Paradigm Change Again

Premier Heart’s Multifunction CardioGramTM (MCG) is part of a paradigm change in Healthcare. I purposely use the term healthcare, not medicine. Healthcare should be 80% lifestyle, including nutrition, and 20% medicine. Medicine is for when something went wrong. Lifestyle Healthcare is about ensuring things go right, and that is why I prefer this term over Lifestyle Medicine. You want to stay away from Medicine unless absolutely necessary. America has become a culture of drugs, legal and illegal, and iatrogenic illness is the leading cause of death, even more so since the mRNA injections of the Covid days. Excess mortality followed the vaccines. Covid, whatever it was, was a non-event, except in a few pockets.

Paradigm change is painful, and if in doubt, my standard advice is to re-read Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. I will never forget how, circa 1960, a Tibetologist friend of my parents came over for dinner and brought with him one Nawang Zatul, a young Tibetan Lama who had fled Tibet with the Dalai Lama in 1959, first to Kashmir, and later had come to Switzerland, but he had won a scholarship to a Dutch University. We found him a family to stay with, around the corner from us, so I saw him regularly for the next few years. At dinner that first night, it took him a long time to say much of anything, but when he did, he asked how long it was from Basel to Rotterdam on horseback. As the resident bookworm, to rival only my father, it fell to me to look up in an encyclopedia how many kilometers you can travel per day on horseback and figure it out from there. We could have told him by car, by plane, by train, but horseback? No! Nawang handled his paradigm shift very well.

For now, I will settle for Lifestyle Healthcare over Lifestyle Medicine, and the primary focus should be on being metabolically healthy. What has often lacked in terms of shifting towards more prevention and/or disease reversal with lifestyle protocols is solid, explicit tests that can demonstrate the immediate effectiveness of lifestyle changes, but now we can. The MCG test, which I have written recently, Premier Hearts’ Multifunction CardiogramTM , is the answer, and it is ushering in the transition to the new healthcare model that has been waiting to be born. Because this test enables early diagnosis and prognosis with a very high degree of accuracy (around 95%), this shifts particularly cardiac care to the primary care circuit at a time when lifestyle changes could meaningfully impact and help avoid the type of ER medicine that is now the norm.

Particularly with heart disease, it is too common for people to suddenly have a heart attack when nobody sees it coming. Metabolic heart disease, particularly caused by Insulin Resistance or Type Two Diabetes in the later stage, is the main cause of premature death, undetectable by conventional cardiology tools. MCG can change that, for it can see trouble coming well ahead of time, be it CAD, ischemic issues, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and more. It models the whole cardiometabolic system in action; it is a functional analysis. The test itself takes about 10 minutes, the core of which is a series of five consecutive 82-second readings. These readings are then analyzed with a massive processing backbone, and the report is delivered back via the Internet, assuming an adequate broadband connection. This compares to the legacy tests which are all static, and about the structural condition.

The biggest thing to comprehend is that the old model, which rests on tests with low resolution and low accuracy, heavily relies on expert cardiologists to interpret them with one eye on their own clinical observations and another eye on the test results from one or more tests, some of which can be quite expensive. Most importantly, ALL
the conventional cardiology tools DO NOT detect metabolic heart dysfunctions at all. They dub the metabolic heart dysfunctions as “Syndrome X.” Tens of millions suffer from this potentially deadly condition, go undiagnosed, and die prematurely. Often, people do not get to the cardiologist until it is already too late, hence the ER
medicine, when someone has a heart attack and promptly gets a stent put in, or worse. Had the same issues been caught earlier, lifestyle modifications could have returned the person to good health and added years to their life. Here is a typical example that Premier Heart uses to train clinicians on how they can detect metabolic dysfunctions timely and save lives.

Here is one of tens of thousands of cases as a perfect example of the
detection of diabetic metabolic heart disease, or a “Syndrome X” case,
in a 43-year-old male:

In this case, MCG not only detected and quantified his dangerous Cardiometabolic disease but also tracked his functional recovery. No other test in the world can perform this type of available analysis to save lives from untimely heart attacks, heart failure, or sudden cardiac death.

MCG detects and measures the cardiovascular cardiometabolic consequences of this patient’s obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia due to processed food and sugar overload.

Other perfect examples of how MCG is helping clinicians can be found in this Substack post:

Can MCG Detect Metabolic Heart Dysfunctions while All
Conventional Tests Fail?

In the lifestyle medicine and whole foods, plant-based community, we know the idea of a jumpstart, nowadays typically a 21-day full immersion program of training in #WFPB nutrition and practical cooking, hoping that 21 days is enough to establish new habits. Ideally, those programs start and end with a full complement of tests,
including BP, Cholesterol, A1C, Lipid Panel, and CRP. Typically, the results are very worthwhile and should definitely be an encouragement. But again, using an MCG test instead, we can come much closer to knowing exactly how the system is performing, it is an entirely more direct way of looking at things, instead of by proxy, and it is presented in a format the patient can understand as well, and have an intelligent conversation with their doctor. The more people use this test in a timely fashion, the more they are enabled to do something about it.

When you get to cardiology proper, all the legacy tests have very limited accuracy, sometimes shockingly low. So now the new test, the MCG, offers a multifunctions in 6D (Six domains with 12 phases) model of the complex biological mitochondrial network with 70K to 100K trillion mitochondria of the entire biological cardiometabolic system in hi-res (with an enormous empirically discovered parameter
of 10×10 168 or QuinQuinQuaGintillion, or at least 10x of the mitochondrial biological network ) .

By way of comparison, if you are used to 38240×2160 resolution like I am using as I write this, who would go back to VGA at 640×480? Or if you had a 4K color TV, why would you go back to a 1960’s Black & White TV? Nor could an image with VGA resolution ever validate an image with 3840×2160 resolution. That would be pointless. Then when you add in the factor of time, and actual operation, which is captured by
the MCG, there is no comparison. The practical result of all of the above is that the doctors who begin to employ the MCG tend to focus on it more and more and become active students of what this test can do, for it opens up a far more comprehensive, holistic, or if you will, a systems view of health. We saw this at Keio University, where the MCG machines are now becoming a standard, with two machines on every floor. This may be a bit unclear to Americans, but it is the rough equivalent of Harvard Medical or the Cleveland Clinic adopting the test. We see it across the US in many practices, and notably by Forum Health , which is perhaps the largest chain of integrative medicine clinics in the US, present in 15 states. Some doctors have been using this test for 10+ years already. Finally, as we noted in the previous post, thanks to Damar Hamlin, a chain of mobile clinics is being created for athletic events.
Some more background information is available here: