The Healthy Life Summit: Part 5: The Event

Hi. I'm David Meinz, joining me today will
be dr. Ford Brewer the medical director of the upcoming Health Summit I know a
lot of you have followed dr. brewer from his YouTube channel and been impressed
with the information that he shares on defeating the biggest killer of
Americans cardiovascular disease and as you know his focus is not about
treatment of heart disease there's plenty of great cardiologists out there
for that you may already have one yourself dr. Brewers passion is about
finding the real root cause of why you have a disease and then doing something
about it to get it under control so now let's connect with dr. brewer
well hi Ford welcome to the webinar hey David how are you I'm doing well so is
it true that you can actually today with what we now understand you can actually
guarantee if someone would actually follow the protocol that you have you
can for all practical purposes guarantee they will never have an event never have
a heart attack or stroke are we really at that point in the science of the
medicine David yes a lot of people would argue that that's just not totally
realistic and I did not come up with that I offer that in terms of my
practice I got that from Brad and Amy a few years ago they've been practicing
that way for many years and it's just it tends to be a standard guarantee within
the bale doneen community and they have to as the bail doneen protocol. correct .a
lot of people following that now around the country more and more again brad &
have been preaching that cardiovascular inflammation gospel for
many many years it was first developed by a couple of very smart guys at
Harvard but brand name you've been running around the country doing a lot
of teaching of docs other health care professions you and I met in a couple of
those seminars so the reality is yes if you start looking at cardiovascular
inflammation you really can prevent heart attack and stroke and practitioners in that area tend to put
their their money where their mouth is from that perspective and say look you
if you do the stuff that we're recommending that you do you won't have
a heart attack or stroke and and we're talking ever that's pretty amazing
statement it is it's it's amazing but I think a lot of people think it's
inevitable especially if you run in your family it's just a matter of time but
kind of changed our position on that now and say say it's not inevitable if
you're willing to follow some standards well that is as I've mentioned to many
of my youtube channel viewers that is my legacy goal is to get that message out
there that heart attacks and strokes are optional we used to put that in some of
our marketing literature as well they are optional and it's not easy well
nobody's saying that it's easy to prevent a heart attack and stroke but
it's a heck of a lot easier than having one and hoping to to get treated back
out into a normal state exactly well let's go over some of the basics for
let's begin with the basic question what's what's the most common
preventable cause of cardiovascular disease the thing that leads to heart
attack and strokes the big killer of Americans what's the most common
preventable thing a person could do you keyed on something that we discussed a few
minutes ago David that is the the term preventable I don't I don't pretend to
treat heart attacks after the fact that's although most of my patients
actually have had one event before they came to me one or more my focus is
preventing heart attacks and strokes and again it is clearly possible now your
the next question you you bring up is well what is the number one cause of
preventable heart attacks and strokes it's inflammation – cardiovascular
inflammation now then the next question would be well what is that and what
causes it let's skip over what that is well now
let's well cover that quickly cardiovascular inflammation is where
your body is attacking plaque in your artery walls you're you're taking
friendly-fire your immune system is attacking the plaque in your artery
walls that's analogous to people that have inflammatory diseases like
rheumatoid arthritis or lupus arthritis those are two diseases where their
bodies are taking flak from their immune system it's attacking their
joints inflammatory bowel diseases same thing that the patient's body is
attacking parts of their gut creating inflammation in the gut
so there are psoriasis it's a skin disease that's usually where the
patient's skin is taking friendly fire from the patient's immune system. the
immune system is a wonderful thing it works extremely well but sometimes it
makes mistakes and sometimes it attacks parts of our body that's what happens
with cardiovascular inflammation our body's attacking – attacking that plaque
that's in our artery wall so then the next natural question is what's the
cause of the inflammation that's a really good question
it's insulin resistance what does that mean it's also called pre-diabetes
it's early diabetes type 2 diabetes type 1 diabetes causes this as well but again
most of us don't ever have type 1 diabetes the vast majority of us if we
live long enough we'll end up with type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance and
again this is not a death sentence especially if you're aware of it you're
implying that it can be controlled like all these other risk factors correct in
fact the vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes never progress to
even needing insulin a lot of people may end up taking metformin or pioglitazone
but again those are drug solutions by far the most important treatment the
most important solution for insulin resistance is not drugs!
it's lifestyle. there's there's been research which showed lifestyle moderate
to mild lifestyle improvements are three times more effective than any drug and I
