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The Magic of Pharmaceutical Statistical Butchering

February 6, 2011 1 comment

Many physicians are misled because they have no idea the pharmaceutical companies are allowed to manipulate statistics. Pharmaceutical companies shockingly, yet legally, get to remove the sample size. Again, when is one patient event in a million (drug) compared to two patient events in a million (placebo) equal to 50% improvement instead of the statistically correct 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.0001%? Answer: with the fanciful “pharmaceutical endpoint method,”also termed “relative risk,” as Professor of Medicine Stanton Glantz so aptly put in his book. (Glantz SA. Primer of Biostatistics. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002, 149-156.)

Learn more by downloading “Relative Risk – Absolue Deception, Why Studies are Misleading” from www.brianpeskin.com, today.

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Prof. Peskin’s DPA Scan & Advanced Lipid Analysis

With the 2008 JUPITER Study, it was (once again) confirmed that lowering LDL-C was ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease. It is well known that cholesterol levels are not predictive of CVD. Furthermore, the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) to see 1 patient success is 100 (as reported by pharmaceutical companies), meaning that statins carry at best a 99% failure rate, dreadful.

The study authors then suggested the benefit of statins was in lowering C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. This is another fallacy that I have written about in depth.

With the March, 2010 ACCORD study, cardiovascular physicians were disheartened to learn that common treatment protocols for cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients were ineffective. Among these findings were:

A) Medications to pharmacologically lower high blood pressure, and

B) Medications to pharmacologically lower high triglyceride levels in type II diabetics made no improvement.

Since high-risk diabetic patients showed no positive effect with BP and triglyceride lowering treatments, it is unlikely any patient will benefit with these interventions. Pharmacologic (artificial) — not physiologic lowering of BP and triglyceride levels — may sound good, but don’t work. If you have followed my work you will understand why.

What are physicians and patients to rely on as an accurate measure of CV risk if blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol are discarded? My answer is a DPA test to assess the physiologic characteristics of your cardiovascular system. The rationale for this suggestion and particulars of the test is featured in the May issue of Townsend Letter for Physicians. I hope for their patient’s health, that many physicians implement this testing in the near future. If your physician doesn’t have a DPA machine, give him a copy of the Townsend article so he will understand its importance in developing an accurate diagnostic picture.

Regarding blood lipids, based on today’s state-of-the-art medical science, here is what I, and other medical researchers consider important. Many physicians will not be familiar with these advanced tests, so the tests offered by the following companies will be helpful. These tests may be covered by your insurance so be sure to ask:

a) Lipoprotein particle profile (www.spectracell.com) plus the individual Lp-PLA2 test.

b) PLAC test (www.plactest.com: 877-752-2837)

c) Oxidized LDL — oXLDL (Realtime Laboratories: E7500 test)

d) Omega-Quant (www.omegaquant.com at 800-949-0632)

Of particular note is that I have moderate OxLDL and higher RPL than normal. There are reasons that homocysteine and even C-reactive protein can be elevated temporarily, such as a common cold, extra stress, either physical or mental.

My DPA results are superb (enclosed) showing no issue with the physiologic function of my cardiovascular system.

I want to emphasize that I intentionally do NOT have a perfect diet – or a perfectly healthy life-style. I have no interest in showing that if you “do everything perfectly” and follow my recommendations then you will stay healthy. I have to show that in spite of doing a few things “not ideally,” you will stay in very good cardiovascular shape.

I believe the DPA tool is an outstanding new clinical tool and a wonderful adjunct to blood chemistry analysis. When you couple DPA with state-of-the-art blood lipid analysis, then you will have a much more accurate assessment of your CV system.

As this system does not allow for the posting of the entire paper and my results, please download the entire document here: http://www.brianpeskin.com/bp2010/DPA-Scan-Web.pdf

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If Only We Had Known…

February 8, 2010 1 comment

Parent Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 6, 3) in the right ratio (O6:O3 @ 2.5-1:1) are powerful nutrients with extraordinary biochemical cellular oxygenating properties that can provide a protective shield against cancer.

If only this knowledge had been known in Dr. Warburg’s time, we would surely have been far more advanced re. developing practical anticancer solutions for everyone, today.

But it’s not too late! Armed with the right knowledge and how to implement it in your life, you can be well on your way to creating your own preventative armor against cancer, and all the other life-threatening “lifestyle diseases” so prevalent in the global society today.

Learn more at www.brianpeskin.com.

The Low-Down on Arterial Plaque

June 2008

An atheroma is an accumulation and swelling in artery walls that is made up of cells, or cell debris, that contain lipids, cholesterol and fatty acids, calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue. In the context of heart or artery matters, atheromata are commonly referred to as atheromatous plaques. It is an unhealthy condition, but is found in most humans.

