failure and that mainstream doctors continue to remain clueless about
real answers to health.
real answer to health, in this case, is to stop eating fast food hamburgers
and milkshakes. And stop taking dangerous chemical medications while you're
at it. If you really want a healthy heart, blend up a superfood smoothie
for lunch, or eat some heart-healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
next from medical Loonyville?
think about this story. If Imperial College London can actually issue a
press release touting this quack research http://www3.imperial.ac.uk....,
and if a high-level researcher like Dr Darrel Francis http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/d.francis/
can genuinely conclude that free medications should be handed out to customers
like ketchup packets, then what else might these people come up with?
Meals with free antidepressants, of course! Buy a Happy Meal and your kid
gets some psychiatric drugs included with the toy. Munch away, kiddies!
about free diabetes drugs with every 12-pack of Coca-Cola products. Drink
up all that liquid sugar, folks, and just be sure to swallow your diabetes
pills that are included!
not have free chemotherapy pills in every pack of hot dogs? That way, little
kids can eat their hot dogs and then experience just enough nausea to vomit
the processed meat back up. Problem solved!
this whole idea that you can just throw more chemical medications at consumers
and thereby "protect" them from food-induced diseases is pure
medical madness. That someone from the world of conventional medicine would
even suggest such a thing speaks poorly about the credibility of the medical
industry at large. It's becoming increasingly obvious to even mainstream
consumers that following the health advice of conventional doctors is a
very bad idea.
why not just sell statin drug sandwiches where the drugs are baked right
into the bread? Don't laugh: It wasn't too long ago that doctors in America
suggested they drip statin drugs into the water supply because the drugs
were so safe and effective that everyone needed them!
just like fluoride, if you can believe that.
know, I think the bottom line here is that too many medical researchers
are taking their own drugs. Because one of the very first side effects from
taking daily medications is a loss of cognitive function and impaired ability
to reason. And when that goes, there's no telling what kind of whoppers
these people will come up with.
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