Dr. Dwight Lundell: “I was part of the biggest drug deal in history.”

Original article here Z3News.

 

We’re being bombarded daily with lies, not just from the mainstream news media, but also from the medical community. A former heart surgeon is now on a personal crusade to expose the lies peddled to the American people regarding heart disease, including pharmaceutical television ads and misinformation given to us by our doctors.

In his career as a heart surgeon, Dr. Dwight Lundell performed over 5,000 open heart surgeries. Contrary to the popular narrative, his experience and research shows heart disease is not caused by cholesterol and products claiming to fight cholesterol are not sold for our benefit, but to make more money for pharmaceutical companies. He tells his story below.

“I was part of the biggest drug deal in history.

This drug deal has brought in almost $1 trillion in the past 30 years.

This drug deal has users, victims, pushers, mules and cartels, it causes great harm to the public.

There are bribes, kickbacks and payoffs.

This drug deal is growing with new and more dangerous drugs being developed and sold to an unsuspecting public.

This drug cartel is so powerful it has penetrated the best universities in the world and their most influential professors. They control university research, government advisory panels that recommend that people use the drugs.

Maybe the Mexican and Colombian cartels could learn from this United States cartel.

Who are the cartel leaders and what are the drugs?

The leaders are Pfizer, Merck and AstraZeneca. The drugs are cholesterol-lowering drugs. Sadly, you don’t even get high from taking them. You get no benefit and you’re likely to have side effects such as muscle pain, fatigue, mental decline, and liver damage.

You have a one in 50 chance of getting new onset diabetes from these drugs.

Some town suddenly had 1 in 50 of its population getting diabetes and the evidence showed that the only difference between that town and neighboring town was a water supply. How quickly would the water supply be changed? How many lawsuits for damages would be filed? Think Flint Michigan.

Yet the national cholesterol education program, a division of the United States National Institutes of Health recommends that 78 million Americans take the drug, including kids, a cartels dream.

In spite of the fact that there is no real reduction in heart attacks or prolongation of life as a result of taking drugs. The TV ads tell us that there is a 38% reduction in heart attacks. Your doctor will insist you take the drug if your cholesterol is elevated over what the panels insist is “normal.”

The 38% reduction in the advertisements for Lipitor is a 38% reduction in relative risk. Relative risk has been described as statistical Alchemy, I say it is just another way to lie. The real reduction in heart attacks is none.

New drugs have just been released, which lower cholesterol even more. They are given by injection and cost $14,000 per year. Soon official panels will recommend them for large numbers of people, a cartels dream.

I am proud to say I have never taken or prescribed a statin drug. But I was part of the drug deal because for most of my surgical career I kept my mouth shut so I would still get referrals from the cardiologists who believed the cartel story.

In truth, most of the doctors are really victims because they believe the falsehoods that have been told them by the trusted university and prestigious government panels, they are only trying to do what’s best for the patient, following the guidelines.

Finally, I could not let the lie continue.

I closed my surgical practice and opened a clinic to prove that heart disease risk could be reduced without medications.

After I proved that heart disease could be cured by nutrition and lifestyle instead of medications, I began to make a lot of noise. I wrote a book called the Cure for Heart Disease. I developed an online course, I published articles which became viral on the Internet. I was on Fox News as a heart disease expert three times.

The cartels, the hospitals and mainstream medicine did not like me at all. Some four years after retirement, when I was no longer using my medical license, the Arizona medical board revoked it, hoping to discredit me and shut me up.

Well, even though I didn’t need a license because I was not using it, it did hurt me. A blemish on an otherwise unblemished 25 year career in mainstream medicine. But is it a blemish or is it a badge of honor because I will not be silenced.

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease!

Statin drugs will not prolong your life or prevent heart disease.

Statins will only give you dangerous side effects.”

I appreciate Dr. Lundell’s bold stand against the medical community and pharmaceutical industry. I find his claims believable, not only because of his extensive medical experience and research, but also because of his willingness to endure many attacks on his own credibility.

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.

Quick Thoughts On Christianity, and Regenerative Agriculture

On one hand, this appears to be two completely unrelated topics. But when you dive into it, really get down to the root of it, the two are linked at the hip.

Indulge me for a bit, what does the Bible, the perfect Word of YHWH, have to say on the matter?
Genesis 1:26 King James Version (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

What does it mean to have dominion? Is it ruling with an iron fist? Crushing and domin-ating everything within reach? Or could it be that our Creator tasked us with watching over, managing, His creation? Are we to subjugate all creatures, fish, birds, animals, insects (“good”, and “bad”)? To eradicate all “weeds”, without knowing the symbiotic relationship they may have with other plants?

