Premature Aging and the Heart: Lesson 1
In 2000, my Mom called me while I was away on vacation and told me that my Dad was diagnosed with pneumonia. My Dad, also a Doctor and talented surgeon, was never sick a day in his life. I had the honor of practicing with him for many years. In addition to being a wonderful father, he was also my best friend; the most caring, honest, grounded person I have ever met in my life.
A couple of weeks later, once again he had a second bout of the pneumonia. Immediately I flew home. Familiar with his perfect health history, I knew something was deadly wrong. I drove straight to my parent’s home, and immediately examined him. Shocked with my findings, at his request I brought him to the most prestigious hospital in New York. We met with the most respected Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons, in the world, who were both friends and colleagues of mine. We arrived and raced him through the emergency room for a series of tests. At this point he could hardly walk without gasping for air. It was only 6 weeks ago that we were playing half court basketball as we always did growing up.
After 24 hours, the results came back. He was diagnosed with terminal Cardiomyopathy. We were told to prepare for the worst. The cardiologist told us his ejection fraction, the analysis of the ‘pumping action’ from the left ventricle of the heart, measured 74% necrotic. This was so poor that he estimated that Dad had only 3 months to live at most. I said thank you, but inside, I said NO! With the disciplines and the protocols of my “Expansive Medicine”, he had nothing to lose and everything to gain. He had more to live for and his “time” was not up just yet. I did not take him off the medications his mainstream physicians prescribed. I also did not counter any of their instructions. I EXPANDED. I had no choice; I knew I had to fight against the detrimental side effects of the medications he was taking. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy since my Dad was a mainstream doctor himself with an old school philosophy. I discovered a triad, along with my protocols of “Expansive Medicine: Sleep Apnea, Oral-Nasal Systemic Connection, and Oral Pathology(more information on the Oral-Nasal Systemic Connection, and the Expansive Medicine 12-Step Program can be found on my website www.drcraigbrown.com). By implementing Expansive Medicine Program, and adding our special formulas, (as well as a more natural raw food regime), we supplemented the deficit of vital nutrients and enzymes with regiments necessary to restore most cardiac patients to homeostasis. One of the many we addressed was CoQ10. (Please note not all brands are created equal; many of them are lacking in the quality necessary to achieve life restoring benefits). Our protocols created what mainstream medicine would call a ‘miracle’. We call it ‘Expansive Medicine!’ Within 3 months, he was taking the staircase faster than I have seen him even before his illness. His quality of life came back!!!
No more gasping for air. No more constant drowsiness. No more forgetfulness. He was getting properly oxygenated, and fortified by Expansive Medicine Protocols... building, cleansing, and detoxing. He was becoming younger, healthier and more vital. He was living!!!! He was getting a second chance. He got his life back, when mainstream said... impossible!!! He lived, laughed, loved, and prospered with my Mom till 2007... 7 more years, instead of 3 months.
But I was puzzled. I was certain I could get him much longer, if he was being compliant. I found out on his deathbed that his Cardiologist frightened him into dismissing my life sustaining protocols; convincing my Dad he could discard them if he wanted.
Compliance is the most difficult but the most necessary piece of a winning puzzle, when it comes to natural “Expansive Medicine”. Patients, no matter who, sometimes look for any reason they can find to get ‘lazy’. This lack of compliance, or ‘laziness’ is the downfall of the prevention and potential reversal of all disease. My Dad’s cholesterol was around 200 before he started taking the drug. This number, and even higher numbers, are easily reduced most of the time by “Expansive Medicine” protocols along with special raw food diets. I always tell people to educate themselves a bit before taking prescription drugs. Is there an equally effective alternative, without all the negative side effects that can create additional unrelated health problems? At the very least, patients should educate themselves about what they are putting in their bodies, and the long-term risks.
Why are these ‘side effects’ and ‘adverse reactions’ happening?! What do these side affects really mean?! What is really going on in your body for you to have these systemic adverse reactions from a drug? There are many reasons I have discovered. For instance, statins deplete CoEnzyme Q 10, creating ‘Statin Induced Cardiomyopathy’. So why would you put a patient who has Cardiomyopathy already on a statin to deplete more of the life dependent humanly produced CoQ10 enzyme?
I am not saying there isn’t a place for pharmaceutical medicine, but always know what you are taking and the ramifications of your actions. Know that there is always an alternative. Consider leading your life, down the path of “Expansive Medicine”, now as a preventative. This will avoid being in a position to have to take the ‘quick fix’, putting on a temporary ‘band aid’ which will only hide the symptoms, possibly causing more serious health problems sometimes in the not so distant future.
Dr. Craig Brown is the founder of Expansive Medicine and Harvard trained surgeon. The mission is to educate the public on building immunity using protocols for real anti-aging results, disease prevention, and to help combat existing disease. For more information on this subject or Dr. Brown’s12-Step Program visit his website at www.drcraigbrown.com or e-mail email@example.com