Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Danger of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

With insulin prices spiking, DKA could rise for people with diabetes.
DKA and Diet
What people with diabetes eat and drink strongly affects their blood sugar levels and insulin requirements. Polishing off a large carton of orange juice without adjusting insulin could potentially put someone with diabetes into DKA.
"Someone might not realize that drinking a lot of soda, juice or any kind of sugary beverage would raise blood sugar that much," Schrager says. "So, if they're pretty thirsty because of high blood sugar, and are drinking that type of beverage to quench the thirst – that could lead to even higher blood sugar."
If you have diabetes, taking a good look at your diet can reduce DKA risk. "Because carbohydrates contribute to high blood sugar, you can see what types and amounts of carbohydrates are in the diet and whether or not that needs to be modified, or if insulin needs to be increased throughout the day," Schrager says.
A carb-controlled diet including complex carbs helps avoid blood-glucose spikes. Complex carbs occur in plant foods such as whole grains, beans and veggies.
However, refined-carb foods, such as white bread or pasta, lead to rapid rises in blood sugar. Make sure to take an appropriate insulin dose before eating, Schrager advises, even if it's just a sandwich.

Insulin Issues
Diet control doesn't eliminate the need for medication. "If someone has Type 1 diabetes, they need insulin no matter what," Schrager emphasizes.
Patients who use insulin pumps should stay on guard for malfunctions. However, insulin pumps are increasingly reliable. That said, it's wise to keep prefilled insulin pens, or vials and syringes, on hand as backups.

"Exercise can play a huge role in managing blood sugars," Schrager says. In general, she says, exercise reduces blood sugar, depending on the type of activity. Aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging or biking tends to lower blood sugar.
READ ARTICLE: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2019-02-01/the-danger-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How the Ketogenic Diet Works for Type 2 Diabetes

Special diets for type 2 diabetes often focus on weight loss, so it might seem crazy that a high-fat diet is an option. But the ketogenic (keto) diet, high in fat and low in carbs, can potentially change the way your body stores and uses energy, easing diabetes symptoms.

 With the keto diet, your body converts fat, instead of sugar, into energy. The diet was created in 1924 as a treatment for epilepsy, but the effects of this eating pattern are also being studied for type 2 diabetes. The ketogenic diet may improve blood glucose (sugar) levels while also reducing the need for insulin. However, the diet does come with risks, so make sure to discuss it with your doctor before making drastic dietary changes.

 Many people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, so a high-fat diet can seem unhelpful. The goal of the ketogenic diet is to have the body use fat for energy instead of carbohydrates or glucose. A person on the keto diet gets most of their energy from fat, with very little of the diet coming from carbohydrates. 

Read article: https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes-ketogenic-diet

Autophagy and Fasting: The Mystery Explained

The GKI has been used a lot recently in studies. From fasting to the ketogenic diet to finding the optimal metabolic state for treatment of the most prevalent conditions, the index may help us make some revolutionary discoveries, both personally and on a wider scale.
For example, the GKI has been used for tracking changes and progress regarding weight loss, improving athletic performance and workouts, and management or reversal metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes and different types of cancers.
The glucose ketone index can help improve results for all of these things and more, including monitoring inflammation caused by high levels of glucose.
In his book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, researcher Dr. Thomas Seyfried suggests trying to keep your GKI between 2 and 0.7, preferably shooting for 1. Seyfried uses the index in many of his studies around the ketogenic diet, fasting, and cancer.
In fact, the glucose ketone index can be especially significant when looking at ketosis and cancer. Cancer cells thrive on glucose, so it makes sense that we can help starve these cells when less glucose is present and more ketones are around.
Seyfried’s findings show that greatly reducing a person’s GKI reduces tumor weight and metabolism. Furthermore, a combination of lowering GKI and radiation treatment shows a reduction in tumor survival time by 5 times!
Essentially, if you have a history of any type of metabolic problems, whether it be cancer, diabetes or obesity, or you’re just looking to reduce your chances of these and keep your metabolic health in good condition, the glucose ketone index is a fantastic tool that can tell you a lot more than simply measuring one aspect of your health, such as cholesterol or triglycerides, or just your ketones—even though we recommend you always do that, too.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what the GKI does and why it’s important, let’s talk about how you can start measuring it for yourself today.
Read article: https://perfectketo.com/what-is-glucose-ketone-index/

AUTOPHAGY FASTING - How Long Should You Fast to Maximize Your Health Benefits?

What happens if you fast for 13 hr 2:16
Growth Hormone 2:49
How long should you fast to get maximum of Autophagy 3:15

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UgLueOeuWk

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The ketogenic diet for Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment: can it help?

My elderly parents, fiercely independent, living on their own, and aging relatively well, are highly motivated to keep their brains functioning at an optimal level. A significant loss of cognitive skills in either one of them would seriously threaten their cherished freedoms and greatly reduce their quality of life.
Over the last three years their daughters, sons-in-law, and some grandchildren had embraced the ketogenic diet and they’d heard us extol about how great we were feeling. Some of us remarked on our feelings of improved mental clarity —an unexpected bonus from the ketogenic lifestyle.
So they wondered: could drastically cutting carbohydrates and eating more fat benefit their brains? My Mom was having some memory problems that frustrated and scared her, such as having difficulty writing down items on a shopping list: she knew what she needed but the names or spellings sometimes would not come. She had voluntarily given up driving last year as she knew that at random times, especially under stress, she would have moments of confusion. Dad was still very sharp, but he felt his memory was not as strong as he would like. Could a ketogenic diet help slow or halt more cognitive decline at their late stage of life?

Read article: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/benefits/alzheimers

Ketogenic Diets and Alzheimer’s Disease

This is a excellent report discussing the Keto diet, Alzheimer's and Epilepsy.

Macrophages and Energy Metabolism in Cancer: The Ketogenic Connection

The notion that diet plays a pivotal role in the regulation of metabolic syndromes such as chronic inflammation has gained such wide acceptance that we now find the once accepted food pyramid established decades ago where fats and meats occupied a small percentage of total daily food intake is now replaced by one where carbohydrate intake has been dramatically reduced. Depending on the type of diet you are following, you may be consuming little to no carbohydrates and sugars, fruits and/or vegetables. You may also be consuming a high amount of animal protein from meats and/or fish, or your diet could comprise of mostly fats, as in the case of ketogenic (keto) diets.

The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat/low-carbohydrate/adequate-protein diet. It has gained tremendous popularity because of proven anti-inflammatory actions via the suppression of glucose utilization. It has yielded impressive results in treatments for neuropathic pain, brain inflammation, or even weight loss accomplished via various mechanisms yet to be confirmed.


The ketogenic diet has been used since 1920 at John Hopkins to manage epilepsy in children. Recently, the ketogenic diet has been discovered to be effective against tumorigenesis in various cancer therapies. It is believed to be effective against tumor progression because it is able to target the Warburg effect where cancer cells, in contrast to normal cells, mainly use aerobic glycolysis instead of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) in mitochondria to produce lactate. Lactate is the main energy substrate used by cancer cells for immune suppression and pH manipulation. In an environment where circulating glucose levels are reduced under ketosis, cancer cells are hypothetically ‘starved’ of energy and unable to utilize lactate, while normal cells switch their metabolism to ketones generated by the ketogenic diet .

Monday, January 7, 2019

Remnant Cholesterol – What Every Low Carber Should Know

I want to introduce you to something called Remnant Cholesterol . And if you’re on a Keto diet, this will be especially relevant.

 It is very simply calculated: you just subtract HDL Cholesterol (HDLc) and LDL Cholesterol (LDLc) from your Total Cholesterol. For example, if your Total Cholesterol were 300, your LDLc 200, and HDLc 80, then you’d have a Remnant Cholesterol (RC) of 20. That’s 300 – 200 – 80 = 20.

You can be forgiven if you thought Total Cholesterol was simply LDLc + HDLc. I thought so too before I was into keto since I was always told, “cholesterol is divided into two types, LDL and HDL…” — wrong! That little gap of cholesterol left over is very, very meaningful. When fasted, it is the cholesterol found in Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDL) and Intermediate Density Lipoproteins (IDL). When not fasted, it includes those two and Chylomicron Remnants. 

Why This is a Problem?
You see, these lipoproteins mentioned above aren’t supposed to be hanging around in the blood for very long. VLDLs pop out of the liver ready to drop off fat-based energy in the form of Triglycerides (TG) from the getgo. They bounce around your vascular system binding to tissues that need the energy and get smaller and smaller from less cargo in the process. From there they are remodeled to IDLs, which are then cleared by the liver or remodeled again to an LDL. This succession of stages to the final LDL takes under 90 minutes. So how long do LDLs hang out? 2-4 days...

Read article: https://cholesterolcode.com/remnant-cholesterol-what-every-low-carber-should-know/

‘Remnant’ Cholesterol Linked With CVD Risk, Even When LDL Levels Are Low


Advanced lipoprotein profiling among individuals with low LDL cholesterol levels suggests that triglyceride-rich remnant particles, specifically small very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) particles, are associated with an increased risk of incident cardiovascular events.  
Among individuals with a median LDL cholesterol of 55 mg/dL on statin therapy, each standard-deviation (SD) increase in small VLDL particles increased the risk of MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, revascularization, or cardiovascular death by approximately 70%. For individuals with the most elevated VLDL particles, those in the highest tertile, the risk of cardiovascular events was more than 3.5 times higher compared with those with the lowest levels of VLDL particles.
The researchers, led by Patrick Lawler, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA), suggest these atherogenic remnant particles might represent a potential target for reducing residual risk in patients maximally treated with statin therapy. 
In the decades since statins and other lipid-modifying agents were introduced, LDL cholesterol levels have decreased in both primary and secondary prevention, senior investigator Samia Mora, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), told TCTMD. “Then the question is, though, why are some people still having events?”
In primary prevention, approximately 1 in 10 patients managed with statin therapy to lower LDL cholesterol levels will have a clinical event over a 5-year period, Mora continued. In secondary prevention, approximately 1 in 5 patients will have a recurrent event. One theory is that, in the past, the risk associated with other lipids or lipoproteins might have been eclipsed by those high LDL cholesterol levels, say the researchers. 
“Many people think, well, your LDL cholesterol is very low, I don’t need to do anything else related to lipids and now we can look at other pathways related to cardiometabolic disease,” said Mora. “The question we asked was whether there were any other lipid measures of risk that we could identify. Maybe LDL cholesterol is not the best way to measure cardiovascular risk?”

Read article: https://www.tctmd.com/news/remnant-cholesterol-linked-cvd-risk-even-when-ldl-levels-are-low

Stop Worrying About High Cholesterol and LDL on a Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Eric Berg sums it up simply...
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMaXJtoXBo

From the video...
Remnant Cholesterol is the indicator of problems.
remnant cholesterol = total cholesterol - HDL - LDL

< 17   optimal
18-23 OK
24-29 concerning
< 30 problem

High on fat, low on evidence: the problem with the keto diet

A ketogenic diet (or keto) is predominantly made up of high-fat foods – including butter, oils, meat, fish, eggs and cheese – and very low-carb vegetables such as cauliflower and leafy greens. This forces the body to burn fat for fuel, rather than glucose. In order to maintain that state, known as ketosis, followers typically restrict their carbohydrate intake to less than 50g a day. And, as protein can also be broken down into glucose, that has to be restricted, too.

By anyone’s standards, this is a tough regime to stick to – adherents even have to limit their fruit intake. Jan Vyjidak, 38, a management consultant who has contributed research into energy metabolism, including carbohydrate restriction, to Public Health Collaboration, a charity that promotes healthy lifestyles, has been on the keto diet for nearly a decade. He came to it, he says, to manage his health and improve his athletic performance. “It transformed my life,” he says. “It wiped out my constant hunger, and I was able to stop all medication for my asthma and psoriasis within six months.”
What we know today as keto was developed as a clinical tool more than 100 years ago. In 1911, doctors noticed that children with epilepsy stopped having seizures after two days of absolute fasting, the point when their bodies would have been forced into ketosis. Scientists later noted that ketosis could be achieved through a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet without the risk of infection and mortality rates associated with absolute fasting. Today, children resistant to anti-epilepsy drugs still follow ketogenic diets to prevent seizures, under the management of specialist dietitians.
 The finding has led researchers to explore other clinical applications of the keto diet. There is emerging evidence indicating that it could be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, but with only one major study done so far, it is too early to draw conclusions about the long-term risks or side-effects. The same can be said about the use of keto diets for cancer recovery.

Read article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/07/high-on-fat-low-on-evidence-the-problem-with-the-keto-diet

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pain relief for tendons

I have had tendonitis and tendonosis for years due to a reaction to antibiotics. The best pain relief I had was a topical 2.5% Menthol gel. I used it long term without apparent side effects. I get it at a 99 cent store so it is inexpensive. I prefer to avoid aspirin for regular use.

It is "Family Circle Muscle & Joint vanishing scent gel". It has no smell and is absorbed into the skin without a residue.

Recovery from Tendonosis and Tendonitis

Friday, January 4, 2019

Glyphosate and How to Detox it -- Transcript

TRANSCRIPT OF PODCAST

Wendy Myers:
 Hello, everyone. Thank you so much for joining the Live to 110 Podcast. My name is Wendy Myers, and you can find me at myersdetox.com, and learn about my detox and healing program, MineralPower.com. It’s where I mineralized your body and detox it of metals and chemicals because those toxins interfere in your body’s metabolite function in so many ways.
It doesn’t matter what your health condition is, what your disease label is. There’s always an underlying mineral deficiency and heavy metal and chemical toxicity that’s exacerbating that condition, or causing it outright.
Today, we have a very, very important podcast. I have. Dr. Stephanie Seneff on the show to talk about glyphosate, and how that disrupts your hormones, disrupts cholesterol metabolism, disrupts your liver’s ability to detox your body, how it disrupts gut bacteria and causes so many different health conditions, including autism, dementia, ALS, and so, so many others.
And it’s a huge health crisis. This is probably one of the most important podcast that I’ve done. The underlying tag line for the show should be, “Say no to bread” because glyphosate is used so much in wheat, and wheat has so many various issues.
But unfortunately, all food that is not organically grown is sprayed with glyphosate. Glyphosate is a weed killer. It’s what used on all the non-organic produce. It’s sprayed in all of the parks to kill weeds. It’s so ever present in our environment.
It’s in the water. It’s in the rain. It’s in the vegetables, the fruit, the bread, the grains. It’s in so many things.
And we’re going to talk about how you can avoid glyphosate to the best of your abilities, and how to detox glyphosate on the show today.

Read transcript: https://myersdetox.com/transcript-166-glyphosate-and-how-to-detox-it-with-dr-stephanie-seneff/

Glyphosate and How to Detox It with Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Dr. Stephanie Seneff discusses one of the most important health issues of our time – glyphosate toxicity. It’s in most non-organic foods and is ruining your health, causing autism, gut dysbiosis, problems detoxing and even cancer. Tune in to hear all about: - How glyphosate causes chronic fatigue, autism, dementia, gut -dysbiosis, cancer and mo - Glyphosate causes mineral deficiencies and oxalates - Glyphosates contributes to sulphur sensitivity - How glyphosate makes vaccines ore toxic - How to detox glyphosate Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmAsTrsUjBc

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial.

BACKGROUND:

Few well-controlled studies have comprehensively examined the effects of very-low-carbohydrate diets on type 2 diabetes (T2D).

OBJECTIVE:

We compared the effects of a very-low-carbohydrate, high-unsaturated fat, low-saturated fat (LC) diet with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat (HC) diet on glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in T2D after 52 wk.

CONCLUSIONS:

Both diets achieved substantial weight loss and reduced HbA1c and fasting glucose. The LC diet, which was high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, achieved greater improvements in the lipid profile, blood glucose stability, and reductions in diabetes medication requirements, suggesting an effective strategy for the optimization of T2D management. 

Read article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26224300

Insulin Resistance Diet — What To Eat & Why

One person's medical dilemma and PhD study to manage his diabetes.
"Insulin resistance is caused by...
the storage of fat in tissues that are not designed to store fat"

"The accumulation of fat in muscle and liver traps glucose in the blood"
"Dietary protein increases insulin resistance independently of dietary fat"

"Low-carb diets promote short-term improvements (between 3-6 months)
Reduced hemoglobin A1c
Reduced blood glucose variability
Reduced LDL cholesterol
Weight loss"

"Low-carb diets significantly increase chronic disease risk in the long term"
"How do you reverse insulin resistance through diet?"
"Low-fat diets significantly increase insulin sensitivity"

The answer, "Low fat plant based whole-foods based diet."

GREEN LIGHT: Fruits; Non-starchy vegetables; Starchy vegetables;
Beans, lentils and peas; Green leafy vegetables; Herbs and spices

YELLOW LIGHT: Nuts; Seeds; Avocados; Coconuts
Olives; Pastas; Pasta alternatives; Sprouted breads

RED LIGHT: Dairy products; Eggs; Processed meats; Red meat; White meat;
poultry; Fish and shellfish; Oils of any kind; Refined sugars; Pastries and breads

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KWAgKR9JBE

Monday, December 24, 2018

Eat meat and lose weight: What to know about the keto diet

There is this concept that eating very low amounts of carbohydrates will cause your body to use ketones, compounds created from fat by the liver when blood insulin levels are low. This process is known as ketosis, and the ketogenic diet revolves around it.
“Your liver produces ketones all the time, but the rate depends on carbohydrate and protein intake,” said a professor of human sciences at Ohio State University, Jeff Volek, further explaining that, “Without the low-carb stimulus, there is no net increase in ketone production, no decrease in insulin, and no net increase in fat oxidation.”
Being on a ketogenic diet means that fat must comprise 60 to 80 percent of your total calories, with 20 percent coming from protein and 10 percent from carbohydrates. In total, carbohydrate intake needs to be limited from 20 to 30 grams per day in order to maintain constant ketosis, which is about the same as half a bagel, according to Men’s Health.
Read article: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/23/eat-meat-and-lose-weight-what-to-know-about-the-keto-diet.html

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dr. Paul Mason - 'Blood tests on a ketogenic diet - what your cholesterol results mean'

Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honors from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is a Specialist Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician.

 Dr Mason developed an interest in low carbohydrate diets in 2011. Since then he has spent hundreds of hours reading and analyzing the scientific literature.

 For the last two years, Dr. Mason has been applying this knowledge in treating metabolic and arthritis patients who have achieved dramatic and sustained weight loss and reductions in joint pain.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKJaQeteE0

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cardiologist’s scientific analysis of the Apple Watch

Medlife Crisis:
Will the Apple Watch save lives? I’m an academic cardiologist & this is an in-depth, unbiased look at the science & implications of the exciting new ECG heart monitor function.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0sv3Kuurhw

Thursday, December 20, 2018

What Is Normal Blood Sugar | The Key To Longevity

Dr. Nick Zyrowski:
What Is Normal Blood Sugar | The Key To Longevity is a video that gives you a detailed look at how you can manage your blood glucose when you understand normal blood sugar mg/dl.

 Sugar is a major player in the destruction of societal health. Normal blood sugar levels offer incredible health benefits as chronically high blood sugar and insulin levels are related to inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions. Normal glucose levels in the blood over a lifetime will offer you the health and longevity you desire.

 What is normal blood sugar is a question I receive a lot. You can easily monitor your blood sugar levels with some simple meters sold at even grocery stores. Many people find that they have been living in a pre-diabetic state as a result of their sugar filled lifestyle. Pre-diabetes gone undetected for many years leads to severe degenerative health conditions.
 
Blood sugar levels associated with pre-diabetes are 100-125 mg/dl. The symptoms of pre-diabetes can vary but are typically associated with frequent urination, excessive thirst, dizziness, and fatigue. Normal blood sugar can be accomplished through lifestyle changes that include exercise, healthy diet and utilizing remedies that specifically have been proven to lower blood glucose levels.

