Statin drugs are still the #1 selling drugs of all time! In today’s podcast, Dr.Martin discusses different studies about statin drugs as well as some new findings about cholesterol!! He will discuss statin drugs and the effect they have on cognitive health, diabetes and muscle damage. He’ll also talk about triglycerides, HDL and LDL as well as a couple studies that claim LDL is not a good marker for cholesterol! If you’re taking a statin drug or, you’re worried about cholesterol, this is the perfect podcast for you!
TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning, everyone. Here’s a 2019 study found that statins, okay, which is cholesterol-lowering medication, [00:00:30] is associated with cognitive decline. The number one selling drug of all time are statin drugs, Lipitor in particular. Lipitor, the number one selling drug of all time. Imagine beating out antibiotics, beating out Aspirin. The number one selling drug of all time is Lipitor. [00:01:00] I talked to you guys about this last week, I think. Half of the population, half, over 50% of the population over 60, is taking a statin drug. Guys, it’s incredible. Think about that. Half the population over 60-years-old are taking statin drugs.
Dr. Martin: Now guys, you know me. I don’t go after medications. I really don’t. I mean, [00:01:30] if you call me, you got an infection, I’ll tell you, “Take an antibiotic.” I’m not telling you not to take drugs. You guys know me. I’m just telling you that statin drug is the one I usually pick on the most because it was faulty science from the beginning, and the more they study it now, statin drugs have made no impact. Even though it’s the number one selling medication of all time, it has made no impact, none, zero, [00:02:00] nada, on heart disease.
Dr. Martin: I’m going to give you a few studies that came out in the last few weeks. It came out in 2019, but it was just reported last week. So, I couldn’t even report on it, but they’re saying that a 2019 study found that statin drugs are associated with cognitive decline, and I’ve said this in the past. You take statin drugs. It affects your memory. [00:02:30] We got enough trouble with our memory. Don’t we? Especially if you’re over 60 or whatever. What are we worried about the most? Alzheimer’s, and dementia, and memory loss. You have a drug that’s now associated with cognitive decline. It’s one of its major side effects.
Dr. Martin: Now the other major side effect of statin drugs, well-established… Well, two other big side effects. Women that take statin drugs, 50% [00:03:00] of them will become a diabetic, cognitive decline, 50% of women on statin drugs will become diabetic. The third one, the most common of all side effects of statin drugs, Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, whatever -or you take… Rhabdomyolysis, what is that? Big word for muscle damage. The same [00:03:30] thing that causes muscle… Your heart is a muscle. Isn’t it? Your heart is a muscle.
Dr. Martin: A common side effect and even… I read an article quite a while ago, but it said that, and a lot of this stuff is unreported because what happens? You can understand it. Doctors who prescribe statin drugs have been prescribing them for years, and years, and years, [00:04:00] and years. They’re bombarded day in and day out. Look, you never want somebody to die of a heart attack. Right? On your watch. So, give them a statin drug. Right? If they have muscle pain, well, you know what? Tell them to put up with it. At least it’s not a heart attack. I’m not kidding you. That is the mentality of prescribing statin drugs.
Dr. Martin: Well, look, if [00:04:30] you have some cognitive decline, live with it. It’s not a heart attack. If you have sore muscles, and I mean, I had a lot of patients in my office over the years. I say, “Lift up your arms.” They can’t even get them to their face, hardly, because they were on statin drugs, and their muscles are being damaged, but guys, your heart is a muscle. What kind of damage is it doing to that? I can’t get over that. So, statin [00:05:00] drugs come up empty again.
Dr. Martin: Here’s something, guys, that is going to blow you away, but I’ve been saying this for so long, it gives me a headache. Okay? The Mayo Clinic did a study, and their primary finding is that people with higher HDL… Now, guys, okay, let’s talk about this just for a second. You have triglycerides. When you look at your lipid profile, I’m going to go [00:05:30] over, and over, and over, and over this again. You look at your lipid profile. First thing you want to look at is your triglycerides. Three sugar balls make a fat ball, triglycerides. It’s a fat ball made from sugar. That’s your triglycerides. It all has to do with food. Okay?
Dr. Martin: Carboholics, we get high triglycerides. This is why even on the reset in four [00:06:00] weeks… We had a case last week. It went down from five point… I think it was 5.50, which is a heart attack waiting to happen, down to 1.50 in four weeks, because they lowered their… no carbs. Their triglycerides went down. So, number one is triglycerides.
Dr. Martin: Number two is HDL. What is HDL? Good [00:06:30] cholesterol. You want triglycerides way down, and you want good cholesterol to go up. How do you get good cholesterol? From food. Elevate your eggs, meat, and cheese. Good cholesterol goes up. That’s HDL. That’s very important, because the higher your HDL, the more it will take those bad triglycerides [00:07:00] out of your body, your bloodstream.
Dr. Martin: Triglycerides, by the way, are not just dangerous for your heart. They’re dangerous for your brain. They’re dangerous for your kidneys. They’re dangerous for your eyes. Anywhere where you have circulation, triglycerides, three fat balls, three sugar balls make a fat ball. Three glycerides, right? You want to lower your triglycerides. [00:07:30] You can only do that with food.
Dr. Martin: As a matter of fact, there’s a new drug, and I talked about this, Vascepa. They say they can lower triglycerides. It’s fish oil. Yeah, eggs, meat, and cheese, and meat is fish. Fish is meat. Okay? In case you were wondering if you can have meat, yeah, you can have as much seafood as you want on the reset. Okay? I took my [00:08:00] high DHA oil this morning. I had my fish oil this morning with my bacon, and eggs, and sausages to elevate my good cholesterol.
