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Wednesday 4 April 2012

Lowcarb myths and how they start part 1.

You don’t have to look far, to find negative information regarding lowcarb diets, or what I call a lowcarb lifestyle. A diet is often temporary, for me lowcarb is for life. The NHS is against lowcarb. DUK has made some noise recently, and tentatively suggest it can be beneficial in the short term for some. The majority of healthcare professions do not recommend a lowcarb diet, and there are diabetics that do not lowcarb. For many lowcarb is an out and out winner, but when you have winners, you also have losers. So, who are the losers.

There are hundreds of millions of diabetics in the world, and some studies predict a possible doubling of diabetics in a few decades time. Obesity and its often linked type two diabetes is now at epidemic levels. The cost of treatment for diabetes is monumental, and rising fast. Some reports talk of collapse of healthcare systems due to the financial cost. With countless billions involved (the test strip sales alone went past a $billion a year a while back) staggering profits are being made. Statin drugs are usually prescribed to diabetics as are other non blood glucose control drugs. You’ve got the picture, the numbers are almost incomprehensible to an ordinary person. What if every diabetic low carbed ? what if only half of all diabetics low carbed ?

The cost in lost revenue to big pharma would be catastrophic. Companies would collapse over night, millions of healthcare professionals would be out of a job, pensions funds would fall through the floor, and a huge drop in stock markets would follow around the world. Us diabetics, are arguably the biggest single earner for the big pharma industry. And believe me, big pharma is big, very big ! Whole scale lowcarbing must be their biggest nightmare. So, what does big pharma do to ensure that does not happen. Well for a start, they spend billions on propaganda to keep the myths going, they lie, they pay corrupt Doctors and Scientists to falsify trials, they conduct trials in third world countries, they kill people for money. Over the top, and exaggeration of the truth, unfortunately no ! Big pharma has been fined billions in recent years (lose change to them) for exactly the criminal activates I have described. If may of their drugs worked, a slim case could be made along the lines of the means justifies the end, but their drugs usually do not work. And millions are maimed and killed each year by big pharma drugs.

The last word to Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline. A ‘Ratner’ moment for sure !

Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive drugs actually derived any benefit from them.
It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time that such a senior drugs boss has gone public.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surely its better for all to live a healthier lifestyle. Good food and excercise must go a long way. What can't be helping at the moment is the rising cost of food, we need to look around for good deals in our supermarkets.

Medicine does help certain diseases we can't ignore this fact but anything we can do which is more natural to help maintain a healthier lifestlye can only be good.