John Burger - Med Five Results
Evaluation by Dr. James Roberts - Information obtained by phone interview 9/29 with John and Dr. Robertsí review of Johnís 11/03, 11/04, and 4/05 carotid ultrasound reports. Mr. Burger gave us permission to share his story with you. We cannot say with certainty that the changes described below did not occur by chance. Just because John seems to have improved on the Med Fivedoesnít mean that others will.
John Burger has been Rejuvetated and his Left Carotid Artery opened up from 95% to 70%
John Burger is a vigorous and active 75 year-old man. John is on no medications and he feels well. Johnís blood pressure is normal, as are his blood sugar and cholesterol values. He quit smoking in 1983. His doctor told John that he was ďas strong as a bullĒ - except that he needed surgery to address a 90-99% blockage in his left carotid artery. John instead began Rejuvetate, and 6 months later this artery is only 50-79% narrowed.
John and his life partner are both aware of the problem of carotid artery disease, plaque that can slowly build up in the vessels serving the brain, leading to transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Both underwent screening carotid ultrasound studies in the fall of í03. Both were found to have severe carotid artery blockage. Johnís partner underwent carotid artery revascularization surgery. Johnís study was repeated at Pomona Valley Hospital, and confirmed the screening ultrasound report. A 90-95% narrowing was present in Johnís left carotid artery. Surgery was recommended, but John was feeling well and wanted to hold off. A one year follow-up ultrasound was carried out in 11/04 at the University of Southern California Hospital and returned a little worse; a 90-99% blockage was described. Surgery was again recommended, but John was experiencing only mild dizziness upon standing, and wanted to hold off.
John had heard about the Med Five, and began the program in late í04. John was feeling well before beginning Rejuvetate, but now he feels even better. Johnís energy level has picked up. The dizziness with rapid standing has resolved. An ultrasound done in 4/05, at the Loma Linda University Surgery Center, revealed a left carotid artery blood flow velocity of 250 cm/sec (down from the 11/04 value of 320 cm/sec), with the narrowing now in the 50-79% range. It was 90-99%, and now its 50-79%. John is going to continue with Rejuvetate, and his ultrasound will be repeated in 6 months.
Ultrasound studies arenít perfect. We know that they can over and underestimate the degree of carotid artery narrowing actually present, but the change in Johnís ultrasound reading is large and not likely due to artifact or measurement error. Now, we are not recommending Rejuvetate as an alternative to surgery when an artery is 90% narrowed, nor are we recommending Rejuvetate as an alternative to your physicianís care. If John were my personal patient, I would have urged him to undergo carotid surgery in 11/03, and I would have twisted his arm in 11/04. However, John is not my personal patient. He chose to begin the Rejuvetate Life Program, and now his carotid ultrasound looks a lot better.
In Medicine we learn from our failures, and we learn from our successes, so why did Johnís ultrasound get better? Also, why did Johnís carotid artery block up in the first place? John quit smoking 20 years ago, and his blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol are all normal. My hunch, and this is an opinion, something that I cannot prove, is that John was Cadmium overloaded, and that Cadmium was producing free radical stress and enzyme dysfunction, leading to vascular wall damage and toxic oxidation of cholesterol. The tobacco plant concentrates Cadmium from the soil. Smokers are thus exposed to Cadmium, and as we arenít very good at eliminating Cadmium from our bodies, smokers retain Cadmium, even decades after they stop smoking. The EDTA and DMSA components of Rejuvetate will bind to Cadmium and assist the bodyís efforts to flush it out. Other mechanisms may also be involved in Johnís condition, but Cadmium removal seems to me to be a good idea. In any event, John Burger has been Rejuvetated.
James C. Roberts MD FACC 9/29/05
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