Tag: cardiovascular

Menopause, Hormones and Heart Health

Written by SottoPelle Recent studies show that women are experiencing menopause at much earlier ages than expected. By age 40, most women are totally depleted of normal levels of estrogen and have lost nearly all their progesterone and more than half of their testosterone. The average woman can expect her periods to stop when she… Read More »

New Quality-Control Investigations on Vaccines

Written by Dr. David Brownstein   Italian researchers recently studied the safety of vaccines in current use. (1) They examined 44 types of vaccines to check for physical contamination.  Although the vaccines were obtained from two countries (France and Italy), the same vaccine companies that supply the U.S. were used in this study. Using an… Read More »

Daily Statins for All? More Media Nonsense

Written by Dr. David Brownstein   Be still my beating heart. One day after writing a blog post describing how taking a statin for six years gives you three or four more days of life, CNN publishes an article titled, “Global study lays groundwork for daily statin usage to prevent heart disease.” (1) This study… Read More »

$14,000 for New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs? We Must Be out of Our Minds!

Written by Dr. David Brownstein   A couple of years ago, an article about the new cholesterol-lowering drugs appeared in the New York Times (NYT). The article can be read here. The article focused on the side effects of statin drugs and it questioned if doctors will prescribe the new drugs even though they are very expensive.… Read More »

Statins: One of the Greatest Failures of Modern Medicine

Written by Dr. David Brownstein I recently traveled to Chicago to lecture my colleagues, and I was asked what I thought about evidence-based medicine. In fact, I am frequently hammered by my conventional colleagues because they claim that I do not follow evidence-based medicine. Of course, I disagree with that statement, as I am always reading… Read More »