How I Reversed 20 years of Arterial Plaque 

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patrick o keeffe
patrick o keeffe Yıl önce
Finally , a video clip i can relate to, 57 also, BMI 25, daily exercise, and bang heart attack 3 months ago , I've. Tried n tried to figure what can i change??? Obviously on a range of meds since i survived and had a stent, following Dr. Esselstyn's videos advice, greens n balsamic, no belly fat, exercise, cut out oils, yet this is the video that i needed. Had a paternal grandmother that died from diabetes. I thought i was very healthy n was for my age, thanks for this great video. Must protect that endothelial layer at all costs. Thanks for sharing this information.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health Yıl önce
Thank you very much!!
Herbert Long
Herbert Long Yıl önce
Not quite sure why you want to "cut out oils". That idea is totally passe. It is a 70s thing. The idea is to cut out bad oils, like hydrogenated oils. I'm 71. Back in the mid 70s, I rebelled against the obvious fallacy that oils are causing heart disease, started to take cod liver oils every week, and continued until today. Also, for 2 decades I have used good olive oils every day.. Oils do not cause weight gain. The excess carbs you eat with the oils, and lack of exercise do cause it. My former doctor claimed that "all" his hoyty toyty friends from the 70s who tried to get rid of oils, are all dead now from cancer. Dont really know my extent of plaque progression, but I am really a physical specimen. No one believes I am 71. I refuse to take statins, never took a cov shot even tho during these years I was very much exposed to it.
Herbert Long
Herbert Long Yıl önce
@PrevMed Health Btw, you mention Niacin. Does this no flush niacin help at all to lower ldl and tg, and raise hcl? I cannot even find flushing niacin in stores anymore
Darren Gall
Darren Gall Yıl önce
@Herbert Long good question! I seem to recall somewhere that the flush niacin is the most effective for cholesterol control. will dig thru the archives..
ff144k Yıl önce
vitamin C is the key. Study Linus Pauling's work. Cardiovascular diseases are just low level scurvy. they can be easily reversed by moderate vitamin C supplementation and good protein intake.
KenDBerryMD 4 yıl önce
Interesting video doctor... Since all inflammation is caused by something, wouldn’t it be better to lower inflammation by eating a proper human diet, rather than take pills?
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 4 yıl önce
Yes. But don't over-interpret my focus as meds from this video. Here's why: I've focused on lifestyle, especially diet, my whole career. The following video describes a New England Journal publication indicating that minimal lifestyle changes were 3x more effective than metformin. Given what I've seen in your book & videos, you might agree with me that lifestyle is more effective than most meds, not just metformin. trvid.com/video/video-wjEtYqXxjrQ.html After personally delaying meds for years, I agreed to try a statin. My plaque reversed. This video was an acknowledgement of that fact; giving the medication/statin "devil his due". I had no idea this would become my most popular video. It might over-represent the role of meds in my practice - and under-represent the role of lifestyle. I use a balanced approach, whichever is needed. After making this video, I learned much about insulin resistance (IR) and carbs - and found IR to be my major source of inflammation. I switched my dietary focus from avoiding fats to avoiding carbs. My blood sugars dropped. If I'd listened earlier to warnings about carbs, I'd be better off. My major focus is now dietary carbs (& IR) as the most common source of inflammation. John's video below emphasizes the importance of lifestyle. He was not overweight when he started. But he still lost 42 pounds getting off carbs. And he reversed his calcium scan results. Again, he did other things as well. But correcting his blood sugar was the key. trvid.com/video/video-ysifMKWKZLY.html Pardon the long-winded response.
Michele Curlee
Michele Curlee 4 yıl önce
Ford Brewer MD MPH : great that you updated...but somehow PLEASE get the word out that diet change is key to reversing in the long term!
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 4 yıl önce
Thanks. We’re working on it. How many of our other videos have you seen?
Michele Curlee
Michele Curlee 4 yıl önce
Ford Brewer MD MPH : thanks...just found you! I am watching a few more this morning...thanks. I have had great success reversing my husband’s diabetes. I was once pre-diabetic but now have an A1C of 5.0 . Dumped grains, added more nutrient dense vegetables (lots of cruciferous and leafy greens) low carb with high quality protein and generous Omega 3 oils.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 4 yıl önce
Great! And thank you very much for the comment
Steevo2001 Yıl önce
The medical advice starts at 9 minutes 50 seconds in. He took omega 3 in the form of eating more salmon, he took daily niacin (thats vitamin B3), he started taking ramipril, which was the big game changer for him in this, and started taking statins, at 5mg daily, even though there are side effects with statins.
Contrarian Yıl önce
Steevo thanks!
Jane Johnson
Jane Johnson Yıl önce
jadehare Yıl önce
Why take statins?
Fred Moniz
Fred Moniz Yıl önce
Should I take vitamin B3 and niacin statins? It will clean the arteries ?
Eternal Sun
Eternal Sun 6 aylar önce
Had very high cholesterol was having it tested every 3 months. Doctor prescribed statins I decided not to take the statins because of the side effects coincidentally added garlic to my diet during that time frame... went back for the test my cholesterol was completely normal . My doctor said I'm so glad to see you're taking your statins they are working wonderfully. I told him I never took the statins he was so intrigued he went on his tablet to find garlic studies for cholesterol he said -there is little evidence that garlic works to lower cholesterol. But I was sitting right in front of him -that was probably 15 years ago.
William White
William White 7 aylar önce
I'm 78. My heart arteries are plugged all the way down to the capillaries, 70% in one and 85 to 90% in the other two. I had angina with not much activity. I am taking rosuvastatin, currently 20 mg daily. The statin didn't appear to be improving my condition. I started taking Vitamin K2 MK7 100mcg daily. Within 2 weeks I noticed I could be more active without angina. After several months after watching Dr. Berg's video where he recommended if you have plugged arteries to take 100mcg 4 times daily I started taking 4. I am slowly getting more and more active without angina pains. I highly recommend everybody to take Vitamin K2 MK7. I don't know what the best brand is but I'm taking Doctor's Best brand.
Alexander Peralta
Alexander Peralta 4 aylar önce
9:57 Omega 3, Niacin 10:40 Ramipril 11:20 Rosuvastatina cr3stor 5 mg
L Sweeney
L Sweeney Aylar önce
This is me right now!!! Familial genetics against me as well. Thank you for your research and sharing and helping others! Amazing stuff! I am glad you are well!!❤❤❤
D 3 yıl önce
I've been chopping 2-3 cloves of RAW garlic everyday for the last 2 years. My Blood Pressure prior, was around 138 or 92. After a couple of months my blood pressure went down to 111 or 70. Also since taking it I haven't gotten any sicknesses such as the flu or a cold. I give a spoon full of RAW chopped garlic to my wife and two children atleast 4 times a week. They went for a visit to the Philippines with a bunch of family members. Once they arrived in the Philippines everybody in the group got food poisoning except my family; I read that Raw Garlic kills the bacteria from the degraded food in the stomach, stopping you from getting sick. After that incident all of my extended family members have started eating Raw Garlic weekly. If you rub a sliced piece of garlic onto acne, in a few days it will dry up and disappear. I had a tooth cavity and rubbed garlic on it and the pain went away. If you rub sliced garlic onto your mouth gums it will eliminate gingivitis without medication. One other major benefit of eating RAW Uncooked Garlic is mosquitoes won't bite you. The mosquitoes smell the garlic in on your skin and are repulsed by the smell and taste, I'm speaking from experience. The list of benefits from garlic goes on and on. WHAT TO DO: Chop up 2-3 cloves of RAW Garlic on a plate, let it sit for 15 minutes so the chemicals in the garlic mix ( the chemical mixing is the secret ). Then take a spoon and swallow the RAW Garlic with a spoon and a glass of water ( don't chew it or you'll have horrendous breath ). Do this 4-5 days a week and you'll immediately start seeing the Health benefits. Remember for acne elimination you have to apply it externally. God Bless.
Tiger Gray
Tiger Gray 3 yıl önce
When I sleep blood pressure is high maybe I have a cholesterol . So I started eating salmon I put melted butter and lots of chopped garlic then put it on the salmon while it's being cooked in the oven. And I drink cranberry juice with lots of water. No more soda and coffee. I did ate raw garlic I chewed it and it was disgusting but I forced myself for my own good lmao 😂. I was able to sleep better I notice on my blood pressure it was calmer than before. It's all about what you eat and lifestyle. I do exercise, I walk 12,000 steps
Islandslim Ting
Islandslim Ting 3 yıl önce
@Tiger Gray I was very sick with high blood pressure and blood cloths. After doing some research I bought a bottle of vinegar with the mother (found at Walmart). I put 2 cap fulls into a cup then add half cup of water and drank this 3 times daily. After the first drink I felt my stomach and blood pressure stablize. Within 3 weeks all clots were completely gone and blood pressure went back to normal. I only drink it now as needed.
