- Ben Fuchs
A very strange cultural myth has somehow become health dogma (defined as an authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolute truth) despite little definitive evidence to support it. A biochemically ignorant speculation and hypothesis (experiment) that many of us have bought into is that you can poison your body and your body’s cholesterol manufacturing system and somehow be the better for it.
This is very important as millions of Americans (an astounding 1 out of 8 or 9 Americans) are on one or another medication for. One out of every 4 adults over the age of 45 is on a statin drug. This happens, despite the fact that there are hundreds of studies demonstrating their toxicity and relationship to all kinds of health issues ranging from muscle pain to brain and memory problems. Statin drugs have even been linked to diabetes and cancer, two of the top three leading causes of death.
Cholesterol control is best thought of as sugar control. There’s a reason why diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol go hand in hand. But the thing about diabetes is that the designation of it (or the determination of it) is arbitrary. That’s right! Whether or not you’re officially considered a diabetic is arbitrarily determined by the magic of the medical model and the black magicians who come up with so-called diagnostic standards.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are three main tests that determine whether or not you’re a diabetic.