A hearty bibliography

This is a page of references. A list of sign-posts to point you in the right direction. This was a journey of discovery for me and I hope I can make it easier to walk the path for you.

This is a page of references. A list of sign-posts to point you in the right direction. This was a journey of discovery for me and I hope I can make it easier to walk the path for you.

The first two sections (the problem and Tests and diagnosis) contain links to information of the accepted wisdom on the subject. They all represent proper official positions.
The third section is a set of links to research papers and news, still very proper and official.
The fourth section contain links to learn more about the anti-cholesterol antibody vaccination that I subjected myself to.
Unfortunately, with the exception of three of the links, all marked, they are all in Hungarian.
I created a separate little section dedicated to Ansel Keys, the creator of the food pyramid and the fraudulent foundation of the cholesterol myth.

What surprised me most in my investigation is the breadth of the literature on the subject. I found over a dozen books discussing it. I have eight of them.

The documentaries will take a bit of your time. Trust me, all three will be worth it.
The lectures, videos and interviews are all very interesting, feel free to sample them.
I linked to three YouTube channels, each with several videos on the subject.

The last three sections have links on subjects I will address in the third posting, “A Heartfelt Analysis”: the drug industry, the state side of the crony-capitalism equation and the plight of the medical profession.

If you are looking for shortcuts, here are my recommendations:

Check out the books and watch the Garry Null documentaries then start sharing this page with anyone taking statins. …… and let me know what you think about it all.

The problem (references)

the role of cholesterol – Google Search
cholesterol and age – Google Search
What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean
What Are the Recommended Cholesterol Levels by Age-

OnlineConversion.com – Cholesterol Converter
Coronary artery disease – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic
Cholesterol ratio or non-HDL cholesterol- Which is most important- – Mayo Clinic
Cholesterol levels of Canadians, 2009 to 2011
Hardening of the Arteries – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Hardening of the Arteries – NY Times Health Information
Lipoprotein(a) – Wikipedia
Apolipoprotein B – Wikipedia

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Testing for Heart Disease
High Triglycerides- Causes, Treatment, and How to Lower Triglycerides
Genetic factors and cholesterol – Better Health Channel

Country-by-country trends in obesity, cholesterol and blood pressure since 1980: Obesity has doubled, while Western wealthy countries have reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels | EurekAlert! Science News

Tests and diagnosis

What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean
OnlineConversion.com – Cholesterol Converter
PCSK9 inhibitors- a major advance in cholesterol-lowering drug therapy – Harvard Health Blog
(You can learn from this article the long term side effects of statins: memory loss, muscle fatigue and liver damage)

How Is Peripheral Artery Disease Diagnosed- – NHLBI, NIH
the role of cholesterol – Google Search
cholesterol and age – Google Search

What Are the Recommended Cholesterol Levels by Age-
Defining the Different Types of Cholesterol – Dr. Sinatra (very short description with an interview segment, real information is in the book) but recommending Lipoprotein Particle Profiles tests.
Medical Review- The Vap Test by Atherotech
The company is gone, reason: “adverse changes in the regulatory environment”

What Are the Recommended Cholesterol Levels by Age-

» Treatment of Artheriosclerosis by stimulation of the anti cholesterol antibody synthesis, which exists naturall in the human body – Querdenken.TV

The CIMT Test- Worth the Cost?

2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

Calcium Score – Canada Diagnostic Centres

Research and articles

Putting Stents to the Test – The New York Times this is the article that best exemplifies the waring factions of the medical money-making enterprise: intervention of drug dependence.
There are studies targeted against stents, most likely paid for by the drug industry while there are also

Right-to-Try Puts Patients Before Bureaucracy
Advocating patients rights to undergo experimental treatment

Can Too Much Exercise Harm the Heart- – The New York Times

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

PCSK9 inhibitors- a major advance in cholesterol-lowering drug therapy – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publications
PCSK9 inhibitors are more targeted, more effective versions of statins, working on the same principle of manipulating the liver’s natural functions. They are targeting sdLDL cholesterol specifically. They are significantly more effective than statins and even more significantly more expensive. I predict a great future for them.

The Hungarian inventor and his procedure

The following are links that (unless otherwise noted) are mostly in Hungarian.

Horváth István (mikrobiológus) – Wikipédia
Horváth István (mikrobiológus) – WikiVisually

Speeches

In English in front of a German audience, linked in a German web-site:
Treatment of Artheriosclerosis by stimulation of the anti cholesterol antibody synthesis, which exists naturall in the human body – Querdenken.TV

A paper from a Hungarian Medical University’s Research lab in English:
Anti-cholesterol antibodies (ACHA) in patients with different atherosclerotic vascular diseases and healthy individuals. Characterization of human ACHA
This seems to be a well done, well researched and well referenced study.

