Nobody on earth knows the concentration of cholesterol in their body. Sure, everyone knows their "total cholesterol," but do you know what that even is?
I am writing about titled, Health Freedom Lost.
One important chapter is titled, Cholesterol? It is long and detailed, as is necessary to explain where standard of care medicine has gone wrong in the interpretation of "cholesterol."
Please note, this is a rough draft only. Currently this chapter is 53 pages long and only the first
“Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery”
- Miles Davis
We have been enslaved by the cholesterol paradigm. Citizens are enslaved and doctors coerced. Doctors are not to blame in many cases. They are required to follow the standard of care. A health care professional's deviation from the "standard of care" can lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Also, doctors are rated based on their execution of the standard of care. Not prescribing will sometimes lead to bad scores.
However, doctors must take some risks to help their patients. How many of you with elevated "cholesterol" who have resisted statin (cholesterol) treatment, have been chided by your doctor along these lines,
"Don't you want to protect your heart?"
"What are your children going to do when you are gone?"
These are actual statements by doctors to patients. This must stop in the face of new information on the actual value of statin drugs.
The benefit of all drugs is given in relative statistics. This information is meaningless to you. Here is a simple example to explain the difference.
This year, 3 people in America were killed by a lightning strike. Last year only two people died from lightning. Here are the statistics.
Relative statistics: 2 died last year, 3 died this year therefore the relative increase is (3-2)/2) *100 = 50% increase.
Are you worried about being struck by lightning and dying? You should not be when you consider the absolute statistics.
Absolute statistics: There are 331,000,000 Americans as of today. Therefore, your absolute risk - your real risk - of dying from a lightning strike is (3-2)/331,000,000) *100 = 0.00000003%
Compare 50% (relative risk) to 0.00000003% (real risk also known as absolute risk). This shows how dramatically irrelevant relative statistics can be. If the true risk of a lightning strike that kills you is 50% annually, the entire population of the United States would be reduced to less than 1,000 people in just 20 years!
Never base any health or life decisions based on relative risk or relative statistics. They are meaningless.
Absolute statistics are real and relevant. In medicine, absolute statistics are expressed as "numbers to treat (NNT)." This is the absolute value for the efficacy of any drug. The NTT for statins is not paltry, Figures 1 and 2.[i]