Day in and day out, we are inundated with one health myth after another. In the past, I have written about what I believe are some of the biggest health frauds, including advertising for cholesterol lowering drugs. I doubt you have heard plaque referred to as Nature’s Band Aid. You are regularly advised to take a buffered aspirin to prevent heart attack. Is it not possible that the calcium and magnesium in the pill are responsible for buffered aspirin’s potential favorable effect? Are you aware that scientists have found a link between low cholesterol and cancer? Have you read that researchers at the University of San Diego have shown that low cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmias? Are you and family members taking vitamin D supplements?
It’s time that you check in with an organic chemist on each of these issues, as I have. It is always helpful to hear both sides of a controversial subject. Organic chemist Shane Ellison has first-hand background in drug design and synthesis. I have a copy of Ellison’s Health Myths Exposed and recently read over his summary report on the advisability of vitamin D supplements. It is likely that your view on each of the items I have outlined above will be refreshed after digesting Shane’s conclusions. In the future, no matter the case, you are going to be asking a lot more questions regarding your health.