35 Burst results for "High Blood Pressure"

What Is Inflammation?

The Model Health Show

02:02 min | 6 d ago

What Is Inflammation?

"We need to demystify. What inflammation actually is an inflammation is the biological processes that your body uses to defend itself from harm's such as infections injuries and even toxicants these processes of inflammation include the following factors one. It can increase the activity of immune cells such as b. cells and t cells so it's going to increase immune cell activity to address this inflammatory component. This inflammation is really sending out a distress signal to your immune system to your immune cells to take action to address either an infection or an injury or even some kind of exposure also the processes of inflammation can include increased production of antibodies and sidled kinds coming from our immune cells also inflammation can lead to increase blood flow to the damaged area and inflammation can even increase the production of stress related hormones. The word inflammation itself is derived from latin root word meaning to set on fire and oftentimes some of the symptoms that we might experience a burning sensation and pain. Swelling aching congestion. If we're talking about in relationship to a viral exposure or a bacterial infection where we start to have inflammation showing up in the form of congestion. But in many cases you may not even be aware that the inflammation is taking place until a significant part of our health gets incinerated i had a lot of inflammatory activities happening behind the scenes especially when we get into the state of chronic low grade inflammation that so epidemic today in our society. Inflammation can also contribute to abnormal blood pressure and blood sugar. It can contribute to abnormal. Hormone function can contribute to reduce cognitive function. And so much

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Why Are People on so Many Prescription Drugs?

Health Quest Podcast

01:48 min | Last week

Why Are People on so Many Prescription Drugs?

"Hello and welcome back to health quest. Podcast i'm your host steve langford. Thanks for joining me. I'm glad you're here. I have what i think is perhaps the most important topic that i've covered that i want to convey to you that i think could have the most impact on your understanding of your health situation and how important it is to understand the medications that you're being offered by your doctor. And what is the value. The real purpose of these medications. And what can you expect from them. I think this is such an important topic. Because i encounter people frequently. Who say i have high blood pressure. I have high cholesterol and my doctor is gonna put me on these drugs and i don't know that i want to be on these drugs. A lot of people feel that way but we also don't feel like we have enough information to make that decision on our own. The statistics that we often hear about the benefits of these drugs are rather startling and they make it sound as if we are all in danger of having an episode from high blood pressure stroke heart disease brittle bone high cholesterol and heart disease. And we think that these things are imminent in our lives because we have an elevated number. Our blood pressure is elevated are bone density as low. Our cholesterol is high. And so we don't quite understand. The context in which these drugs are designed to benefit us and to what degree they will benefit us

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Statins May Significantly Reduce Risk of Death From COVID-19

Pat Walsh

01:19 min | Last week

Statins May Significantly Reduce Risk of Death From COVID-19

"Drug and they're saying now that this is reducing the risk of covid death by 40%, according to the study. That's some good news, right? The most common cholesterol lowering drugs may improve hospitalized covid 19 patients chances of survival and reduce their risk progressing to more severe and more severe disease. According to this new study, an analysis of more than 10,000 people admitted to more than 140 hospitals across the nation found that a class of medications called statins. Together with blood pressure drugs reduced in hospital Covid 19 death by 40% among those who took them prior to being admitted. And the reduced risk of death was slightly higher for those taking statins alone at 46%, compared to people taking high blood pressure medication alone. 27% Same held true for Covid 19 patients. And their odds of severe disease. Those only taking statins benefited from a 25% lower risk of developing severe disease. Those taking blood pressure meds had 11% lower arrest. So I guess when you combine the two you come up with 40%. So the studies applied primarily to those with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, mostly because people with such health conditions are more likely to take the medications to help treat them.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

06:27 min | Last month

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Not only you're going to be fatigue but that part of your brain responsible for memory isn't going to be working as well. You're gonna forget your keys. You're gonna forget your tasks you're going to read something and forget what you just read In that sleep apnea and so and it's under diagnosed we think that it's only obstructive sleep apnea which is one of two forms of sleep apnea only a current obese people but can occur thin people. Because it's not just the weakness of muscles in throat that causes it but also the upper airways narrow it saying you and so he had sleep apnea. Hey been snoring. All his life point being is sleep apnea. Add and was probably related to sleep. Always my thunder mark in your mind. So it's i slept last night. It's very possible that his snoring his snoring as a kid was driving his. Adhd right and as you age we have a lot of adults that are being diagnosed with adhd. Some of the men are all their life. Some of them are developing it because of their sleep apnea dr hammond further explored the way sleep apnea can negatively affect our health. Dr elizabeth bow ham and nutritionist. Mattie ward we had this other patient you had that that was was a male who really struggled. He was overweight about forty pounds. Tell us about him. Yeah so you know. He came in and he was he was he was fifty five and he was really struggling with his energy. He was very low energy. He was really frustrated with his his sexual function. he noticed he had a low libido he was having some erectile issues he had gained. He'd gained these forty pounds around his belly but he was really having a hard time with with losing them so he had all these other issues. And you. you sort of figured out that. He had in some resistance to that. We were talking. I mean the first thing. The first thing we did with him was put him on that ten day reset. That that you've put together. Which really i think is a is. A great is a great jumpstart for people because it can help them say okay. I'm just gonna. I gotta try this. But i need the tools i need the map to do it and it's really motivating because many times because people were eating inflammatory foods before or they're eating the wrong foods at the wrong time right and they do this and they noticed a significant improvement and how they feel and he felt really motivated. He was really happy but you know he actually had a lot of other things going on so he had lost some weight but but then we also we also noted we also. You know. I've through questions. We found out that okay this he might have some issues with sleep. Yeah you know. He was snoring. His blood pressure was a little high. He had all this weight gain. So i said you know what we really need to get a sleep study on you and so when we did the sleep study we found out that he had sleep apnea and you know so common and underdiagnosed yes and sleep apnea where where people stopped breathing in the middle of the night even though they don't realize it right there snoring and then there than they have episodes of apnea where they don't get any oxygen into the body that in and of itself triggers insulin resistance so that causes high levels of insulin in the body which then as we've been talking about causes us to gain weight around the belly. Wait a minute. That's what you're saying is if you don't sleep you get fat. Even if you don't change your diet absolutely along you realize because people think it's again it's about what you eat and exercise and yes it is but there are other factors that have to be looked at most doctors miss so often when somebody has sleep apnea or might have the signs of sleep apnea. You know they think okay. I'm just gonna lose weight and then it will go away right but so often it's the sleep apnea that's causing the weight gain and you know of course it becomes a vicious cycle that's sleep apnea causes high levels of inflammation in the body and it causes high levels of insulin and it just causes us to put on weight and it also is one of the biggest causes of high blood pressure. This absolutely. I remember this. One guy was like lawyers in his fifties and he mark work in my desk but i i have a standing desk because this is before standing desks were popular. Because if i sit down. I fall asleep. I'm like you fall asleep driving home. You fall asleep watching. Tv you snore like yeah. Yeah yeah i'm like you have sleep apnea. Let's get you tested. Yeah we got him a c. Pap machine he lost fifty pounds just boom like that putting on a sleep apnea machine every night right right because you're actually getting oxygen into the body so the body's not stress anymore and so the insulin levels come down. The inflammation comes down in the body and then the weight comes off when people have undiagnosed sleep apnea. When it's not being treated we can do. We can do all these great things in terms of shifting their diet and putting them on an exercise regimen and looking for other issues. But if we don't deal with that it's it's it's almost like i always say to them. It's like you're running against the wind. You're not going to get to your goals. And so we've we've got to deal with the sleep issues and like you said it's so common so this woman she's a sixty four year old woman who i've been working with for a while Dealing with a weight gain. That was one of her main concerns about twenty pounds overweight and it came on around menopause for her ambitious. Had a very long history of reflects had been onto our birthright. So you know what i did with this woman. You know to start with because she really wasn't aware of if certain really bothered her around the reflex she said i'll call for shore. She more stress. She would notice it so we started with an elimination diet. The mina point out in in this is more of a medical piece in the packet that we asked clients to fill out patients. Fill out. there's many many questions that we ask and she had said that she snores at night. So i didn't get into that much in that first appointment but i did when i sent her her plan. I talk to your doctor about. Maybe doing a sleep study because she also had high blood pressure that was there we know that you know sleep apnea and things chain. Cause weight gain Along with the blood pressure her fatigue. She said she was sleeping. A fair amount. But when you're tired you start thinking okay. How how good is that sleep. And so you know i think because anyway should understand is that is that sleep apnea is.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

Acupuncture is my Life

05:45 min | Last month

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

"Closet reports not under the doghouse in the backyard acupuncture. It's in you listen you now. Another signed to a cow for his skin. That's like moist damp and sort of like the cold dish temperature to it like acupuncture as mom now low body temperatures can also be a signal that there's something.

How to Know if Your Pancreas Is Not Functioning Properly

Acupuncture is my Life

02:02 min | Last month

How to Know if Your Pancreas Is Not Functioning Properly

"The pancreas is a very very powerful organ. although it's small it's very powerful and because it produces important digestive insa as well as secrete secretes hormones. That's extremely important for metabolising sugar. Something goes wrong. With this oregon. You have a massive problems on health healthwise now. Some deer are certain signs that you should pay attention to if you happen to experience any li scientists symptoms like i said. Contact your doctor shit with your family physician and then contact your local acupuncture acupunctures my life because you want to address the matter immediately and rule out. The potential pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. You really porn rule those two disorders acupuncture now. The oncein can be pain in the app. Now domino pain can be a sign of pancreatitis which is inflammation of the pancreas whether it's been short term acute a long term chronic. You want to address this issue. The abdomen can also be sign of pancreatic cancer. Which of course is abnormal. Cell growth in the pancreas

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The Truth About Salt With Dr. James DiNicolantonio

Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition

02:28 min | Last month

The Truth About Salt With Dr. James DiNicolantonio

"Let's talk about salt. Why it was demonized. Why it's so important for our health. It was originally demonized just due to blood pressure and very similarly there were scientists back in the nineteen fifties demonizing salts similar to how we demonize saturated fat they would look correlations to wear certain populations that consumed a higher amount. It was correlated that you know high salt intake may increase blood pressure. So actually it was a it was a clinical study looking at six populations but insult came out in the you know mapsi hunt. Basically fifty years later looked at fifty two countries and when you eliminated the floor on primal basically you know population that were consuming very very low. Nounce you actually had a drop in blood pressure salt intake increase so they were only basically. The studies were short studies looking at a limited amount of populations trying to find a correlation. And really that. That's where most of our guidance comes from because all our nutritional guidance stems from the nineteen seventies in basically were. This was before you had systematic reviews and meta analyses extra clinical studies in in those dietary goals that came out in nineteen seventy seven and then the first dietary guidelines in nineteen eighty. They started recommending. Low-sulphur everyone a low saturated fat low total fat high amount of carbohydrate intakes. So everything really stems from there and that's really were basically we went wrong so these were basically large epidemiological studies looking at kind of surveys. What people were consuming is that correct and also obviously which those studies can show correlation. But they can't show a direct causation. There were just hypothesis that were brought about and sometimes hypothesis when when scientists say them enough they no longer become hypothesis. They become you know scientific truth. I guess you could say but ultimately we didn't really have true interventional studies that were demonstrating that actually was causation exempt. I mean even worse to is. They were cherry picking the population. You're looking at it. Same thing happened with saturated fat. They cherry picked the six countries. Study in even though there were a total of twenty. Three countries So when you add it. All the countries back there was no increase in heart disease with saturated fat in same thing with salt when you added fifty countries back. You didn't see that rise in blood pressure with higher salt

