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Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

Aug 30, 2022

On this week’s podcast Paul does a deep dive into Statins. He speaks on how they relate to “elevated” LDL and his opinion on who really needs to be taking Statins. He echoes the importance of spotting data manipulation, and digging deep into where the funding of certain studies comes from.

A note from Paul: Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion:  Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Time Stamps:

00:10:45 Podcast begins

00:14:02 Should Paul be on statins? A look at his bloodwork.

00:16:05 Can statins counteract “unhealthy dietary choices?”

00:22:55 Do statins benefit people with LDL elevation?

00:28:25 Does “elevated LDL” cause atherosclerosis?

00:37:05 What are statins? What do they do?

00:41:54 The flaws of Western Medicine

00:45:55 Benefits of LDL

00:50:25 The history of statins

01:00:25 The ever-changing cholesterol guidelines and the problems with certain studies

01:08:55 Specific statin trials that minimized side effects

01:12:25 Legitimate side effects of statins

01:32:25 Where does this leave us with statins?

01:35:35 Risk reduction with statins

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