Episode 09.11.2023 - Destroying The Narrative: Cholesterol and Statins


Dr. Brian Ardis discusses the misconceptions surrounding cholesterol in this text. He highlights the role of a book called "The Cholesterol Hoax" in uncovering the history of cholesterol testing and pharmaceutical industry involvement. Dr. Ardis emphasizes the importance of cholesterol in the body, including its role in cell membranes and hormone production. He questions the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, citing side effects and potential health risks. The text also challenges the link between high cholesterol consumption and heart disease, citing exceptions like France and Spain. Dr. Ardis advises against obsessing over cholesterol levels and advocates for a healthy diet while briefly mentioning unrelated topics like COVID-19 vaccines and information manipulation.


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They've got everything my pillow doesn't type in “doctor” promo code at checkout, we're making it easy for you Dr. either want to save 35% off anything you buy there. Thank you for the support from all of these people. Thank you very much. All right, tonight, we're going to destroy the narrative around cholesterol. So it's one of my favorite things to address with patients over the last 20 years. Because every single one of you have been lied to about cholesterol, everyone in America thinks is bad for you. And some man told you that and it's not true. All right, so we're gonna do that we're gonna destroy that narrative. All right, so let's just dive into we're gonna go through here. If you have any questions, submit them, we're ready to answer them. We'll wrap those up at the end of this presentation. But you're going to learn a lot from me. If you want to know just right off the bat, there's a book if you would like to know if everything I'm talking about and showing you tonight, if it's really true or not, please go buy a book. It's called the cholesterol hoax, HLA X. It was written by a medical doctor named Sherry Rogers. She actually takes you through the whole history of why it is the pharmaceutical companies even invented the idea of testing for cholesterol, and then why they decided to call it something damaging, increasing risk of heart attacks and strokes. And then why it is they use statin drugs to convince you you needed to lower it to prevent heart attacks or strokes, which in reality, it doesn't do if you lower cholesterol. Alright, so we're gonna go through that. So what is cholesterol? Let's go through these slides. We'll put them up for you. And I'm gonna give credit where it's due. Christina, our producer helped put together all the slides. I fed her some info but the majority this is her doing, she knows what I want. She's on the screen or I say hi, way better. There we go. All right, here we go. Alright, so what is cholesterol? Alright, so cholesterol is something the majority of is made in your liver from the fat you consume. But cholesterol has tons of things that it does for us, right, you've got different versions, you got LDL, which they call bad cholesterol, which is not bad. Some people just call it that, because he figured out a drug could reduce it. So they had to make it bad because they can manipulate it with a drug. You got LDL is you got HDL, which are supposedly the good cholesterol, and then what's called triglycerides. But these lipids or fats that are converted into cholesterol, are used almost to make the majority of hormones even have in your body. So your emotions, your sex drive, your energy, your hormone balance, your period, you name it, are all actually produced, managed, governed by the cholesterol you make, which is later in the body converted into hormones. Alright, so cholesterol is found in your bloodstream and every cell in your body has to have it you need it helps produce cell membranes, vitamin D bile acids, which bile comes from your gallbladder to help you break down fats enhances neurological function. Like your brain needs cholesterol in order to even fire nerves with things like choline and serotonin, you got to have cholesterol for that. Now you'll see that third bullet point there it actually says drastically lowering cholesterol actually increases your risk of dying. We're gonna talk about that here a little bit. Your liver makes up 75% of everything. We already mentioned that in the United States, you're a lied to and told that cholesterol is bad for you. It is not. Alright. Well, I mentioned HDL, LDL is triglycerides. We'll take you through what those are LDL is what they call the bad cholesterol. Look at number two. This is actually warned, I just want you to know I used to tell people not in my clinic all the time. If you don't know what LDL czar and why they're important. ever picked off a scab. When you had a wound, you can peel it off. That's LDL cholesterol, your cholesterol. The LDL cholesterol was used to keep you from bleeding to death. It's part of the clotting factor to keep you from internally bleeding to death or externally. You need it. Alright, so it's important. Let's go to High Density Lipoprotein HDL is that's what's called the the good cholesterol supposed to helps keep your arteries healthy. blood thin and healthy. All right, then you got your triglycerides. These are fats that have been linked to diabetes and heart disease, supposedly, they're known to go up just so you know, if you have high triglycerides, the very first thing I always tell people is, you've got lots of starches and pasta as you're eating. I mean, that's really the number one thing, you can actually slash triglycerides