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Economist Noreena Hertz Says Loneliness Is Bad for Our Health and Wealth

The Psychology Podcast

02:41 min | Last month

Economist Noreena Hertz Says Loneliness Is Bad for Our Health and Wealth

"And your book. You make an interesting argument. You say that woman is not annoying is not only initiative mental health. There's also Economics and politics involved in this. You know what do you estimate is the The four extent of this problem even beyond the mental health issue. So you know as as you know all too well that leninist is bad for mental health and that there is a link between loneliness anxiety and loneliness and depression and even leninists and suicide. Wilson know that lenses Physical health Manifesting in high blood pressure high levels of court could sell stress hormones in our body pulse rates all if these essentially not good for our body to be in a state of for protracted periods as loneliness often as many Which is why loneliness can even reduce our life expectancy by as much as Make our risk of dying prematurely Is much is said. He percent higher than if you're lonely so It is. It's not just health effects. Leninist is also bad for our wealth bad for our wealth collectively in part because if the cost the health k. bud healthcare bird and That lameness puts public health systems but also because leninists is bad for the workplace. Lonely work is less efficient s mandated less productive and more likely to quit company. The work as want that the single biggest determinant for whether somebody will remain at compute note is whether they have a friend at work so leninist really significant business program as well and also as i found in my research Inexorably linked to the rise of right wing populism in recent years. I'm not saying that everyone who's lonely. The populists of the right. Of course they don't but a significant katri if those who do lonely lonely in the sense of have more limited social networks much week support systems. We ca- ties with friends. Fewer acquaintances even fewer people to rely upon and times. If need but also langley in the sense of failing

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What Are the Warning Signs of Clogged Arteries?

The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee

02:33 min | Last month

What Are the Warning Signs of Clogged Arteries?

"Abroad are good to see you. My friend how you doing today. I'm doing fantastic. And i'm glad you're here because today's top question a really thought an interesting one and it comes to us from alice and alice says heart disease runs in my family and it wasn't until recently that i stopped eating fried food and a lot of fat. But i'm worried that i might miss the warning signs that i have clogged arteries. Are there any There are some You may not have them But there are some of the classic ones obviously are. The person might have chest pain Which engine And so that the heart muscles just not getting adequate oxygen and after walking if you block the person gets chest pain and then they're equivalent ones where you could get like paints because your legs aren't getting adequate blood flow. Surprisingly enough lower back pain might be in the same category but for a different reason. And that is that. If you're not getting enough of blood supply to your lower back. The discs start to degenerate and so this disease is now thought to be one of the manifestations of arterial disease amazingly enough And less person. Imagine that's quite rare. Researchers have looked at Autopsy studies of young people who are tragically killed in car wrecks or something like that and they found that there are serious artery blockages in kids as young as eighteen. And twenty. where it's because they lost an entire lumbar artery. So the bottom line years this starts early on the classic Canary in the coal mine. the big. Sign that you're gonna artery. Disease is in men in direct. The guy who's forty years old and goes to the doctor fight for viagra. He does not have a performance anxiety. What he's got narrow arteries But that of course doesn't apply to a woman so there are these warning signs. You do see them. Sometimes but for the most part you don't know you can have narrowed arteries and never know it. So that's why. Dr look at your blood pressure your cholesterol and your weight and your smoking To see if we can predict who's got atherosclerosis. Fontham line live in america. Assume you got it. It's just that comet. So that means lambaste. I'd get again. Get rid of the fried stuff as you as you doing. Get rid of the junk. And luckily artery disease can be

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Wuhan Lab Leak: The Perils of Group Think and Media Bias

The Dan Bongino Show

01:24 min | 2 months ago

Wuhan Lab Leak: The Perils of Group Think and Media Bias

"I want to talk about today. The dangers of groupthink. Ladies and gentlemen, the growing perils of groupthink of media bias, how we're falling down this rabbit hole trap now, where the media who has one job one purpose one function, which is to give us a collective set of facts so we can all Make it informed judgment have an opinion about things. We all agree on this fax, so that a free society we could make decisions about major issues. Taxes, health care, foreign policy government intervention. Freedom of speech where we draw the lines on all of these things. These are all things we should all be debating in a healthy form. But the health of that form isn't measured by its blood pressure, the help of that forms measured by the competency of her media enterprise that tells people the truth and they are not That's why this Wuhan lab lead story, ladies and something is so devastating. It's not just that it's going to turn out to be one of the biggest scandals of our time because of the health and public safety implications of a global pandemic that wiped out millions of people. It's not just that. It's that we knew. The origins, the likely origins of this for months, and the story was suppressed by a media and enterprise that had political goals, not public health goals first, and all is lost if we allow that to continue.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert

Ask The Health Expert

07:13 min | 2 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert

"If a person is suffering from high blood pressure would you still suggest bulletproof coffee. This is jj virgin. Four time new york times bestselling author celebrity nutrition expert and fitness hall of famer. I've been on a lifelong quest for answers to the toughest health questions. And now i'm sharing what i found with you. Welcome to ask the health expert. Nisha go through health coach from instagram. Asks if a person suffering from high blood pressure would. You still suggest bulletproof coffee. Hey it's jj and i will be right back with the answer. Stay with hey. Jj here and if you're like in my show you are going to love the holistic plastic surgery show with my buddy america's holistic plastic surgeon. Dr anthony june. Just imagine getting the top secrets and tips to look and feel your very best every single week. Dr yoon shares with you that in side information that other plastic surgeon. Don't want you to know 'cause you might not need to go see him. Things like what's the best simple skin care routine by the way it's the one i follow. What should you eat to make your skin. Look amazing and what's the real scoop about the latest treatments and procedures being offered at your local med spa doctor's office dr yun is a board certified plastic surgeon three time bestselling author social media. And a doctor. You can trust when he's not sharing his insight or tips. He's interviewing kalinic. Health experts like dermatologist functional. Medicine docs an me. Check out this clip. Probably the most important thing to do of all of these. If you wanna really d- aid your skin if you wanna get your skin looking younger and healthier more vibrant is to use a retinoid right. So what are retinoids. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin a. And they come in prescription strength which is known as tretinoin or retin-a and they come in over the counter strength. Which is known as retinol. If you're looking for the best information on looking and feeling your best holistically this podcast is it. Check it out at followed doctor. You dot com. That's followed doctor y. o. u. n. Dot com all right so high blood pressure and coffee and actually. I'm going to take not just bulletproof coffee because the mcat oil and butter that make bulletproof coffee That make up proof. Coffee along with the beans are not going to be causing a problem. Here's the other part -able copy. It's the beans and the beans from bulletproof. Coffee are are the ones that i drink every day. Why because they are mold and mycotoxin free and one of the things that the problem with coffee coffee can be amazing for you got a lot of antioxidants by nutrient senate however it also is one of the more moldy crops and also can be a very pesticide laden crop. So you wanna make sure that you're getting clean coffee beans that super important that you're starting with that now as far as whether it's going to be triggering any issues with blood pressure. Here's the thing what i would do the best way to tell. If caffeine's impacting your blood pressure is to take your blood pressure. Drink a cup coffee. Take your blood pressure. And see. But i drink decaf coffee. In fact over the last couple of months. I have detox myself all the way back down to decaffeinated coffee which is a huge deal for me in fact i think we should everybody stand up and go woohoo Mainly because i was working on it more for some anxiety and stuff going on. So i found that that the caffeine was triggering. Me for a lot of people. Caffeine can be great for helping you get a bigger better workout Helping you with burning fat but you have to see how it does for you for all of us. We should quit caffeine by noon. And if it is causing a raise blood pressure is causing. A blood pressure was causing any anxiety or stress or irritability and cut it out. And if it's impacting your sleep. Make sure you're having very early in the day or you might be one of those people that can't use it at all and of course you got any adrenal issues. It can raise blood pressure blood sugars. Well now. if you've got high blood pressure. Can i throw a couple of other things out to you. That can be super helpful for blood pressure. Number one is exercise. Exercise really important consistent exercise for blood pressure. And i would look here doing some high intensity interval training to train your sympathetic nervous system on how to handle stress better and getting out there and doing some walks moving more the other thing that can help your is magnesium so an epsom salts bath at night taking some magnesium before bed super helpful here. Fish oil also is helpful an olive oil in fact I would suggest getting two tablespoons of olive oil a day into your food really important and then of course keeping good blood sugar balanced through your diet so that means that your meals have protein fat and fiber for the best blood sugar balance. What's an example of that. Well it could be some brussel sprouts a little bit of wild rice half a cup and Some wild salmon. You get the healthy fats from the wild salmon. I put some olive on the brussels sprouts and the wild rice. So that helps with that blood pressure to and i do the brussels sprouts for the non searching veggies and fiber in the wild rice which is a grass not grain for the for the fibers. Well so super easy to do so again. One of the most important things you can do is. You've got to be your own best diet. Strategist right you've got to see health foods fact you so really pay attention to. How do you do with caffeine 'cause again for me. I was doing caffeine fine for quite a while. And then i started to feel some it creating some issues until i backed down. So let's see what it does for you. How does it make you feel and then again you can either do half decaf regular or take all the way down to two all decaf that the mcat oil butter are not going to be the issue. It would be the issue of the caffeine. Potentially all right if you've got questions. I've got answers so go ahead and leave the question on any of my social media places. Jj dot virgin on instagram. Jj urgent official on facebook. And you can also just pop over to podcasts comments. Leave it there by going to subscribe to. Jj dot com. It's that easy. be sure to subscribe. So you don't miss a show. And i'll see you next time bye This is jj with ask the health expert. I do this five times a week. So make sure you never miss a show by going to subscribe to. Jj dot com..