understand obesity as a leader in contributing to diabetes and prediabetes
insulin resistance I think that's pretty well-established as a risk factor my – I
guess my question would be for folks like me and you who are not obese and
people watching who are not overweight we get a pass on that insulin resistance
deal how would you respond to that yeah a lot of people think that and a lot of
people think that even people that are aware that we're having a type 2
diabetes epidemic or pre-diabetes epidemic metabolic or insulin resistance
syndrome epidemic they say well it's because we've got an obesity epidemic
now there's a yes and a no there obesity does increase your risk for insulin
resistance but again look at you look at me we don't we're not obese and I don't
know about you but I couldn't say I don't think many people would call me
overweight either and yet you and I I mean we just might as well be honest
we're both victims of insulin resistance right exactly right and so when you look
at the numbers David it's population wide yes obesity is a risk factor for us
as individuals but aging is a bigger one so we've got insulin resistance which is
common as a as a characteristic of just surviving life living our risk for it
goes up that increases our risk of inflammation which is the foundation
fundamental issue that contributes to the biggest killer cardiovascular
disease correct so what a lot of people don't know is that having blood sugars
of 160 or 180 or 200 and even above are damaging to the
arteries they cause nicks and cuts in the inner lining of the artery it's
called the endothelium or the intima lining when you get those Nick's or cuts
in or holes in that lining then LDL or the quote bad cholesterol goes through
those Nicks and cuts and starts to lodge there in the artery wall that is you get
enough of that lodging there and that's a plaque
well in just a minute we're going to go into the actual webinar where we're
going to see some of your presentation and some of the other faculty members
presentations so we want everybody watching this video to stay tuned for
that we're going to give them a lot of content and go dig deep into that but
give us your kind of perspective on the summit itself your effect remember
you're the medical director tell us I mean I guess somebody can come see you
as their physician they if they're willing to fly to your location kind of
balance this out with that option versus kind of the deep dive that they get at
the summit so a couple of points so this is a good place to introduce this summit
to my to my youtube channel viewers so a couple about 18 months ago was that that
long ago that we had the first one David yes
so David Meinz is a is a professional with a wonderful passion for getting rid
of heart attack and stroke as a major cause of death and he's set up a couple
of several different types of meetings where people can learn how to prevent
heart attack and stroke we did one about 18 months ago called the healthy
dentist summit now the we'll be showing some the rest
of this video will show a lot of clips from that summit as you'll see in there
you really don't have to be a dentist to attend that and in fact I would consider
one of the things I suggested to David isn't it we should open that to the
other folks as well because again the best majority of this has to do with how
to prevent your own heart attack and stroke you get a complete evaluation you
get laughs the labs and imaging are included in the in the tuition for the
summit now a couple of other points one is a an issue about the price point
the price point is it's – what 4400 on the on the website David ?so that sounds
expensive but then let's go back and compare the price point for seeing me as
a patient for a few – gosh six to eight months I have been closed my practice
has been closed to new patients weird we have just recently opened it back up and
are opening it slowly it's about $1,000 to see me for 60 or 60 to 90 minutes it
involves getting labs but you pay for your labs and involves setting up time
when I can go over these with the patient or with you as a patient so
that's again there's a lot of interest in doing that how can that compared to
$4400 for this summit well number one as I said the $4400 includes the labs and
the CI Mt the other thing is it's three days
compared to 90 minutes 60 to 90 minutes so again a very very different type of
interaction now when you when you realize the fact that the way to prevent
heart attack and stroke is more of a lifestyle issue the most important part
is lifestyle then you begin to realize there's a lot a lot of information that
I have to learn as a patient anything from what is the dawn effect when we're
measuring by our blood sugar to what types of physical training are best and
then you get into the whole issues of debates about plant-based versus animal
products in your diet paleo diets intermittent fasting all of these things
is very difficult it's impossible to learn all of that
a 1-1 to one and a half hour session with me so again as you start looking at
value proposition there's a couple of ways to look at it and I think that's
maybe a helpful way to to describe that very proposition for viewers of the
channel plus you're in Orlando so you can take a few extra days and go see
Mickey or whatever interests you in the Orlando area I would also point out that
all of all of this is delineated specifically on the website the healthy
dentists summit comm and people will have that reference several times during
the webinar coming up in just a few moments all of that is broken down in
terms of what the value is and it's just so much more than just myself and Ford
and you all will see that once you go to the healthy dentists summit com website
I will also mention too if you are a dentist you get 10 CE credits for this