like 80% 90%, just by removing starches for five to six days, tons of people do it. It's phenomenal. Just get the grains, the breads, the bagels, the pastries out of your diet, you'll see that just crash, it's amazing. You can actually mess with your medical doctors and their bloodwork. Before they take your blood test. Just don't eat any grains. For the five days before you do the test. Your triglycerides will be miraculous, even for your insurance tests, right when they want to check your cholesterol to determine your premiums for your insurance company. Just make sure for the five days before you do that test, if you have cholesterol issues, you think just avoid all the breads and grains, it's going to be greatly reduced, you're going to look fabulous, okay, also drinking alcohol excessively to see their cigarettes also. Alright, so you're not actually told by your medical doctors very often that you need to actually address your diet and fix it know what you're sold is is the idea that there's a drug for you. If LDL cholesterol is triglycerides are out of the roof. And beyond normal, as what you know, it used to be back in like the 80s, that a high or normal reference for cholesterol was like a 300. Then they moved it down to 250. Then they moved it down to 200. So they keep lowering normal so they can sell you more drugs, just so you know. But statin drugs as you see on the screen, 35 million prescriptions, or 35 million people are taking them around the country, which is insane. All right. They tell you that the statin drugs, the most common named statin drug is called Lipitor. Since 1997, Lipitor is the number one most sold and prescribed drug in America period. They haven't sold another drug more than that one, Lipitor. So they got a whole bunch of Americans convinced obviously, that they need to take their drug to reduce their cholesterol. You know, it's amazing, since 1997, you know, still the number one and number two causes of death in America are Cristina cancer and heart disease yet they've told you got to lower your cholesterol levels with the statin drugs since 1997. And if you do it, we're going to reduce heart attacks and strokes in this country. Now, they've still gone up, they've still been the second or first they interchange cancer and heart disease. Still, the number one cause of the number two cause of death in America is heart disease. And the majority of you delts are on these drugs, supposedly to protect you from that. We're gonna get into some of these drugs later because they're not really the solution. All right, so the next slide here, this is a great slide. It actually has a list of the published side effects to statin drugs, which there are five most common statin drugs. If you look at the generic name, a tour of a statin is Lipitor, but on the generic names for each of the drugs you will see statin is the end of the drugs name. That means it's a cholesterol lowering drug. Anyway, when you see the statins when I say statin, that's the generic name of these drugs, a torva statin is Lipitor. And these are some of the known side effects. I want to bring your attention to the very first one on this graphic.

The number one thing that people come to chiropractic offices for is musculoskeletal pain, meaning their back hurts their hips, or their legs or their arms or their elbows, their knees, I have to tell you 80% of the people that I could get rid of their pain in two weeks or less without even adjusting them. All of them were on a statin drug, and the statin drug was causing the pain that is the number one published most common side effect to all statin drugs is it creates pain in your body. It can be back pain. It can be shoulder pain, hip pain, you name it knee pain. And the moment I would see on their chart day one, if they complained of a pain somewhere in their body, I would then look at their medication list. And I would ask them, How long have you had your pain? It's a three or four years or 10 years, whatever it was, and I go great. When did you start the statin drug. It always was six months to a year before their body pain started. And then I would look at him and I would say it's the drug by the way, you just need to stop that statin drug. And by the way, I will speak from experience here. Go ask any of your medical doctors if you want to. There are no side effects to coming off of cholesterol drugs immediately. That is not the same for like high blood pressure drugs or for anti psychotic drugs. You got to wean off of those over time. And you should be having someone help you heal so you don't have those issues and can come off those drugs later. That is not the case with cholesterol. Drugs, you can stop those immediately. And then your pain will start subsiding within 48 hours to 72 hours. It's miraculous. Alright, so the first one on there, muscle pain, second, headaches. How many of you live with headaches? How many loved ones do you have there on cholesterol drugs. Fatigue is the fourth one difficulty sleep. And of course, that goes with fatigue, to things that were the primary complaints in my office, if they dealt with pain, primarily, that would have been one very common one. Outside of that it was always I can't control my weight or my appetite. And I'm so tired all the time. So weight concerns and fatigue, well, cholesterol drugs destroy your metabolism, they destroy your appetite, and they impact your energy. Why you can't even make adrenaline. You don't have enough cholesterol to produce enough hormones. You don't have enough serotonin, which is what's used. You have to use cholesterol to make it that you're happy feel good