Is a Heart Attack in Your Future? Enrique Saguil, M.D.We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
The First Health ApproachWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Your Community of Care Ric Saguil, MD Jason Gruss, MD Tom Jordan, RD Katrina Christie, LCPC Jennifer Green, ND Joe Musolino, DC Emery Paredes, PT Aimee Weber, EP Lori Szczupaj, MA Yu Zhu, MD China You
Avoid Early Death!We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Do we really need to worry about MI?• 935,000 in 2013 will have a heart attack• 610,000 will have their first heart attack• 320,000 have occurred in prior heart attack• 385,000 will die from Coronary Artery Disease• 108.9 Billion Dollars annually for CAD
In this room who is at risk?• Heart disease in family (doesn’t matter if they were foolish)• Smoker• High Cholesterol• High Blood Pressure• High BMI• Hi Sugar (Diabetes out-or-in control)• Hi Stress/Low Ground• Hi Couch
Putting a halt to further damage• Prescription medicines if impending doom• Lifestyle changes (Ornish, McDougal, Mediterranean, Japanese….)• Herbals to help reverse fast, while developing sustainable diet• Relax• Move• Chelation? Detox?
Reversing disease within hours• Heart Catheter to find narrowing• Angioplasty to crack open the plaque• Stent to maintain opening• Bypass to jump over stenosis
Coronary Artery Stenting• If stable chest pain• Relieves pain (reduces symptoms)• Doesn’t prevent heart attack• Doesn’t help live longer• Risky procedure for progression to bypass
Life saving effect?• No statin will make you healthy• Unless the pill cooks a mostly plant based diet, acts as an exercise coach, teaches you to meditate.
T Colin Campbell• Philippine indigent with whole plant based protein• Affluent families in the P.I. higher chance of childhood liver cancer (high animal protein)
Caldwell Esselstyn, MD• 5 years 18 patients• 4 with regression of disease (CAD)• Whole food plant based diet• Removed dairy after reading Campbells work• 14 patients still alive
Dean Ornish, MD• Stress management• Fitness• Nutrition• Love and Support or
Sustainability• Seattle Sutton/Jenny Craig/Weight Watchers• South Beach/Atkins/Pritikin• Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Wheat Free• Raw/Vegan/Vegetarean/Lactoovepescoveg• Invest in a Registered Dietician/Nutritional Coach/Diabetic Educator Outside help worth their weight in Gold!
Reason for Failure-Survival Instinct• Least effort• Least pain• Most pleasure
Pleasure trap• Hijacked pleasure circuits• Drugs• High processed foods• Mechanisms of satiation fooled• Stretch receptors (volume)• Density receptors (richness) -Doug Lisle PhD
DrRic Practical Advise• Wedge in Whole Foods Plant Based Food• Supplement for what’s missing/hurting• Move (steps, hike, run, bike, gym, enlist)• Meditate (Chopra Center, Umass MBSR, Benson Henry Inst, Miraval…..)• Pinnacle and Reassess