Louis B. Cady, MD – CEO & Founder – Cady Wellness Institute Adjunct Professor – University of Southern Indiana Adjunct Clinical Lecturer – Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Child, Adolescent, Adult & Forensic Psychiatry – Evansville, Indiana Cady Wellness Institute and the NeuroVitality SM Breakthrough For: BNI Network Exchange Chapter - May 20, 2010
“ There are two objects of medical education: to heal the sick and to advance the science.” - Dr. Charles H. Mayo, MD “ The glory of medicine is that it is always moving forward, that there is always more to learn.” - Dr. William J. Mayo
Death Optimal Health Traditional Medicine Hormone Modulation No Disease = Health Diet, Exercise Nutritional Supplementation Age Management Medicine Diagnose and Treat Disease New Drugs New Surgical Techniques Forestall and PREVENT Disease – Optimize Function
American Journal of Health Promotion; November/December, 2002 19% of those surveyed were completely healthy with high levels of both physical and mental health and a low level of illness . 18.8% completely unhealthy, defined as having low levels of health with high levels of illness. Two-thirds of the adults reported some degree of mental or physical illness that kept them from being completely healthy. “ Incompletely healthy.” HEALTH continuum DEAD OPTIMAL 66% “ Incompletely healthy”
How would you take care of a classic? “ Chronic diseases affect at least 125 million Americans & cost more than $500 billion last year.” Centers for DiseaseControl – Dec 2003
“ Age management” “Conventional practice” There are fuel additives we can use to keep our cars burning cleaner and preserve engines. No fuel additives should be used. They are unnatural. Gas is all that is required. We should use optimal quality of gas. Cheap gas causes “pinging” which is hard on the engine. The quality of the gas is irrelevant. Anything that the motor will burn is adequate. We should take our car in for preventive maintenance before anything breaks. Preventive maintenance? This is silly! Wait until something breaks, then have the car towed in so the mechanic can really tell what is wrong.
CURRENT PRACTICE OF MEDICINE: What a patient had to say about her “specialists”: <ul><li>“ They just monitor my degeneration.” </li></ul>
2 surgeries, 2 recurrences; checked my DISABILITY policy Contemplating THIRD surgery. Decided to ask my D.C…. Started nutraceuticals Got humidifier Felt better Returned for re-scoping: CHALLENGE #1
Signs & Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue <ul><li>Difficulty getting up in a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing lethargy during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Continued fatigue not relieved by sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Craving for salt or salty foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased effort to do daily tasks </li></ul><ul><li>LESS PRODUCTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased sex drive </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased ability to handle stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Light-headed when standing up quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Increased recovery time for illness </li></ul><ul><li>Generally less happy about life. </li></ul>
November 2009 “Alpha Male” issue <ul><li>Observational study of randomly selected men – Boston </li></ul><ul><li>3 cohorts of men: 1987-1989; 1995-1997; 2002 -2004. </li></ul><ul><li>1374, 906, and 489 men, respectively. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Age independent decline in T that does not appear to be attributable to observed changes in explanatory factors, including lifestyle characteristics such as smoking and obesity.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Recent years have seen a SUBSTANTIAL , and as yet UNRECOGNIZED age-independent population-level decrease in T in American men.” Travison, Araujo, et al. Jrnl of Clin. Endocrinol & Metabol 92:1; 196-202. </li></ul>
Fast food (low Zn) is bad for you. <ul><li>Fast food = high energy density = low essential micronutrient density, ESPECIALLY ZINC </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidant processes are dependent on Zinc </li></ul><ul><li>Fast food = severe decrease in antioxidant vitamins and zinc, correlating with inflammation in testicular tissue – with underdevelopment of testicular tissue and decreased testosterone levels </li></ul>
Special needs - Zinc <ul><li>Low Zinc- associated with low testosterone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Per USDA, 60% of US men between 20 – 49 years of age do not get enough . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N.B.: Do not supplement with > 50 mg daily (can interfere with Cu+ metabolism) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tsai, E.C., Boyko, E.J., Leonetti, D.L., & Fujimoto, W.Y. (2000). Low serum testosterone level as a predictor of increased visceral fat in Japanese-American men. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 24, 485-491 </li></ul></ul></ul>
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"If I hadn't believed it, I wouldn't have seen it." - Yogi Berra Personal collection Louis B. Cady, M.D.