The plaque usually begins to accumulate in some children younger than one year of age, and by the time we reach adulthood; every single human has accumulated a substantial amount of plaque in their arteries. If left unchecked, this continual buildup in the arteries will restrict the arterial vessels leading to the heart, and result in heart disease, the number one killer in America.

The drug companies have capitalized on this by developing cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins that they claim will lower our levels of cholesterol which, they say, will decrease our chances of getting heart disease later in life.

As we have shown you in our January, 2008 Newsletter “Cholesterol-Lowering drugs called into question again” (http://brianpeskin.com/newsletters/01cholesterol08.pdf), the claims that the drug companies have been making is simply not true. And rather than helping us to stay healthy, these drugs are making us sicker![1]

In addition to this sickening news, what the popular press and your doctor fail to tell you is that there is already concrete evidence proving that decreasing blood cholesterol through drugs, or by changing your eating habits has no clear correlation to decreasing your chances of getting heart disease! In fact, cholesterol levels in and of themselves are absolutely meaningless. In fact studies performed back in 1964 with a world-renowned heart surgeon on 1,700 patients with heart disease clearly show more heart-related disease with cholesterol between 1 and 250 than between 300 and 400 or higher; the opposite of what we are told! [2]

“Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest ‘scientific’ deception of the century, and perhaps any century.” [3]

Basic biochemistry books that the doctors themselves studied during their education clearly states the importance of cholesterol, a steroid produced naturally by the body–in significant quantities–in many of the bodily functions; therefore, it makes absolutely no sense from a medical perspective to take drugs that artificially alter these levels. [4]

Researchers as early as 1936, failed to find a correlation between cholesterol levels and atherosclerotic plaque. [5]

This research was further supported in 1962, when the American Heart Journal published research from Dr. Marek and colleagues who searched for a correlation between cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis. Among 106 cases studied, the level of cholesterol did not affect atherosclerotic changes in plaque. [6]

What your doctor, the drug companies and the misinformed media aren’t telling you is that if there is not enough cholesterol in the cell membrane, the walls lose their rigidity and expand outward, due to the inner pressure of the cell, leading to cell damage, or destruction. [7] Without plenty of cholesterol, you’d be wormlike because of lack of internal structure.

They also do not seem to want you to know that cholesterol is essential for the normal growth and repair of body tissue and that is also the material from which the body makes several important hormones – the adrenal hormones (involved in sugar metabolism, fluid balance, the maintenance of blood pressure, and the preparation of the body for stress) and the male and female sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen. In addition, cholesterol is essential for the normal growth and repair of body tissue, and much more. [8]

To read the rest of this article (and view the references – always an important part of the articles so you can read for yourself the science behind the explanations), please visit the “Science-not-Opinion” e-Newsletter site at http://brianpeskin.com/newsletter-archive.htm and download the entire article, “The Lowdown on Arterial Plaque”, June 2008 (pdf format). At the end of the article you will find a delicious low-carb recipie to tantalize your tastebuds and keep you on the lean-for-life pathway without sacrificing good taste!

Nutritional Advisors Lag Far Behind the Lean-For-Life Science

February 4, 2010 1 comment

Understanding why a nutritional concept is wrong will enable you to become lean-for-life faster. With so many nutritional experts offering conflicting views, separating right from wrong is fundamental. Armed with this new knowledge, you will begin to understand when and why a nutritional concept is right. The 2003 “Houston Chronicle” article, “Low-Carb Dieters Can Eat More”, concluded:

The low-carbohydrate group consuming 25,000 extra calories than the high-carbohydrate group DID NOT GAIN THE EXPECTED 7 EXTRA POUNDS that “calories consumed” predicted. The Harvard researchers admitted that this finding “strikes at one of the most revered beliefs in nutrition: A calorie is a calorie. A lot of assumptions about ‘a calorie is a calorie’ are being challenged.”

Even though experiments and studies reinforce the real-life results that have repeatedly disproven the calorie theory, today’s “experts” haven’t caught up.

It is astounding that these scientists were still referencing a belief that “a calorie is a calorie” rather than Dr. Fick’s over-100-year-old proof that human bodies are not heat engines! Since when do we require any “belief” or opinion at all when it comes to human physiology and biochemistry? Facts and real-life results are all that matters. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman reminded us that the real-life results of a theory are what really count in scientific inquiry:

“It does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is – if it disagrees with real-life results, it is wrong. That is all there is to it.”