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

Acupuncture is my Life

02:09 min | 2 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

"It also eases your corp anti clears flim. I just gave you ten food. That are not only known for lower blood pressure. But you can't mean it has. It's packed with other health benefits and it tastes great. Think about these ten foods loan and what you can substitute it with. Because i'm sure you know after tens of thousands of individuals. Listen to this episode. we're gonna get some apologies in the emails. You know everyone young chef kiara about giving up top one hundred works foods on the planet and so forth and so on again this more and more each day off following acupuncturist my life. Because there's so much to offer you know while you guys on edgy. See super excited. And i'm not going to overwhelm you with the other. Half this list. Put that in partial. Because right now i'm excited. I'm ready to put a party together. Just on each fool engines get creative and jazz. It up bone is lost. Coolest guy out. Stay tuned for part two of the top twenty food for low and blood pressure. Because this why say over and over must make acupuncture a part of your life which is why you always hear me say acupunctures my life what shows..

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A Conversation With Dr. Suzanne Koven on Black Women in Medicine

The Nocturnists

02:08 min | 3 months ago

A Conversation With Dr. Suzanne Koven on Black Women in Medicine

"Early on. I believe that displaying medical knowledge the more obscure the better would make me worthy. That belief was useful spur to learning but ultimately provided only superficial comfort during my first year clinical skills course and colleges asked me to identify a rash mycosis fungoides i blurted out since it was one of the few rashes whose name i knew and the only one associated with cancer. My answer turned out to be correct causing three jaws to drop it once the oncologist the patients and my own but the glow of validation lasted barely the rest of the day a little further on and training. I thought that competence met knowing how to do things i eagerly performed lumbar punctures and inserted central lines and applied for specialty training in gastroenterology a field. In which. I had little interest thinking that i could endoscope my way to self confidence my first few years in practice. I was sure that being a good doctor meant curing people. I felt buoyed by every cleared. Chest x-ray every normalized blood pressure. Unfortunately the converse was also true. I took cancer recurrences personally when the emergency room page to alert me that one of my patients had arrived there. I assumed that some error on my part must have precipitated the crisis now lead in clinical career. I understand that. I've been neither so weak nor so powerful sometimes even after i studied my hardest and tried my best. People got sick and died. Anyway how. I wish i could spare you years of self-flagellation and transport you directly to the state of humility.

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Skeery Needs More "D"

The Brooklyn Boys Podcast

02:00 min | 3 months ago

Skeery Needs More "D"

"Had acid reflux. And i had to go to the doctor. A gastroenterologist put me through a battery of tests and then they finally solved it and that was so long ago. So what year was that. Two thousand two. Did they lose the finger. They didn't do that then. That was back that was just for this other telling you the left home with was back in the day not back in two thousand two brody so that was the last time i went to the doctor said down here. I am all these years later. And why am i a bastion of good health. Because after i went. I got my anxiety at that. You know got nothing coming. I'm not gonna drop sponsors all right. I'm just what i'm telling first of all. Thank you for your guidance. You lead me through it. And then i went to the doctor got full physical. Got the lab tests done. They took my blood urine. And everything you wore the ladies panties suggested and then i got my result back and you know what he told me you pregnant aside from food day the herpes. All of it now. He's you're completely normal. Your blood pressure is normal. Your the ekg came out fine. He says the good cholesterol is high. The bad is allow. so that's good. He says i. You need some vitamin d in your life. So you're going to get s your own vitamin d. vitamin d. So that's about it a little fishing there but he goes either that or you go out in the sun. I hide myself from the sun. I said i'm in the shade. I'm shade guy. So the deejay booth me under the umbrella right. Yeah and i put on sunblock. I don't want that. So anyway point is he prescribed he just said you have the just about vitamin deficiency. And that is it. He says your normal. You're healthy maybe you could stand to lose a few. Lb's but other than that blue. You good little more d less lb can you. Can you imagine that. I came out as a bastion of good health. So you need more d

‘How are my kidneys?’: How to be proactive about kidney health

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 4 months ago

‘How are my kidneys?’: How to be proactive about kidney health

"Or undoubtedly heroes, But for those who do there's a lingering fear about the health of their one remaining kidney when you see your health care provider If they don't do it automatically be proactive and say doctor or her my kidneys. Dr. Griffin Rogers of the National Institutes of Health says people with increased risk should be asking that question if they have, say diabetes, high blood pressure, family history or heart disease. Simple tests can reveal whether there's damage depending upon how extensive it is their measures. That can be instituted that can either reverse or certainly slow the course of that future kidney damage. Christi King wt O Penis Coming up in money

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The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research

Short Wave

09:10 min | 4 months ago

The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research

"John. Let's talk about what alzheimer's disease as an how it's related to other forms of dementia right so dementia is an overarching term. That refers to thinking and memory problems from lots of causes including stroke or head injury. Alzheimer's is far and away. The most common cause of dementia at least in later life and it refers to the specific process where these toxic plaques and tangles build up in the brain and eventually start killing neurons. Those are the brain cells. We used to think and remember an for black americans. How much greater is their risk of developing alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. Some studies show that the risk is twice as high as it is for a white american though the exact amount still kind of in question and by the way there's also some evidence that lat next people also have a higher risk and asian americans appear to have a low risk than white americans. Okay and do. Scientists know why they're such huge disparities not fully. Some of the difference probably has to do with known risk factors for alzheimer's so health problems like heart disease. High blood pressure diabetes obesity. All of these increase a person's risk for alzheimer's and these factors are more common in black americans and they are in white americans. There's also at least one. Genetic risk factor. Okay people who have one or two copies of a gene called abeille. Four are more likely to develop alzheimer's and the four gene appears to be more common in people of african ancestry but scientists really don't understand alzheimer's very well in anyone. They've been testing all of these alzheimer's drugs for decades and really nothing has worked so research is still. Don't know whether all of these factors put together can fully explain why alzheimer's is so much more common in black americans. John that's really tough to hear. I mean you mentioned healthcare earlier. The you know that black americans have less access to care for loved ones with alzheimer's. What do we know about that. Just a couple of weeks ago. Alzheimer's association released a report on race ethnicity and alzheimer's and i talked with brain scientists. Maria correo who is now the chief science officer there. here's part of what. She told me about what they learned from a survey of people who were caring for a friend or family member with alzheimer's among nonwhite caregivers half say they've faced discrimination when navigating through the healthcare system with a top concern being the providers. Don't even listen to what they're saying. Perhaps because of their race color or ethnicity that's really frustrating and not surprisingly black americans. Were the most likely to report discrimination. Okay so we've talked about risk we've talked about care. Let's talk about research so as scientists are trying to find treatments. What can be done to make. Sure that black americans are included in that research. Several things they can change. The racial and ethnic composition of the people who do research black researchers are more likely to have ties within black communities and are more likely to make sure that studies are inclusive. Researchers can also change the racial and ethnic composition of the people who participate in research studies and they can focus on questions about why. Alzheimer's appears to act differently in people of different races. Yeah i mean. These are really good goals to have of course but our researchers getting any closer to achieving them. I've seen some encouraging signs especially when it comes to diversifying scientific studies so for example a couple of years ago researchers formed a group called the african ancestry neuro science research initiative. I spoke to one of the brain scientists involved. Dr cuff weeds rossa. He's a psychiatrist and a professor at duke university. He told me he joined the effort when he realized that his own ancestors who came from west africa had been excluded from genetic studies of brain disorders. It was clearly an immediately evident to me how much of a problem this was right because for me as one who does what we call basic research. In other words. I take the genes that are found in human gene studies and then i studied them in model organisms in other words things like mice or rats and understand how it changes other brain works. It meant that. I was studying genes. That were specifically related to onus in folks of european ancestry which would mean that cough fleet. Derosa was only studying the genes of a narrow segment of people. Which sounds pretty. messed up. If you're trying to figure out the genetic story of how. Alzheimer's affects all people like what is the scientific justification for this approach. Years ago the logic was that it would be easier to find genes responsible for brain disorders in people of european descent. The reason is that they tend to be very similar genetically to one another. The genes of people of african ancestry vary a lot more now. Technology has made genetic sequencing so widely available that you can easily study all kinds of people and scientifically you should because people with different ancestries can have genetic differences that affect their risk for diseases like alzheimer's absolutely and have scientists learned anything new about alzheimer's disease from studying it in black americans. Maybe you know that. Jean april four. That increases a person's risk of developing alzheimer's. Especially if you inherit two copies one from each of your parents so the gene is more common among black americans but it may be less risky for them. Some other genetic factors seems to protect people of african ancestry from the bad effects of a four. I spoke with dr daniel weinberger. He's a scientist at the lieber institute in baltimore. And he's also part of the african ancestry neuroscience research initiative. Here's what he told me about april four. If you inherit the risk form of that gene from both of your parents and your european ancestry that increases your likelihood of manifesting outside disease later in life about twenty fold if have african ancestry the risk from inheriting that gene from both your parents is about a fourth of what it is if you were of european ancestry so if scientists could figure out what the protective mechanism is they might be able to develop a drug. That would help protect all people who have at least one copy of the four gene and that is by the way tens of millions of people in the us alone now. That sounds really promising. But it's gonna take a lot more research right that also broadens who's being included in that research it will truly diversifying the groups of people in research studies is really challenging and scientists know. They can't do it on their own. So the african ancestry project for example has involved. People like reverend alvin hathaway. He's the pastor of union baptist church in baltimore. He told me one challenge facing scientists. Is that a lot of black. Americans are pretty skeptical about this kind of research. You know clearly when you begin to talk about The brain you begin to talk about the genome data set immediately within the community. That triggers all kinds of suspicions It triggers a lot of suspicions because There has been arguments that The caucasian brain is different from the brain of people of african descent and one of the amazing revelations that i found. Was that when you actually look at brain tissue. You can't discern difference right. Scientists propped up thinking for a long time. And you're saying the legacy of that lives on. Yes it does so john. How'd you researchers with the african ancestry project and other groups navigate that the alzheimer's association did a survey a few months ago. That found that one in five black americans would actually feel insulted. If a doctor even suggested a cognitive assessment to detect alzheimer's so of medicine has a lot of work to do to build trust with black americans and other minority groups. I talked about what that might take with. A scientist named lisa barnes. She's a professor and also a cognitive neuropsychologist at the old timers disease center in chicago. She told me she often. Here's the same comment. When she approaches groups that have been marginalized about doing a research study especially when that may take years to complete these researchers come in and they collect all these data than we never hear from you again so we we also give back so we who make sure that we go back to the community and update them on what we're finding we give their vice about how we're interpreting data. So we try to really make it a partnership between us and the community. And i think that that goes a long way and building trust and and and having them stay with us for the long haul.