hormone. So a lot of people experience depression. All right, you'll see memory loss and confusion, why you need cholesterol to help with the brain's function. And the side effects of the drugs impact memory and cognitive function. You'll see in fertility also why it impacts your hormones. It's what it does increased risk of heart failure. Look at that at the bottom. Why did your cardiologist or MD put you on it in the first place? They said it's going to protect you from heart disease, it is a known side effect, that it can lead to an increase your risks for heart attacks and strokes. Is that an oxymoron? They're selling you that idea? That that's what you need it for. Also, the increased risk of type two diabetes. Alright. I'm just gonna put it right here. Statin drugs are not the major cause for type two diabetes. That is not true. Even though it's inside of our discussion tonight. It can do that. That is not the number one cause. The number one cause are sodas, pizzas, potato chips, cereals, you name it. That's what does it. All right, let's look at some of the roles that cholesterol plays because I know a lot of people in the audience don't know what it does, besides the fact that just said it helps you produce scabs, you know, bleed to death. Alright, so here's some of the major roles. You need it to make all the cell membranes in your body makes them waterproof. So that different things can move in and out of what they call the cell membrane wall, which is that by lipid layer that all your cells have inside of it, the nucleus, their organelles, these little bitty organs inside the cells like mitochondria that make energy and other things. Cholesterol is nature's repair substance, like I already mentioned here. It also helps you to make tears and helps repair arteries, which is not what you told you told it actually clogs up arteries, which you learned about Yes, last week. By the way, if you go back and watch me and Dr. Thomas D. Levy's interview, we talk about what happens to arteries to cause blood clotting disorders. We teach about it there. And then we mentioned earlier that many hormones are actually used by you have to use cholesterol to make those hormones you see here, the fourth bullet point sex hormones, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, you need it. You also need cholesterol to be able to manage blood sugar appropriately, which is why that type two diabetes was on the previous graphic. Alright, here's some other roles. I mentioned. It's good for helping raise serotonin levels, which helps combat depression, which is that second bullet point there on the screen. And we have to have cholesterol, we have to have fats, I mean, 70% of your entire brain is made up of fat. That's why you take the brain out of somebody's body and it'll actually float on water. Fats actually are less dense than water so it floats on top. So you need fats, bile salts made in the gallbladder, you actually need it, you cholesterol to help you make that stuff so you can digest your foods. It's the precursor to vitamin D. Imagine that. Cholesterol is a powerful antioxidant, which is phenomenal, like we mentioned from previous episodes with vitamin C, magnesium, selenium, these are all antioxidants. So it's cholesterol. And you'll notice that we will go over this in a minute. That last bullet point on there, it says cholesterol especially LDL cholesterol, helps to fight and combat infections. This is very specific, by the way, it actually helps you combat viral infections. And one of the number one most common symptoms and side effects for Lipitor and Purvis statin, which is the second most common prescribed drug for cholesterol in America, the number one side effect that affects 10% of all Lipitor patients, and all 14% of all pair of statin patients is what they call nasal pharyngitis, which is actually a medical term for the common cold. So if you start reducing cholesterol, you start to get viral infections and symptoms as a result number one side effect these people will stay ill with chronic reoccurring colds and influenza and pneumonia is when they start their cholesterol drugs. Can I tell you any upper respiratory chronic infection patients I saw in the call Estoril drugs they were doing. Were causing tons of it as it's published and known side effect. Alright, let's look at missing truths around cholesterol. Let's put it on the next slide. Myth, people with high cholesterol more prone to heart attacks, truth young and middle aged men with cholesterol levels over 350 Which if somebody looks at your bloodwork and says You got three and 50, they're gonna say we need to get down to 200. They are slightly more at risk for heart attacks. Those who have cholesterol levels just below 350 are at no greater risk than those whose cholesterol is very low. For elderly men and for women of all ages, high cholesterol is associated with a longer lifespan. Did you hear that or read that? High cholesterol in elderly men and women of all ages, high cholesterol is associated with a longer lifespan. That's not what you're sold. That's not what you're told. Alright, let's look at the next myth, cholesterol and saturated fat clog your arteries. I can tell you one thing that's clogging arteries right now around the world. These mRNA mRNA vaccines per the circulation journal from the American Heart Association. They said the mRNA vaccines increased dramatically thrombotic events which is blood clotting, alright, myth cholesterol and saturated fats clog arteries truth there's very little cholesterol or saturated fat in your artery plaque or clogs. Most of the materials are calcium deposit.