PinkDiscoMosh 2 yıl önce
I just started doing this a week ago. I’m hoping for these exact results. I have high blood pressure and don’t want to get on medication. I’ll literally eat raw garlic before I get on medication.
Annemarie May
Annemarie May 2 yıl önce
I love raw garlic, but it does not love me. It irritates my stomach very badly, though it's OK cooked, but I heard the benefit is lost if you cook the garlic. So I just have a tiny bit with sourdough bread,cold pressed pure virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice, a very healthy Mediterranean snack. But what you say about your family not catching the usual bugs is interesting.
Hoss skul
Hoss skul 2 yıl önce
To benefit the conversation about the garlic, I make what I call garlic tea, I take a clove and use a micro plane to dismantle it into smallest pieces as possible, like the poster said “leave it sit for a while” to marry, then mix it in your tea cup with just warm water (not hot) and maybe you can actually enjoy it, you could probably use chicken broth or beef broth ,might be excellent . Here’s to your health .
Cy B
Cy B Yıl önce
I had more frequent chest pains. I also had more frequent mini strokes that affected my vision. It was getting more and more frequent and I knew I was about to die. I stopped eating for 5 days, out of fear, and water fasted. After only 5 days my chest pains were gone and my mini strokes were gone. A year later still gone. Later I water fasted with electrolytes for 11 days. I knew it was okay since I had fat on my body for my body to pull from. I am certain now there is something to be said for fasting and it's affects on allowing your own body to heal itself. I didn't have to take any drugs or add supplements to make this happen. I simply stopped eating (fasted).
Contrarian Yıl önce
CY interesting thanks
Ian Stuart
Ian Stuart 8 aylar önce
Without a doubt, fasting may be the most underrated yet most effective remedy for a wide range of health issues. Autophagy seems to be the key mechanism !
jbean530 6 aylar önce
I agree. I saw a video by Dr. Berg of an interview with a guy who cured his stage 3 colon cancer by fasting. I’ve also read other stories of similar.
Blue Vireo
Blue Vireo 6 aylar önce
Yes exactly!! And your mention of the Electrolyte supplementation is very important. Great comment.
Scott Cleans It
Scott Cleans It 2 yıl önce
41 and just had a heart attack 6 months ago. Thank you for this. I’ve changed my diet. Started walking more and I take 40mg of Lipitor and BP meds daily. My levels are the same as they were when I was a teenager now
Blacc silver Staff
Blacc silver Staff 2 yıl önce
Does a heart attack damage you? And did you have any symtoms before? And whats your diet now?
Scott Cleans It
Scott Cleans It 2 yıl önce
@Blacc silver Staff yes thankfully my damage was minor. I’ve had high Bp and cholesterol for years and didn’t take care of it at all. Lesson learned
Scott Cleans It
Scott Cleans It 2 yıl önce
@Blacc silver Staff my diet is Mai it baked or grilled chicken, vegetables, low salt low fat
Blacc silver Staff
Blacc silver Staff 2 yıl önce
@Scott Cleans It thanks dude
Grant Lawrence
Grant Lawrence Yıl önce
Tony Romano
Tony Romano 4 aylar önce
Great vid Doc. Dr. Gregor has been advising that this type of heart disease is partially if not completely reversible for years through diet, yet my own health care professionals do not support this. Sometimes I think the medical profession is still using "stone knives and bear skins" having just advanced past rattles and beads.
L Fischer
L Fischer 2 yıl önce
Well, I'm 74. The first time I was aware that I had Carotid artery disease occurred was after experiencing a blockage in my retinal artery - amaurosis fugax. One Carotid artery is 50% blocked the other had no discernible problem. So I'm on my way to improve my artery health. Thank you for my first lesson.
Von Fields
Von Fields Yıl önce
What were your symptoms?
Linda Morgan
Linda Morgan 8 aylar önce
In can go to 90 in months.. keep an eye on it
lucid685 20 gün önce
Thank you for sharing realities for some of us. Also have a very high risk due to genetics and no amount of lifestyle or diet was going to impact my risk. have gone on 5mg crestor as well and so far so good - non hdl way down, ldl down, hdl also down though so I'll be doubling down on the salmon, fish oil, avocados, etc... but the niacin approach is interesting. You did niacin AND the statin?
Vince Silos
Vince Silos 4 yıl önce
Thank you Dr. Brewer for the information you disperse on your videos. Your sacrifice in becoming a preventative MD speaks volumes for your integrity. Again, thank you
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PrevMed Health 4 yıl önce
Equs Narnd
Equs Narnd 6 aylar önce
Very glad to hear about your success with reversing arterial stiffness. One question and one comment. Is the buildup of plaque the only thing that causes arterial stiffness? Diagnosed in 2019 with hypertension I got a carotid duplex scan, in 2021, which showed plaque in my left carotid artery: a stenosis of 60-79%, right at the edge of surgery. Plaque in the right was 0-39%. So I changed my diet to Keto [Oct 1, 2021] on which I lost, effortlessly, 20lbs of abdominal fat. I evolved to a Carnivore diet for its simplicity. Two years later and another Duplex scan and the plaque in my left carotid artery was 0-39%. Time is coming up for another scan and I'm eager to see the results, today, at age 76.
Engela Du Toit Suquet
Engela Du Toit Suquet 6 aylar önce
Please be so kind to update us on the results of your latest scan when available.
Equs Narnd
Equs Narnd 6 aylar önce
@Engela Du Toit Suquet Will do. Just had a blood test done and all my inflammatory markers are normal, my triglycerides are down to 52, HDL up to 102. Everything is moving in the right direction. But damn, I'm still battling with Hypertension and learning more about the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system than I ever thought I would and also about ApoB100 and what causes it to be high, what happens when it is, and what to do about it. Three different theories/hypotheses about ApoB and I'm not sure any of them are correct but it does seem, through epidemiological evidence by association, to be highly correlated with CVD and death. I've read statins will lower ApoB100 particles that are not taken up by the liver after they have delivered their cargo. But also read that drinking alcohol will do the same thing. Hmmm, Statin or Wine. Sounds like a song to me.
Engela Du Toit Suquet
Engela Du Toit Suquet 5 aylar önce
@Equs Narnd Thank you for sharing and well done on your amazing results. Are you still eating keto/carnivore?
Anthony Abbott
Anthony Abbott 2 yıl önce
Another take on heart disease that focuses on inflammation as the prime cause - cholesterol not being the main culprit but when there is inflammation of the arteries and veins the cholesterol tries to repair the damage so making things worse. The main cause of inflammation would seem to be that the system is not getting enough oxygen to allow the immune system to do its work - the cause: stressful breathing. Try this breathe out to say half way and hold your breath - if you make it 40 seconds you are way above average, When you hold your breath carbon dioxide builds up and surprise it is a vasodilator not a useless waste product It expands breathing channels arteries and veins so creating a greater surface area for the intake of oxygen. When you breathe too fast as a reaction to general stress this does not happen. I came across a 70 year old man who held his breath far beyond 40 secs - making me quite anxious - he had been a navy diver - he never needs to go to the doctor. You can gradually increase your breath holding capacity - first thing in the morning before food is best - you will also lower your blood pressure. I don't push it every morning I do 90 seconds. And air is free. see asthma cured in five days : trvid.com/video/video-ADf6Ol1KmmY.html
One Punch Flan
One Punch Flan Yıl önce
Wim hof method is a great example
beavis christ
beavis christ 9 aylar önce
isnt it not about nitric oxide instead of oxygen??
Anthony Abbott
Anthony Abbott 9 aylar önce
@beavis christ Yes nose breathing promotes nitric oxide but constricted airways limit the intake of oxygen and oxygen is the MAIN fuel that powers the immune system.
Rumah Vani
Rumah Vani 8 aylar önce
I noticed my blood vessels got stiffed and inflamed as I was having my re-traumatized moments. I already had obesity and those moments made my condition worse.
Julinka 5 aylar önce
It works for sure! If I take my own blood pressure at home, the first reading can sometimes be a bit higher than my usual normal, as it depends on the stresses of my day...Then after doing 5 of these held -breaths, slowly letting it out, I take my blood pressure again, and it is always back to around 120/78, which is my normal...