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When It's Okay To Be Emotional In Front of Our Kids

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

03:43 min | 5 months ago

When It's Okay To Be Emotional In Front of Our Kids

"I think that where we will come to in this is probably like most things. There's some balance right that we understand to certain degree that there is harmfulness in kind of using our kids as like coat racks for our baggage right like dumping all of our problems on them. I don't know how we're gonna make it like. They want to see strange from us. And they want to see that we're okay and that's important for them emotionally but at the same time like doing the crazy tap. Dance of like mummies never side mommy's always the clown at the party and then mommy goes in cars in the shower. That can't be right. Either right yeah no. It's not and there's a bunch of reasons. Why should we get to that to start talking about why that is. Let's dive in me. So there is an expert named john. Lambeau he researches emotional awareness and kids and so he talks about the different sort of ways. You can approach this and you know the strengths and limitations of each approach so the first one is what he calls suppressed emotion. Like what you were saying about like everything's fine. Mommy's never said never showing emotion in front of the kids. You know julie's grandmother who never cried in front of the kids when her husband died when her oldest was eleven. You know the like the complete toy soldier. There's a reason why that doesn't always work very well when you hide outward signs of emotion. You're the work that you do to suppress. The emotion causes your blood pressure to go up. And that stress is outwardly manifested. You're suppressing the emotion is also coming across to your kid and as you like to say kids make everything about themselves. So if the kid doesn't see you crying about something but sees you battling with yourself not to cry about something while you're you know slinging the chicken nuggets for dinner. They're going to see that. And without an explanation around it will maybe create one that centers on themselves and something that they have done wrong right. So that's why you can't suppress entirely and you also i think there's another aspect of this. You can't suppress because kids know the try and that's hard too because if your kid sees you lie they're gonna know you're lying basically you know and i went through this. My mom passed away. Three and a half years ago now and it is really hard because i was really sad and i honestly it wasn't that i wanted my kids not to be sad. It was that. I didn't want one more thing on my plate and i really didn't want to have to deal with my mom's you know end of life anxiety that i was there and talking her through with my incredible sadness that she was dying. And then like looping my kids in so that they could also put more stuff on my plate. That seemed very overwhelming to me. But i remember at the time my oldest was probably Let's say nine. And i walked upstairs one day after coming home and he said how's grandma and i said you know she's not doing very well and he said issue going to die and i just had a moment of like. Yeah i guess she is. You know and but i do remember like. I don't think i would have offered that. He asked the question. I wasn't gonna lie about it. But i really understand why people don't wanna loop their kids into it and it's not just that like they were taught to keep a stiff religion. That's wrong it's because like it adds germinal burden that your kids are burdened

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 5 months ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 5 months ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

Acupuncture is my Life

02:53 min | 5 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

Acupuncture is my Life

02:07 min | 5 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Acupuncture is my Life

"Those some of her recommendations as far as the oems you also want to consume grains especially rye oats brown rice buckwheat. Because it's nice any brains especially brown rice as well as vitamin e. in all grains which is important you know again. We'll go back to fruits and vegetables. You not consumption of. Let's say pungent foods such as horseradish onions.

What’s considered ‘high’ blood pressure may be different for women and men, new research reveals

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 5 months ago

What’s considered ‘high’ blood pressure may be different for women and men, new research reveals

"High blood pressure? Well, there's new research out that suggests the answer to that depends on your gender. A lot of what we do in medicine is based on large studies that may not have traditionally included. Women Cardiologists Rachel Burger with Virginia Heart and women, as opposed to men may have different goals. Blood pressure, for example, lower than 1 20 over a V is considered normal, but new Findings based on 30. Years of data evaluated by the Smith Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai finds women who have blood pressures of even 110 over 80 may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Later on, consult with your Doctor Christi King. W T o P News.

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What’s considered ‘high’ blood pressure may be different for women and men, new research reveals

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

What’s considered ‘high’ blood pressure may be different for women and men, new research reveals

"You may be used to hearing that a so called normal blood pressure is lower than 1 20/80. But a new study looking at 30 years of data show Those that may not be the case for women really have to look at men and women differently. Dr. Rachel Burger is a cardiologists, with Virginia Heart talking about findings from the Smith Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai while men had a correlation. Between high blood pressure and heart disease at a higher number, like 1, 20 or 1, 40 women had increased risk of heart disease, even with the blood pressure is low is 100 or 110. Berger says. Women What you need to do is know your numbers, knowing what your blood pressure is. And speaking to your physician and finding out if that's inappropriate blood pressure for you for seeking w T o P news.

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Randomized Trial of C5a Receptor Inhibitor Avacopan Shows Promise in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries

02:41 min | 5 months ago

Randomized Trial of C5a Receptor Inhibitor Avacopan Shows Promise in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

"C five a receptor inhibitor. Of copan is being studied for the treatment of anti neutral fill. Side of plasma antibody anca associated vascular itis in the advocate randomized trial. Three hundred thirty one patients with anca associated vascular litis were assigned to receive oral evacuate pan at dose of thirty milligrams twice daily or oral prednisone on a tapering schedule. All the patients received cyclophosphamide followed by as thia prynne or toxic. Map remission at week. Twenty six the first primary endpoint was observed in seventy two point. Three percent of patients receiving vacco pan and in seventy point one percent of patients receiving prednisone own sustained remission at week fifty. Two the second primary endpoint was observed in sixty five point. Seven percent of patients receiving vacco pen and in fifty four point. Nine percent of patients receiving prednisone serious adverse events excluding worsening vascular. Lettuce occurred in thirty seven point. Three percent of the patients receiving a vacuum pan and thirty nine percent of those receiving prednisone in this trial involving patients with anca associated vascular. Itis a vacco pen was non inferior but not superior to prednisone taper with respect to remission at week twenty six and was superior to prednisone taper with respect to sustain remission at week fifty two the safety and clinical effects of vacco pan beyond fifty. Two weeks were not addressed in the trial in an editorial kenneth warrington from mayo clinic. College of medicine and science rochester. Minnesota writes that. The advocate trial heralds a change in treatment of anca associated vascular lightest that was previously unthinkable. The possibility of inducing disease remission without glucocorticoid however all patients in this trial did receive a brief course of glucocorticoid during the screening phase or early in the trial. As press own was being tapered off and discontinued and also could receive glucocorticoid as rescue medication. An innovative aspect of the advocate trial was the use of a glucocorticoid toxicity index. That captures common glucocorticoid related. Toxic effects including change in body weight glucose tolerance blood pressure lipids myopathy neuro psychiatric features and infection

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

Menopause Management

02:20 min | 7 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

"It also means that your heart has to pump more blood out then under normal circumstances so the problem with high blood pressure is that it increases the workload of your heart and the heart earhart works the higher. Your blood pressure gets and the higher. Your blood pressure gets the more damages. All your organs. It is truly a vicious cycle of damage all over your body simply because your blood vessels travelled at every millimeter of your body so ultimately high blood pressure causes all of the following heart attack stroke impolite which are blood. Clots that break off and traveled to other parts of your body. Kidney failure and blindness. So i think you can already see how critical your blood pressure is to the rest of your health so now. Let's talk a bit about the symptoms of high blood pressure because that will further your understanding even more. so what are the early symptoms of high blood pressure..

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

Menopause Management

01:38 min | 7 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

"It's the pressure of your blood when heart relaxes and refills with more blood. And it's your blood flow at its lowest pressure. So if you have a faucet that's controlled by a beating heart. The water flow from the faucet would turn high and low high and low fast and slow fast and slow. Your heart causes your blood pressure to alternate between its highest and its lowest pressures over and over again all day and all line. Well we have needs for the high and low pressures of your blood the high pressure when your heart is contracting enforcing blood. Your arteries is called sista league. They come s for squeezing. Sicily is a now. it's adjectives systolic. So the high pressure is your systolic blood. Presh- pressure is when your heart is relaxing and refilling with blood. And that one's called diaster diagnostically think of d for don't squeeze diaster. Lee is a noun and its adjective is diastolic. So the low pressure is your diastolic blood pressure. Now your blood pressure. Reading consists of two numbers the systolic diastolic and we represent them as a fraction so it systolic blood pressure over diastolic pressure. When these two numbers are high your blood pressure your blood is pumped under high pressure and that means more blood fills your heart than under normal circumstances..

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

Menopause Management

06:41 min | 7 months ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on Menopause Management