event but like Ford said you don't have to be a dentist to get incredible value
for this dentist get for not only personal but professional application
but those that are non dental professionals can still save their life
and the life of people they care about so David maybe I could ask you a
question and I've asked you this before and you've you've clarified for me
why have why did you set it up for the dentists and not just everybody well
simply because it seems like dentists you know I've spoken over 300 dental
groups in my speaking career in 27 years and dentists believe it or not I find
are you know due respect more interested in the total patient then some
physicians are who tend to specialize in a certain area sometimes and they've
been very responsive to this and they also realized that just like the rest of
us they're vulnerable to the big killer and they want to prevent that and they
almost want to prevent it in their patients as well and they've learn now
that what goes on in oral health cardiovascular health a lot of people
may not even realize that the bacteria we find in the mouth end up somehow in
the artery walls of the heart there's a direct connection between dental health
and total patient health so if I could add my views on that yeah there's some
very clinical reasons behind that as you pointed out if you have inflammation of
your gums usually you're going to have inflammation of the arteries in your
body leading to heart attack and stroke risk now doctors that see patients with
diabetes it's the science and the experience is crystal clear if you have
diabetes you have inflammatory gums but what is not known that well is this is a
two-way relationship it's not that just the diabetes causes inflammatory gums it
actually goes the other way now there's been a lot of back-and-forth in the
science literature on that specific item but I think that's been pretty much put
to rest over the past couple of years so dentists get up every morning like the
rest of us and unless we're retired they get up take a shower eat breakfast and
go to work unless they're doing intermittent fasting and skipping
breakfast but they look in people's mouths all day long and guess what
over half of us have insulin resistance did you know that number David I think
you told me that that's why I knew it there you go
over half of us have insulin resistance so if you're a dentist over half of the
mouths that you're working in have some potential for inflammation do you know
that you know that it's causing risk for heart attack and stroke you did that all
day every day and you get passionate about helping in that area and that's
why you see dentists I mean you and I've shared your experience dentists have
been the guys that are passionate about this other folks tend to just not
connect the dots because they're not looking in mouths
day long I will also point out that we're going to do quite a spectrum of
testing on participants that come and some of these tests take several weeks
to process so to make sure that all those results are available when you
arrive at the summit we need some lead time to get this all processed we're
going to be doing of course some blood testing some genetic testing and we will
arrange that ahead of time so that your results are there when you come to the
summit so as an incentive for those of you to decide to come for you to come
forward I think you and I have agreed that we're going to offer your followers
on YouTube a discount off the tuition I'm glad to do that and I think it's
maybe might make the difference for some people on their decision on to attend or
not so those of you that are watching this webinar you'll get all those
details and the discount code and so forth at the end of the webinar I will
tell you that the webinar is about an hour and 15 minutes so hopefully you can
set some time aside to watch this take it all in maybe watch it a second time
there's a lot of information that Ford is sharing and those of us on the
faculty but it'll give you a great idea of the value that's there and there's no
charge for watching this one so I encourage you to do that is there any
other comments or points maybe before we start the webinar for that you'd like to
make know I've reviewed the webinar I think it's you get a lot of detail on
that on this webinar that of the type that you get on the channel so those of
you who are dialing in from the channel please take a look good okay then for
well let's start with the webinar shall we sounds good thanks interruption . As Dave mentioned the the
content from last year's webinar is about a hundred and twenty minutes the
folks that edited that for David are professionals in terms of video editing
I'm not . so I'm trying to cut this to to make it fit for a YouTube format
hopefully this will work and basically what what you should plan
to see is the content in the next YouTube videos (It's actually in previous videos titled TheHealthyLifeSummit.) Thanks


  1. Dr. Ford Brewer have you seen the interview, recently published, with Dr. Ronald Krauss? I found it very peculiar that in the interview which takes nearly one hour and deals with the subject of heart disease and the risk factors / markers associated with it, there is no reference made to inflammation (only in the last part of the interview it was mentioned as a side note by the interviewer , i.e. a cardiologist.). Are we bedding on the wrong horse? Would very much appreciate your perception of this. Please find enclosed the link to the interview:

  2. Ford Brewer, I appreciate your work

  3. Doc can you do one on the link between peanut butter and fungal toxins from it that can damage the liver?

  4. Where’s the webinar? Am I missing some link or something?

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