Csodák márpedig léteznek — Koleszterin lebontása

Dr Horváth István professzor – Nagykanizsa 2016. 04. 15.

Interjúk – dokumentum filmek

Dr. Horváth István professzor előadása (interjú)

Dr Horváth István- Érelmeszesedés elleni védőoltás. Művér.

Magyar Koleszteringyógyszer – YouTube (2012)

Tiltás – Tűrés – Támogatás, új fejlemények a koleszterin vakcina ügyében – VNTV

Szerencsések, akik még megkaphatták – YouTubeTestimonials

Koleszterin háború (Prof. Horváth István pere)

Amerikában tudósnak, Magyarországon kuruzslónak tarják Dr. Horváth István Professzort

Dr. Horváth István – 🌿 Mindenütt, Mindenkinek Segíts, Jó Szóval, Kapcsolatok Mozgósításával, Viszonzást Sohasem Várva

Vizi Terápia – 91. rész- Prof. Dr. Horváth István

Érelmeszesedés elleni oltás- – Itt az ítélet – Válasz.hu (2016)

SZIMPATIKA – Érelmeszesedés elleni vakcina. Pro és kontra (from 2012)

SZÍVBETEGSÉGEK, KOLESZTERIN PROBLÉMÁK KEZELÉSE – patikamagazin.eu 

Treatment

Cholesterol Immunization – International Life Care Hungary – International Life Care Hungary

(In English, a very poor translation from a medical tourism company)

Books

This is not a complete list

The fraudulent foundation

To put it mildly, Ancel Keys, the founder of the cholesterol myth was a fraud.

Documentaries

Speeches and lectures

Ken Sikaris – Cholesterol – When to worry
It may be the best illustrated, referenced and explained presentation describing what we know about the mechanisms involved in cholesterol housekeeping.

Statins- The Greatest Scam In Medical History
This is also an excellent video explaining how cholesterols work but it also addresses the dangerous risks and side effects of statins.

Wanna know how to collapse your heart disease risk- Ok then. Ivor Cummins
Excellent with good illustration and only 35 minutes.
The good news is that it also has a longer version:

The Cholesterol Conundrum – and Root Cause Solution

Dr. Jonny Bowden -The Great Cholesterol Myth
Excellent lecture, well worth the hour. It is talking about the book. Not as technical as the ones above.

The Truth About Cholesterol
Decent presentation with good illustrations with a strong focus on the pharmaceutical industry.

Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast- The Big Fat Surprise 
Talking about her book of the same title and the point of which is to question the food pyramid.
A good introduction to the book, but if you have the time, get the book.

Sugar- The Bitter Truth – YouTube (Robert Lustig)
A passionate presentation about sugar, the root of all evil. Well, all of the metabolic diseases.

Killing For Profit – at the European Parliament ! #LCHF Aseem Malhotra
An excellent panel discussion with great presenters.

More Videos

Sugar The Culprit not Cholesterol Dr Oz & Guests
Dr. Oz interviewing Dr Sinatra & Johny Bowden

The Roto-Rooter to Clogged Arteries – The Miracle Fatty Acid & Herb (Dr. Alan Mandell, D.C.)
Just another version of the same explanation advocating Omega 3 supplements.

The Cholesterol Myth Dr. Michael Johnson
Dr. Johnson has a very active channel, and this is a good presentation advocating lifestyle change as the best prevention.

How to Unblock Cholesterol Plaqued Arteries Dr. Darren Schmidt
This is not a very good presentation, but it has over a million views, so maybe I just was not very patient with it listening to the same story the tenth time.

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines – Sarah Hallberg
…also making the point that Type II diabetes and CHD

Interviews

Dr. Ronald Krauss on LDL Cholesterol, Particle Size, Heart Disease & Atherogenic Dyslipidemia
Rhonda Patrick interviewing Dr. Krauss. It gets a little technical at times.

Dr. Rhonda Patrick Explains the Cause of Heart Disease
…in an interview with Joe Rogan
The two have many long conversations on several health subjects, all fascinating.

Russell Blaylock interviewed by Alex Jones
Only the first half is about our subject.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff on What Statins Really Are and Why They Don’t Work
Great conversation

Youtube channels to watch and follow

Rhonda Patrick
FoundMyFitness – great researcher, good speaker. The channel is most definitely worthwhile to discover and to follow.