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Microbiome and we can also do testing the tells us some things about the gut, so we can find out if there is inflammation in any filial lining, and that's basically if you look down a really big stainless steel tube, and it's really shiny. Magic Shiny layer is basically very thin membrane that protects the rest of the tube from anything that's going in the tube, so that's the filial lining that very shiny, stainless one cell layer between you and the sewer right you got. It figures admin system and our poop inside. That's great. That's a great way to put it so. So when that membrane gets inflamed, it cannot function to absorb nutrients we should, and that can lead to all of the things that you spoke about earlier. In regards to low magnesium levite. Mindy low calcium. And in, so we know that people have beautiful battle. There's a good percentage of them. Have Non Celia sensitivity. And so, that triggered my thinking, and that's why ordered that test at will look at whether you have leaky gut whether you have gluten sensitivity, and whether you have crossover to other foods like gluten that can create gluten late impact on the gut. And so with this particular gentleman, I also did a whole host of Metabolic tested included a glucose tolerance test I also looked at his magnesium levels. I looked at it. Inflammatory markers than. Make it three fats that we look at so it did comprehensive metabolic evaluation. I looked at a very expensive profile that looks at macronutrients micronutrients. Organic acids amino acids that gives us a really good clear picture of what his nutritional status is whether his the very important energy-making systems in his body are actually working the way they should. Are they getting the nutrients that they need? Are they being blocked from doing their work by toxins? We do this panel that gives us all that information. It is a very unusual panel intrusive medicine, but we're looking for disease. We're looking for imbalances or dysfunction that we can correct. It will help the body. Do what it's supposed to do exactly so I gather all that information, the lab test, but the most interesting thing about this gentleman is that. He had one gene positive. It's a gene that that would express for silly axes, but the tests that we do to see actually had silly disease were negative and what we know about. People have at least one or both of the genes that do not have active sleep. Disease is they're more likely to be sensitive to gluten. And indeed he was his. He had two things going on on that panel that we do to evaluate inflammation in antibody interaction with the system creating antibodies against gluten in the body, so he did have leaky gut meaning that that and affiliate lining one thing saving you from the Poop in the center of your intestine from the rest of your body was leaking and so. The immune system creating anybody, so we knew there's inflammation and the second thing was. He had enormous numbers on. That showed that he was sensitive to gluten. And so that gluten sensitivity not seal yet because people understand that there's really act and most traditional medicines I give seal EAC are fine, but now there's an increasing body research particularly by Dr. Alaska facade from Harvard shows it. A lot of people have non seal, AC gluten sensitivity right which you can tell through antibody testing a little bit, but it's a milder case, but it's still causes leaky. Leaky Gut inflammation and many problems, and then there's a whole another category which you can't measure on lab. Tests called the innate immune system response or sell meat in response to gluten, which means you can't measure it, because it's just a generalized irritation of your immune system, so that can be a case, even if these other things are normal, so gluten is often driving leaky gut, and it's an. Often overlooked. Yeah, very overlooked in particularly in a case like this so a normal doctoral. Check your levels, and if they're normal quote. Like? It's zero to twenty. Is Nineteen the same as one. Now is five the same as zero. No, so I think we have to understand that. If there's any level anybody it means, there's some irritation of your immune system. That's causing potential symptoms. Yeah, so in his particular case. Put, on a Gluten Free Diet and. I also and the great thing and honestly I didn't put him on for Diet identified the gluten sensitivity and here deal to on the Senate. We have amazing nutritionists and discuss these types of cases than they develop a program for a patient that is going to be customized to what their need are. Their needs are so in this particular. Case us on a Mediterranean Diet. That was gluten free. And that that made all the difference, and when he tried to re an produce gluten back into his his blood, pressure went back up. Yeah, so it was driving the inflammation that was driving blood pressure, and he was also low in vitamin. D., which is impacted by his gluten, gluten will keep you from absorbing iron and magnesium and potassium and calcium, and it can have impacts on lowering vitamin. D and Vitamin D regulates inflammation. Interactive gaming biology where everything connected, and that's really what we do and there's a lot of observational studies that show that vitamin D in people that have low vitamin D in You. Replace it. You can lower their blood pressure particularly and people over fifty, so I replaced. Vitamin D put Him on a gluten free diet. And gave him things that we know that work make. He wasn't eating fish, so he gave them mega threes. Also added in. Some Co Q. Ten and magnesium and he did phenomenally well. He never went back. Well I shouldn't say never. He's been my patient for about eight months now, but his blood pressures have been normal. Yeah! So. This is really incredible story, which which no medication. No side here's. Here's the view in traditional. Essentially pretension is a one way street. Once you got it. You got it. You got high blood pressure. You can't get rid of it. He's got to treat it, and that is just not. True if you address the root causes, which is what we do with functional medicine, and when we do at the ultra wellness center, we can't get to the bottom of the now. There are some people who have more genetic factors or this more difficult to treat, but for the most part we can have huge impacts on people's. Lives and health and wellbeing, using this approach a functional medicine, and it's it's so refreshing, so it's invigorating as a provider because we're not just managing. These diseases were getting rid of them, and we're not treating them. We're treating the factors that are causing them and Jesus go as a side effect. And and and that's. I can't say it any better than that mark you know. We do it, and you've been doing it here. At the Center for almost twenty years, and and we continue to do it, and we work as a team to do it, and we just have built. You know we have worked on the things that you know if you've written about for years and we established. Some really great ways to approach our patients and so. This has benefited from that I actually had read. Another case functional medicine. Journals Journal. That clued me into this, so it was in my mind. I think about it. So. He was really excited that by changing his diet, not only improving his blood pressure, but he was also going to improve his health span. In those years of health out disease. and. Also health without side effects from medication. Yeah, what's it so so the the side effects of this approach are all good ones right? I mean getting your Omega three levels, better, hair, skin, and nails, and overall wellbeing and mood. You know vitamin D helps your immune system. Magnesium helps you relax and less anxious and sleep better and better bowel movement, so you basically you get all these. These nice side effects I fixing these problems. It's great so George. Thank you for sharing this incredible.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

"He was a lawyer and he told me the story is like he said look. I need to lose weight. I don't know what to do. I'm trying to eat rights networking. I'm trying to exercise. What is your life like as well? I, lawyer and I work really hard, and you know, but every day I have to stand up at my desk. I can't sit down and this was before standing desks right and I'm like why is well if I sit down I fall asleep. And I'm like Jay. Maybe you have sleep apnea, so if you're falling asleep at work. In front of the TV if you feel tired during the day, if you're is your snoring another's Apps, you can get actually record you're you're on your following? They record your snoring, so you can see because people don't believe I. Don't Snore. I love that. and. There's one called sleep cycle that. Story and and A it. Is Easy to treat I mean there's different methods e papin. Treatable condition and the weight loss will happen, and you'll feel better, so that's really Portland is just don't talk about a few other causes that I. Think are really important in worth noting because those are the two biggest ones, but there's a lot of other ones people who are nutritionally deficient right in certain things can cause high blood pressure. Yeah, like magnesium, right so and magnesium studies show that you know. Very large percentage of people in our country have magnisia forty five percent up. People have low magnesium, which is no magnesium. It's not magic, but you know. When we replaced by these patients, we see amazing things happen. We see blood pressure. COME DOWN! We see them being able to sleep better. We see muscle, twitching and cramping go away. we see mood improve. Magnesium hasn't very important role in the body. Body, and in in certainly plays a big role in lowering blood pressure but I I called the relaxation mental, and you know it's funny. How in medicine? We have these blind spots? But when I was training in OPS, Detrick Sin Gynecology I, was a family doctor deliver lots of babies. There's this common condition that women get call pre ECLAMPSIA, which is high blood, pressure pregnancy and when they come in. And they're they're lead pressures high, which can cause seizures? The treatment isn't high blood pressure pills. They don't tend to work him. We give them intravenous magnesium to relax their blood vessels and save their life. So we. And it's a strange thing to me. We don't think about that way. Anything that is important is Omega three fats and fish oil because it helps relaxing blood vessels making more pliable. But. There's other causes that we also see. For example, environmental toxins, heavy metals in particular lead and mercury or common. They're under diagnosed and when you're going your high blood pressure, visit, your doctor is not checking your mercury and lead levels. In your blood, and probably not on the most important tests which we do with the ultra wellness center, which is a challenge, tests will be give people a driving to pull out the metals the key later, and then we check their urine sandwich dumps in there, and if they have high levels, that's often a big factor is white and I. Think you're you know you're? You're really hitting all the things that I think about and I tell people when they come to me and hypertension. Hypertension is part of what they want me to work with I said. We're going to get your hypertension better by not treating hypertension. We're not going to treat your attention..

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

02:51 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

"The pressure shot today and that that'll help to. You Know I. wanted to dig into a little bit before we get talking about the difference with functional medicine. Traditional medicine traditional medicines, you check your blood pressure. It's high. You get medication. You're moderate. Recall it essential hypertension. Now, there are other causes hypertension that we know of that are kidney diseases and other problems, but for the most part people call it essential hypertension which I joke. Nice eight means essentially. We have no idea what's causing it, but. That's not true. We know there's just so everything has a cause nothing. Random right right if you have. Diabetes is not a random event. It's not like oh I got a virus. Thanks. Something happened and. We know some of the major causes of high blood pressure are never addressed right and the two biggest ones that I. See treating patients is insulin resistance. And sleep apnea, so one of the biggest factors is insulin resistance, which is an epidemic in this country. We have one two Americans, have prediabetes or type, two diabetes, seventy five percent, or wait forty two percent or obese, and they all have some degree of trouble regulating their blood sugar, which causes them to get belly fat, and that belly fat is such a big factor in driving all sorts of diseases, everything from high blood pressure to cancer, heart disease to diabetes, dementia to depression and so on. But the Insulin Resistance Drives Inflammation Yeah and it drives inflammation throughout the body. Because those belly, fat cells aren't just sitting there. Holding up your pants. They're dynamic. Hormonal and immune. Oregon's fat isn't Immune Oregon. Any arrives inflammation throughout your body, and then causes oxidative stress, which is really what causes rusting, so it's like your arteries and your pipes, arresting and stiffening harding the arteries, and then happens as a result of this inflammation oxidative stress. And so insulin resistance is probably the biggest cause of that today in America and it's. It's really driven by Diet. So I think people don't understand how powerful that diet is very powerful, and you know I call you mentioned that the at possibly ever run our way so called it I call it the toxic waste dump of the body and. That fascist does have a metabolic affected his toxicity. The body as you said it creates the hardening of the arteries, which is one important 'cause of high blood pressure. And the the other big thing is often misdiagnosed by by the way in some resistance effect, so many people ninety percent or not diagnosed absolutely the way you diagnosed it as you do a test for insulin and blood sugar and he's. Because tolerance test. Do I do almost every patient? Yeah, and this is the other tests a little more advanced where you take a.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

"From you because now it just gives me a little bit more awareness of what some of the guys who are coming into my membership the over forty L. for Brotherhood or coming into Who have this and I can kinda you know. I've got some awareness now but yeah we should definitely you know before we before this podcast eager and I talked about putting something together specifically for men with diabetes and blood pressure. You know a nice little protocol. Where because yeah? We talked about a whole bunch of things but of course. What happens when you listen to these? Podcasts you're like okay. Cool thanks for the Information. Where do I start right? Where are you going to start? Is You're going to Grab first thing you're going to do. Is You're going to fitness solutions plus dot ca four slash funk and. You're going to download the free report. Both diabetes and blood pressure report right. They're both reports. Because that's going to give you a highlight of exactly what we just talked about so at least now you're GonNa have it. You can read it. You can digest it and perhaps in the future you may see a combination of the Egos Fox. They're getting together. Put together a full program for you with workouts that you can do at home with the nutrition protocol. That's to follow Wesley Tips. And of course on the information that supplementation everything else Yeah Man I'm so. Thank you so much for. This is really great. American people connect with you. Where can people contact you? They can website it. Neces- solutions plus dossier in as you mentioned. They can download the board which all which will also give them access to might newsletters. I'm the topics. Which again is thickness leashes? Plus dossier four slash talk offerman. Thanks so much for being a podcast for having me. This is absolutely one of my favorite topics to chat about awesome. Thanks so much and we'll talk soon okay to it thanks. Hey it's funk Roberts here and thank you so much for listening to this episode of my over forty Alpha podcast now before you go. I've got a special gift that I wanNA give you and one thing I need to ask.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

