Cardiovascular Inflammation: Why Not Just Do a CRP Test?
If you’ve just seen 1% of the
videos on this channel, you know what we’re talking about here. With the “secret
killer,” cardiovascular inflammation, it’s the… it’s the big deal. We’ve also talked
about how the standards committees in medicine are still struggling on how to
make that happen. But we’ve also talked about, you know, is
there a way that we can go ahead and make that happen for ourselves, how do we do things.
Actually, it’s one thing to talk about the theory of cardiovascular
inflammation, it’s another thing to actually just find out “Do I have it?” This is my test, one of the routine tests
that I’ve had. I’ve not had much cardiovascular inflammation. Again, I
managed my lifestyle with a good bit of discipline. We look at myeloperoxidase,
PLAC2… some enzymes, they’re actors in the inflammation story. We look at
C reactive protein which is what most docs look at when they look at at this
issue. And we look at the functional piece: Is the intima actually leaking
protein or could it be leaking cholesterol? Why don’t we just look at C-reactive protein like a lot of docs do? Well, here’s a great example. This is the
value that I had two weeks before the Louisville conference, just a couple of
months ago. And as you see here, my C-reactive protein number was over 10.
I’ve never had that kind of number. It’s always been below 1. Why did that happen?
I had a cold a sore throat. It was a bad one, but yes, I had a sore throat. Now,
could that really do that? Of course, it can. In fact, we know this… it’s been known
for a long time that C-reactive protein especially can can react to cold, even a
flu shot. There’s tons of studies that have been
done looking at elevation of C-reactive protein after just a flu shot. In some studies, 2/3 of people have elevation, just 2 days
later after a flu shot. And guess what? Cholesterol values can go up. So
it’s not a simple easy picture. So this can sometimes be challenging and get
into some technical issues. First of all, it’s not just what is cardiovascular
inflammation. Can we test it for ourselves? How do we interpret it? CHL
(Cleveland Heart Labs) and Quest just don’t offer it direct to consumer
anymore. We’re helping… we’re getting inflammation testing – OGGT to insulin
survey and small group interpretations – all in the webinar. So the webinar
has a lot of value, and it’s not inherent in the name.
About just using the term, the webinar doesn’t imply the testing that goes
along with it. So again, don’t guess, test if you have prediabetes. You’re very
likely to be going through cycles of inflammation, burning up that glycocalyx.
So how do you know without getting the screening test? Again, give us a call. We
can help or just go click on the button on our website. It says webinar. We all
want to have clean arteries. Let’s see if we can get back to those clean arteries
and back to that healthy glycocalyx. Thank you very much for your interest. Did you want to go to the intense
experience in Louisville but just didn’t have that kind of money or time?
Take a look. We’ve got another one coming up in Orlando, February 28th. There’s a
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