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Citrulline: What is it? What's it used for? Does it help with NO? ED? athletics?
 
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ford brewer md mph . PrevMedHeartRisk.com Citrulline was named for citrullus, or watermelon. It is converted by the kidneys to L-arginine and NO, or Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is essential for the health of the artery. It feeds the inner lining of the artery, the intima. Diabetes, periodontal disease and other causes of arterial inflammation, or CV inflammation. Pics show the intima layer and deposition of plaque, also immune system inflammation of plaque. Therefore, NO is critical to arterial health. Anything that improves NO, can have a huge impact on health. Citrulline is therefore used for many things: erectile dysfunction, body building, cycling and other athletics, high blood pressure or hypertension, and even diabetes. The molecule is similar to urea and a part of the urea cycle. The urea cycle fills several functions biologically. One of the most important is excretion of ammonia. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 23870 Ford Brewer
Vit K2: What Is It? Does it Remove CV artery plaque? Does that matter? Research/viewer experience
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH . PrevMedHeartRisk.com Vit K2 is a different chemical ( menaquinone) from K1 (Phylloquinone). Both are fat soluble. K1 is from leafy green vegetable sources, K2 is from meats, cheeses, eggs. Both are cofactors for gamma glutamyl enzymes. K1 is for coagulation, Clotting Factors VII, IX, and X. K2 is involved in bone and vascular tissue calcification. Large studies ( Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals' Follow- Up Study ) showed minimal impact. But they did not differentiate K1 and K2. The Rotterdam Study showed protection with K2, and none with K1. I reviewed another study ( Atherosclerosis Jl 2009 VOL 203, ISSUE 2 PP 489-493). Authors Buelens et al. K1 was not protective. K2 appeared to be. But "protective" in this study means decreased calcification of the coronary artery. Calcified plaques are stable. In fact, the risk comes from soft plaque. Our goal is to find soft plaque and stabilize it. We know it has been stabilized by seeing increase in calcification. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 105844 Ford Brewer
Not doing HIIT? Watch your mitochondria die - and take you with them.
 
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Prevmedheartrisk.com HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training - mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell. They are critical to health and longevity. As we age, DNA processes begin to fail. These failures can come from damage to DNA or from decreased transcription of genes. These genes make proteins (enzymes) that are critical to cellular respiration, or the process of getting energy out of food. Some of these enzyme names are becoming familiar - AMPK, SIRT1 and the SIRTUINS, p53 and ATM. Dr. Sreekumaran Nair at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, did a unique study and published his results this March. He had two groups involved; 1 group age 18-30 and another group 65-80. Both groups did HIIT for 3 months. Cardiovascular and lung function improved 28% in the younger group and 17% in the older group. Here's the unusual part. Muscle biopsies were done, showing actual metabolic, cellular changes in mitochondrial function. The older group had a 69% improvement in mitochondrial function. The younger group had a 49% improvement. One review of this study stated that HIIT doesn't really make you younger. It went on to say that eating too many doughnuts could overweigh the positive impacts of the HIIT. That seems obvious to me. I think we want to have mitochondria that perform on a healthy level. That is, if we want to be healthy. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 12889 Ford Brewer
Magnesium deficiency - how to detect and cure it. What to do about it? Does the compound matter?
 
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Prevmedheartrisk.com Magnesium is important to over 300 known metabolic pathways. Magnesium sulfate is given to prevent and stop the seizures and high blood pressure associated with eclampsia, pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome. There is much evidence that most of us have magnesium deficiency. Estimates range from 30% to over 50%. This deficiency is more prevalent in chronic diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory diseases and alcohol dependence. The most common forms are magnesium sulfate and citrate. There has been some press recently about the neurologic and mental health advantages of magnesium threonate. I recently made a fool of myself by being arrogant and making an assumption that threonate was simply a ploy to sell more supplements. She patiently and politely asked me to investigate more deeply. I did. And I apologized. She was very gracious. And I bought myself some Magnesium Threonate supplement. I'm taking it now. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 22983 Ford Brewer
Natural Blood Thinners and Atrial Fibrillation/ Stroke Prevention: Did your doc consider these?
 
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ford brewer md mph . PrevMedHeartRisk.com There are a lot of blood thinners in the herbal medicine list: garlic, nattokinase, ginger, cinnamon, cassia, vitamin e, ginkgobiloba, grape seed extract, cayenne, aspirin, apple cider vinegar, cod liver oil, etc. Most of these are antiplatelets, not anticoagulants. Anticoagulants have been shown to be more effective in terms of prevention of strokes. Safety is also an issue. The strokes we're preventing are infarction, embolic, or ischemic strokes. So, we decrease the formation of blood clots. Unfortunately, that also increases the risk for serious bleeding or hemorrhage, such as hemorrhagic strokes. The research has been clear for over 20 years that anticoagulants seem better than antiplatelets for stroke prevention. And most docs will go with the researched recommendations. These days the researched recommendations are leaning more and more toward the NOACs, the New Oral Anti Coagulants. I have other videos in a series on stroke prevention and atrial fib. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 4841 Ford Brewer
How to lose weight with:Metformin, Naltrexone or Contrave - how they work, safety, risks
 
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Diet and exercise are obviously critical to weight loss. But is there a place for medications outside of weight loss clinics? Yes. Overweight and obesity are major - and growing - causes of heart attack, stroke and cancer. The easy assumption is that we get fat because we eat too much. But why is there so much weight gain as we get over 50 years old? Understanding this, most of us realize there are endocrine reasons for weight gain. But we often think only of behavior (lifestyle) in relation to treatment of weight gain. As far as medications are concerned, Metformin is usually the best first option for the majority of baby boomers with prediabetes (insulin resistance). Saxenda is simply one of the new diabetes drugs (Liraglutide) renamed for weight loss. Naltrexone is most often given for alcohol and opiate addiction. But genetics do not favor naltrexine in many patients. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) may be as successful as Contrave for these people. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 11046 Ford Brewer
ACE Inhibitors (ramipril) and inflammation; Arbs; side effects, cough, angioedema. Does Iron help?
 
