Most “natural” deaths in older people are sudden. The reports about newsman Tim Russert’s recent sudden death at work are contradictory. One says he was asymptomatic for heart disease, YET he was reported to have the full house of multiple risk factors: lipidemia, abdominal obesity, elevated blood glucose, hypertension, great stress, and coronary artery disease. So no fancy tests (from CRP to genetics to heavy metal load and scans) were required to know that he was at deadly risk.
Given all this, there is criminal negligence if he was not on simple full cover: a statin if he had serious lipidemia, BUT more important, also antihomocysteine and antioxidant supplements, magnesium and insulin sensitizers, including eg metformin/ galega, CoQ10, arginine, carnitine and appropriate hormone replacement.
It is common cause that about half of patients who have “heart attack” die either immediately or within a year irrespective of what is done; and that 10year survival of those who leave hospital is barely 50%; and that statin not only does absolutely nothing for non-cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, it actually impairs muscle-renal- lung hepatic function, mood, virility ie hormone balance, and does nothing to reverse insulin resistance and risng weight.
Reliance on stress tests, scans, catheters, and modern drugs- antihypertensives, clotbusters, antiplatelet agents, statins, alone is therefore dangerous fraud, unless these are used as adjuvant with significant lipidemia to 4gms fish oil a day, CoQ10, metformin and other agents which promote weight loss, insulin sensitivity, thrombolysis etc – let alone sensible diet and lifestyle. Or were he and his doctors determined to wait till he develloped frank diabetes before starting 100% safe metformin in sensible titrated dose? – and he paid the ultimate price for such negligence .
Its high time that doctors be charged with negligence in such cases unless they have recommended the safe lowcost multisupplements listed.
Exhaustive observational studies and trials for the past >40 years have shown that metformin; fish oil; appropriate HRT; and the panoply of natural multimicronutrient supplements, are the only drugs which each reduce all-cause morbidity and mortality ie the common major degenerative diseases of aging, by 1/3 to 1/2.
In combination they obviously do much better than that. So naturally no drug company dares test new drugs against them, in fact such comparison is suppressed.
And naturally goverments, Regulators, lobbyists and academics- who depend on the Drug industry for their work, income, jobs and fat taxes – dont promote natural safe long-proven supplements, with the excuse that they havent been tested in big long trials. Yet these same regulators allow new patent drugs to be released for long term use based on trials of as little as three months, without comparison against old proven gold-standard drugs like eg lithium, fish oil, multisupplements or lowdose reserpine- amliloretic – then they wait for enough random case reporting of adverse effects and deaths before they reluctantly cancel the $billion drug.
Not one modern designer drug ( patentable wannabe look-alikes for the natural real drugs) for chronic prevention has been shown to do so – had it been otherwise, the manufacturers (and journalists like Russert) would be screaming the news from the rooftops and on prime time.
Since Russert’s physicians have already waded in with so much detail about Russert’s health, let’s hear his full clinical details and what he was actually taking. eg what antihypetensives and what doses was he on? Perhaps then doctors will wake up and actually start preventing the thousands of avoidable cardovascular deaths daily, instead of waiting for the far more profitable acute heart disease and strokes, since only disease pays the disease industry and its shareholders.
And what about the patient’s sex hormone, cortisol and thyroid levels- were these optimized?
It is also common cause that no intervention, from statins to clotbusters to stenting to coronary artery procedure to bypass, does anything for the ongoing underlying METABOLIC CAUSES of the vascular disease- common hypercholesterolemia being merely a manifestation of the metabolic- insulin resistance- problem, not a cause.