That's very similar to lime and most of the fatty acids are unsaturated. Alright, next myth, eating saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods will cause cholesterol levels to rise and make more people susceptible to heart disease. Well, the truth is many studies show that there's no relationship between diet and cholesterol levels 85% of your entire cholesterol level, I'm speaking off of this screen right here. 85% of all of your cholesterol levels are determined by your genetics and have nothing to do with what you eat. That's why you shouldn't manipulate your cholesterol because 85% of it, regardless of what you eat, is actually all made up of just your genetics ability to produce cholesterol from your liver. Alright, so there's no evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods contribute to heart disease as Americans have cut back on saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods, rates of heart disease has gone up, which is what we just talked about. They've just continued to climb more myths. cholesterol lowering drugs have saved many lives, kind of like what Donald Trump said about his millions of lives have been saved with this vaccine, very similar to that statement, which is a flat out lie. All right, cholesterol lowering drugs have saved many lives no truth and the two most recent trials involving 10,000 subjects, cholesterol lowering did not result in an improvement in outcome. Very interesting. next myth around cholesterol. Countries that have a high consumption of animal fat, and cholesterol have higher rates of heart disease. Oh, there's many exceptions to this observation, such as France and Spain. Furthermore, an association called a risk factor is not the same as a cause in wealthy countries where people eat a lot of animal foods. Many other factors exist that contribute to heart disease, actually. So let's put up the next slide. Because everybody that goes on cholesterol drugs has been lied to that they need cholesterol drugs in order to keep them from developing heart disease, strokes, and blood clogging arteries that are gonna lead to strokes and symbolisms and heart attacks. So what's the truth about avoiding heart disease if it's not really statin drugs? Stop worrying about your cholesterol. I've said it for years in practice, everyone needs to forget about your cholesterol, there's one thing you can do ignore that one. Remember, I just told you 85% Regardless of whatever you eat, or drink, or put in your body 85% of your entire cholesterol level is made up from your genetics, your body just makes it so stop worrying about it. Number two, do not take cholesterol lowering drugs, they contribute to heart failure. And that is absolutely true. Avoid processed food, especially processed vegetable oils and trans fats, fats Hold on. I was told when I was in the, you know, when I was a kid in the 80s and 90s. My mom used to make this pot roast every Sunday. And then she put this huge tub of Country Crock on the table. Because this margarine substance was supposed to be better than butter, and protecting against blood clots and heart disease. And every single medical journal, including the American Medical Association, that JAMA, the journal for the American Medical Association in the New England Journal of Medicine, they had ads inside the journals inside their printed books, that margarine actually prevented heart disease better than butter. Well, I'd like to ask you, Christina, is that true? Not true. All right. Well, they they figured out that is not true. In fact, they figured out that the substance that makes up margarine is actually one molecule away from plastic, one carbon molecule by the way, added to it, then it turns into a solid, which is contributing to increased heart disease, blood clots, and then they found out through research, that butter all along was so much better for you. So I lather up my pot roast potatoes, carrots, all that good stuff with real butter. Not like the country crap I mean Country Crock, or parquet crap we were sold the idea early on, and medical doctors were all over that one for like 20 years talking about how great margarine was. And then remember Fabio, remember that got Christina, Fabio Marissa beautiful hair flying in the wind. He couldn't believe it wouldn't butter and he was eating remember that? Eat butter. Your body knows how to do better with butter, not these alternative margarine crap, avoid it. It's going to lead to heart disease. If you eat this stuff, it's already been proven. But just like the COVID-19 vaccines right now, you're all you were told for a long time that that was going to be the only thing to help produce and prevent and reduce, not produce reduce risk of heart attacks and strokes, only to find out later. That was not true. Well, a year and a half into this onslaught actually just 12 months into this onslaught of vaccinating the entire world. We're seeing athletes around the world dying. Teenagers dying myocarditis all over the place blood clots, increases of cancers. Thomas reigns reported