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ACE inhibitors are very effective blood pressure meds. They save lives and prevent heart attack and stroke. But they also cause cough in up to 1/3 and can even kill you. So why take them? What are the other options? How about Arbs? They don't have the cough or the danger. But they don't prevent heart attack and stroke. Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. AFter seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. fbrewer@prevmedheartrisk.com info@prevmedheartrisk.com prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 4464 Ford Brewer
How to test for INFLAMMATION, cv disease, Alzheimer's, cancer causation- FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Even TIME magazine featured a cover in 2004, blaming inflammation for heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer's cancer, and other chronic diseases. Dale Bredesen in his book END OF ALZHEIMER'S, Brad Bale and Amy Doneen in their book BEAT THE HEART GENE, and others have their recommendations for biochemical tests for inflammation. Paul Ridker MD at Brigham & Women's is considered by many to be the father of chronic inflammation. He recently made headline with the CANTOS trial. He looks simply at HSCRP. Bredesen adds albumin amounts and ratios. So do Bale Doneen. Both added TNF alpha and IL6 previously. Both have also looked at Omega6:3. Bredesen looks at Glutathione as well. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 5415 Ford Brewer
Should you take Aspirin? How do you know if it's even working - the Aspirin Works test
 
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There has been a debate for decades about whether to take aspirin to prevent heart attack, stroke and cancer. Recently the pendulum swung against taking it. But the key fact is this; none of the research has actually looked at a population with known plaque and cardiovascular inflammation. If you have either, aspirin will help prevent the process of clot formation. It is therefore very helpful. If you do take aspirin, how do you know if it's actually helping? Thromboxane is a chemical in the body that initiates clot formation by making platelets stickier. This video shows how aspirin and some other medications impact clot formation. It also shows how a simple urine test (Aspirin Works) can detect a thromboxane derivative. This derivative shows whether you are taking enough aspirin. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 4365 Ford Brewer
Which is better: Metformin or Lifestyle?
 
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ford brewer md mph . PrevMedHeartRisk.com When we get a diagnosis of insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome is given, patients often want to know which is more effective- lifestyle or metformin. The NEJM published landmark research in 2002 showing that lifestyle is clearly more effective, IF - it involves intense lifestyle changes. This included 1-on-1 training for 6 months, a 7% weight loss, and over 150 minutes per week. Today we have found that HIIT, resistance training and low carb diets are also especially effective for preventing diabetes, heart attack, stroke, ED and dementia. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 8029 Ford Brewer
Cinnamon: does it prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes?
 
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The debate on Cinnamon continues. There is little evidence that it impacts cholesterol or HgA1c. But there are several studies indicating that it may improve fasting glucose levels. For prediabetics, it's the post-meal glucose values that are the problem, not fasting glucose values. In addition, the most recent Cochrane meta-analysis did not support any impact at all from cinnamon on any cholesterol or glucose values. So, why take cinnamon? It's cheap ($3/month). You might enjoy those occasional cinnamon burps. And maybe it will turn out to help. But if you do take it, you may want to make sure to look for ceylon, burmanii, or cassia. These are all really the same thing. Korintje cinnamon is different. Although it's not known, there has been far less research on this. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 10183 Ford Brewer
How to lose weight with metformin; PCOS; nondiabetics; improved AMPK, mitochondria, other function
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com Metformin is the well known front-line medication for oral diabetes therapy by the ADA, AACE, etc. But it also has shown weight loss for nondiabetics, including prediabetic, again, PCOS, and mental health patients. This is the first in an upcoming series on Metformin. It will include prevention topics for senility, aging, diabetes (of course), and even cancer. Metformin side effects for PCOS and other reasons include gas, diarrhea, occasionally nausea. Supposedly the worst side effect is lactic acidosis, which occurs with the other drugs in the biguanide class. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 39205 Ford Brewer
Taking Lipitor?  Consider CV inflammation
 
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ford brewer md mph PrevMedHeartRisk.com Inflammation was shown to be an independent risk factor for heart attack and stroke for years. Even in the MRFIT study and Framingham, over 20 years ago - showed that elevated CRP causes heart attack and stroke. Paul Ridker and Gavin Blake noticed in the WOSCOP trial that the decrease in heart attacks and stroke were higher than you'd expect from the impact on LDL and the minor impact on the size of the plaque. Also, they noticed an improvement in the major available marker for inflammation (at that time) C reactive Protein. So they designed the JUPITER study and published it in the New England Journal. They selected only people with low LDL and high CRP. They had a big decrease in heart attack and stroke. Paul Ridker made the headlines in August 2017 with the topic of inflammation and CV risk. The study was CANTOS, using the major anti inflammatory drug Ilaris. It made a big decrease in not only heart attack and stroke, but even with cancer. Unfortunately, the number of lives saved from prevented heart attacks, strokes and cancer were all given back with increased deaths due to serious infection. That's not surprising; Ilaris is a heavy duty anti inflammatory used to stop inflammation associated with major auto immune diseases. That level of anti inflammation is likely to cripple the body's immune system. In these cases, it resulted in death due to serious infection. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 4265 Ford Brewer
MESA and VIT K2: do you REALLY want to REMOVE CALCIUM from your plaque?- FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Higher calcium scores on CACS (Coronary Artery Calcium Score) mean higher risk for CV events. So, the web is full of advice on removing Calcium from plaque, using Vitamin K2. But is that assumption correct? Is it really safer to remove the calcium from plaque? There have been studies showing that soft, fatty material, (inflamed, liquid, or hot) plaque makes plaque unstable - not calcium. In fact, many believe that calcium is like mortar, adding strength to the plaque. There is evidence from the MESA study, published by Criqui et al in JACC in October of 2017 supporting this. In fact, the point of this study was that increasing calcium density was protective. Yes, increasing coronary calcium volume increased risk of an event. But increased density of calcium was cardioprotective. So, this actually explains what we've seen for years: increasing volume of calcium indicates increased risk by indicating more episodes, more cycles of inflammation and laying down of plaque. However, increased density of calcium is cardioprotective; it's an indicator of increasing plaque stability ( decreased plaque inflammation). About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 12310 Ford Brewer
Triglyceride/HDL ratio: the most common hidden or neglected warning of cardiovascular risk
 