13:49 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

"Eight hundred milligrams per day into numbers on this The foods with the highest potassium number one dates. Yes there's anyone. I don't know anyone who eats dates or prunes. It's because we were at Sohbi's the other day with my wife. My Wife's like Oh look at Peasley dates the hell would you know? You know very very underrated I think is out there that get that label superfood with justification and others that don't get labels refused even though they absolutely are in my in my mind. The most underrated foods are dates sardines and beans right from some thought. We want a high potassium diet. Which again number. One dates number two. Is Sun dried tomatoes number three regular potatoes number four sweet potatoes number. Five is a tie between our Kado and bananas so is actually a huge misconception. That bananas are the King of a DASA. I don't know how they got the trap. Yes they are high but they're not even top five so that's so that is really WanNa do with pressure? In addition to that there are other food can lower blood pressure independent of their potassium content. One of the one of the best foods for it is gonNA come Lord Archer blood pressure a variety of different mechanisms in. So I'll give my clients a quota. I love giving money class. Quotas hold out of. Here is a list of foods that I want you to eat. I don't care. What else did you need your potatoes in each your your bread. You need your pasta but have these along with those kneels here here. They are in no particular order. Garlic celery you converse Sardines Salmon Dates sweet potatoes regular white. Potatoes sundried tomatoes Things like that Beats by beat spinach ground in all of them certain properties that hockey lower blood pressure bike for means for example. The potatoes have potassium urban reputation. Him whereas beads. They have something called nitrates in nitrates. What they help you do. Is They help you? Open up the blood vessels so you have a more space for the blood to be as we push out against the heart End Again Different Fruits Vegetables Daas or have different properties that have low blood pressure but he just had one of those per meal. They can usually draw where you can normalize blood pressure in a matter of about one or two months while. That's that's huge. Because this is the one thing about nutrition that I always focus on. I don't focus too much. Focus on the microbes. Because that's where everything starts but my big thing is micronutrients minerals and vitamins. Dad's key like Mrs that but when you let's just like you said when you know what what micronutrients coming from that food and how that micronutrient or those microchips are helping your body. It will give you a better understanding and relationship with food if all you're doing Akito Diet and you're just or the low car south beach or Paleo and all you care about is like the macro part of it. You're missing the point. You're not learning about the food. You're just trying to do this. This restrictive diet fad diets. And then when after you're done it and you get any bounce back even worse than you were before or like this guy did work or it's too hard you you're still left with not even learning anything about food is I. Approach is all about micronutrients. Okay I'm eating this food potato. Why WON'T SCOTT POTASSIUM? It's selenium past hume's good for my high blood pressure. Selenium great for my testosterone. You know like the properties of the potato is going to help with you know good complex carbs eating you know this spinach because got magnesium like once you understand that and while you're eating it and why you do not eat the package foods processed foods sugars because what it does to your body and how it relates to your your other hormones like this food's going to boost your estrogen level where this is going to decrease your estrogen level or cortisol or whatever it is when you understand that it's like it makes it's so different as winter about the put something in your mouth you're like. I better not eat that that Bagel or doughnut. Because it's GonNa this is what's going to happen to my body. I'd rather go with a date because this is what's going to happen to my body content but they might not be the micronutrients difference. Yeah and the other thing is so there'll be times listen guys. We know that we're not going to be one hundred percent. Seven their nutrition. In fact I told you guys about when I came back from Australia last year because I screwed up my knee and I was also on vacation and and you know that that whole combination with the flight when I got back. I was forty pounds overweight. you know. I- excess belly fat. Yes it was a lot of wanting but there's a lot of excess belly fat and I couldn't work out because of my knee injury so I was sitting there. Now have to really focus on tradition. But here's the thing and this is not just because this is what I do but because I understood the foods that are going to help keep inflammation which is going to help speed up my recovery. Which all this stuff. I was able to lose all a forty pounds more in one month because I understood that. So even if for some reason you go away on vacation and he gained ten pounds or five pounds. Or whatever. If when you understand when you understand food and the micronutrients gotta give your body then. It's very easy for you to get back on track like it's super easy. Just go cam back now. I know how to clean up food. See I've got my sustainable diet like that's so important. So I'm so happy. We talked about the properties that are in some of these foods or micronutrients. Whatever it is. Because that's what's going to help with blood pressure can help diabetes install strong and all your other hormones man. It's huge fire. It makes a huge difference for example. I know that I'm a fiend. I love chocolate all that stuff. Your House right exactly. That's that's my my wife when on same way man. We just don't buy like. I had problems with cashews Couple of months of going way too much. Even though cashews or great only a handful. Yes I I WOULD. I would end up with the TV. Whatever next half the bags gone and then the next morning Utah bloat? I could see it was harder for me to you know so I have to say okay. Not even though cashews are good. I I can't do that. I gotta just keep it out of the house for now and find another another substitute but sugar food. Better to be not around it. Exactly so in regards to the sleep were seven to nine same thing with blood pressure. I'm sure right yeah. Fortunately sleep doesn't change much no matter who you are no matter what condition have seven to nine hours getting Restful hours awesome okay. So let's fight. Let's finish up with supplements because I know we talked about that so I love this man. First of all the information. Here's a credible specifically for men with diabetes type two and men with high blood pressure. You guys there. You can hundred percent with diabetes. You can turn it around not complete but he can turn around okay. Perfect are gone. They may not be able to but the vast majority are not on okay. Beautiful that's awesome and then high pressure. Of course you can lower that with with the remedies that we just talked about supplementation. What's up laments? Should should these guys taking church. for diabetes. We have to look at. What's the point of supplements and it's the most obvious thing. In the world to make diabetes better watcher from that perspective. We have to ask ourselves. How do we do that? There are two ways than either decrease. How high blood or goes after a meal or we can decrease for how long blood sugar stays high for. After a meal so in other words. How sure Buzzer. Go after a meal. It's briefly for butters right after a meal but how high is the rise should be hired at seven point two million dollars per liter and. I'm not sure what that is the American Worse is is it should go after the regardless of the composition of that new side of that if it goes above seven point two is probably a precursor to its little resistance. For how long is your blood or stay for after meal. Well nobody than two hours so within two hours a shoe. GonNa come back down to whatever you're fasting level is a hopefully somewhere between forty five environment ideal now. Every supplement for diabetes should be looked at through one of those two lenses. Does it either decrease the height of the spike or does a decrease ration- of the spike to that end only two supplements accomplish both effective. Is there are others? Accomplish those ineffectively up at the to their college sports effectively one is good old fiber it specifically emphasized supplemental fiber not just. It Dr Fiber because diabetics the more fiber than non diabetics whereas in non diabetic needs between twenty five. Thirty grams per day at diametic might need between thirty five and fifty grams per day. Come which is very very difficult to do with food alone. Where Supplemental Fiber Star Snakes Sense? Things like flaxseed. Shia seeds in so on The other thing that's the ultimate is very effective for diabetes is Herbert called Burberry and does come in capsule form and it helps you. Sensitize Yourself. Switzerland between those two they accomplish both actively now yes there are other selfless purported to help with watch control things chromium vanadium and others Now the research is to light onto in people. There is research in mice and rats and so on but the research in people is to light to me. Those conclusions or those claims brought the research on fiber and And burglary is very robust in. It says it's very conclusive those to help us. Ib's now in terms of blood pressure. We WanNA lower blockbuster. How do we do that? Well there are a number of reasons. Why blood pressure might be high to begin with perhaps somebody to cortisol cortisol causes blood vessels constrict which decreases the amount of space that? What has so maybe we WANNA use natural it walkers in the pharmaceutical world. That's called things a towel on top of all federal What we national Beta blocker. Wealth garlic so marwick supplement called Alison A. L. L. I. C. N were garlic extract. That's initial bare blocker What why else might blush Behi- maybe there's excess extra cellular water like it's loading but just water were. There shouldn't be water so from reciprocal world Erects was the natural Oh garlic as well couldn't What else what else world. Well there's one might make muscles contract the other mineral make small relax. Calcium baseball tryouts magnesium. How's the relaxed in so again from suitable world that they called calcium channel walkers so as the national Catholic channel blocker while the means you still between those two garlic or Alison L. L. I. C. N. Magnesium There was again can help you Laurie Walker shirt were normalized On par with or better than the best mitigations out there usually with not on the side effects. I love so there. You guys have the supplementation remember. It's a supplement. You gotta get all the other things. They're going to get the exercise going. You gotta get nutrition. You gotTa try and focus on sleep. Not Saying you'RE GONNA automatically get seven tonight but at least start doing the beacon start that behavior of you know the of getting more sleep. You know whether it's shutting down your phone later at night or TV or whatever it is supplements to the end is perfect and trying to stay off those prescription drugs right. Because I'm sure. Doctors put people on prescription drugs for these things would say. Stay off time in place for them on the dock. Your doctor pharmacist before Going off them accused these as adjunctive Therapies and If you do want to go off with a teacher doctor pharmacist about the possibility of going off them. And interactions between us the supplements and medications as you don't want to be on a medication. Adding supplement when he does know how they interact with each other right for sure it might make veins and fainting is not a good thing. No clue the locker negations. Listen to this podcast but Doctor like your doctor about it. Sorry yes I what? I'm sorry what I should have said was after you implement everything If you're on medication after you start implementing the other things we're talking about. You know the the exercise nutrition you know sleep and your blood pressure become gets better than yeah definitely go to your doctors say hey man look. Let's do some blood pressure test list some tests. Oh what are you doing doing this? As s okay cool maybe we could drop your whatever maybe tuck taking the supplements that we can save money. What have you so definitely? Don't stop taking here -cation but but what I have found in. My group is our guys who stopped. Who Don't take that. Don't need the prescription. But they don't grind anymore because of the lifestyle that they have now so the need for it is not there which is great for that because absolutely with GonNa get to exactly what those type of drugs I mean there's always adverse effects and then You know that that that come with thinking such powerful drugs but also buddy to read like if you don't have a plan or what have you which is a Lotta people with high blood pressure diabetes. Have you know a medical plan where they can go? Grab all this stuff and and the kind of living but Yeah anyways man. Thank you so much. I think this is great. This has been a great podcast. I loved I learned a lot about diabetes and blood pressure. I love that I learned a lot about that.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast

"Somebody ways is is an average person weighs one hundred four pounds or seventy kilos seventy times. One Point Eight is somewhere around one hundred thirty so they need to be eating a hundred thirty grams of protein per day In in terms of fiber than quota is somewhere between thirty five and forty grams per day the richest sources of fiber are things liquid emission earlier beans peas lentils King well now. There are certain fruits that are super high fiber but also high in ensure lane dates. Days improves our high both days. In fact our Richard Fiber compared to beans now in so you have a case basis for some people some diabetics. The data bus reduction does very good things. If the for the benefit of the fiber outweighed the drawbacks. Low SUGAR FOR OTHER PEOPLE. It does the opposite. The drug Outweigh the benefits of the of fiber and so for clients. These blue commenter. I'll tell them eat Habitable dates in then measure blood. Sugar thirty minutes afterwards. If it's good days are good for you. If it's bad dates are not good for you so this is a whole other point which I mean. I don't WanNa get to track. But why is it the same food for the same amount for one person can have a high blood response or for the exact same for a different person can have different pleasures visit state? The person is Into that's why it is very very important to measure your own response to different foods to see. How do you handle it whenever they talk? Whether index which again it's dub is a measurement of the speed at which any given food raises blood sugar. They'll give averages like bread. Is One hundred zero. One hundred scale blueberries are making this up to twenty five on his ear to a hundred Scott Sarah and so again. These are averages and yet when they do research the variability between people is incredible. I was reading one. Study out of Israel and they saw the irresponsible blueberries they seventy people for one person. It actually razor blood sugar to be as high as diabetics. A the press was not an editor for another person. It didn't do that for the same person for whom blueberries raise it up so incredibly high regular milk chocolate not even dark chocolate milk chocolate. Actually brother doubt right exactly and if somebody Duggal Commodore is hotter than individualized us which we go way to detail with individual clients but but it this really helps you refine your own on your program so again to reach out in summary. Total calories are king carbohydrates you between twenty and forty percent of your total calories in those carbohydrates fibre rich arrivers which is somewhere between thirty five and forty grasp per day protein should be somewhere in the one point. Eight grams per kilogram per day neighborhood. Okay does what recap and then I I also have. My guys have fat. Because that's healthy. Fats are going to help with totally whatever. Yes whatever replace. Le- let's see if you will fulfill the quotas everything that remains Gopher Fat Hose Olive Oil Sarah Perfect. That's awesome. I love it. I love it. Okay so we got the workouts and nutrition for diabetes. Sleep obviously is going to be seven to nine hours right. Is that.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive

13:57 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

"You still actually take care of patients in the inpatient ward and you'd probably spend a quarter of your time in clinic. So how how do you put some of this stuff into practice do you. Liberally use Allah pure and all even for patients who have high uric acid but have not developed gout yet. I do so our data's data's strongly suggests lowering uric. Acid could be beneficial so what I do is the following so it turns out that Allah Pernell is not totally really safe. There's some people who can develop reactions to Allah pure no drug reactions especially Asians about three to four percent of people who are Asian can develop an allergic reaction to Al Appear in all where they can get rashes and it can be pretty severe. And it's about two percent in African Americans and it's about point five percent in Caucasians you can test for it. There's a test called the H. L. E. B. Fifty eight tests. But the point of the matter. Is that no drug is fully safe every drag has side effects so ideally. You'd want to really be certain that your drugs going to provide the benefit that you want and you have to consider the risks versus benefits now. Although in Animals L. appearance totally protective order protects a lot against sugar induced metabolic syndrome the data in humans is suggestive. So there's been for example for pilot studies showing improvement and insulin resistance with lowering uric acid in humans. All four positive as if there is a lot of trials and kidney disease showing that lowering uric acid may benefit kidney disease. There's data on blood pressure. We had a paper in the CHAMMA. Showing that on your gas could improve blood pressure control and adolescence with hyper Uresti Mia. So there's a lot of supporting data. There are some some negative studies too but the overall weight is now in favor of lowering uric acid to benefit. What would the target be? So what I do is when I see a patient in clinic I measure the uric acid and currently we know that the risks start to go up when the Serra Meteoric asses over or five point five so once they serum uric acids over five point five. They really start to have increased risk for prediabetes. Insulin resistance hypertension kidney it is easy etc and what's interesting is most labs like my lab for example doesn't even flag until it hits about six point five as sort of intermediate risk and it's really not until until about seven point five that it says. Well this his high risk but of course that's only through the lens of Gout. I assume yes. That's right. So if a uric acid comes back really high like nine or ten UH. I have no doubt that that based on everything I've done I've no doubt that that's not good. You're not only does it. Increase the risk for Gallup but increases the risk for kidney disease and all all these things and I talked to the patient about the pros and cons of treatment. I talk about the rash at tell him to stop the drug if they get a rash and then call. Oh me but I always start Allah piano when the uric acids like eight or higher and certainly when it's nine or higher when it's between five point five five and eight. I'll talk to them about the pros and cons but we don't have full proof yet but I tend to especially with patients with kidney disease where the data is probably the strongest. Start treating. I'll even do it with your a cast of six and a half for example with chronic kidney disease but anyway it's worthwhile discussing the patient but outside of that the risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Which you've alluded to what are the other potential risks of L. appear and all that's by far the big one? Some people will get get just a mild rash without true Stevens Johnson Syndrome. They're rare cases where liver function test may be elevated but seems to be rare. If if you start at a huge dose right away it can increase Xanthi levels in the urine theoretically there could be representing stones. But but I'm never seen it. So it's really the risk of Stevens Jackson that and do you have to use Allah pure. And how can you use you laurich or other drugs that also lower uric acid well xanten accidents inhibitors of the best because the way uric acid works to cause cardiovascular disease and kidney disease and in all these things appear to be through its actions inside the cell as we said works on my condron. It does all these things. It's not. It's work outside the cell so gout it is really an extra cellular deposition. But when you're thinking about uric acid and it's biologic effects that's an intracellular action so Hosanna in today's makes your gas it inside the cell. So one of the best ways to reduce interest sal. Uric acid is to give his anti oxidation. SASON heavier like for bucks stat now for boxes stat. I think it's probably just as good as Al Paranoia but there was a big clinical trial that was published in the New England Journal Journal. That showed that Alpine was associated with less cardiovascular risk than for boxes sat there seemed to be an increase cardiovascular events in the FA buxom stack group meaning less of a reduction or more events. Let's see the problem was it was no placebo group. Oh yeah that's a disaster. That's a disaster. This is the problem. Yes naproxen yeah. Yeah I mean so. The problem is ella colonels last than for boxes. But there's no placebo groups. Theoretically the Placebo Group would be could be higher in both could be higher than both. And there's actually evidence that that's probably true but because of the care study the way it was designed we don't know so the FDA DA is worried about giving boxes to people with cardiovascular problems because they would prefer to give Al Panel but the travelers. It's not not necessarily it for boxes. Debt is bad. It's just that it's not as good as Al Pure and it's like one hundred thousand times more expensive too. Although it's I think becoming generic Eric now so we may see a change in that. I believe it when I see it. And of course you trust the generics. But that's a whole separate issue exactly so what about Sodium restriction going back to how we started the discussion. I'll tell you a story from a male even told us on the podcast once before but in medical school I remember when we were doing renal physiology. We had a great in nephrology professor. Who is teaching something and I think he was quite ahead of his time because this was more than twenty years ago and he was not part of this salt is bad had bandwagon even though he was in Rajasthan in? I won't do it because I won't do it. Justice but in a beautiful southern accent he made the point that if you lined up all of the a net franz in the world all the functional units of the kidneys in the world from dumbest smartest and then all of the nephrologist in the world from dumbest two smartest. And you took that that dumbest neff Ron and put it next to the smartest nephrologist. It's still smarter. His point being of course like the kidney is a brilliant Oregon that is exceptional at auto regulation of everything from flow to house malaria to anti catiline exchange. Again his point being he didn't buy this argument. That salt is the problem. You're saying something much more nuanced than I wanNA Kinda go back to it because I think there are important clinical implications of it. You're saying Komo. Salt does play a role but it's dose timing. Bolas concentration that matters it can also be amplified or mitigated the state of inflammation. So how do you then translate that information to your patients acknowledging that they're a very select group of people by definition may have kidney disease or they wouldn't be seeing you so it's the combination of salt and water. So if you don't drink any water as you eat salt you're gonNA raise your serum sodium. You'RE GONNA they get thirsty and soon as you're thirsty you've triggered that in itself is a sign that you're already making fructose from the salt so when you eat salt. You're you're making fructose in your body and the fructose is then driving a lot of facts now. We know that high salt diets are associated with obesity. Not just best blood pressure. There are associated with the development of diabetes. There's many studies now but high salt looks like it works by producing fructose. So if you drink drink water with salt danger assault is much less if you drink water. And then you you're pretzel you would be safer than if you ate your pretzel and then drink the water better because it would triggers is the rice and salt and so when you see someone that clinic we try to do is to tell them to drink a lot of water and Dan to reduce their salt but it isn't the amount of salt. It's the balance of salt and water. Now that can be sometimes challenging for patients in kidney clinic because because that would be one population in which you do have to be mindful of volume right but most patients with chronic kidney disease they will excrete water normally or just minimally abnormal normal. And so there's actually clinical trials looking at the evidence that water may slow the progression of kidney disease. It might be working in part by blocking the effects of salt and so forth on the kidney and we experimentally show that giving water can slow kidney disease progression so drinking water turns turns out to be good. Here's another thing. It turns out that many animals use fructose to make fat as a means for making water. So when you make fat fat although there's no water stored in the fat. When they burned the fat they make water so Wales? Don't drink saltwater V. or fat because when they break down the factor making the water we call metabolic water so it turns out that fructose drives fat production and impart to preserve water. Not just energy edgy. So animals will use that fat to provide an energy source but also to provide water so it turns out that if you take an animal on fructose and you give it a lot of water. You can suppress some of the obesity. You can suppress some of the effects of Metabolic Syndrome and so the old wives tale that drinking six glasses of water a day is good to help keep you. Skinny is true. It turns out that water suppress some of the effects of fructose. And does it need to be water. Could be tea or coffee or something. That's equally the odds. Malaria waters what serum is about to eighty. Yep Okay so anything with Shirow is malaria. He's good enough. Yes technically a diet soda should have zero added work actually for the record you and I are sitting here drinking just plain walk right and diet. Sugars have their own issues. So we'll come back to that in a few seconds. That's interesting so rick you sort of you. Toss these little nuggets out there. Like they're nothing in but they sound again just based on this sort of breadth of research you put into this. It almost just seems too good to be true and so profound yet used sort of throw it out there like can after the fact. Well look as long as you drink enough water. And don't eat fructose and God forbid. Don't drink fructose manager uric acid levels etcetera etcetera. You make make it seem like a lot of problems could go away from these things. How would you shape that advice for someone with normal kidney disease a normal kidneys? Would you basically just say the same same thing or can you be less restrictive with sodium for example. If we could reduce our fructose intake. I think it would have a huge huge fact but the problem that most people people faces that sugar high fructose Corn Syrup are an almost everything so if you go to the supermarket like seventy percent of processed foods have sugar in it and package foods actually. Seventy percent of packaged foods. Have Sugar High. Fructose Corn Syrup is so it's very hard to avoid it and here's another problem. Our bodies can make for dose so our bodies as I mentioned. We can make fructose from a high salt diet. We can make fructose if we get dehydrated hydrated. We can make fructose high uric. ACID stimulates fructose production. And we're making the fructose out of glucose in situation high glycemic diets. Normally really. If you take an animal and you give it starch. They will not really get fat but we all know that French fries. which don't have sugar in it? They don't have fructose luke dose. They are fattening. But you've got potatoes. Which Raise Your Glucose and what we showed is that if you just give glucose to an animal the high glucose us as it hits the liver induces this enzyme to convert glucose fructose which I miss that? The Converts Glucose Tau redact taste so we took mice and we gave them glucose and we were thinking we might not see much because we were believing that fructose is the culprit but over time these animals really fat. They got insulin resistant. Everything but you had overfeed them glucose. The we put the glucose in drinking water so they were drinking a lot of glucose but they would eat less chow so we gave them Chow and glucose in their drinking water and Chow. Had it was normal. Child wasn't the high fat high sugar chow. No just regular and these animals start getting really really fat and when we looked at the Pardo vein which goes into the glucose levels were high and when we looked in the liver ver- we found that this enzyme was activated. It's also acted in diabetics for example because of the High Glucose in the blood and when that enzyme got activated it started to make fructose so even though these animals were eating no fructose. They were producing for dose in their liver. And then when we blocked there fructose metabolism. They're eating the same amount of glucose no change exactly the suddenly. They're not getting fat they have. I have no fatty liver. They're not insulin resistant. But this suggests rick that a diet in excess carbohydrate. Even if it's not high in sugar could lead to Fatty Audi.