When you ask the question of what is normal blood sugar you will now have the answer, Be sure to implement these strategies so that you are not like the millions of people walking around with pre-diabetes or the condition type two diabetes.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF6ebXbNHo0

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Coronary Calcification - and Fixing the Root Causes of Heart Disease

Ivor Cummins:

My latest talk at the Low Carb Universe conference (Nov 15th 2018, Mallorca)
It's not so hard to avoid chronic disease - but you gotta know how !

1:44 "If you don't measure it" - the Power of CAC
6:19 The importance of Calcification Progression - watch your score over time
8:53 DRUGS - the latest story on Statins
10:46 LDL "Bad Cholesterol" versus Insulin - judged by CAC / Atherosclerosis
12:07 LDL "Bad Cholesterol" versus the Total:HDL ratios and Insulin Issues
14:17 Spot the IMPORTANT Risk Factors here !
16:22 OMG - majority of Americans are essentially diabetic? The Elephant in the Room/// 17:59 WHY so much chronic disease?
22:00 The Root Cause Diagram explains
24:24 Introduction to Part 2 - the Cholesterol Particles in Heart Disease

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Spinal Stenosis: Cause and Correction

Dr. Bergman explains how spinal stenosis can develop and how to reverse it so you can have a healthy spine for life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cholesterol, Particle Counts and Heart Disease - Put into Context #ApoB #LDLp

My second talk at the Low Carb Universe conference (Nov 15th 2018, Mallorca) - this one demystifying #Cholesterol particle counts in Heart Disease.
LDL particles are part of the atherosclerotic process - but you gotta know the context !

0:38 Intro to Cholesterol Particles in context - comparative analysis of populations
4:17 LDL particles in Atheroscclerosis & Heart Disease
6:01 The Layers 0 to 5 which decide LDL Particle Count importance
8:31 Layer 1 - The Glycocalyx
12:46 Layer 2 - The Endothelium
19:22 Layer 3 - The Intima Proteoglycans
21:36 Layer 4 - The Wonderful HDL Efflux
25:36 Layer 0 (bonus layer) - The Oxidized LDL Axis
29:29 Five Layers to Watch, beyond the mere number of particles

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBKa6d6j9_8

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How I Reversed My Coronary Calcium Score by 59% in 16 months

Ford Brewer MD MPH:
Think that coronary artery plaque can't be reversed? Think again. Diet, lifestyle, targeted medications and exercise all contribute to treating risk factors and allowing our body to reduce plaque burden. Here is what worked for me.

 Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysifMKWKZLY&t=939s

Monday, December 3, 2018

Reversal of Cognitive Decline

Dale E. Bredesen, MD:
From the American College of Nutrition's 56th Annual Conference, Translational Nutrition: Optimizing Brain Health.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQ_X3mD16U

Friday, November 30, 2018

Vit K2: What Is It? Does it Remove Plaque? 2018

FORD BREWER MD MPH...
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.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulemSPBA3DA

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Four Things Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About High Blood Pressure!

High blood pressure is a serious condition and one that has a number of prescription drugs available. But are there more natural ways to keep it under control? Dr. Jonathan V. Wright discusses four key things that can be used to naturally get blood pressure under control!

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0w7buQrnAw

How To Get Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 is crucial to many bodily processes but our modern diets are deficient in K2. Learn how to get Vitamin k2 back into your body today!

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-GrPVXZSM

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin K2

Allison Wilson:
 Wow! I have listened to this video at least a dozen times. Fantastic presentation,and,superb information. After a disturbing CT scan two weeks ago I'm chasing up everything I can, on top of a good diet,to give my body some extra help. This video is full of great information, and, well described. Super job done!

sandresstudios:
Thank you for this great info on K2. Can you tell me what is a good ratio between D3, K2 and magnesium if one is taking 5k of D3 and 100 K2? No one seems to address the best ratios for these vitamins. Thanks, look forward to other articles like this.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KGceRenn4