Sam Reese, Mike Michael Johnson, America discussed on WJR Programming
Doctor Colander Welcome back to another one of your very informative shows. Let's start by talking about prevention. Tell us about what we need to know about prevention and why Listeners don't know enough about it. Well, thanks, Sam Reese. Oh, not only to you, the listeners not know anything about prevention. Apparently, nobody knows anything about prevention. I want to kind of talk about what we do in the context of this. Four minute video I saw when I We went to Miami over the weekend, as you know, and I saw this video on the airplane about Michael Johnson. Do you know who he is? Don't because I don't know anything about so we're in America and this Mike Michael Johnson is a Olympic athlete, and he won the 200 M of the 400 M. And like in the Atlanta Olympics, and he was the fastest man alive. He might still be at those distances. And so here you have a superior athlete. Still running training gyms, and he's coaching people from all over the world in track and field, and I didn't know this, but he had a stroke. So what age How old is he? Well, I don't know. So you know, you know, when was 96 you know he was probably 22 years. 2020 something years old and 96 when he was training in running those races, So you know, that means he's you know, fifties late fifties But he's been an athlete for how long his whole life he's still training people, so he's training people to be world class athletes as a world class athlete. Okay. But here's my question. You say that heart attack and stroke or 100% preventable. These athletes are put through very rigorous medical examinations. I would imagine to make sure they're To compete. What happened here? Why did this fall through the cracks? Well, there's that and also the concept of here. You have a guy who's in ridiculous shape, so we all make assumptions. Well, if I eat healthy if I'm thin if I exercise then I'm okay. So that's apparently what Michael Johnson thought, because no one plans have a stroke. And so here's this guy and, you know, maybe can I don't hold fibula is a 55 or older and he has a stroke. That's not in his game plan. And if you thought in any way that he was at risk of having a stroke, he would have done everything in his ability to not have a stroke, yet he has a stroke. Okay. But here's my question to you again. These athletes are put through rigorous premed medical examinations on D. Why was this not caught? Why would they not have caught the fact that he was at risk for a stroke? Because you've said many times that the technology is there. We're able to prevent stroke and what happened in his case, because I'm more than sure that he saw a boatload of doctors and he's in it, I think is in Atlanta, but anyway I'm not his doctor, So I don't know why he missed Why this is missing a few. What if I was his doctor? He wouldn't have been missed. You wouldn't have had a stroke, We would have figured out What was going on with his arteries. We would have identified all the root causes of inflammation that can affect his arteries, and he would not have had a stroke. I Congar anti that. Now. Why wasn't this person who's a you know? International figure not have the kind of health care that can identify him as being at risk for having a stroke in the phenomenal shape that he's in. The answer is is that health care does not prevent disease and I don't care who you are or what Doctor you're seeing if you're in a traditional system. Nobody knows how to prevent chronic illness. So you're in a reactionary system as opposed to a pro active system, and no one is looking at the right type of testing the right kind of blood work. Who identify your risk and take the right action. Well, you've said a million times before on, you know, prior shows that heart attack and stroke or 100% preventable. So what you're telling me is the technology is out there. Why is the doctor not using this technology, the doctors that are treating people like him? And just general physicians. Well, we're all well, I'm gonna say we're not We. I'm not a slave to the health care system because I made choices to put myself in position to do the right things for all my patients. What if you're seeing a doctor who is part of the health care system and they are taking insurance than insurance does not pay for prevention, so of insurance is involved. Warrior doctors involved in a system in some way that takes money from companies involved in the system. Then they're not practicing prevention, either, because All of the things that we're doing to prevent chronic illness and serious events are simple. They're simple to identify their simple blood work to follow, and unfortunately, no one really makes money at those things. You think patients are being Hoodwinked by the health care system here into thinking that they are getting superior health care and that these types of things would be diagnosed that the regular visits? That is a whole other can of worms. So good. We may not be the right kind of word. I think it sounds pretty good. It does sound good, but everyone knows they're being screwed. You think? Yeah, Everyone knows that. They're being screwed by the time everyone we're all patients. Your patient, I'm a patient. My patients or patients were all patients, and we're all being totally screwed by the health care system. We just don't know what to do about it. That's a problem. People don't know what to do when you watch a video with and Michael Johnson doesn't know what to do. That's a big problem. Let's come back and talk about what what we need.