Cole McLeod
Cole McLeod 3 aylar önce
I am taking notes on your laid back demeanor... I need to be more like that. I cause my own high blood pressure and cortisal spikes, and I know this because whenever I test my blood pressure at a drugstore BP station, it reads high initially, and I bring it down mentally, over several more reads, right down to 116 over 77... I do this by emptying my mind and taking big slow relaxing breaths. Otherwise referred to as meditation. It works everytime, so it's clear to me I'm amping myself up all the time. Doing all this dietary stuff is easy. Staying easygoing is the skill I'm learning. You're a great example to emulate.
vphls 5 aylar önce
I had AF issues and finally discovered I had a Magnesium deficiency. Blood serum checks always showed normal Mg levels but that does not show cellular absorption. I had tried all kinds of MG supplements but finally found Magnesium Glycinate has the best absorption and is mostly targeted for the heart - I've been in a very normal rhythm since and exercise intensely and swim very hard and only have an episode for a day and change when I get lazy and forget to take at least 3 350mg daily.
ሳምሩ ዓይነይ
Did you take the magnesium everyday
benevolent dictator
yes. good for you discovering that. I did the same for my father in lieu of a pace maker. Very effective.
Dot Inside A Circle
Dot Inside A Circle 29 gün önce
Did you mean to say 3 x 350mg per day = 1050mg?
vphls 28 gün önce
@Dot Inside A Circle That's right - it's not exact and I've not been tested for cellular Mg but it is more of how I feel though I consistently take about that much with no effects other than feeling good.
Schay Silva
Schay Silva 2 aylar önce
Wow! Thank you for this video Dr Ford. I’m 35 years old and my plaque count is 9 when I was 33 I did the test putting me ahead of 90% of people my age. I have two little boys and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do to reverse or help my condition as I want to see them grow old. I’ve been eating fish every night. Salmon specially. I also do take niacin! I’m not on statin. But I’ll ask my doctor to be on a 5mg. How long do we have to do this treatment for? Our whole life? Thank you this is very promising
Dean Michael
Dean Michael 2 yıl önce
As an Optometrist, I once saw a 26yo male with a family hx of early heart attacks. His arteries in his eyes were full of plaque, it actually looked like he has mayonnaise in them. Referred him to a pcp and saw him 6 months later when he had fully reversed the plaque. The only thing his doc put him on was Niacin. Not the "no flush" kind either. If I hadn’t seen the recovery with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing that! I use a lot of niacin. trvid.com/video/video-TgU34cmpvSA.html trvid.com/video/video-bhPqx7U6dXQ.html trvid.com/video/video-dcuKeK7Fhyc.html
Special Snowflake
Do you know how much?
Musheo Peaus
Musheo Peaus Yıl önce
Eyes full of plaque lolz like mayonnaise . Rotfl .please stop it hurts
Grant Lawrence
Grant Lawrence Yıl önce
You know how much niacin DR put him on
Dean Michael
Dean Michael Yıl önce
@Grant Lawrence No idea Grant, sorry. I was so surprised that he said niacin rather than a statin, I never thought to ask.
lohphat Yıl önce
I’ve had high cholesterol for over 20 years due to Accutane treatment. I finally got a CAC scan after being on keto for 4 years. My score was 6.1. Concern starts at 100 and over 300 is considered acute. I only regret not getting (or knowing) to get a CAC scan before I started keto.
Suzanne Sanders
Suzanne Sanders Aylar önce
What words does "CAC" stand for?
Chris Ball
Chris Ball Yıl önce
I found the first portion of this video teaching about the layers of the arteries to be very instructive, as I hadn't honestly studied this part of the body all that closely before. For the latter portion of the video, while I am happy to hear that medications helped (and potentially Niacin and Omega 3's), it feels like the topics of "healthy lifestyle" and "plant-based" diet were glossed over, which you indicate still left you with atypical amounts of arterial plaque for your biological age. This might lead viewers to think these efforts are fruitless which they aren't. One of the main things my household started focusing on a couple of years ago was drastically reducing all forms of saturated fat consumption, which had an immediate and profound impact on blood lipid panel results for multiple people in my household, as well as a neighbor of ours that followed the same regimen. Once I also cut out salt (primarily a problem in packaged foods and eating out), blood pressure also dropped to levels I've never seen my entire life and remained there so long as I prepared my own meals, leading me to conclude that a notable portion of people on prescribed blood pressure medication possibly wouldn't need it if they made the same drastic changes to their diets and stuck with it.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health Yıl önce
Thanks. Lifestyle is king. You must not have seen my other videos.
Karin Hopkins
Karin Hopkins Yıl önce
Niacin and omega 3’s are part of a healthy eating plan. How to treat high blood pressure ? Do the garlic and onion sauté several times each week and do aged garlic self made it in pill form
Martin Nichols
Martin Nichols Yıl önce
Whole food plant based diet with no salt added , cutting almost all fats except some nuts , avocados and whole olives,aerobic exercises , low stress job , good sleep , regular hours .
Jack OConnor
Jack OConnor 8 aylar önce
Saturated fats are great at improving cholesterol levels. Improving insulin resistance and increasing saturated fat will undoubtedly increased HDL and lower trigs - your LDL will rise and sdLDL will likely fall.
KennyGuyte believes in Jesus Christ
Very informative and well conveyed with supporting details. Thank you Doc.✊🏾
Margaret Stewart
Margaret Stewart 2 yıl önce
Thanks for this video. I just got out of hospital after a heart attack. Apparently two of my arteries are 100% blocked and the other is 80% blocked. All the doctors said there is no way to clear the arteries. They said I should have a bypass but it would be a very tricky one. I refused the operation and came home to work on the challenge. I did not believe that I could not clear my arteries. I am glad to hear of your success it gives me more hope.
Lubna Zion
Lubna Zion 2 yıl önce
Please let us know how you are, I pray for the reversal and long healthy life for you. Please look up Arjuna bark powder too.
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@Margaret Stewart Please keep us posted with your latest health update. Sending prayers.
Carlos Carion
Carlos Carion Yıl önce
It’s amazing how easily understood your lectures are you have very plain speak very relatable and I appreciate that most of the videos that I’ve seen are a little hard to follow because it’s just too much language involve you cut straight to the chase and I think that’s great, thank you
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PrevMed Health Yıl önce
Thank you very much!
Erhard Dinges
Erhard Dinges 6 yıl önce
As you are not anxious to talk about your own health, I find it very authentic and very helpfully how you try to improve our knowledge about arteriosklerosis. I too am convinced that it is not only a life-style but also a genetic matter. Early diagnosis seems to be very important. Thank you! I am waiting for your book! Meanwhile I have orderd the book of your colleagues.
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PrevMed Health 6 yıl önce
+Erhard Dinges Thank you.
Gigi9909 5 yıl önce
When Dr. Brewer shows us what he's been through, it gives him a great deal of credibility!
Слободан M
Слободан M 5 yıl önce
I agree
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mohanaturo 5 yıl önce
Epigenetics is more important. Excessive checking of blood work is done at your own peril. It only benefits the drug companies to sell their drugs. More importantly focus on your Subjective symptoms.
Mijua jua
Mijua jua 2 yıl önce
Fantastic video Doc!❤️ Is there a genetic test that would recommend? I have read there is a gene that has been isolated that shows that some people can get by on alot less sleep;) I think I may have that:)
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I'm the opposite. My toolbox genomics is curious.
pravoslavnik 2 yıl önce
ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT ! Thanks, Doc. All your videos are strictly "top shelf" material. Pennsylvania loves Doc Brewer. ☺
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Natty 2 yıl önce
Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and personal experience with us. Can we request an artery age test from our primary care doctor if we are young and want to work on blockage prevention/treatment? Our family histories are interwoven with stroke and diabetes. We are changing lifestyle after learning from your video, but still want to know our artery age. Thank you again
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health Yıl önce
Thanks. Yes you can. But your doc is not likely to know about the test.
Otterbandana Yıl önce
Is the artery age test the same as the coronary calcium scan?
Drunken Jedi
Drunken Jedi 2 yıl önce
Interesting. As you say, the traditional stance is that you can’t reverse plaque build up in arterial walls. Is there any recommended reading for reversing plaque deposits, you said some of the research was very new? I’m starting a clinical placement on a stroke unit in the next few months, it would be interesting to build on my background knowledge for CVA risk factors and prevention :). Thank you for this video.
Sue Thompson
Sue Thompson 6 aylar önce
My CAC score is 158.17, but I am still terrified. I have a family history of heart disease. My brother had a quintuple bypass at 53, and I just suddenly lost my 57yr old cousin, who was also the poster boy of health. He did everything the doctors told him to do. I am hoping that this will improve my numbers
Julinka 5 aylar önce
Was your cousin vaccinated? Lots of "healthy people like athletes, and young people for example, "suddenly" dropping dead since 2021...But that is another story, and the elephant in the room, that most doctors dont want to talk about...Sorry for your loss, and I wish you best of health!!
Thom Thompson Sr.
Thom Thompson Sr. 5 aylar önce
@Julinka Thank you. I am pretty sure he did. He was super careful with his diet, doctor appointments.