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PrevMedHeartRisk.com - Most docs and patients ignore the important warnings from elevated TG/HDL We review the cholesterol panel. We explain HDL and LDL. They are basically the same, except the LDL is more full on cholesterol and triglycerides. Here's how it happens: high blood glucose causes increased insulin; insulin shuts down fat or triglyceride burning; increased triglycerides are transferred by CETP (Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein) to HDL - forming LDL; Increased LDL results in damage to the endothelium or intima layer. This results in increase MACR - or inflammation. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 14938 Ford Brewer
What I eat: restaurant food: Gaining weight on a Low carb diet- FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ I actually gained 10 pounds on a low carb diet. I come from a family with a bad family culture around food. My father was my height (5'10") and at times over 350 pounds. There were other problems with my family food culture. I have my own personal issues. My birth weight was 10.5 pounds. And my own peak weight was 185 pounds. I was plant-based for 30 years. However, during most of that time, I ate A LOT of plant carb sources, like grains, carrots, and juices. Based on that background, I developed a "license to eat" over the past 6-12 months. After a couple of years of a 6/1 intermittent fasting, and adding low carb, then Mimicked Fasting - I struggled to keep my weight up to 150 pounds. After having a couple of hypoglycemic episodes, I relaxed several of my food limits. I added some things I've never ate before, like garnishes with cheese and even bacon. I porked up quickly. Then after gaining 10 pounds, I confirmed what I'd suspected for years: I have atrial fib. As we get older, it's hard maintaining low blood sugars and balancing that against hypoglycemic episodes. One way to do that is stopping meds, like Metformin. I have stopped metformin when I go through caloric restriction episodes now. They told me to do that. I ignored it at my own peril. I also go through a few rules for eating out at restaurants, like: 1. limit myself to salads, salmon and egg white omelets; and 2. there are A LOT of foods served by restaurants that you just can't eat. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 1590 Ford Brewer
Olive Oil and CV inflammation: a Meta Analysis - FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ A viewer Shane Creamer alerted me to the following great article in Nutrient magazine in 2015. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4586551/ This was an excellent study looking at the science behind the effect of olive oil on cv inflammation. The Cochrane clinical trial meta analysis processes were used well. There were 30 studies that met the criteria. These included a total of 3106 participants. Olive oil showed improvement in C-Reactive Protein, Flow-Mediated Dilation, and Interleukin 6. Differences between things such as supplementation vs diet. There was some comparison to other oils, but these comparisons were not so clear in terms of the study write-up. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 3881 Ford Brewer
Why do they call it Insulin Resistance? & Why do we exercise 3 times/week?  FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Prediabetes is often called Insulin Resistance. Glucose transporter proteins located in the cell walls can be opened by insulin. High intensity exercise can also open glucose transporter proteins - for up to 48 hours. That's why exercise has to be more than once/week. 3 times 48 equals 6 days. Metabolic proteins involved with IR, like MTOR, AMPK, etc. are often involved in this process of insulin receptor function. Mimicked fasting, lifestyle and epigenetics - all are ways to make sure that these Insulin Receptor function. One final point - stress can cause insulin resistance. In another video, I discussed the theory of a neuro endocrinologist that stress is the cause of most diabetes. Cortisol has a negative effect on the Insulin Receptor function. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 2001 Ford Brewer
Blood Sugar 101: What They Don't Tell You About Diabetes, by Jenny Ruhl, Review by Ford Brewer MD
 
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This book by Jenny Ruhl, is excellent. It is a summary of Ruhl's award-winning web site. She's done a lot of research for this web site, and uses this for her books. She's not a medical professional. This cuts both ways. She places excellent criticism of medical researchers, like the UKPD study, saying incorrectly that diabetic control doesn't preserve eyes and other tissue. On the other hand, the summaries of medications can be a little simplistic. She sees Metformin as great, insulins as necessary, and everything else as poisons. That tends to give no options for those of my patients that just can't tolerate Metformin. All prescription drugs have their problems. That includes Metformin as well as pio, the Glips, SGLT2 inhibitors, etc. She provides major contribution to low carb dieting, especially for diabetics and prediabetics. The rest of the world sees the metabolic advantage of low carb diets as great for weight loss. She and Richard Bernstein see a different issue; it's the key for diabetics and prediabetics to retain normal glucose values. The way About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 3786 Ford Brewer
How to lose weight with Metformin: Pt2: PCOS, non diabetics: Expectations - lifestyle/diet, science
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com I had a viewer ask why she's had no weight loss after 2 weeks. That raises the question about expectations. Metformin appears to change the gut biome over about a month. The bacteria in the biome impact the appetite after about a month. But decreased appetite alone will not create weight loss. In fact, even with metformin, weight loss requires total lifestyle change. And patience. I recommend a low carb, plant-based diet for those that can use it. It has a positive impact on glucose fluctuation, hunger, and the hunger hormone ghrelin. Intermittent fasting and mimicked fasting change the addictive relationship we develop with food after eating 3 times/day for decades. Mimicked fasting also seems to have a positive impact on transcription and expression of genes critical to glucose metabolism. Even with the correct dietary changes, exercise is a critical part of weight loss. Resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are creating the best results in this area. But I wouldn't leave out endurance training for long-term energy burning capacity. There is a lot of lay press buzz about our gut biome (bacteria) has a big impact on hunger, and the amount we eat. The science behind this is growing quickly. It also happens that the science behind gut biome changes with Metformin is growing as well. In fact, there is a clear scientific case to be made that metformin actually has both a glucose metabolism effect and a weight loss effect by changing the gut biome. It decreases bacteroides species. And it increases e coli as well as Akkermansia species.This actually provide a helpful tip: if you:re not getting an impact from immediate release metformin, try the Extended Release. The Extended Release appears to have more of a gut-related impact than liver. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 15837 Ford Brewer
Do you expect being thin, working out, and your doctor's care to save you? That's a fatal mistake
 
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Prevmedheartrisk.com I have patients who are getting more and more insulin resistant - despite the fact that their lifestyle is exactly right. The right diet. Running. Weight lifting. But there are other risk factors - like aging. In fact, at age 60 over half of us will have insulin resistance. by age 65 25% of us have full diabetes. And 1/3 don't even know. Another 30-50% have insulin resistance. There are also epigenetic risk factors. Maternal weight gain, obesity and even paternal obesity has been shown to create epigenetic risks. Epigenetics have to do with expression of our genes - through hampering the "spooling" system or expression of genes. There is much research right now in aging. Nir Barzilai with Metformin. He's looking to amplify these enzymes with Metformin. David Sinclair is looking to amplify cell respiration with NMN. And Valter Longo has demonstrated improved gene expression through mimicked fasting. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 2102 Ford Brewer
What I eat pt2: At Home: how to gain 10 pounds on a low carb diet- FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ I've had requests from viewers to see what I eat. This is the second video on the topic. I covered restaurant foods in another video. This video is about home foods. I have gone from 6 servings of salmon/week up to about 10. By far most of my calories are from olive oil. (Bertolli's the best kind available to me). I saute Brussels sprouts, brocolli, and mushrooms. I usually eat only 1 or 2 dishes if I'm eating alone. And it's usually sauted vegetables. It reminds me of Gundry's statement, "food is a vehicle for getting olive oil into your mouth." I come from challenges around foods, including a father that weighed over 350 pounds ( at 5'10"). Holidays were episodes of being surrounded by cakes, pies, fudge and other desserts. And I was a high birth weight baby - 10.5 pounds. I have replaced the high grains in my previous high-carb diet with biscuits I'm making out of psyllium fiber. Beware - they're bluish/black! After a couple of years of intermittent fasting (6/1), and 30 years of high carb plant-based, I switched to low-carb plant-based. I added Mimicked Fasting, and even Metformin due to insulin resistance. I developed a couple of hypoglycemic episodes. Those are dangerous at worst and unpleasant at best. So I stop metformin ( or if I happen to be taking pio at the time - a alternate every few months) when I go onto significant caloric restriction. By far the largest single source of calories now is vegetables sauteed in olive oil. ( Thanks, John, for you post on EVOO quality.) About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 1871 Ford Brewer
Statins are dangerous, so why is this doctor taking Crestor?   LDL, inflammation impact
 
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Statins are known for having significant and sometimes dangerous side effects. As a physician with over 30 years of experience, do I take statins? I didn't because of the known risks. And I saw my arterial age increase. Combined with that and other genetic risks, I went to an arterial age of 72 years while 56 years old. Now, after 2 years of Crestor and other changes, my arterial age is 52 years. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 1634 Ford Brewer
How to eat all you want and stay thin: be a teenager - avoid carbs
 
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The fact that the obesity epidemic is even hitting the teenage demographic proves the rule that teens usually tend to be thinner, more active, and yet can even eat more than middle aged people. It's hormones. If hormones can create this difference among age groups, can't hormones create weight problems among individuals? Here's the mechanism for hormonal or insulin obesity. Carbs in the diet (not fat or caloric overload) causes insulin increase. If the individual has several high-carb meals and snacks daily, there is a greater time period every day when the body's fat-burning mechanisms are shut down. This, according to the insulin theory of weight gain, causes fat deposition and eventually obesity. Now let's consider TAME, the only study approved by the FDA for anti-aging. TAME, or Targetting Aging with MEtformin was designed by large groups of gerontologists. These are doctors that work with aging on a daily basis. Their consensus was that breakdown of glucose metabolism mechanisms was the most common cause of what is currently considered "normal aging". What's the connection between the insulin theory of obesity and Methformin? They both concern hormonal breakdowns in glucose metabolism. In addition, they bring up a practical consideration; is there a treatment? Yes. Metformin, as discussed slows the breakdown of glucose metabolism, particularly with some enzymes such as MTOR and AMPK. But, also metformin has been found to be an effective treatment for a couple of key patient groups: in About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 5446 Ford Brewer
CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Pt 1- What is it? What's it do? Is it worth it? What's the science?
 
