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The LLVLC Show (Episode 611): Justin Smith Exposes Cholesterol Lies With $TATIN NATION Documentary

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In Episode 611 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are honored to welcome back a British cholesterol skeptic, author and now documentary filmmaker Justin Smith to the podcast. Fans of my show have long known about the lies we’ve been told about the role cholesterol supposedly plays in the development of heart disease. Conventional wisdom says that the higher your total cholesterol, the greater risk you have of getting a heart attack and developing atherosclerosis. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies argue, higher lipid levels require medications like statin drugs to bring them down to “safe” levels. HOGWASH!

You may recall hearing Justin Smith on this podcast previously in Episode 438 discussing his book $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol: Making Profit By Turning Healthy People Into Patients. But even then he knew the message from his book needed to be brought to life through the effective medium of a documentary film as he shared with us in a brief follow-up interview in Episode 504 in late 2011. Thus was birthed a documentary that is now available to the public called $TATIN NATION (read my blog post about this film). You can download $TATIN NATION for streaming rental RIGHT NOW below:


http://muvi.es/w1375/49718

I was very honored by Justin to have “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast recognized with a “Special Thanks” in the closing credits of the documentary:

Featuring plenty of bona fide experts on cholesterol and statins that have been featured previously on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast (including Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, Dr. Barry Groves, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and Dr. Uffe Ravnskov), $TATIN NATION is an engaging, fast-paced and informative just over hour-long documentary that will keep you captivated from start to finish. Listen in as Justin and I talk about his film, what he is hoping to communicate through it and his best hopes and dreams for the project. ENJOY!

Listen to Justin Smith share his cholesterol truth crusade:

  • Why we need a film like this at this time
  • There’s very little “evidence” behind statins
  • People on statins are putting themselves at risk
  • His book “helped somewhat” but a film will be bigger
  • This is a film relevant for every nation in the world
  • The graphics and experts in the film are top-notch
  • They don’t have statin drug ads on the TV in the UK
  • But UK doctors heavily push the statin medications
  • UK health authorities “go along with pharmaceutical viewpoint”
  • MHRA and NHS are doing PSA’s lying about cholesterol
  • It seems “plausible” but it is not at all based on science
  • People take statins thinking it’s a safety net for heart health
  • Some “bad” cholesterol are good and some “good” is bad
  • The moving line of cholesterol that keeps people on statins
  • The New York grocery store giving FREE statins
  • You can online stream $TATIN NATION on Distrify
  • He’s hoping to have the film on DVD within a few months
  • What his process was for determining who to interview in the film
  • He really wanted to get a cardiologist and other experts
  • Most people taking statins are doing it as a preventative measure
  • Stress expert Dr. Paul Schwartz was fantastic in the documentary
  • The section of his film explaining why statins are not improving health
  • How this “ridiculous situation” about heart health is getting “worse”
  • How the funding of health studies by the NIH shifted in the 1980s
  • It was “depressing” at the end of the film wondering how to change
  • The medical doctor in the film who took a statin and had side effects
  • Change will only happen at “the grassroots level” sharing the truth
  • Nothing about the system will change in the near future
  • “Ordinary people need to be informed” and it’s happening
  • There are “lots of angry people” who are fed up with statin drugs
  • The “Taking Lipitor And Hate It” forum
  • I took both Crestor and Lipitor that lowered cholesterol, but joint pain
  • Pharmaceutical companies claim the side effects are “very, very small”
  • Side effects are “insidious” because they don’t appear for a while
  • All the downstream things that get cut off when you take statin drugs
  • The wealth of information I learned from watching $TATIN NATION
  • What he learned about heart health in the making of this film
  • How easy it was to access and watch the documentary from Distrify
  • What the “ideal scenario” he hopes and dreams will happen with the film
  • His efforts to get his film shown on television at at film festivals
  • How he tried to get Astra-Zeneca and Pfizer to be in the documentary
  • All the health groups that declined his request for an interview
  • We are in “a war of information” regarding cholesterol and heart health
  • Justin Smith and his film featured in a positive UK news story
  • The “Statins Key To A Longer Life” column published shortly thereafter
  • Pharmaceutical industry “machine” will not allow negative press to stick
  • The math manipulations of statin data are given widespread exposure
  • Whether any clips from the film will be made available on YouTube
  • There is extended interview footage that will be in the DVD
  • The 63-minute documentary is “dense” with lots of valuable information

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    How did you like what you heard from Justin Smith about $tatin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up? Tell us about it in the show notes section of Episode 611. Get the streaming download of Justin’s documentary $tatin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up and check out the official web site for the film at StatinNation.net. Coming up on Wednesday, we hear again from Dr. Mary Newport (listen to my original March 2009 interview with her in Episode 240), author of Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?, who shares the progress of her husband Steve who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and left to mentally waste away by conventional medicine until she discovered the positive effect of ketones produced by consuming coconut oil on his condition.

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