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ABOUT DR. BREWER
Dr. Brewer started out as an emergency doctor. After seeing too many preventable heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. While there, the graduate program in preventive medicine training began to run. From there, he made a career in the practice and management of preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His last role in this area was the Medical Director of Premise, which has about 1,000 primary care / prevention clinics. He was also the Medical Director of MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a clinic for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline. We serve patients who have already experienced an event, as well as those who have not developed a diagnosis or event. Dr. Brewer provides services through telemedicine or in person if you are in the Lexington, KY area. We found a lot of pre-diabetes or undiagnosed insulin resistance. The treatment of unrecognized risk factors, such as pre-diabetes, reduces risk and prevents diseases.
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Arterial plaque can not be reversed; Right? No, that's not right.
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I have focused on lifestyle, especially diet, most of my career. I started as an emergency doctor, but I quickly realized that lifestyle, especially diet, is one of the main causes of most diseases, disabilities and deaths. But in my last 50 years, I ran into a problem. I found plaque in my arteries in a CIMT (intimate carotid thickness test) equivalent to a 73-year-old man.
My BMI has remained in less than 25 my entire life, and mostly less than 23. So obesity was not the problem. Like many patients, I postponed medications, including statins. After finding the plaque in my arteries, I decided to try the correct statin and niacin. And I made some more adjustments in my lifestyle. It worked. I invested 20 years of plaque in my arteries. (If you are thinking that this was a technical variation of CIMT, I thought of that, I had several CIMT in series during that two-year period, they stayed on the same trend line, so it seems to be a true regression of the plate) . This video to "give the devil medication in due time."
I continued to age in prediabetes, or insulin resistance (IR). (It could be due to the statin, but that is not likely, the statin was only 5 mg of Crestor).
More than half of adults already have IR. Even minimal increases in blood sugar and insulin levels cause plaque inflammation and CV. The main objective of this channel is to warn others to check plaque inflammation and CV, usually due to prediabetes or IR. Most of my patients come to me with him, and therefore with plaque. Unfortunately, the standard practice for detecting diabetes is testing with FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose) and Hemaglobin A1c. These often lack mild prediabetes. But mild prediabetes does most of the damage, creating inflammation of the plaque and CV before the patient knows there is a danger.
Most people think they do not have a problem. This video of John on my channel can help you understand the prevalence of this silent killer.
Upon discovering my blood sugar problem, I refocused on lifestyle and diet. I went from a plant / pescatarian to low carb. I have tended to keep my carbohydrates below 100gm / day. (I do not care, in fact, I push fiber carbohydrates, like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts).
The science is clear that you can reverse the plate. This is especially true for the plate of less than 3 years. We have several videos that cover science in this area.
My arterial age decreased steadily over a period of 2 years to those of 52 years. I feel good. And I can show you how to decrease your arterial age.
Video credits to Ford Brewer MD MPH YouTube channel