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ford brewer md mph Info@PrevMedHeartRisk.com CoQ10 stands for Coenzyme Q10. The Q stand for Quinone group and the 10 stands for the 10 isoprenyl groups in a chain on the molecule. CoQ10 is used for ATP, which is in turn critical to oxidative phosphorylation, or the advanced cell respiration which provides over 90% of human cell energy. Ubiquinol is the reduced alcohol form. It is supposed to be the most effective and easily absorbed. Ubiquinone is the oxodized ketone form. Statins are HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitors. When they stop cholesterol production, they also decrease CoQ10 production. There is a lot of great research on CoQ10 and Ubiquinol. However, the study results conflict. There seems to be more evidence that we can elevate our levels of CoQ10. But it's not so clear that it works. There is evidence that it works. But that part of the evidence is that it's difficult to assume improvement in biological status based on mitochondrial improvement. That in turn requires assumptions that lung, heart and vascular functions are not the actual rate-limiting problem. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 10964 Ford Brewer
Rosuvastatin (Crestor) Dosage - how low can you go? and maintain anti inflammatory effects?
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com David Hitchcock asked about low dose Crestor. Rosuvastatin has a half life of 17 hours. That means it take 17 hours for half of the medication to be excreted/neutralized/metabolized. So that allows us to give Crestor every other day, or even 3 times per week. Very low doses of Rosuvastatin have a positive impact on inflammation. We routinely give 5 or even 2.5 mg. If the inflammatory markers are low, and there are no unusual cholesterol problems, we can even go to 3 times per week dosage. Brad Bale and Amy Doneen have even reported decreases in inflammation from having some intolerant patients LICK the tablet thee times/week. And yes, lower doses are good. They mean lower side effects. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 8097 Ford Brewer
Mimicked Fasting - Weight loss, Diabetes Cure - amps stem cells; MTOR, AMPK- Valter Longo
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com There is a lot of buzz re: curing diabetes. Valter Longo at USC Davis is one of the world's top biochemist/geneticists focused on gerontology or longevity. He's demonstrated stem cell mediated regrowth of beta cells in the pancreas in mice. The mice were cured of their diabetes. Can we do that with men as well? Other articles by Longo are reviewed demonstrating improvement of multiple metabolic indicators, mostly driven by the glucose metabolism pathways including MTOR, AMPK, ILG-1. A final academic article demonstrates the probable mechanism. Caloric restriction or fasting clearly increases the transcription of genes which code for these proteins. P53 and FOXO appear to be acting agents in this transcription improvement - or upregulation. In the end, this all makes sense. Episodes of caloric restriction cause our bodies to transcribe more of the genes involved in energy metabolism. It makes sense after. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 2845 Ford Brewer
Low Carb diets and ketosis; is it dangerous like diabetic ketoacidosis?
 
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Ketosis is not the same as diabetic ketoacidosis. There are 2 major differences between dietary ketosis: 1. range (dietary ketosis is in a far lower range); and 2. very high blood glucose levels resulting in massive dehydration. Treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis include intravenous hydration, insulin and potassium replacement. Fats are made of triglyceride molecules. Triglycerides are made of glycerin and 3 fatty acids. (Glycerin is a 3 carbon low-glycemic carbohydrate used as a sweetener. ) The liver takes fatty acids and metabolizes them down to ketones and water. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 3218 Ford Brewer
Lipoprotein(a) Lp(a): what is it, what are the risks, treatment, niacin, PCSK9, statins
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com You have a 1in3 to 1in4 chance of having Lp(a). Lp(a) attracts and activates immune cells, causing inflammation and necrosis of the plaque center, attraction to artery walls, and clot formation. Over-the-counter Niacin treats this (see my other video on how to take niacin without flushing), PCSK9 inhibitors, and new biological drugs. Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. AFter seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. fbrewer@prevmedheartrisk.com info@prevmedheartrisk.com prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 4747 Ford Brewer
How to lose weight with Saxenda Victoza Liraglutide: same drug: advantages and risks/safety/dangers
 
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Saxenda is the new name given to Victoza in 2014 by owner Novo Nordisk when it was discovered that Victoza often caused weight loss. It belongs to a larger class of drugs called INCRETINS. These were discovered by Dr. Eng from the saliva of the lizard called the Gila monster. These have become blockbuster drugs with revenue rising to $3.5 billion in 2015. Advantages - these meds appeared to save the beta cells of the pancreas and prevented the hypoglycemic episodes seen with insulin. However, the impact on the beta cells may have turned out to be the source of biggest risk- pancreatitis. The LEADER trial showed improved cardiovascular outcomes for diabetics taking this medication. So, there are clearly opportunities, but risks as well. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 26275 Ford Brewer
Plant-based vs Sugar free; What The Health vs Fat Chance; Who's Right? How to use food labels right
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com The movie What The Health is getting a lot of air time recently. It basically preaches the plant-based diet approach. I've been preaching plant-based diet for 30 years. But it's not that simple. Orange juice and grape juice are just like taking an oral glucose tolerance test. It is a major stressor to the beta cells of the pancreas. Others (like Robert Lustig) would say that these sugars are the real problem. He, like Gary Taubes in Why We Get Fat, is talking about the hormonal theory of weight gain. In short, eating sugars raises insulin. Insulin, in turn, stops fat burning. It also results in ghrelin ( the hunger hormone) release. So there's still debate about whether eating fat or sugar makes you fat. But there's no debate for diabetics. Sugar is bad for them. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 5226 Ford Brewer
How to live a lot longer - with a pill? NMN, resveretrol, David Sinclair, and Sirtuin
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com David Sinclair, PhD, tenured faculty at Harvard, is one of the top 4 anti-aging researchers in the world. He discovered resveretrol in 2002, which stimulates SIRT2, an anti-aging genes. We haven't heard much about resveretrol recently because you just can't get enough. It would take 100 glasses/day of red wine to accomplish the goal. Resveretrol stimulates SIRTs. Dr. Sinclair's team has discovered a new booster/precursor called NMN. Clinical trials are expected within 6 months on this new anti-aging drug. So, to review, there is a lot of research going on in anti-aging. All of it appears to be focused on cellular respiration - our individual cells and how they get energy. Valter Longo's impacting inflammation and cell respiration by regrowing beta cells of the pancreas through intermittent fasting. Nir Barzilai's researching anti-aging, again through impacting glucose metabolism with metformin. And in this video we discussed David Sinclair. His team has discovered a new analogue of resveretrol, NMN. NMN is a precursor/booster of NAD, another key component of the animal cell's respiration, or metabolism. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 19862 Ford Brewer
Do you have Apo E 4 Dementia risk, Heart Attack diet risk; Apo(e) 4 and alcohol
 