If we take a cue from YHWH’s design, we can see in everything we pay close attention to, what we always refer to as “the circle of life”.

Nothing exists in a vacuum (or does it?). Pun aside, from the tiniest of micro-organisms, all the way to the largest animal on earth, they are all connected.

From the white-tail deer who feasts on berries, nuts, and grain. Then harvested by a hunter, who deposits hide and innards in an out of the way location. That in turn is feasted on by buzzards, coyotes, and flies. The flies are eaten by a flock of migrating birds, who also ate berries alongside the white-tail deer. The birds then deposit the berry seeds under a tree or in some fence row in another region. A tree sprouts, with fertility having been added to the soil by (horror) dandelions, vetch, and plantain. The cycle continues ad infinitum.

How do we, as YHWH’s people, fit into this circle of life. To husband is to manage with prudent economy, to frugally conserve. Not to live in awe and worship of the created “mother earth”. Not to disrupt the cycle of nature. But to live in such a way that brings honor and glory to the one who created all.

Now tell me, how is the best way to honor the Creator in our garden? Is it to Round-Up every “weed” and “undesirable plant” that may pop up? Sevin dust (now we have Eight dust, Sevin isn’t strong enough anymore) to rid ourselves of all “pests”? Or could we arrange our gardens and lawns in such a way, as control these “curses” naturally?

Thoughts?

My Old Kentucky Home

About 2 years ago, my wife and I had had enough of the south GA summer heat. So we decided to pack and look for land in the mid-south, hoping to find something in eastern TN. After several unsuccessful trips, covering many miles, looking for land, I happened to find online, a piece of land in southern KY.

It looked like like it could be exactly what we were looking for. The size was right, 34 acres. It had most of the features we were looking for, open land, a fresh water spring, a cave, a creek running across part of the property, and some river frontage. What more could we ask for?!? But….it was KY…

So, one more 9 hour drive to see one more property. As we drove the last 20 or so miles to the property, we grew more excited. The surrounding area was rolling hills, creeks bubbling through the valleys, and waterfalls from the recent rain. As we drew even nearer, our hopes were fading, the winding, twisting, climbing road, seemed to be leading to the same type of inaccessible land that was every other property we had contemplated.

But finally, in the last mile, the hills dwindled, and the land opened up to a nice little piece of flat land in the bend of the river. Next stop,

 

We were instantly in love. So we made our best offer. The counter offer was a good bit more than we were willing to pay, so we politely declined. Sadly we went about our business, but a short time later, they called back and accepted our initial offer.

So where are we now? Off-grid and living in a camper. Filtering our water from the river. And using a composting toilet. Loving every minute of it.

Pictures from this past weekend

 

It’s a journey. Good times, and hard. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Currently we are back in GA temporarily, working. My wife and I both had short term job opportunities back home, so our off-grid homestead is on hold. That doesn’t keep us from making weekend trips back to KY, and it sure doesn’t keep us from dreaming.

Spring is here!

How cliche is it to write about the first day of spring FINALLY arriving? Pretty darn, I say.

Living in southeast GA, spring seems to arrive weeks ahead of much of the rest the east coast. The few redbuds (shouldn’t they be called purple buds?) have long come and gone. The wisteria has made itself know with its purple budded vines.

The azaleas are in full bloom as well, waiting on the (soon to be here) blast of summer heat and humidity, when they’ll quickly die off.

Sadly I missed the peak of one of my favorite trees, dogwoods. Hopefully I can catch a few good ones and update later.

This weekend I’m in Harrisonburg, VA for wedding of my youngest sister-in-law. It’s almost like traveling back in time, as far as seasons are concerned. Their redbuds are only just now blooming, the red maples are starting to come out. But still no sign of leaves on the deciduous trees.

Will update next week from our farm in KY.

Imagining Heaven

Last Sunday in church, we had an I Can Only Imagine inspired message. Pastor Marcus had asked for 3 different people to share on what they imagine Heaven to be.

One shared thoughts of how she thought a child they had lost at 18, could finally walk with, and talk, face to face with Jesus. Another shared how mentally restful she could imagine it, no more stress, no worries.

That got me to thinking on a passage I read recently in my devotions. It comes from 1 Corinthians 15:34-58

34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
35But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
39All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
     The part that struck me is v37-38, how there are different kinds of seeds, yet each, after it dies, rises to a new life, completely transformed.
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    While we see the things of this earth, and all its earthly forms, imagine the transformation we go through from death, to new life. It was a powerful image for me.