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"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive

15:14 min | 1 year ago

"high blood pressure" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

"The two look alike but when fructose is metabolized there's this process that causes the energy in the south to fall fall before it goes up so normally when you eat a calorie when you eat any kind of nutrient we use it to make energy. That's what we do but when you eat eight fructose the energy in the south false before it goes up it's the only nutrient that lowers energy in the south. Seem more what you mean by that. So we're talking about a cell in the liver for example. Yes I'm talking about the cells that metabolize the fructose okay. So we'll contrast it with Glucose so with glucose enters a cell it gets turned into Peru vate and ultimately. ATP is made so you're saying total energy goes up as a result of metabolising that glucose. So whenever you metabolize any kind of calorie any kind of food eat food you're going to metabolize it to make energy. That's what we do. We try to break down the food and we use it to make energy that energy is called. ATP ATP is the currency in our body that we a US to make us run walk. Think talk everything so the peace pretty critical but to make. ATP You have to spend a little of it to make it so the process of breaking down metabolising food or glucose or fructose or requires spending a little bit of ATP before you make it well what happens is when you metabolize glucose you do oh spend some ATP but the body has a system whereby feeds back to stop the process before any significant ATP ATP depletion occurs so for example. There's an enzyme called phosphor fructose kindness. That's used in glucose metabolism if ATP LEVELS LEVELS FALL THAT ENZYME GETS turned off to stop glucose metabolism to allow ATP levels to come back up but when fructose else's metabolize the enzyme that metabolize. Fructose is called fructose kindness. And when that metabolize fructose it consumes the. ATP IN AN UNREGULATED WAY. So if the SAL sees a Lotta fructose the P. levels can plummet by forty or fifty percent percent in the cell and that signals a huge number of effects throughout the body. It's like a mayday signal. It says we're under attack. We're running out of energy and switches the animal into a condition in which they're trying to preserve their energy so they reduce their metabolism a reduce their expenditure arresting the energy expenditure. They shot the energy that they're eating. The calories salaries are eating into fat and glycogen as opposed to making more. ATP They're trying to protect the body by putting you into a system where you try to store fuel it triggers hunger and thirst. That makes you wanNA eat more so you eat more to restore the energy but at expense that you're shutting much of it into fat and into fuel storage so fructose turns out to be used by animals as a mechanism to store fat. Normally animals will regulate their weight beautifully. They just maintain their weight. Normally if you take an animal and you put a tube down its throat and give it extra food to make a gain weight if you take the tube out the animal go right back to its normal weight if you start an animal and so it's below its normal. Wait and then you let it just eat. It will eat back to its regular weight but when it wants to gain fat it will do so usually through mechanism that involves fructose fructose. So what they do is they like a hibernating. Animal will start eating a lot of fruit in the fall to increase. Its weight and increase induces uses insulin. Resistance it gets hungry drops its metabolism. So that most of the energy at each goes into fat and same thing with the long distance migrating grading bird. They'll start eating fruit to get the fructose. And so this is a very common patter and it's driven by that. ATP EP depletion and this is distinct or in parallel of course to this year case mutation so they can you separate these two phenomenon in other words if you can and restore your a case to the non mutated version do you still have this problem around the ATP depletion yeah so the ATP depletion triggers a series of reactions and what happens with the key one is not only does ATP decrease in the SAL but intracellular intracellular phosphate also falls on that activates an enzyme called amp the anthonys that converts the broken down product of ATP pitches amp and it converts it to uric acid and that process has multiple steps. And we know that that whole pathways involved in the generation and stimulation of fat diet. Insulin resistance fatty liver elevations in blood pressure a variety of effects. The facts and that pathway is what seems to be critical for inducing obesity from sugar. Let's go through that again because that what you sort of talked about at the very end is effectively. The thesis of your book the Fat Switch. You explain what. ATP is a denizen Tri Phosphate in the tea. Of course dancer try or three phosphates. It's the liberation of a phosphate. That is the production of energy. So when you need to breathe you need to move when you need to do anything you have to turn a tee pee into a DP so the chemical reaction is dancing. TRIPHOSPHATE becomes a dennison. Di Phosphate one phosphate escapes. And that's what gives us the energy. Now that can happen again. A DP can lose lose one of its two remaining phosphates and become a. m. p. identifying mono phosphate which you said after is the really critical critical article piece of this. which is when you have a molecule of identity mono phosphate it stands at a proverbial fork in the road? It can either go down a path that is driven by something called a. m. p. k. or amp kind is or can go down the pathway of amp de now. Let's go back to this point because I again. It seems everything comes down to that choice. What happens if amp goes down the am PK pathway versus the amp deep? Pathway yeah so if it goes down the amp K.. Pathway it actually is burning energy. It's burning fat. It does a lot of really positive things if it goes down the aim PD. Pathway it goes down a fat storage urge pathway. So it's their exact kind of opposites. amp if you stimulate. It will cause insulin resistance and eventually diabetes whereas if few stimulate amp K.. You can actually use that. Med Forman to actually treat diabetes so that fork is critical. And what drives that switch. Is the fall in interest siler phosphate. And the reason that phosphate falls is because it's taken up in the fructose one phosphate are taken up by fructose. So so the fructose gets phosphor elated by the ATP and it becomes fructose one phosphate. That's equestrian phosphate and there. Is this process where both. ATP EP levels fall and interstellar phosphate falls in that triggers this aim PD pathway. And if we interrupt the pathway we can black a lot of metabolic effects do other animals also have this phenomenon. Oh yeah no we can show this. We actually showed it in hibernating squirrels so when a squirrel girl wants to gain weight it will activate the pathway for am PD when it's hibernating burning fat it activates the P K pathway athlete. I got it so even though humans are most close descendants in primates have the euro case mutation this ability to toggle goal between amp K.. And Ham PD is unique to any species that has the potential to gain weight and wants to use it to their advantage. I'll absolutely part of the pathway through which aim PD is working involves the generation of uric acid. So we know that the uric acid when it's going up inside the cell is doing all kinds of via logic effects in the aim. PD driving that there may be other things. Besides the uric acid so the hummingbird the squirrel can still store fat. They just don't get the bump in uric acid that comes with it because they don't have the euro case mutation. Well actually the Hummingbird does have the your case mutation or yeah. I don't know my evolution so breads HAB reply. Forget it it off. Yeah reptiles the case mutation even dinosaurs had the you're chasing sue the dinosaur tyrannosaurus rex. Actually she had got. I mean that's got to be. Why Renaissance Rex with so ordering because if you think of this is not rex? Great Toe I mean. That would be infuriating memory. Bronx Out there I think so. He's eating the broncos. Sorry sorry to get back into the minutia of this but I it's important. You still have to formulate glucose during its metabolism awesome. Why is it that the phosphorylation of Glucose during its metabolism to Peru doesn't result in a strong enough drop in intracellular phosphate to cause the same problem because has reaction stops whenever there's The phosphate and ATP levels start dropping a little bit about auto regulatory thing with the regulatory thing with the enzyme stops functioning it's inhibited and then allows the ATP levels stay normal so here's a really cool foul up of this and added. Sugar is much more likely to cause obesity if you drink it rather than if you eat it and the reason for that is. Is that when you drink a drink. That has fructose in it. We tended drink a lot in a short period of time. So if you have a soft drink you can drink now. Why does it have a lot of sugar? But we tend to drink it fast and so the concentration of fructose turns out to be high when it gets to the liver and it's the concentration that triggers this reaction so if the concentration of fructose is really low the ATP Pete Depletion may not be significant to drive dramatic metabolic effects but if the concentration fructose is really high. Then you're GONNA get a big big metabolic effect so eating like a candy bar where it's coming with lots of fat. Lots of glucose lots of all sorts of things lots of protein gene. You know if it's like a snickers bar in its got nuts or whatever even if it's the same amount of fructose even if you're talking about twenty five grams of fructose versus twenty five grams of fructose. There's you would drink very quickly. You're saying equal amounts of fructose can produce a different effect if both the speed and the concentration with which they arrive at deliver liver are different. Yeah it's the amount it's the speed and it's ultimately how rapidly it's absorbed so if you drink something if you take a lot of fructose like I mean candy is very concentrated fructose. I mean if you eat that for example Empty stomach that will be absorbed faster than you eat it with oatmeal. L. Or something. You know where there's five or and so forth and so the speed of absorption the makes a difference so for example if I was working for a High Fructose Corn Syrup Company and I wanted to prove that a soft drink wasn't bad. I could do a study where I would give the soft drinks. It's two people but I would give it over. You're only allowed to make a tiny sip every ten minutes. So takes you three hours to drink soft drink in that case the amount even though you drinking a lot the concentration may never be never let the phosphate depletion get significant difficult enough in magnitude that it really triggers amp. Yes that's it you know. It's really interesting. I think of all the sugar. The PRO sugar studies. I've read they are funded by the sugar industry. I don't think I've ever dug into the methodology to look at factors like that specifically. Well the other issue is thank you. Just take a single dose of fructose. Most of the metabolic effects are best. Seen like in the first four hours following the ingestion so the triglycerides strides go up and the uric acid goes up. The blood pressure goes up. But if you just do a single dose study if you then look the following morning or or the effects of now kinda come back down then you can't really show it in a lot of these studies. They design it that way so they say a high. Fructose doesn't raise uric eric acid but we measured it after fasting overnight but the surgeon uric acid occurred earlier. So that's the common trick so all these things you're talking about with. Fructose seem to fit almost directly into the five characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome which are elevated glucose. So that insulin resistance we'd be manifested is elevated glucose elevated blood pressure elevated waist waist circumference of storage fat elevated triglycerides. What you just said and the only one we didn't address is low? HDL L. Cholesterol which is the fifth finding that now. Of course three out of those five or sufficient to put you in the category but fructose does all five. What is the mechanism by? So you've already ready described the mechanism by which it does three of them we alluded loosely to how it raises triglycerides. But I'd like to talk about that more and then of course I'd like to hear how it lowers. HDL cholesterol draw. Okay so the uric. Acid generated by fructose has a very pronounced effect to stimulate oxidative stress. US in the Mitochondria and fructose also generates lactate big time in the lactate also has effects on my country's you learned from Dr Under Similan talk and in addition fructose preferentially decreases Mina conrail function and stimulates glycolysis Colossus. And so all those things. 'cause you get this big oxidative stress to the monarch Andrea and there's an enzyme in the mighty Qendra that drives his fat oxidation called. No Coy Hydra tastes..

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