This quote is from my idol, Nobel Prize-Winner in Physics, Richard Feynman. Unfortunately for millions of us trying to do what we think is right; todays obesity researchers don’t follow this mandate and often lead everyone down the wrong path with their wrong nutritional advice.
Learn more at www.brianpeskin.com

Fat-Free Was Known to Kill You in 1945

February 1, 2010 1 comment

You need to know this. The following excerpt illustrates in gruesome detail the potential dire consequences of eliminating fat from your diet. The following is from page 396 of the remarkable book, “Endgame, 1945: The Missing Final Chapter of World War II”, by David Stafford:

 “Obsessed with notions of racial purity and physical perfection, the Nazis began killing the handicapped – or ’Life Unworthy of Life’, as the phrase had it – in the late 1930s…

 “Eventually, the news leaked out and in August 1941 the Catholic Bishop of Munster delivered a blistering sermon denouncing the murders… But this merely applied to the particular method of killing, which was by gas. A public outcry followed…

 “The asylums and hospitals reverted instead to murdering the handicapped through lethal medicaion and deliberate starvation, and the killing of children went on throughout the war. The director at Kaufbeuren, Dr. Valentin Falthammer, was an especially keen and energetic supporter of the program, and proudly introducued a carefully crafted fat-free diet that guaranteed death to his patients and conveniently economized on pharmaceuticals. The death rate rose so high that the asylum authorities forbade the ringing of the church bells at burial, so as not to alert the local population.”

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By 1945 it was known that a FAT-FREE DIET would kill you. After reading this excerpt from Stafford’s book I was both repulsed and baffled. Clearly, I was repulsed by the sheer inhumanity practiced by the Third Reich, but at the same time I wanted to understand their purpose in withholding fat from their prisoners’ diets. Why didn’t they simply starve these hapless souls? Why give them any nourisment at all?

I have concluded Dr. Falthammer’s intent was to maximize the usefulness of his prisoners (for either diabolical experiments or slave labor while they still had some strength left) and at the same time end their miserable lives economically. Once I came to this conclusion I was struck by the profound irony that we have willingly implemented the failed Nazi plan on ourselves through decades of medical recommendations to remove most of the fats from our diet – presumably to improve health and reduce weight.

Perhaps, for the first time, with true, practical information contained in [my book “The 24-Hour Diet”], you can avoid committing “dietary suicide” and become lean-for-life, energized, and disease-free.

To order a copy of Professor Peskin’s life-altering book, “The 24-Hour Diet” visit www.brianpeskin.com today.

Misunderstanding Mitochondria

On Professor Peskin’s Facebook Fanpage, a fan writes:

Brian,

First, let me say I love your work and have implemented your plan; however, I ran across this statement: However “recent evidence now supports that mitochondria are not dysfunctional in
cancer cells and they contribute to the energy production like they do
in normal cells.” On this website http://onkocet.eu/en/pro…dukty-detail/15/. You will find the quote right next to Otto Warburgs picture. The author of the the page cites a couple of sources and provides the links. What do you think? Was Warburg wrong?

Here is Professor Peskin’s reply:

Hello Laura,

Thank you for writing, and I am delighted to hear you are also having success with the science I have shared with people around the world.

Yes, I have have seen this information before, and in “The Hidden Story of Cancer” (appendix pp 514-519) there is a major discussion on this experiment and others that you may be interested in reading to have a better understanding re. what is really being said. A lot of the science is “technospeak” and complex to those not in the industry, so I have explained it in an easy to understand way.

As is often the case, current researchers regularly misunderstand the Warburg results, or they misquote him, or misrepresent his findings.

For example, Warburg always stated the significant factor in cancer was the high RATIO of fermentation to respiration (p518).

In 1968 an extraordinary physician Joseph Gold, M.D., looked at precisely the same metabolic pathway to kill the cancer cells and prevent cachexia (severe metabolic wasting that ultimately kills many cancer victims), so this is not really “recent” as the authors in that website suggest.

The mitochondria ARE IMPAIRED irreversibly;

It is also important to understand that in the experiment cited on the page you mentioned, the researchers apparently gave a DRUG to the cells and FORCED a change in output of the cells — This was absolutely UNNATURAL. It would be akin to putting a gun to a handicapped person’s head and making them run or kill them …..you may get a response temporarily but NOT on its own without the forcing of the cell to perform unnaturally by inducing a drug that does not occur naturally under such circumstances.

To understand this and more in greater detail, read “The Hidden Story of Cancer” at http://www.brianpeskin.com and pick up your own self-defence mechanisms in the “War Against Cancer” that has been pretty much unsuccessful for decades due to so many researchers either not knowing or not understanding the science of Dr. Otto Warburg.