to Senator Ron Johnson last week, there's over 1000 fold increase in all diseases for the military, since the shots have been pumped out 200 times more increase in miscarriages since the vaccines have started. All right, you're all being lied to. And eventually it'll come out. It'll all be true. And they will all look like heroes right now. We're being told to not trust us. And we're spreading disinformation, actually consider us terrorist. Per something's ceylinco sent me earlier tonight. Okay. And we'll share that with the audiences later maybe tomorrow. All right, how to avoid heart disease for real don't eat Country Crock. That's a load of crock, and then eat the meat, fat and organ meats of grass fed animals. Yes, you read it. organ meats. Yes. If you're not going to eat those, you better start taking supplements that actually have organ meats in them to help protect against autoimmune diseases against those organs. That's why I actually love standard processed products. Eat plenty of wild caught seafood. I love seafood. I'm from New Orleans. So we love it. And I agree Wildcats always better. Number five or six here do not consume protein powders lean meat, egg whites without the yolks or skim milk, just eat the whole eggs. high protein diets lacking the nutrient supply, but animal fats can deplete vitamin A leading to heart disease, eat the grass fed animals. All right now this next one I've never done, I probably won't do but for those of you who like liver, eat liver at least once a week. I'm not going to do that. I hate liver. I don't want to eat it. But supposedly it's very healthy for you, which I'll decide. Alright, you can do cod liver oil, which I love, which is a great source for vitamin D and Omega fats and Vitamin K. You'll see that they maintain a healthy weight, engage in moderate exercise outdoors and don't smoke. Avoid exposure to environmental toxins, like COVID-19 vaccines. Those are environmental toxins. All right. Before I get into some amazing stuff here, we're we'll touch on some stuff here. I got to alright, I have to go back to some of the listed side effects of these drugs. Okay, so I have a printout here that my producer did not know how to bring. But I worked on this all afternoon. I actually am going to read off what the top five most prescribed cholesterol drugs are. Because I know the majority of people there's 35 million Americans that are taking these every every day. They're on one of these. So Lipitor is number one, like I mentioned the most common since 1997. Most sold drug prescribed drug in the country. Flu of a statin sodium is another one pit of a statin which is called lavabo. And then Provet call, better wise known as preva statin. Consumer digest says really consumer reports listed this drug as a best buy for statin drugs. That's what it says. And then Zocor, you've heard of Zocor, I'm sure some of the statin is this name. Remember, they all have statin in their generic name. It says this drug is cheaper than the other statins. Great. So if you want cheaper, better, I'm going to only talk about two, Lipitor, and another one, which is private statin. We're gonna talk about these two out of the most common five reasons we're talking about Lipitor, the majority of you or your loved ones that are taking it are on it. So I went to drugs rx.com or drugs.com, one of the two. And what I did is I wanted to take for consumers and for healthcare professionals, they have a tab there if you're looking at the drug that you can print out and look at what are the published worst and most common side effects of those drugs? Well, I took them both the consumer version and the health care practitioners, the doctors who are prescribing these drugs, and I want to bring your attention to Lipitor otherwise known Known as torva statin. Okay. Common side effects of Lipitor include hemorrhagic stroke, and I hold on now, I just have to tell you, this actually is common side effects, very first one listed underneath the health care providers section. You don't have to be a healthcare provider just go click it, it opens for everybody who wants to read it. Lipitor side effects. Common side effects of Lipitor include hemorrhagic stroke. How many of you were told that your statin drug you needed to be on was going to help reduce your risk of stroke? Okay, it listed as a common side effect. arthralgia, do you know what that is? Arthur means joint allergy means pain. So how many people on cholesterol drugs and all of a sudden develop joint pain that now you're diagnosed with arthritis for now you've been on prednisone or the drugs for the rest of your life when it's actually published common side effect of Lipitor diarrhea and nasal pharyngitis. Alright, so diarrhea. There's a lot of people diagnosed with IBS dash D. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, primarily diarrhea, if you started diarrhea. After you started the cholesterol drug stop the statin drug Lipitor is known to do it. If you have reoccurring common cold like symptoms or flu like symptoms. That's nasal pharyngitis.

