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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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ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
There was a lot of reaction to a recent post on K2. Bambi Able showed us not only his own story, but also some excellent comments about science and its logic. Originally, she said: "it may not be THE answer, but they are a nontoxic idea." That was really my summary of science; until John Lorscheider weighed in with the science that indicated that calcium could actually be more than a marker of plaque stability. According to John, it could actually be like a mortar that contributes to plate stability.
According to these quotes provided by Bambi, there is some evidence (although not very solid) that MK-7,8,9 actually lowers calcium, and may even decrease CV events.
Therefore, more research is clearly needed. But based on the information cited by John: maybe we should "let the dogs that sleep lie."
I agree. I would also say that the big problem is being ignored. Most of the patients I see are focused on unproven supplements such as K2, while ignoring the blood glucose and insulin values. They are "playing while Rome burns."
Video credits to Ford Brewer MD MPH YouTube channel