Are Statins Harmless? Part 1: Series Overview

I saw a – another comment from a viewer
recently. Statins kill. Yes, they do and it’s worth going through that again. I’m
gonna do another series of videos on statins and their side-effects and by
the way, yes I do still use them. In fact, cars kill, trucks kill, antibiotics kill.
Even keto diets can kill and plant-based diets can kill. Antibiotics clearly can
kill. Yet we’ve all or none – most of us have used most of those at some point in
time and sometimes they save lives as well. So I’m gonna do a brief series
again on statins and their side-effects. We’ll talk a little bit about David
Diamond who did a – he actually did a very good series. You see him a lot on the
internet and he’s basically talking about he doesn’t use statins because of
relative risk. I was asked to give my perspective on David Diamond and the
relative risk issue and gave it in a video about a year ago. I’ll cover that
briefly. The Stanton risk benefit ratio by Rory Collins and associates, Lancet
September 2016. These guys are – I think they call themselves the statin trialists
or something like that. Their perspective is like most of us, yes
statins do kill. However, they save tens of thousands of
lives for everyone that they’ve killed. I’ll do another – another article which
is more of a patient-oriented, patient level article. It’s from Mayo Clinic. By
the way, as usual I messed up my – the visual component but that’s a – that’s the
Mayo Clinic. And – that’s very practical I think and hope a lot of you will see the
value in that one. Then I’m going to talk about a brief article, “By The
Statin Liver Safety Task Force”. Their 24 – 2014 update and again most of it’s still
very up today. Basically what they’re saying is look if you have ALT or AST,
and those are a couple of liver functions. If those are less than 3
times elevated, you’re fine. I mean that’s the short and simple version of it. So
again, just a short video to introduce the series and then look forward to the –
to the series itself. Thank you much for your interest! Hey, if you’re interested
in a 2-day boot camp type of environment where you get your CI-MT, you
get all your labs and we spend two days going over the whole thing. Check out our
event! It’s November 8th and 9th at Louisville. Great place to fly into! In
November at the University of Louisville.

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