MichiJim 3 yıl önce
Thank you for this informative video. I learned more from this video than in over 40 years of listening to MD’s try to explain why my uncles and Dad were riddled with heart disease and how to “correct” it. This information addresses the root cause of CAD and not just treat the symptoms. My next appointment with cardiologist is going to be intense for him.
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PrevMed Health 3 yıl önce
Thanks for sharing that
mike B
mike B Yıl önce
Thanks for the overview. Cutting carbs has an amazing impact on the reduction of inflammation as well as other health benefits. Another tool to use.
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E S Yıl önce
Been huge for me. I had metabolic syndrome and it helped. Lost 20lbs in 12 weeks. Feel great. Belly isn’t bloated anymore.
Indika Pathirathne
Indika Pathirathne 6 aylar önce
Hello Doctor, Very informative. BTW, during the days of your CIMT test was done, have you got metabolic symptoms like HBP, IR and elevated TGL rates? And mind telling us how much exactly you took Statins as low doses? Thank you.
Faydene Reed
Faydene Reed Aylar önce
He said 5 mg. Such as Pravastatin which is lowest dose for blood pressure!
Richard Chassé
Richard Chassé 2 aylar önce
Hey Dr. Brewer. Saw your video here (and others recently) and what would you suggest is the ratio of MG of Niacin, K2 and IU of D3 to help reduce arterial plaque? Thank you.
Sean White
Sean White 2 yıl önce
Very interesting video! I am a Heart Attack survivor 3 weeks ago.. I believe in my case it was caused by psoriatic arthritis flare due to issues obtaining Cosentyx due to formulary changes. 2 stents in LCX and will be getting a few more in a couple of weeks for my RCA and LAD. My cholesterol and triglycerides were excellent prior to my STEMI. I now am on high fiber and salmon diet and taking atorvistatin and brilinta. Will look into niacin now as well with my doc.
gurdeep singh
gurdeep singh Yıl önce
Hi my Hisband is 38 yr old had 3 hrs ago one stent in and just 4 days ago again heart attack And dr saying he still have 20% blockage in other artery How can we clean arteries naturally
Tori Woods
Tori Woods 6 aylar önce
I hope your not eating farmed salmon. This is terrible for your health. Good luck with your recovery
Rohan S
Rohan S 6 aylar önce
@gurdeep singh Howz ur husband now? What treatment/medication he had?
Debra Bullion
Debra Bullion 9 aylar önce
Hi Dr Brewer! Thank you for this informative video. My husband had the test you were taking about and his internal lining was 5,yrs less than his age of 71. But it did show plaque, small amt. he also had a calcium CT, score 150 which was concerning. Plaque mostly in LAD. He’s tried statins several times with sides effects occurring. Joint pain, muscle achiness. He instead is taking berberine, red rice yeast and artichoke extract per his cardiologist. He’s on a paleo diet and has dropped his A1C to 5.0 on a basically Mediterranean diet and very occasional sweets. He’s on a beta blocker low dose for a thoracic aneurysm. Are there any new stains out that have less SE? Any other ideas? Would loved to get rid of that plaque. He’s on niacin 500mg rx, but not convinced it’s the flushing kind. His Lipo protein a is slightly elevated as well. Thanks so much! Appreciate everything you do.
Debra Bullion
Debra Bullion 6 aylar önce
@Sandy Coueffin thank you. I just bought black seed oil for myself, inflammation I’ll try it on my husband. I do have him on A-D-K supplement that’s has K 2 mk7.
Cayrick Pan
Cayrick Pan 3 yıl önce
Amazing video Dr. Brewer. Particularly liked your illustrations of how inflammation causes strokes and heart attacks and the fact that you could reverse the artery health.
SchrodingerBraCat 6 aylar önce
you could also take Brewer's yeast (sorry for the pun), which contains niacin (vitamin B3).
Geoff Smith
Geoff Smith 2 yıl önce
This was very interesting. I have heart disease and have been trying to reduce my plaque. My dad died from heart disease at 59. Unfortunately I have terrible side effects when taking statins, as well as ACE inhibitors. So I guess I'm screwed. My cardiologist recently put me on Repatha, which is an injectable medication to reduce cholesterol. It's my last hope.
Annette Perrin
Annette Perrin 6 aylar önce
Red yeast rice
Jayson 9 aylar önce
Very interesting results..thanks for sharing this! I see no one is mentioning vitamin K2 MK7..anyone having good results with it? I've been taking D3 and 100 micrograms of K2 and K7 for the past year and a half after a routine chest CT found coronary plaque, how much they wouldn't say. But of course the cardiologist I went to see said drop all the supplements, take large doses of statins, and gave me an echo stress test because he said that was the definitive test! When I brought up the fact that a stress test only shows problems in a 50 to 60% blockage stormed out of the room and told me to find another cardiologist, it's like I was talking to a five year old. In any event, going to start taking my niacin again, and I do take 5 mg of Crestor every other day.
David Green
David Green Aylar önce
Q: What is the test that you used to tell you your artery age? How/where is the best place to have that administered? Thank you.
John J
John J 2 yıl önce
That's awesome that you reversed your arterial plaque so significantly! What do you think about the use of L-Arginine for reducing arterial plaque? I have watched many videos and read a lot of information on this. When I had some CT scans 3 or 4 years ago I was diagnosed with having atherosclerosis of aorta. I take L-Arginine every day, but I have not yet gone in for any scans to see if my arterial plaque reduced.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
TehKaiser Yıl önce
Vitamin K2 would also helped. Wild and pasture raised eggs will have them, along with certain cheeses. Can be a YMMV with it but K2 is what causes calcium to get transported to the right places and not stay in unwanted places like plaque.
DG20 Yıl önce
@TehKaiser K2 + D3 ✍🏻
TheRealDeal Yıl önce
What about now?
Contrarian Yıl önce
John fyi, macadamia has exceptional amount of arginine. I eat LOTS of it, so I happen to know.
Cathryn P
Cathryn P 2 yıl önce
Yes you can reverse plaque, at least in my case it worked. I'm a female, age 70, I had an arterial calcification score done (CT - $105 ins. doesn't pay) and the result was zero, unlike 30 yrs ago when I had it done (I was told it was "mild"). I give most credit to my keto/low carb high saturated fat diet, of6 yrs, plus intermittent fasting. Instead of eating breakfast I consume two cups of yummy anti-inflammatory teas such as hawthorn/hibiscus, good for the heart, I add some ginger juice, cinnamon and lemon to it. My health practitioner wanted to put me on a statin stat for the rest of my life (it's ok as long as Medicare pays for it, right?) even tho she knew my score was zero so I asked her if I could get an nmr test (nuclear magnetic resonance) to which she said I need to ask a Cardiologist for it. So I went to a Cardiologist who told me "you don't need to take a statin - your risk of a heart attack or stroke is near zero." Why in the heck don't drs test for the small dense particles before giving a a toxic drug which has to be processed through the liver, only making things worse. My triglycerides were 46; HDL 114 (yes niacin helped); LDL 151 (I like it high for my brain and to prevent infections). My Mom and her Mom both died of a stroke, and I don't want to follow their footsteps.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much for sharing that
AUDIO 2 AUTO 10 aylar önce
Got Hawthorn on the stove right now.. lol
Jesse J-Dog Boartfield
Hi Doc. Thanks so much for you videos and information. I am currently experiencing withdrawal symptoms from stopping my beta blocker, 25mg daily Carvedilol as per my doctor one month ago. I am experiencing palpitations and lightheadedness , sometimes quite severe. Research on the internet shoes some people experience withdrawals for more than 6 months after stopping beta blockers. Can you do a video on that please? I am currently taking 5mg Amlodipine daily to control my BP.
B Chosen 1
B Chosen 1 5 aylar önce
Doctor can I ask you: Is L-Citrulline helpful for removing arterial plaque? It increases nitric oxide and circulation and apparently widens the arterial walls so I’m curious what your thoughts are. Thank you! Very nice video.
Dax Mac
Dax Mac Yıl önce
Thanks for YOUR case presentation. Clear & concise. Most importantly for discussing HIGH blood pressure meds, diet, & genetics. Arterial high pressure causes damage with every heartbeat.
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The very most integrity based truth is when the person who writes the video takes the time to respond to questions in the comments section. One doesn't see that very often on TRvid. On behalf of everyone, thank you Dr. Brewer.
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Paul Richards
Paul Richards 8 aylar önce
I;m 77 and Cholesterol was 6.0. Three months later on Statins this was down to 3.6. LDL was 3.9 and went down to 1.7. No side effects.
Hoss skul
Hoss skul 2 yıl önce
Your explanation of the plaque was very very insightful , thank you ! I was confused about its physical form and how it functioned .
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PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thanks. trvid.com/video/video-pHe4KWyoHXc.html
Beverly Aten
Beverly Aten 2 yıl önce
Thank you so much. I just discovered you 3 months ago( Feb. 2021 ) sharing with my children. My daughter just had her second pacemaker surgery. God bless you.
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PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much
Tim Johnston
Tim Johnston 6 aylar önce
I had a 3D heart scan four years ago that showed the beginning of calcification, I think something like 2.8 on the scale. Last year I had another scan and was back to zero. The doctor said he’d never seen that happen before. The only change in my lifestyle that I thought could maybe explain the change was that I had started taking Tru-Niagen, a form of B3 similar to Niacin around the same time as I got my first scan (I started taking it independently of my heart scan results).
jbean530 6 aylar önce
Wow. Congrats.
Lita Guzman
Lita Guzman 6 aylar önce
What does Tru Niagen or Vitamin B3 do to our plaque build up?..
Faye Jordan
Faye Jordan Yıl önce
You have almost given me the courage to take the 5mg of Crestor that my doc prescribed and I have picked up, but haven’t had the courage to take. I presently do not take any meds. I have low blood pressure and have recently lost 25 pounds (last summer doing on keto). My LDL is 153, triglycerides 89, HDL 59. My total cholesterol is 228. I don’t smoke or drink. I am female. I weigh 120 and am 5’3”. I scheduled a calcium test. I thought I might find out the results of that before I start the Crestor. What’s your opinion?
Faye Jordan
Faye Jordan Yıl önce
@PrevMed Health That’s not an opinion
David Gaines
David Gaines 4 aylar önce
89 divided by 59 = 1.5. 1.5 from what I understand is a good number, but the highest you want to be for healthy numbers. Good idea on the scan. I would stay on Keto and retest in 6 months. I personally would not consider any medication with these numbers and the fact that you are on Keto; however, ZERO sugar, ZERO grains, and ZERO seed/plant based oils.
Michelle Porter
Michelle Porter Aylar önce
My husband is getting ready for bypass surgery and is in his 80s. My concern about statins is the higher incidence of dementia. Having just lost my mom to Alzheimer's, I would rather die of a heart attack than endure what she went through. When I brought up this concern to the cardiologist, his only response was, "Well, I'm a cardiologist." Certainly not an acceptable answer. I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Mr Kipple
Mr Kipple 5 aylar önce
Good stuff here. I'm on 20 mg Lipitor now. Because of high cholesterol and triglycerides. I take it every three days and on days off of Lipitor. I take 250 mg Niacin and eat lots of garlic and also take 2 times a week L Arginine. I bike all week long pretty long distance moderately and slightly more strenuously climbing bridges. I feel well. And have good stamina. Thanks for your upload and good to hear your success 💯👍👍👍
Robert Olson
Robert Olson 3 yıl önce
Congratulations. Excellent video. May I suggest showing both before and AFTER documentation of your progress? Since this about pIaque reduction I was very curious of the exact measure of plaque reduction you achieved. Rather than just stating your artery age is 52, side by side BEFORE and AFTER imaging with plaque reduction numbers would be a powerful testimony. How much was plaque reduced? Thanks Dr Brewer.
Jay Bee
Jay Bee Yıl önce
Yeah I agree, he was very specific about the tests before, but no evidence presented for the reversal. You have to wonder why.
Charles Engels
Charles Engels Aylar önce
Thanks to YTB and you, doctor, for giving me some hope. A month ago my heart specialist (in Europe) told me (when having a preventive check-up, I am 70) that I have (the beginnings of) plaque and that there's absolutely nothing I can do about it, not even diet (I don't smoke, don't drink). I suppose he thinks it's genetic. But now, at least, I can give it a try and see what happens. Thanks again! Will watch your video again, it is so very interesting and practical, yet well-informed, exactly what I always ask from doctors and never get (only vague generalisations and the verdict: worry or don't worry, but no specifics!). He did prescribe Suvezen BTW, but I haven't taken it so far. (You mentioned another brand.)
Ram Raj Jangid
Ram Raj Jangid 9 aylar önce
Great video which is in agreement with my own experience. An excellent addition to your current regimen would be Vitamin K2. I am a little concerned about your use of Niacin since it has been implicated in the rise of blood glucose levels and new onset diabetes. You mentioned that you already have insulin resistance. Maybe a possible alternative to Niacin for increasing HDL levels could be gemfibrozil?
Ronald Harrison
Ronald Harrison 6 aylar önce
Only niacin raises HDL significantly and has no risks up to 3000mg daily.
Steve Cobb
Steve Cobb 3 aylar önce
Since calcium is a major component of arterial plaques, vitamin K2 is getting increasing attention. But can it reverse plaques and calcification?
Howdy Doody
Howdy Doody Yıl önce
Hey Doc. is there a chance that 1000mg a day will cause insulin resistance? I read different info from different sources and no clear dosage and affect. My cholesterol total was 225 and the ratio was 4. I wanted to bring it down a bit. I had stopped taking it a while back and wanted to start back.
Colin Maharaj
Colin Maharaj 6 aylar önce
I watched a video that suggested that small dense LDL is created from carbs and large buoyant LDL from animal fats. So I switch to a high fat diet. Also if you have pristine arteries, it won't clog, and there are ways to achieve that. Finally calcium can form in arteries and k2, magnesium and d3 helps.
A Soxy
A Soxy Aylar önce
Appreciate your thorough & detailed explanation of an artery and plaque 1/2 ounce to ounce = Olive oil & cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon progressing to 1/2 ounce (shot glass) 3 times a day will improve arteries & blood flow. Plus flax seed & chia seeds will give omega fatty acids. I eat NO flesh! I have a significant cardiovascular family history (material grandmother - brain stem aneurysm, mother high BP, diabetes, maternal side uncle - heart attack, father suffered right-side stroke @ 71) I had a stroke (right carotid tear after DENTAL work) 11 years ago. I am on NO medications whatsoever. IMO - Statins are a big no-no on many levels - it's a big pharma cash cow...
S Ryburn
S Ryburn 2 yıl önce
Thank you for your videos. They are so informative. I had a triple CABG a year ago but it was unsuccessful. Two months ago I begged for an angio because I’d continued to have severe pain. In and out of the ER only to be sent home each time. Turns out the grafts had failed, one of which “most likely hadn’t been tied off properly”. I understand. Things happen. So after agreeing to perform an angio, the team had to perform an emergency intervention and balloon me up in some areas and place stents in three arteries. I had 100%, 95%, 95% and 50% occlusion. Hoping this was successful and may buy me some time in life. I’m only a 49 year old male, weigh 180 lbs, eat pretty healthy,walk and/or stationary bike and light weights 5 to 6 days a week. Am finishing up cardiac rehab in a few weeks. Am hoping to follow your advice and keep my arteries open and flowing. Whoever is reading this : don’t give up. Keep learning, keep praying, exercise, watch what you eat and LISTEN to your body. Science goes by numbers so sometimes things can go under the radar. I hope all of you are doing the best you can and are feeling and living well. Thank you Doctor.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much. Good luck on your next steps.
Frankie Gunnz
Frankie Gunnz 10 aylar önce
Are you on any Statins?
S Ryburn
S Ryburn 10 aylar önce
@Frankie Gunnz yes sir. Doc wants me at 80mg Atorvastatin but I only take 40. It’s hard on me and muscles hurt. Just found out I have CKD stage 3. They’ve “been watching the numbers” but never told me about it. I am watching every single test on MyChart from now on. Just have to keep a cool head and freak out at every little thing. A good note is my cholesterol is WAYYYY better. Hoping to keep working on healthy diet, exercise and deal with stress better so I can eventually say goodbye to statins, blood pressure and diabetic medication. It’s a journey, that’s for sure. 🤪
S Ryburn
S Ryburn 10 aylar önce
@PrevMed Health thank you, homeslice.
ELT Smith
ELT Smith 7 aylar önce
@S Ryburn Praying for you! Be well, in Jesus' name!
Anthony Trunfio
Anthony Trunfio 3 aylar önce
Any thoughts on using K2 (MK7) in addition to 5mg Crestor, I have read a lot of good things about its ability to remove Ca from soft tissue including blood vessels. As well as lifestyle modifications.
DarK Toad One
DarK Toad One 5 aylar önce
I had a silent MI and was told I would need bypass surgery due to multiple blockages including my LAD which was 91% blocked. My surgery is April 21st but before that I have to take tests like a ECG, vein mapping and other things. I'm 58 and this is scary but I have to deal with it the best I can.
Nick Scotto
Nick Scotto 5 aylar önce
Just fast for a few days maybe 3 and then start a plant based diet. Done deal. Eat beans whole grains nuts and seeds leafy greens like kale and fruits and vegetables. Done deal
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily 27 gün önce
May God bless you with a successful surgery, and you will recover well from the surgery. 🙏
The Think Show
The Think Show 28 gün önce
This video was made 6 years ago, but TRvid still suggests it. While niacin was suggested in the video, and I used to take a fairly large dose of it daily to reduce triglycerides and improve HDL, there is newer medical evidence that this involves some risk. My mom died when she was only a few years older than I am from a hemorrhagic stroke. A clinical dose of niacin increases this risk. Therefore, those with any familial history of hemorrhagic stroke should consult with a physician before going this route. Recent studies focused on the endothelium are worth learning about.
Joseph W
Joseph W 4 aylar önce
Lifesaving information, very clear and detailed. Thank you!
Ziggy Mi
Ziggy Mi 2 yıl önce
This is very important information. Thank you for sharing. I’m not a doctor but everything was explained so well.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much!
El'sPlace 3 yıl önce
You've come a long way. I started rosuvastatin 5 mg 4 days ago,and have had to read a lot of exaggerated negative comments about it. Thank you for your side of the story and really helped.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 3 yıl önce
Thank you very much!
Faye Jordan
Faye Jordan Yıl önce
How are you doing now? Did the Crestor help you?
ff144k Yıl önce
just take a lot of vitamin C instead. Cholesterol is not the cause. lack of vitamin C is the cause of the increase of LDL to temporarily repair arteries
Creole Marie
Creole Marie 6 aylar önce
How long did you take crestor?
a b
a b 2 yıl önce
Very interesting info Doc! I have few questions. 1. Why do people take x-ray radiation for a cac score test when they can take a safe echo cimt test instead? Sure cimt is on the cortoids on the neck which are close to the skin, whereas coronaries are deep in the chest harder to sonar, but what you have in the cortoids likely you'd have in your coronaries. 2. I know cac only shows calcified plaque, which is solid, cemented in place and "safe." It seemed cimt shows soft plaque as well, the dangerous plaque, cholesterol with a fibrous cap that can easily break off and cause an event? 3. Niacin (b3) 2g/day!? Somewhere I read 30mg/day max...niacin causes liver damage in larger doses, doesn't it? Great video. Thank you!
Bruce Li
Bruce Li Aylar önce
Followed this advice and now my artery age is 2 years old. Feel great!!
USA Man Aylar önce
ARTERY age, not maturity age
Adrees Mukhtar
Adrees Mukhtar 6 aylar önce
Wow! That was a fantastic teaching video! Everything was crystal clear and the solutions were to the point.
John Hubbard
John Hubbard 8 aylar önce
So I have been fending off Doctors both at kaiser and the VA for years on statins. (Tried them - too much added pain to my already broken-up body). Not one of them mentioned the benefit of lowering inflammation. Going to relook at this with my Cardiologist, thank you.
Charles Hugh Bryan
Charles Hugh Bryan 2 yıl önce
Hello again Dr. Brewer, I'm always impressed with your no nonsense and commercial free videos. I'm 73 years old and a recent stress test had my cardiologist saying I had the heart of a 40 year old man. This was a result of lifestyle changes to be proactive about my genetics and poor diet. My fathers side was diabetic and moms side was coronary issues resulting in early death. I had three stents put in back in 2002 at 55 and since then have been militant about stress, diet and working out. I was literally in your situation. The university of U-tube lead me to channels such as yours and saved my life. Thank you so very much for your help and all you do for so many.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thank you very much for sharing that.
New Something
New Something 2 yıl önce
@PrevMed Health Thank you for the information! I will do a blood test before and after taking niacin for at least 3 weeks. I am curious if it will help to reduce my bad cholesterol. I tried Citrus Bergamot 500mg x3 once but my cholesterol was still the same. Also I tried a flax seed oil+apple pectin+garlic+vitamin C,E +Lecitin tablet but it did not worked either.
Ana Luisa Torres
Ana Luisa Torres 2 yıl önce
@New Something Tried the Hershey”s chocolate in powder every time you drink coffee. Do the blood labs after 3 months again,continue with what you doing alright. Blessings to you.
theselector 2 yıl önce
Can u tell us what protocol you followed? Thanks
New Something
New Something 2 yıl önce
Update: I am taking niacin about 3 months now and my cholesterol did go down from 6.5 to 4.6. I take 3x250mg a day. If I take more I get side effects. For example if I take 3x500mg my appetite goes away and I feel bad and the redness and itching is also get much worse.
Doug Moody
Doug Moody 6 aylar önce
This video was made 5 years ago. I would like to know how is the good doctor doing since then. The last of the video he said he had an arterial age of 52. Has he tested again since then? Any updates?
brutusmaximumus 6 aylar önce
I'm also chasing the heart attack genetics race. I'm 6', ~183lbs, pretty active, good shape, etc. but I've had 2 heart attacks now, one at age 40 and the 2nd last month at age 52 and now I'm a proud owner of a pace maker. My LDL is usually well over 180. My mom, who is a vegetarian and quite active, has even worse #'s. My coronary arteries look like deflated balloon animals :( I am cutting out red meat and a lot of dairy, but don't have too many other life style things to do. My doc is getting me on a set of meds. I have tried statins in the past but I get severe Achilles tendinitis every time, so we are trying to get me on rapatha once I can get insurance to approve :/. Also we are trying to restore my heart function which has dropped down to ~35% from the normal 55%. I also suffer from anklyosis spondilitis (sp?) and I wonder if the constant inflammation from it could elevate my insulin #'s and make my LDL/plaque worse. Thanks for the video!
User C3PO
User C3PO 6 aylar önce
sounds like you need to switch to a low carb diet,
brutusmaximumus 6 aylar önce
@User C3PO already there, what carbs I get, are from whole grains, veggies, and beans.
Cecilia Abdalla
Cecilia Abdalla 5 aylar önce
D. Wilbur
D. Wilbur Aylar önce
@brutusmaximumus Have you tried carnivore? Don't eat grains or beans. Green leafy veggies only if you must. Don't believe all the plant-based diet hype!!! Save yourself cause no one else will!!!
Travel Guy
Travel Guy 6 aylar önce
Retired Medical Service Corps Officer here - Statins have WAY too many negative side effects!
Oystein Soreide
Oystein Soreide 6 aylar önce
Since you did several changes at once, then it will of course be difficult to know what change was the most impactful to remove the plaque, and remove the inflammations in your artery walls. The omega 3 fatty acids may as well be one of the most important because of the overdose of omega 6 that is so common. But of course this is just speculation. But very nice that you managed to reverse the negative progression in your arteries. It shows that it is possible to reverse plaque. Exactly which of your changes was the most important is difficult, and experimenting with such things is also quite ethically problematic as if you test things in full trials, as some of the patients will die if they don't get the correct treatment. So it will be a bit of a trial and error finding a solution.
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
And Chelation therapy enters the room and says, "Here, hold my beer." I did exactly that and reversed my higher-than-normal blood pressure and flushed out all the plaque out of my system. More energy. Great blood pressure.
Robert Mertens
Robert Mertens 6 yıl önce
Very interesting video (I leapt off another you recommended to me, into this one, a short detour). Like you, I resisted the ace inhibitors for a long time, along with the statins, and finally broke down and took them, when my bp and A1C got too high. But these were definitely weight-related - I was up to 205. I also increased my niacin to 1000 mg daily and added B12. But the statins and ace inhibitors haven't done anything compared to losing weight and exercise. I see you mention Metformin in another video, not only as a diabetes treatment, but also a treatment for aging (I have three untouched bottles of it in my medicine cabinet - I took them out this morning and started taking them again - they're free, with a prescription, from Publix and many other pharmacies). Since your mention of this, I've done a bit more research and reading, most especially, in the journals. I always look first, to see who financed the study. One recent study against the keto diet was funded by Gatorade (geez, who doesn't check these things???). I have some reservations about using Metformin alongside a Keto diet, however. I have half a dozen articles on Metformin and what it does in the cells to read, yet. And I wonder about what mechanisms it bypasses in order to do its thing. The diagrams are helpful - far more helpful that reading pages and pages of acronyms that I keep having to refer back to in order to remember what they stand for. The only things going for Metformin are: 1. It was invented by Canadians, 2. The FDA didn't approve it for a really long time and 3. The EU DID approve it, long before we did. All of this means that there was a lot of big, bad, corporate money blocking it. So it must be good for us. Maybe. I have some research to do.
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 6 yıl önce
+Robert Mertens How much weight did you lose? No medication can touch a 20 pound weight loss. Research the TAME study. Metformin is old and dirt cheap. Big pharma's not going to make any money on it. There is also a movie on it as an anti-aging drug produced by Ron Howard. I think the title is BREAKTHROUGH- THE AGE OF AGING.
