Good day all! I just returned from my Age Management Medical Group conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada and had a great time! I missed all of you while I was there, soaking up the sun…uh no not really. Rather, I was soaking up the wisdom and data of a number of national thought leaders in different domains.
I was excited to hear that many of my colleagues are generating similarly gratifying results to my own. They too have been incorporating advanced multifaceted approaches using data based on supported integrative medical approaches.
This has inspired me to start a blog to celebrate and announce some of the advances that we are seeing in the personalization of the approaches to our patients. This will likewise create a forum so that I may share some of these exciting and robust data and share how we are implementing these new technologies at Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center.
A number of new diagnostic modalities and treatment changes will be initiated at Infinite Health in the immediate future. I want to share, however, some thoughts I have regarding coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease that I found particularly…well, let just say annoying.
As many of you know, I’m not the biggest fan of prescriptive drug use, particularly when I know that I may avoid their pitfalls and expense by using our 4 Pillar Approach ™. This, as many of you know, is based on the utilization of methods and treatments that are shown, not only to improve the way you feel (improved energy focus, drive mood, etc.), but these personalized programs use modalities documented by clinical trials to improve telomere length and stability, as well as induce genetic changes that favor longevity, prevent cancer and the other chronic diseases that are the bane and burden of our country’s health care system.
It is in optimizing the functions of your body and organs that we achieve these amazing results, and we are adding several new lines of approaches to our services line based on the information I gleaned from this conference.
So, what about those cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins)? These medications generate a fantastic $20,000,000 to $25,000,000,000 a year for the pharmaceutical companies (Lipitor is the big winner here at $11,000,000,000 a year), granted, cardiovascular disease affects 12,000,000 people in the United States and is accountable for about 1,000,000 deaths yearly.
Does that mean that 25,000,000 people need to be on these medications? And, if only 2% to 4% of the individuals on these drugs will really benefit from them, how is it physicians feel compelled to prescribe to that many? Dr. Eric Topo, Director of Cardiology at the Scripps Clinic remarked that only 2% of recipients receive any meaningful benefit.
When the guidelines changed for cholesterol-lowering last year, an additional 13 million people became candidates for statins. But, for every 100 people treated, only 2 to 4 heart attacks are prevented. Hmmmmm. These medications address, in large part, the “bad cholesterol” (LDL). That being said, the other major contributors to cardiovascular disease remain untouched by these medications. The other factors being the “good cholesterol” (HDL), triglycerides, and other factors, including but not limited to, endothelial cell dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, clotting problems, and the numerous diseases that cause chronic systemic inflammation and insulin resistance.
This is the reason that our health care system spends more money per person per year than any other industrialized country. Surprisingly, despite being the big spender when it comes to providing health care, we rank a deplorable 22 out of 23 in quality of healthcare outcomes. Am I missing something here?
What I think many of us are missing is the fact that the advent of “precision medicine” with personalized elite health optimization is capable of eliminating 80% to 90% of medications from our daily lives, lengthening our lives, and making our lives significantly more enjoyable along the way.
Simple lifestyle modifications using an empowered precision medical approach, such as that available at Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, will enable us to achieve significantly improved lifestyles and lower healthcare costs while significantly reducing the impact of the chronic disease processes.
Come see us at Infinite Health where our comprehensive evaluation and elite health integrative approach will have you motivated to perform. We make every effort to initiate, inspire and provide a personalized precision approach to your infinite health goals.
For more information about Dr. Trip and Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, or to schedule your initial consultation, call our Director of Patient Experience at 337.312.8234.