Dr. Martin: Now, the third one… and I don’t care if you look at it or not. I’m just giving you a study. I’m going to give you a couple of studies. Okay? A couple of studies this morning on your LDL. Now, LDL is the one that your doctor, by and large, that’s the one he’s interested in, [00:08:30] because they’ve been brainwashed to look at LDL, which is low density lipoprotein. They say it’s your bad cholesterol. I never believed that. Biochemistry 101 says, “No. LDL is not bad. Your body makes it.” But what statins can do is for sure lower your LDL. It will lower your LDL. You get on a statin drug. You’re going to [00:09:00] lower your bad… According to your doctor…
Dr. Martin: Look, I love doctors, so don’t come after me, but they’ve been trained this way. Lower the LDL. Lower the LDL, but now the studies are coming. Here they are. I’m going to read a couple to you this morning. Okay? Do we like the Mayo Clinic? Yep. Are they one of the top hospitals and research centers in the world? Yes, the Mayo Clinic. [00:09:30] Here’s what they said.
Dr. Martin: The Mayo Clinic study primary findings, people with higher had lower mortality rate, higher LDL. The more LDL you have, according to the Mayo Clinic in a new study, the better you are… This is after a heart attack, by the way. When they hammer you with… If you have a heart attack, [00:10:00] whether your cholesterol… 90% of them, the cholesterol is completely normal. Right? Their triglycerides were bad. Anyway, you’re going to leave the hospital or whatever, you’re going to leave with a cocktail of medication. One of them is going to be a statin, a cholesterol-lowering medication, specifically aimed at your LDL. Okay? But Mayo Clinic is saying that [00:10:30] after a heart attack, you want to have higher LDL, because you’ll do better. Well, what is it? For years and years and years and years, hammer, hammer the number one selling medication of all time.
Dr. Martin: Okay, here’s the Mayo Clinic. Now Dr. Dayspring is a lipidologist, lipidologist. You know what a lipidologist is? [00:11:00] An expert on lipids, fats, okay, cholesterol. He’s the number one guy, apparently, in North America. Here’s what he said. I’m going to quote him here. “The LDL…” Here’s him, after years of being a lipidologist, says, “A terrible marker for heart disease,” quote, “is LDL cholesterol,” low density lipoprotein cholesterol. [00:11:30] He says it’s a terrible biomarker. I wonder if he’s been listening to Dr. Martin, because I told you, quit looking at LDL. It don’t mean nothing. Nothing, honey. It don’t mean nothing. It doesn’t mean anything.
Dr. Martin: All I’m saying is, Dr. Dayspring has said… and listen. Here’s the other thing that he said. This will blow you away, but let me rephrase [00:12:00] what he said about LDL. The leading lipidologist, Dr. Dayspring, says, “LDL is a terrible biomarker. The better biomarker,” he says, is what? What’s the better biomarker? Well, yes, your triglyceride, but no, here’s what he’s saying: Insulin. Check the insulin for heart disease. Guys, doesn’t this get to you? Dr. [00:12:30] Dayspring says, in this article, that LDL is a terrible biomarker, but the best biomarker for heart disease, myocardial infarctions, MIs, which is a clot, that’s how you get a heart attack.
Dr. Martin: He says, “The best biomarker for that is your insulin.” High-circulating insulin. Martin Clinic, [00:13:00] Martin Clinic, high-circulating insulin. He says, “That’s a better biomarker.” If you have high-circulating insulin, your chances of getting an MI, a heart attack, a myocardial infarction, are gone way, way, way up. Guys, they’re finally catching up, and they’re saying LDL is a terrible biomarker. Don’t even look at it. Wow. Think about [00:13:30] what I’m saying to you guys. It’s incredible. It’s food. Insulin is a food hormone. You don’t need insulin if you don’t eat, and you need a lot of insulin if you’re eating crappy carbs and sugars. Guys, that’s science. That is science.
Dr. Martin: There’s been a thing going around on, like you can imagine, that [00:14:00] statin drug companies that have made billions of dollars… Remember what I told you. This is about five years ago, maybe seven-eight years ago now. There was a vote in the parliament of the United Kingdom to put statin drugs in the drinking water for heaven’s sakes. That’s how powerful they are. I’ll tell you, if I went and I went door to door here, because I’m in a… [00:14:30] Well, it’s not primarily a 55 and over condo building I’m in, but if I went here door to door, because 99% are 55 and older, and I told them that statin drugs weren’t good for you, they’d have a hissy fit. What?
Dr. Martin: I guarantee you the vast majority of people even here in my condo unit are on statin drugs, because their doctor told them, [00:15:00] like it’s like a vitamin. It’s not a vitamin. It’s not vitamin S, statin drugs. Vitamin S at the Martin Clinic is what? Steak. So now we’re finding out steak, because you don’t need a lot of insulin, is better for your heart. I’ve been saying that to you guys for years, and years, and years, and years.
Dr. Martin: Anyway, guys, look, you know how I am. You know what I’m like. I’m controversial, I know, but it [00:15:30] bothers me when I see stuff like this. Okay? It bothers me when half of the people in Canada and the United States, half of the population over 60, are taking these medications. At least get on Vascepa. Okay? Which is a pharmaceutical grade omega-3, pharmaceutical grade omega-3.
Dr. Martin: [00:16:00] Guys, okay, so the vast majority of people, the statins come empty again. Okay? Low total cholesterol is bad for you. Low LDL, now they’re finding out, is bad for you. High HDL, good cholesterol, high density lipoprotein is good for you. Low triglycerides, [00:16:30] that’s what you aim for. Get your triglycerides down, and get your good cholesterol up. One goes down. The other goes up. That’s what makes all the difference in the world for you.
Dr. Martin: You know what? Lather, rinse, and repeat. I’m going to do it over, and over, and over again. Okay? There’s going to be a whole section in my new book on cholesterol.
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