Robert Mertens
Robert Mertens 6 yıl önce
Hi Dr. Brewer - got home from the VA Hosp, yesterday, with chronic chest pain (over the last two months). I was guessing it was either a muscle pull (I work out and lift weights) or GERD-related. They just said that I had NOT experienced a cardiac event - i.e. was not having angina, not having a heart attack, etc. That's my big issue - they don't do a lot on prevention, except maybe give you some pills and send you home. I returned after teaching as a Visiting Professor from Kentucky, in 2014 to Florida, weighing 205, went on the VA Weight Loss program, and dropped to 150. So, no - no pills. The problem with this program is that they stress caloric restriction and calorie-counting. I found myself drifting back up, to 172, and decided to start looking around for a sustainable diet. The Ketogenic Diet seems to offer this to me. With caloric restriction, you still eat the same foods, just fewer of them, and then you walk around hungry for the time you're not eating. This is the problem. The Keto Diet fills you up (your brain signals when you have sufficient protein and tells you to stop eating), and then you might walk around for "days," waiting for your body to signal you that you're hungry again. Okay, hours, really - and you can ignore that, relatively easily. So, from 172, down to 152, in about 2 1/2 months. I expect more, but it goes slowly, which is reasonable to me. I'm not looking for the pounds to "melt away," but I do seek a progression, even if it's "slowly but surely." I'm also looking to seek a balance, which I expect to be at least 10 more pounds, and maybe more. With this Keto diet, I've noticed an improvement in my clarity of vision (not focus), perhaps a week and a half ago, while out riding my bike. The colors seemed more "vivid" than usual. Of course, there's no way to quantify this sensation, except to ask the optometrist in my next visit, "How are my cataracts doing?"
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 6 yıl önce
+Robert Mertens For me, like most people with some insulin resistance, the low carb diet drops pounds quickly and stops the hunger signals. A lot of the early weight loss in Low carb diets is water weight from burning glycogen stores. Given your background, I'm sure you know it comes back quickly if you start eating carbs again. Have you read Blood Sugar 101 by Jenny Ruhl? Or Diet 101 by the same author? And have you considered an Oral glucose tolerance test?
Robert Mertens
Robert Mertens 6 yıl önce
Thank you again for your reply, Dr. Brewer. I think, if I have any tests, I'll either have to beg the VA to get them for me or pay for them myself. The VA doesn't seem to be interested in heart problems until you have a cardiac event, which could be a fatal heart attack. Until then..... I test myself somewhat regularly, with the blood sugar tester, usually fasting, and blood pressure, morning weight and, lately, ketone test strips. I record these in an excel file or in a notepad (until I can access the file). I also record peculiar events, changes in diet, which meds I'm taking, and even how much alcohol I have (since this is a morning exercise, I record data from the previous day). I must have had one oral glucose test many years ago, but they didn't take but one measurement. I understand that an insulin response test is more revealing. I don't mind it taking much longer than I expected to lose the excess weight, as long as I know it's coming off. I'm convinced that I have a lot of thoracic fat surrounding my internal organs, and that this is why, even though I have, "abs of steel," I still let them relax and I get a pot belly. I know that there are a couple of exams that can tell how much internal (thoracic) fat we have. One is a CT for fat, another is an echo exam. Again, try to get the VA to pay for these. I think they have me with very basic, "keep you alive today," medicine. If I want more, I'll have to pay for it myself. But I don't think, as long as I don't need a doctor order for them, they're not too expensive, and well worth knowing. I figure on being on the Keto diet as long s it works. I get up in the morning, still fasting, and get a lot of exercise done before breakfast. I can't keep up with the 30-y-o's on their ten-speeds, with my little mountain bike, but I think I do okay for my age. Although, one of them did say, one day, "Man! You're fast."
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 6 yıl önce
+Robert Mertens Biking is great. It provides a good combination of large muscle group resistance. If you are going fast, like hill intervals, you can get some mitochondrial stimulation in there as well.
Jessie M
Jessie M 2 yıl önce
Thanks for sharing this information. My husband had a heart attack at forty-three ..and three years later he had a triple bypass. The cardiologist said his three main arteries were over 95 % blocked. The cardiologist said it happened in three years. It was different arteries which caused his heart attack. I didn't understand how it could build up so quickly. He is a slim man ...doesn't drink, or smoke. I'll make sure he sees your videos. Thank you!!
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Have him see me. 859-721-1414.
One Punch Flan
One Punch Flan Yıl önce
What does he eat?
TheRealDeal Yıl önce
@One Punch Flan Did you get her answer?
Dana H
Dana H 6 aylar önce
Thank you Doc. I am a very active 65 male with high LDL, going in for a calcium-artery CT scan next wk. One question - why did you chose Crestor for your statin? Have read Pravachol has better tolerance? Thanks again for this very informative video.
Anthony Shaw
Anthony Shaw 5 aylar önce
Crestor is also an anti-inflammatory. He mentioned that in one of his other videos. That's what I take. Key is low dose. 5 to 10mg per day
Yeehaw 4 aylar önce
Creator can have negative implications for your kidneys.
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This video gives hope and incentive to patients with atherosclerosis (build up of plaque in the arteries). Studies have shown that statins e.g. rosuvastatin, reverse plaque buildup in arteries. But, it is great to have this confirmed by a professional we can trust.
Frankie Cayton
Frankie Cayton 2 aylar önce
my comments would be: 1. My husband was on Crestor at a 10 mg dose for about 5 years and still got blockages that required 2 stents. So they switched him to Prevastatin at 40 mg; he was on it for 2 years and got blockages which required 2 more stents.... they wanted to UP his dose to 80 mg and I said "no thanks" because he had developed type 2 diabetes (side effect of statins). The nurse said that we would just have to put up with it and deal with it because he needed the statins. 2, The other thing that happened was that the statins effectively killed his testosterone which increased his estrogen. So now he has man boobs, enlarged prostate, prostate cancer and next was male breast cancer. OFF of that drug we went!!! We got rid of the Type 2 diabetes with 44 days of titrated insulin and a Low Carb Diet. 3. All was well until this past May when he had a heart attack...now we are 6 years from not taking any statins. Catherization showed blockage and he gets 3 more stents = for a total of 7 now. In the hospital, the food was ridiculous...and he started having blood glucose irregularities once again. They fed him spaghetti, white rice, orange juice. Why aren't the dietitians employed by the hospital educated enough to give a patient the right foods/drinks? So now they want him back on Crestor at 40 mg, a blood pressure med at 5 mg....a beta blocker, and he's once again titrating insulin until or if we can get him off it.......... none of this will be good for the cancer diagnosis that we have been treating holistically these past 7 years. ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE IS FAILING US AT ALARMING RATES.
Brandon Lemon
Brandon Lemon Yıl önce
I'm 37 and was diagnosed with heart disease recently. I'm not overweight, no insulin resistance, I eat fairly well (but not well enough), and I'm not out of shape. My dad had a heart attack at 41 and my brother was recently diagnosed the same as me. Now I have to start the journey of completely changing my lifestyle and getting on statins. It's pretty depressing :(
Frankie Gunnz
Frankie Gunnz 10 aylar önce
@Brandon Lemon, are you on taking the Statins now?
Brandon Lemon
Brandon Lemon 10 aylar önce
@Frankie Gunnz yeah, 10mg Crestor. Labs look good now.
Frankie Gunnz
Frankie Gunnz 10 aylar önce
@Brandon Lemon How do you feel going on statins?
Brandon Lemon
Brandon Lemon 10 aylar önce
@Frankie Gunnz okay, haven't had any side effects that I can report. Crestor has fewer side effects generally. I'm on a low dose so there's that. I did have to insist that we start low to establish a trend, before raising the dose. I'm glad I did, because it's easier to raise the dose than lower it
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I'm 52 and I've been stuffing myself with cakes and chocolates for years. Heart attack runs in my family. I never ever ever exercise. I never get ill I have slightly high cholesterol. But here's the key to staying healthy........I never ever get stressed. Nothing stresses me out. I get a parking ticket, I throw money at it, something else upsets me I throw money at it. I don't do my own accounts in case it stresses me so I throw money at my accountant. Stress kills. Don't stress and you'll be fine....
Robert Kreider
Robert Kreider 2 yıl önce
48 years old and just had a stint placed in my MLAD. 90% blockage. Had high calcium score a year ago at 1700. ZERO symptoms. Decided with my cardio @ Mayo I wanted answers instead of questions. So we found the answers and had to put a stent in. Great info and dialogue.
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PrevMed Health 2 yıl önce
Thanks for sharing
Bob johnson
Bob johnson Yıl önce
what were you symptoms??