That is a common side effect of Lipitor. All right side effects requiring immediate medical attention. They say. So pay attention. If you're on Lipitor, you have any of these side effects. You need immediate medical attention. It says it's funny, says cough. start coughing. That's a problem that needs immediate medical attention. Difficulty swallowing dizziness, fast heartbeat, fever, hives, skin rash, muscle cramps, puffiness, swelling around the eyelids, water retention, tightness in the chest. Oh, that sounds like a heart attack. tightness in the chest is a sign or symptom of unusual tiredness or weakness. Side effects that don't require immediate medical attention when you're on Lipitor headaches, hoarseness, losing your voice, lower back or side pain. You don't need immediate medical attention. You'd call it next week. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones, painful or difficult urination because everybody wants that as a side effect. That's not a side effect of normal cholesterol levels by the way, and then a stuffy or runny nose. And then they mentioned here also for healthcare professionals. I don't know what that was you just put up on the screen. Mark, do you want to elaborate on that? I don't know what you're talking about. Okay, all right. Okay, so for healthcare professionals general the most frequently reported side effects were nasal pharyngitis. And according to medical news, today.com Nasal pharyngitis is another name for the common cold. It's a mild infection of the nose and throat that can produce symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Well, it said over here, the most common side effect that needs requiring immediate medical attention was a cough. And that's a known side effect of Lipitor. Alright. It develops supposedly most often Medical News Today says nasal pharyngitis actually occurs from viral infections. That's interesting. How can when you start taking the statin drug, you start having viral symptoms. Currently, however, there are no it says here Medical News Today there are no antiviral medications that can fight these viruses that cause the symptom. And antibiotics will not treat I quote antibiotics will not treat a viral infection. That amazing. Do you know that every COVID protocol actually enlist an antibiotic for a viral infection supposedly, every single one of them syncing? It says here so doctors prescribe them only if a person has a complication due to a bacterial infection, talking about antibiotics. I just want to bring it to your attention anybody who puts you or your loved one on an antibiotic when you have a viral infection. You should bring their attention to Medical News Today and the CDC because they say that's unwarranted alright second most common side effect nasal pharyngitis was number one common cold when you start Lipitor number two arthralgia joint pain what does that actually define as on? John Hopkins? Nope. Mayo Clinic neuralgic pain and a joint or joint is arthralgia. pain and joint. So if you have arthritis is that means that's a known published side effect, which we mentioned. Then it mentions diarrhea, pain in extremities, arms and leg pain, and urinary tract infections are the most common that need medical attention. All right. Now it breaks it down for each organ in the body. And what are the most common side effects of Lipitor? So if you're on Lipitor, have a level with Lipitor and they complain of any of these things? It is published that 10% of every Lipitor person that takes this drug will have these symptoms or side effects ready here we go. And they list them as common are very Common. So with Lipitor, gi problems, diarrhea and dyspepsia are the most common. dyspepsia dy S P E. P IA, is actually indigestion. Do you know that over the counter drugs in America, there's nothing that is sold more than indigestion drugs like Tums, one that starts with a P, I don't know what it's called. Anyway, there's a bunch of acids that are sold. The most common side effects for the GI tract with Lipitor statin drugs is indigestion. That means if you will just stop the drug, your indigestion will disappear. It's actually been caused by the drug and this is over 10% of the people that start this drug. Alright, just so you know that. Oh, and Mayo Clinic says that dyspepsia. This is this is the symptom just so you know, this is a symptom of Lipitor. It is a discomfort in your upper abdomen. Indigestion describes certain symptoms such as abdominal pain, a feeling of