Bad Cholesterol (LDL) is Innocent of the Crime

For most MD’s, LDL (low density lipoprotein) is “bad cholesterol” because elevated LDL has been associated with atherosclerosis and heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI). As we’ve all heard a million times, “association doesn’t mean causation,” but forgetting this is the mainstream dogma for LDL.

Here’s an important interview that discusses LDL and heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) in deep but understandable terms.

A few high points:

  1. Doctors who are interested in preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes (not just treating it symptomatically) should measure insulin levels, not glucose levels, because insulin levels become increased many years before glucose levels do, allowing prevention and frequent reversal of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Elevated LDL cholesterol is NOT the cause of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Excess dietary carbohydrate is.
  3. Eating too many dietary carbohydrates over a period of years will chronically elevate insulin until it can no longer get glucose into the cells (insulin resistance). This ultimately causes chronic blood glucose elevation (prediabetes and type 2 diabetes), coronary atherosclerosis and heart attack.
  4. Type 2 diabetics and obese patients are transforming their lives with carbohydrate restriction, intermittent fasting, basic nutrients, and exercise, without counting calories, going hungry or reducing dietary fat.
  5. Mainstream medicine and the drug companies cannot monetize a strategy of fighting diabetes and myocardial infarction at the causal level, so MD’s rarely hear about it or read the literature that explains it.
  6. A coronary artery calcium scan (CAC scan) grades the amount of calcium in arteries of the heart. This tells you how likely you are to drop over dead from a heart attack. None of the other available tests such as lipid panels do this. Some people with normal LDLs have coronary calcification and die of heart attacks while some people with extremely high LDLs have normal coronary arteries and don’t die of heart attacks.
  7. Chronic carbohydrate restriction elevates LDLs (so-called “bad” cholesterol), but does NOT cause coronary atherosclerosis or heart attack.

Here’s a link to all the lectures in this series (while it lasts):

I’ve listened to four of the interviews, and so far they’re based on peer-reviewed scientific literature. That’s unusual for the alternative health videos I’ve seen in this format.

(I have no affiliation with any of these people, no conflict of interest, and nothing to sell.)

I found the above interview of Dr. Ali on YouTube by googling his name, Dr. Nadir Ali. Hopefully, all the videos in this series will be available on YouTube.


Love, longevity, and good health,

Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD

Disclaimer: Please always consult a health care provider before changing your lifestyle or diet. This post is for educational purposes only, it’s not medical advice.

9 thoughts on “Bad Cholesterol (LDL) is Innocent of the Crime

  1. Have you any information on the recent thoughts that the vaccinated people can transmit the virus to other people? This makes the vaxed a danger to those who do not want the vaccination. I see a store in Ontario even had a sign on their door that they would not admit people that had the vaccine for this very reason. Just would like to hear your thoughts as you seem to be in the know about so many medical issues.

    • Hi Gypsy Bev,
      The question of whether or not vaccinated people can still transmit the virus to others is about to be studied scientifically. At the moment there is no definitive answer. The mRNA vaccine technology is new enough to leave this question open. This is the first time I remember this question being raised by the medical community after a vaccination. I suspect that in six months to a year we will have an answer. For now, it’s not unreasonable for vaccinated people to wear masks just in case they are still capable of spreading the virus. I doubt they are, but I could be wrong. I often am wrong.
      By the way, did you notice how the vaccination instructions included the advice to avoid other vaccinations for a period of time before and after getting the COVID 19 vaccination? I find this troubling in light of the fact that these same experts routinely load children up with multiple vaccines simultaneously. Of course, those are not mRNA vaccines, so there’s that difference.

      • With all your knowledge and medical background, perhaps you can follow up down the road with an article about the possible transmission of the virus from vaccinated to non-vaccinated. It will be months from now before anything is determined and then they will probably try to hide that possibility if it is true. I’ll still be following your blog and watch for more information.

        • Thanks for sticking with my blog. 🙂 I’ll do my best to stay objective about the vaccine and write about it in the future. I sense a sea change in our “democracy” and tend to see those running the show as always using fear to divide and control the US population. It’s difficult not to view the whole COVID 19 virus and vaccine through that lens, but I’ll do my best to be objective about it. 🙂

  2. Causality has always been my mantra…but I can honestly tell you that it’s a fast way to be unpopular among ones peers.
    The flip side of the coin is that I sleep like a baby …
    Best wishes T. Stay safe and creative.

    • Really, your peers don’t like hearing about causality? It’s because of the tension between the mainstream (who are often masking symptoms) and the functional crowd (who are often more focused on addressing the underlying cause), right?
      I’m proud that you sleep well at night with a clear conscience.
      Take care, my friend.

  3. My holistic doctor, Dr. Randall Tent, has much the same views on high cholesterol and heart attacks. An interesting group of authorities on the subject that you have gathered here.

    • Glad you’ve got a doctor who reads the literature.
      Ivor Cummins, the guy doing these interviews, is a brilliant engineer who continues to teach MDs how to interpret the medical literature and avoid some of the prevailing errors of the drug industry.

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