Robert Kreider
Robert Kreider Yıl önce
@Bob johnson as I said above. Zero symptoms
Bob johnson
Bob johnson Yıl önce
@Robert Kreider how was the heart attack experience and how did you get to the hospital in time? and how are you feeling now
Robert Kreider
Robert Kreider Yıl önce
@Bob johnson I didn’t have a heart attack, stroke etc. I asked my doctor to schedule a heart cath test to see if I had any blockage. It was an elected procedure. Felt great before procedure …feel great now.
Howdy Doody
Howdy Doody 5 aylar önce
After about a year my total cholesterol got higher at 246 but the ratio got better at 2.7. I stopped taking niacin but am thinking of taking it again. Doc prescribed Crestor too. He did a CT calcium score test and said it was moderate.
ROLLIN COLE 3 aylar önce
How much niacin were you taking a day
Ale Castillo
Ale Castillo 4 aylar önce
I am 32 I have FH & LP(a) I paid for a heart ultrasound & neck ultrasounds to see if my flow was normal. My neck arteries and heart artery show mild buildup of cholesterol. I was undiagnosed until last year. I had no idea I had hyperlipidimia until I had a genetic test that showed my cholesterol is hereditary. Ever since I take a low dose statin & Ezetimibe I used to take Repatha biweekly but it cost way too much. My A1c is 5.4, would this approach be beneficial for a person in my circumstances?
dawn klug
dawn klug 5 aylar önce
The heart attack plaque/clot is also what killed my ex husband. He declined bypass surgery and lived only 3 more years....dying at 63 yrs old 5 yrs ago. His 10 year older brother had the surgery at 66 and is alive and well at 78.
Hdskl 4 aylar önce
I'm so sorry for your loss. ❤ it's scary and hard to know what the right decision.
Satin Aro
Satin Aro 3 aylar önce
Sorry to hear about your ex-husband. But you didn't specify what changes to lifestyle and and drugs/meds did your ex husband practice if he declined Bypass surgery. That is what the doctor is talking about in this video.
Ohio’s Best Peach
Ohio’s Best Peach 2 yıl önce
At what age should you get your arteries checked (or under what circumstance)? I’m 46, I had untreated high blood pressure in my 30s and morbid obesity (my doctor told me that I naturally run high and didn’t prescribe medicine even after I had a stroke in my eye). I have a new doctor and she put me on high blood pressure medicine and I lost 35 lbs, although I am still morbidly obese (I’m 5’2 @ 230lbs). I often wonder how my arteries are doing after all of these years but I don’t know how to find out or if I need to.
User C3PO
User C3PO 6 aylar önce
get checked now. I had a heart attack at the age of 46 with no symptoms before other than obesity
Orca_Bodhi Yıl önce
This man is possibly one of the most interesting and helpful people I have seen or heard
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health Yıl önce
Thank you very much
Al Swearingen
Al Swearingen 3 yıl önce
Nice going, Doc! I've done just about the same. My plaque was about 25% on one side, 30% on the other, about 12 years ago. I started Niacin (2 grams a day), and 10mg of Lip. HDL shot up from 35 to 65. LDL dropped from 200 to about 85. Low carbing it. Last check, I was about 20% on both sides. Living one day at a time, lifting three times a week, taking lots of walks. Dropped 20 lbs. But curious about you switching from an ARB to Rama. Got a video on the differences?
PrevMed Health
PrevMed Health 3 yıl önce
Thanks, Chris!
Special Snowflake
How long did it take you?
Invisible Player
Invisible Player Yıl önce
Hi what is Lip ?
Al Swearingen
Al Swearingen Yıl önce
@Invisible Player Lipitor aka Atorvastatin.
Pria Yıl önce
Hi Gavril - What’s 10mg of Lip?
Eryk Yıl önce
My father is going to have a stent put in, I’m worried about the side effects from the statins after the operation. Any tips on how to lower / eliminate statins and aspirin to avoid liver complications down the line? Thank you for your videos, great info
YANKTON1000 Yıl önce
I got that something good happened, however I am confused and not sure what happened, nor exactly what caused it. I would like to have seen a time plot on a board with starting symptoms, diet, medication, supplements, and final symptoms with a time line at the bottom. However it was very important to me to know now that this plaque thing can be reversed. Thank you. I shall definitely mush on.
helicart Yıl önce
Atherosclerosis is thought to be initiated by microtrauma to the endothelium, specifically by hypertension. This can be exacerbated by poor sleep patterns. I'd be interested to hear from the doctor re these two issues in his history.
Jack OConnor
Jack OConnor 8 aylar önce
Many factors can damage the endothelium. Insulin resistance is a major contributor, as it starts many of the processes such as hypertension. Smoking is a big one, lack of sunlight (not just due to d3, but nitric oxide synthesis), pollution etc.. Metabolic health is extremely underrated in the prevention of atherosclerosis. If everyone got a HbA1C, C-Peptide, Insulin and Glucose test every 3-6 months and kept their insulin below 5, death from diabetes and CVD would fall dramatically. Sleep is very important also, as it relates to mental health and cortisol. Depression and poor mental health is one of the leading causes of atherosclerosis.
Brad Nichols
Brad Nichols 3 aylar önce
57 and have been in fitness out of highschool till now. I won't lie did steroids for along time and TRT now. Ive always had blood work done and donate every 3 months regardless. Im noticing shortness of breath and sweating like a crack head working out. Going to have my Dr to get going on some heart experts. Did have MRI on my lungs and they're fine.🙏🇺🇲✌️
Don Thrift
Don Thrift Yıl önce
What other doctors have said is that low vitamin C causes arterial wall weakness, then Colesterol accretes to act as a bandage upon such weaknesses. Another doctor says to also keep up your vitamin K to keep calcium out of the soft tissues and move the calcium back into teeth and bones.
Fly with Magnar
Fly with Magnar 6 aylar önce
Thank you! Not many doctors understand that there are the dense LDL particles and inflammation that cause the problems.
D 3 yıl önce
Thanks Dr. Brewer! I had a heart attack last September at age 62 and, though I knew I had a genetic likelihood to have an early heart attack, I was still surprised because I had led a heart healthy lifestyle from age 27 and was in supposed great shape. I had no prior known health issues relating to my cardiovascular health. To know you faced the same trauma and discovered a successful way to address the problem was comforting. I took Atorvastatin for 3 months, but was told to stop taking it because my liver enzymes went to a dangerously high level. The other two meds make me sick, but I am trying to continue. I don't know the solution to that yet, but I am trying to find natural ways to clean the plaque out and gain blood vessels that can take the load off the arteries. Your story gives me hope.
Ashish Yıl önce
Hello Lindsley, thanks for sharing the info and experience. I'm in my mid 30s and my LDLs have been constantly high for few years. I have been told that these levels could be genetic. My diet is fairly clean and Primary doc isn't worried says I'm too young for statins. What are your thoughts? You said you lead a heart healthy lifestyle, could you share some of the tips.
Frankie Gunnz
Frankie Gunnz 10 aylar önce
@D, Hows your Journey going so far?
Brandon Roque
Brandon Roque 2 yıl önce
Doctor; First and foremost thank you for this inspiring video and I am elated that things have improved for you. My question is about Apple Coder Vinegar; what can you tell me about the properties of it when mixed with Cayenne Pepper, Ginger and Lemon Juice? Does forming a drink with these ingredients truly assist with the reversal of plaque?
515Susan 6 aylar önce
Unfortunately, I have the same question.
Bonnie MacEvoy
Bonnie MacEvoy 6 aylar önce
This is an anecdotal story. What is the false positive /negative rate for the "age" of arteries, and genotyping? Just beware counting on labs to always be right. Hoping you are also familiar with Dean Ornish's work, using diet (veg), exercise, and lifestyle change (ie meditation) to reverse heart disease.
Gary McBrien
Gary McBrien Yıl önce
Thank you doctor. Encouraging that you are documenting plaque accumulation reversal. I believe statin manufacturers have reported that statin use does not reduce plaque, they acknowledge CAC scores can go up on statins but statins "stabilize" plaque. Proponents of low carb diets claim that reducing blood glucose reduces diabetes (as you have apparently done with diet), but it also reduces small dense LDL. Your plant based diet may not have been healthy, if you were eating carbs. Possibly your correction of your diabetes problem has played a large role in plaque reduction, (in addition to the Omega 3 intake and Niacin). Also reducing Omega 6 is supposed to help, are you reducing seed oils and are using some saturated fats? Quest diagnostics now offers a test called "Cardio IQ" which provides a count of small and medium LDL particles. With the right diet and meds you should see small LDL particle counts go down. In your video you did not talk about reducing small dense LDL but that is a logical goal as you say it's small dense LDL (glucose damaged) that passes through the inner thin artery wall. Thanks
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