Dr. Eric Berg

The Cholesterol Myth
Statins- Trivial Benefit at a Great Cost
The Truth About Cholesterol – and LDL and HDL
The Clogged Artery Myth Dr. Eric Berg DC
Two Causes of Coronary Heart Disease (It’s NOT Saturated Fat)
Dr. Berg makes short, manageable videos on the subject with clear explanations.

Ken D. Berry
Lots of good nutritional advice.

The drug industry

The drug industry is hopelessly corrupt. Beyond the possibility of redemption corrupt.
They went a long way corrupting the medical establishment as well. The first few links below are about the corruption and the spending priorities of drug companies.
then

Marketing to Doctors- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Very funny. The following are articles addressing the points made in the John Oliver video.

Dietary Supplements Market Size Worth $278.02 Billion By 2024
Total prescription drug revenue global projection 2017-2022 – Statistic
9 of 10 top drugmakers spend more on marketing than research – Vox

Drug companies pay doctors £40m for travel and expenses – Society – The Guardian (GB)
Doctors on the spot to reveal pharma junkets (Australia)
Ontario to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose money paid to doctors.
But the doctors (AMA) are fighting back:
Doctors lobby to keep lid of secrecy on industry payments for medical education – The Boston Globe

Leana Wen- What your doctor won’t disclose
A doctor advocating transparency.

Putting Stents to the Test – The New York Times
This is a study aimed to question the value and benefits of stents compared to statins.
The big competitors for your health dollars are the medical establishment with their diagnostic tools, interventions and procedures; the pharmaceutical industry with their regulations, approval processes an intellectual property rights. The fact that these two are united in their fight with any alternative medicine, supplement or procedure, does not mean that they are not competing with each other. The stent faction versus the statin faction financing studies to gain relative prominence over each other.

The Deadly Incompetence of the FDA
Dan Mitchell on the FDA

One Bill Could Massively Improve Access to Lifesaving Drugs
This article is about a small tweak of the system to allow for the quick approval of drugs that have already been approved in other countries.

Fast-Tracking Safe Drugs without Sacrificing Scientific Rigor
Another aim at the approval process.

Boston Review — Marcia Angell- Big Pharma, Bad Medicine
This is an excellent and important article

Pharmaceutical Industry Criminal and Civil Penalties

The globalization of the pharma industry – BioPharma Dive

Regulations, unions and IP rights

The ultimate problem, as I argue in my third post

All Doctors Need A Union — A Union Like UAPD
Apparently, we also need regulatory scientists. Yes understanding regulations in America is a science.

Regulatory Science – Advanced Academic Programs – Johns Hopkins University

Exposing The FDA – War On Health ( Gary Null’s Documentary)
Yes, I know that this link is redundant as I already had it in the documentaries section
How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive – Mises Wire

The doctor’s plight

Some doctors can see the problems and try to protect themselves, some take responsibility in a self-destructive way. The system we have does not make doctors generally happy either.

 

What your doctor won’t disclose
Why doctors kill themselves
400 Doctors Commit Suicide Every Year

Are zombie doctors taking over America-
The speaker is not very good, but makes a few good general points.
He is pushing an idea (disconnect from the system) which is reminiscent of the system described by David Beito in “From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State” I wish it would work, but I have my doubts.

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The above list is far from complete, but it should be a good starting point to help you finding answers. I could easily double or even triple this list but at some point, repeating or reformulating the same information will not give us any more value. Still, if you want more, just follow the yellow brick road. …..or take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I hope to have pointed you in the right direction. if you have questions about the links, ask!

 

This post is part of a series about health care.
You can find the rest here:

A heartfelt story  – the personal aspects of the story
Some heartfelt discoveries    – what I learned once I looked into it
A hearty bibliography  – A seemingly unending list of references to those discoveries
A heartfelt analysis   – A critical exposé of the root causes of the problem
My heartfelt wishes   – A libertarian answer to the problems
A heartfelt letter   – A letter of frustration with a libertarian message
Healthy thoughts   – Final thoughts and a the personal aspects of the story

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2 replies on “A hearty bibliography”

  1. Angel says:
    Zork,

    1. Well done!!! Quite enjoyed the two blogs released so far. So now, after 56 years of following the bullshit how can one recover their body/health?
    • zgh says:

      The answers are in the links. Follow the recommendations I made at the beginning of this post, then go wild.  I will put together a short list of my recommendations. 

      and we can talk about it next week 🙂

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