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ApoE 4 increases risk for dementia 10 to 30 times. It also increases risk for heart attack and stroke. And moderate alcohol increases that risk if you have 4 -4. This is located on 9Q3.2. This means the 9th chromosome, the Q3.2 section. Again, better known as Apo E gene. Higher fat diets are good for ApoE2. And low fat diets for ApoE4. What if you have both ApoE 4 and diabetes? Do you go low carb or low fat? You can't eat only protein. Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His latest role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. fbrewer@prevmedheartrisk.com info@prevmedheartrisk.com prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 1968 Ford Brewer
Colchicine for Plaque reduction? - FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Recent studies like CANTOS have raised the idea that colchicine could decrease plaque inflammation. Colchicine is an old, inexpensive anti-inflammatory medications. http://www.cardiobrief.org/2017/10/19/imaging-studies-offer-new-insights-into-inflammation-in-cv-disease/ http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2017/10/14/j.jcmg.2017.08.013?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=2&access_token= Basically, there are several studies now looking this. One study has shown decrease in plaque volume by LAPV (Low Attentuation Plaque Volume) studies. It's been termed as "intriguing" by experts such as Paul Ridker, MD at Harvard, that has focused on cv inflammation for years. Ridker was the Principle Investigator of the CANTOS trial that was announced in June 2017. The CANTOS trial created excitement and surprise in the global cardiology community, despite the fact that this has been known for over a decade. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 1651 Ford Brewer
How to drop your arterial age 20 years like I did; Arterial Plaque Permanent? Nope.
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com You can't get plaque out once it's in there; right? Wrong. Yes, you can. The science indicates you can. This is especially true for plaque less than 3 years old. I have been a prevention doc for over 30 years. My personal health management was lifestyle. I kept my BMI below 25 ( usually 21 or less) I ran marathons and more. I ate a plant-based diet. At age 57, my CIMT indicated an artery age or plaque thickness of a 73 year old man. Why? genetics. I have the heart attack gene (9P21). (Think you don't have this? allele frequency is nearly 50%, so you probably do.) I also have mild high blood pressure. And, like many 9P21 carriers and over 50% of 60 year olds, I have prediabetes (or insulin resistance). I was frustrated, but made changes. There were not many lifestyle changes I could make. My biggest changes were with medications and supplements: Niacin 2000 mg/day; switched from Losartan (an ARB) to Ramipril (an ACE Inihibitor); I started a statin (Crestor or Rosuvastatin) low dose. ACE Inhibitors and statins have both been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, even though they are given for other reasons (high blood pressure and LDL). My arterial age steadily decreased over a 2 year period to those of a 52 year old. I'm feeling good. And I can show you that you can decrease your arterial age. Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. fbrewer@prevmedheartrisk.com info@prevmedheartrisk.com prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 181670 Ford Brewer
Bergemot: Is it time to ditch the statins and metformin for Earl Gray tea?
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com There has been significant buzz about bergamot, the essential oil found in flavoring Earl Gray tea. There are 3 major areas of production of the source, the mint orange: Turkey, Southern France and Southern Italy. The impact comes from a couple of chemicals in the flavinoid class found in higher concentration than in any other fruit. These flavinoids have a similar impact as the chemical found in red rice yeast and statins; it decreases cholesterol production. It has also been shown to decrease blood sugar. But the information is not so clear yet in this area. Do I plan to ditch my Crestor for Bergemot? I might do it short term to humor my friend, Dr. Phil Roberts with IDLife. However, cholesterol lowering is not the reason I take Crestor. As we've said in many other videos, I take Crestor to decrease inflammation in the walls of my arteries. And what about safety? Is bergamot a lot safer than Metformin? or Statins? Maybe not. There are reports of children having convulsions and dying from overdose with bergamot. And bergamot is a common cause of photochemical rash. As I toxicologist I learned there is truth to the common saying, "anything can be a poison in the right dose". About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 8592 Ford Brewer
The Niacin debate: Does it help or not? History, background and current state
 
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Ford Brewer MD MPH at PrevMedHeartRisk.com Niacin is Vitamin B3 (BOOPER ALERT - 35 SECONDS, I MISTAKENLY SAID D3 - NOT ONCE, BUT SEVERAL TIMES. I WOULD RE-TAPE IT. But too many people continue to value it.) . Along with it's partner chemical, Nicotinamide, it is the B3 complex. Niacin was discovered in the late 1800s and confirmed in the early 1900s. It was originally called "PP" factor, for Pellagra Prevention factor. Pellagra can cause severe skin disease. It also can create black tongue. This is also cured by niacin. Niacin was originally made by oxidizing NICOTINE. The similarities in these two molecules is shown in the video. It may have something to do with the far-reaching impact of nicotine. Niacin is involved in more metabolic processes (over 450) than any other vitamin cofactor. And Niacin has been found to have a positive impact on more cholesterol, lipid and cardiovascular problems than any other medicine. Debate started in 2011 with 2 studies, HPS2-THRIVE and AIM HIGH. The problem with HP2-THRIVE was lapropriant. Lapropriant was the popular medication used to stop niacin flush. Niacin flush is created by action on prostaglandin receptors. Lapropriant blocks those receptors. This receptor-blocking activity stopped the niacin flush. But it appears it also stopped the positive impact of niacin. AIM HIGH was another study that failed to show positive impact by niacin. There is a lot of debate re: the reason. It ranges from the thought that niacin doesn't work to problems with the study design. Does niacin help or not? It's still a debate. Many studies have shown that it does. A couple have shown that it does not. What do I do? I take it. 2000 mg/day. Rugby or Enduracin brands (and I have no financial relationships). Extended release. We'll cover management of flush in another video. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 26541 Ford Brewer
Case of multiple pulmonary nodules on chest xray
 