fullness soon after you start eating rather than a specific disease. Indigestion can also be a symptom of various digestive diseases. That's what the Mayo Clinic said. Actually, it's a side effect of Lipitor, just so you know, stop Lipitor, if you have any GI symptoms. And then for your liver, I'm sorry, let's go to musculoskeletal very common 12% of everybody ever given Lipitor complains of arthritis occurring as a result? Right. And then after the actual research studies for Lipitor, they call it post marketing reports. There is a very common reported after the research study stops, but you're staying on Lipitor, where the people who are in those trials reported tendon ruptures, meaning tendons in their bodies were just tearing and half. Isn't that great? Sounds awesome. That's a side effect published of Lipitor, nervous system headache over 10%. After the research studies ended, people continue to complain most commonly have cognitive impairment, memory loss, forgetfulness, and memory impairment. I want to speak to this at a patient that came in. He was a very wealthy patient. He came in he had been to the Mayo Clinic five times in one year for a condition they called a facia, which means he could think of what to say in response to what he heard somebody say to him, but it took a delayed time period for his mouth to speak his thoughts. In fact, he could write it faster on a on one of those magnet doodles, or on an iPad faster than his mouth would repeat it after his brain articulated. This guy was brilliant, massively successful, five trips to the Mayo Clinic in one year. Every test you can think of they couldn't figure out why it was he couldn't speak as fast as he thought. So literally, when he asked them a question, like I'd say, Well, where are you from? What do you do? It was a minute later before his mouth would say the answer. So he would just write it on iPads I can see. I went home that night. And I went into his drugs that he had been prescribed. This is going on for two years. So I just asked him what you did any of these drugs. Did you start two years ago, before I actually start recommending anything? There were two cholesterol drugs. He was put on two and a half years earlier. When I went into the studies, I actually looked up studies, I wanted to know the drugs he was on, is there a side effect of a facia, a phase or the inability to produce words? Sure enough, his age group alone had the highest reported occurrence of a failure as a side effect to the cholesterol drugs. So he comes in the next day. And I said, I printed out the reports I gave him two minutes. It just you know, the Mayo Clinic missed it. They didn't even review the side effects of the drugs you'd been on for two and a half years. And I said, Did you even have high cholesterol two and a half years ago, who puts you on those drugs? And he told me it was his primary care doctor in Texas. And I said, did you have high cholesterol? This is not a joke. He wrote on his iPad, and showed me and it said, the doctor prescribed this to me for prevention. He didn't even have high cholesterol. So all I did was tell him to stop the the actual cholesterol drugs. And two weeks later, after two years of avoiding boardrooms, because he was embarrassed by his ability to communicate with people that worked for him. Two weeks went by, and he was able to start articulating at the same speed at which he thought there was a side effect of the cholesterol drugs on him neurologically. Alright, just had to share that story. You didn't know that was coming up today. Did you Christina? Nope. You didn't know. All right, let's talk about psychiatric insomnia. Known listed side effect of Lipitor it over 10% of all people that start on the drug, confusion and depression are on the longer ends. If you stay on these long enough you'll start developing confusion and depression Why because you're destroying your ability to produce cholesterol that's needed to make hormones that help you think, remember and feel happy, okay? And produce bowel movements. By the way, serotonin is required for the urinary tract infections under the heart category for Lipitor. It is common. This is what it states common. They're very common common, mild and rare. Under common for Lipitor, upwards of 10% reported cardiovascular death. And I can't see this but it's highlighted right there. Cardio washers, I'm gonna point so somebody's at home on a really big screening seat, common 10% cardiovascular death after starting Lipitor.