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Patients often come in with reports of pulmonary nodules (solid tissue in the lungs). These are first seen usually in a chest xray or a CACS (Coronary Artery Calcium Score). The patients are worried, afraid of cancer. What indicates cancer? Size, shape, fluid, calcification pattern, the rest of the lung, and other criteria. This patient, like the vast majority, was advised to wait for months to repeat the CT. That's a challenge for the patient. But it's actually a good sign. Being asked to come in for further work-up is more challenging. Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. AFter seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. fbrewer@prevmedheartrisk.com info@prevmedheartrisk.com prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 3010 Ford Brewer
How to drop your arterial age 20 years like I did- part 2 - HIIT, Omega 3, Niacin, Fasting; Crestor
 
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This is a follow-up to another video demonstrating how I decreased the plaque in my artery walls. Even though I always maintained a healthy lifestyle, I had challenging genetics. I'm not alone; most of us have some high-risk versions of 9P21. It's been known as the "cancer" gene and the "heart attack" gene. Now it's clear that it causes both cancer and heart attack due to increased diabetes risk. And there are multiple locations and high prevalence. The bottom line is that most of us have some 9P21 risk. That's why Type 2 Diabetes is so common for people over 50. I have very high 9P21 risk. However, making some simple adjustments (5 pound weight loss, increased Omega 3s, HIIT training, resistance training, niacin, rosuvastatin and ramipril). My arterial age dropped steadily over the next 18 months from 73 years old to 52 years old. No matter where you fall in the CIMT/arterial age debate, it's clear I have been lowering my LDL plaque load in my intima/media space. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 18732 Ford Brewer
Arterial plaque regression: how does your body do it? pt 2 - FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ This video covers the most common and important process for pulling LDL out of the artery wall. HDL. There is a brief review of other methods: autophagy and inflammation. Autophagy comes from the roots auto, meaning self, and phage, meaning to eat. Autophagy is really more important on the cellular level. It is a major contributor to health. If you're obese, you're not giving your body much chance to using autophagy. Inflammation is another way the body attempts to get ldl out of the artery wall. Unfortunately, it is the most common cause of heart attack, stroke and dementia. Immune cells release enzymes which digest and liquify the fats. This liquified, or inflamed plaque, if it gets back into the bloodstream, causes clots. These clots are the cause of heart attack and stroke. Microscopic, constantly repetitive clots are not noticed - until the process continues for decades. This is the cause of dementia and heart failure. HDL is the major healthy way of removing plaque from artery walls. As a practicing prevention doc, I see this all the time. You can see it easily, though. Go to the FRAMINGHAM or NHANES studies. They show clear data indicating this. For example, if your LDL is all the way up at 220, you can still have less heart attack and stroke risk than someone at an LDL of 100. How? if you HDL is 65 instead of 25. So, again, HDL is very cardio-protective. We'll talk in other videos about how to encourage HDL. About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 6718 Ford Brewer
Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes-If you're 60+ yo, you probably have it
 
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Do you have Insulin Resistance? How about Diabetes? If you're older than 60, you probably have insulin resistance. Guess what - high sugars cause cancer - not just heart attacks and strokes. A friend of mine named Lou quietly corrected me on a statement that prostate cancer is linked to diabetes. Thanks, Lou. It's not. But others are, like: melanoma, colorectal, kidney, pancreatic, lung, lymphomas, leukemias, bladder, head and neck and even basal cell cancer. Most of us have at least one copy of 9P21. It causes not only cancer, but heart attacks. Now we know that there is a common factor here: 9P21 causes diabetes as we get into our 60s. There is a lot of research in longevity recently. Leading researchers are focused on genetics, like 9p21, and the proteins involved in cell respiration (the process of getting energy). Nir Barzilai at Einstein in New York is looking at Metformin and it's impact on AMPK and MTOR - proteins involved in glucose respiration. Valter Longo at USC Davis is looking at intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting causes a genetic change in the proteins involved with respiration, resulting in cell death for many cancer cells and improved growth among noncancerous cells. Finally, David Sinclair, at Harvard and University of South Wales discovered resveretrol. Resveretrol just doesn't work. However, his team discovered in March of this year a related product, NMN, that will undergo clinical trials this year. It, again, is involved in human cell respiration, or getting energy from our food. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Cardiovascular Inflammation Tests Pt3: C Reactive Protein - why do I advise patients to ignore it?
 
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Cardiovascular Inflammation tests pt3: C Reactive Protein - according to wikipedia - "an annular pentameric protein...acute phase reactant...". Basically it is a ring-shaped, 5 part protein. When the immune system starts to gear up, interleukin 6 is released by monocytes and t cells. The liver releases CRP as a response to the interleukin 6 response. Here's why I tell patients to ignore CRP: it's good for marking general inflammation, but not cardiovascular inflammation. Unless the other markers are elevated, I would interpret a lone CRP elevation as a recent viral illness. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Intermittent Fasting: Weight Loss Fad or Life Extender? A Physician's Take.
 
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Intermittent fasting — alternating between periods of eating and fasting during the week — is a "new" weight loss fad. But is it real and sustainable? Dr. Ford Brewer of http://prevmedheartrisk.com explains. There are many versions of intermittent fasting -- weekly, daily, and monthly. Advocates claim many benefits ranging from improved athletic performance to weight loss, biomarker improvement, decreased inflammation and even longer life. Are these real? A little history: Intermittent fasting is not new. There is a long history and major cultural story here. And the hard science is becoming clear. It works. It even appears to prolong life. Also see Dr Kahn's Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guHeR1XrXYU A BBC video on this with Dr. Longo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihhj_VSKiTs Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he's running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. info@prevmedheartrisk.com http://prevmedheartrisk.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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L Carnitine: Body Builder's "Jet Fuel", atherogenic, or solution to Lp(a)
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH . PREVMEDHEARTRISK.COM L-Carnitine is known as a fat burner, a "jet fuel" for body builders. It's also known as atherogenic. It's biggest dietary resource is meat. When meat is ingested, gut bacteria ferment it and form TMAO (TriMethylAmineOxide), a known atherogenic. But there is evidence that it actually helps lower Lp(a). There was a strong meta analysis in Scientific Reports of 2016, using robust Cochrane meta analysis techniques. It indicated that there is actually some decrease in Lp(a). The "dropped study" analysis indicated that the strongest study may in used in conjunction with statins (simvastatin in this study). About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
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L-Arginine, Citrulline and NO -Nitric Oxide: Does Arginine supplementation help?- FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Arginine, and specifically L Arginine, are part of the precursor metabolism for Nitric Oxide. NO (Nitric Oxide) is a colorless gas. Yet it relaxes the smooth muscle of the arteries. This has been discovered and used for decades. Nitrates and Nitrites, like nitroglycerin, have been used to decrease angina. Relaxing the smooth muscles of the veins and arteries decreases the load on the heart. That's how it decreases the pain of angina. In 1998, the Nobel Prize for medicine went to Drs. Furchgott, Murad and Ignarro for discoveries leading to understanding Nitric Oxide. Arginine and Citrulline are metabolic precursors of Nitric Oxide. There is debate within the supplements community re: which is better. That debate is not covered in this video. Instead, we cover a couple of studies dealing with L Arginine as a supplement. Here are the citations: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27753625 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22137067 Arginine appears to have some positive effect on blood pressure and carbohydrate metabolism. Maybe not as much as some prescription drugs. But a lot of people do not want to take prescription drugs. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22553931 About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
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Vit D deficiency epidemic - and Vit K. Is this driving arterial inflammation and calcification?
 
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Vit D was thought to be a non-issue when it was provided as a preventive of Rickets. Rickets was a disabling disease of bone deformity of children. Over the past decade, we've discovered that Rickets was just the tip of the iceburg. Now we're discovering multiple functions, especially anti-inflammatory in nature. Significant evidence supports prevention of cardiovascular disease, multiple cancers and even mental health issues. The Wikipedia site on Vit D appears outdated. It doesn't mention the recent data about these issues. Vit D toxicity is a debatable condition. Toxicity has been reported to kidneys at doses over 50 times the recommended amount. Vit D increases calcium absorption by the gut. But what happens next? That's supposed to be where Vit K2 enters the picture. Vit K2 is involved in getting the calcium to the bone. There is evidence that vit k2 decreases deposition of calcium in the artery walls. The scientific evidence in this area is growing. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Arterial Plaque Regression: How does your body do it? pt 1 - FORD BREWER MD MPH
 
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FORD BREWER MD MPH PrevMedHeartRisk.com To prevent disability, heart attack, stroke, dementia - visit my Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw?view_as=subscriber Or the PrevMed web site at https://prevmedheartrisk.com/ Arterial plaque regression is a known entity. We go into the details of the process. HDL is critical to this process. It pulls the LDL out of the plaque. Endothelial cells then repopulate and cover denuded areas, replacing the intima. Immune cells ( mast cells, monocytes, leukocytes) will actually stop releasing digestive/inflammatory enzymes and cytokines. And, they will regress back away from the area of the previous plaque. And of course, the necrotic (dead materials) are cleaned up. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3209544/ About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.
Views: 8049 Ford Brewer
How to Test for Cardiovascular Inflammation: Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio
 
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How to test for cardiovascular inflammation: Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio(MACR). This is one of the 2 most important tests for cardiovascular inflammation. The other tests are: LP-Pla2, C-reactive Protein, and MPO (myeloperoxidase). MACR is a urine test. It shows cracks in the intima. The intima is the inner lining of the artery and capillary. It is also called endothelium. Brad Bale and Amy call it "the tennis court" in their book. There is about 6 tennis courts' worth of intima in our body. Here's 1 key - if too much albumin is spilling through the kidney filters, there are likely cracks in the intima (endothelium). Here's another key - if the intima is cracked in the kidney, it's cracked in all the other arteries and capillaries in the body. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Cholesterol tests: does yours indicate danger? Which ratios indicate cardiovascular or diabetes risk
 
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PrevMedHeartRisk.com In order to interpret your cholesterol tests, we need to understand lipoproteins. If fats and oils are released into the bloodstream, they would cause major damage if not for lipoproteins. Fats and oils would coalesce into large "bubbles", or emboli. These emboli would cause damage like heart attack if not controlled. Lipoproteins keep the fats and oils from forming large, or embolic, particles. LDL (Low Density Liporotein) and HDL (High Density Liporotein) are the same except for the portion of protein. HDL has 50% or more protein. LDL has 25% or less protein. HDL is therefore like an empty dump truck, able to carry fats and oils away. LDL is like a full dump truck, spilling and leaving fats and oils in the lining of the arteries. That LDL deposition is plaque formation. Other particles get larger and are with more fats and oils. These are called IDL (Intermediate Density Lipoprotein) and VLDL ( Very Low Density Lipoprotein) all have more fats and oils (cholesterol and triglycerides). About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Anti-aging with a pill? FDA approved research Dr. Barzilai at Einstein Med U - lowly Metformin ?
 
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Really? Metformin was approved by the FDA for anti-aging research. It has shown decreased cancer, heart attack, stroke and diabetes. And a bonus - it also causes weight loss! What's behind all this? On a molecular basis, it revolves around AMPK and MTOR, and other enzymes associated with glucose metabolism. It improves energy and glucose metabolism in all human cells, whether brain, artery endothelium, liver or muscle. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "A new test for heart attack/stroke risk; PULS - the test we've been seeking? unstable plaque test? " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCofPbwa8A -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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