Volume 03 | April 2018
“I have saved the lives of 150 people from heart transplantations. If I had focused on preventative medicine earlier, I would have saved 150 million.”
Dr Christiaan Barnard (performed the first human heart transplant)
Thanks everyone for the questions, feedback and comments. We always appreciate hearing from our community and finding out what people are interested in learning more about. Please keep sending questions and comments.

We will start talking about some of the questions that are coming up most often and try to provide an idea of what you can do to begin to turn your health around.

The Root Causes
We received a lot of questions about inflammation, what causes it and what can be done about it.

If you haven't seen this picture before, it is a depiction of the root causes of arterial disease from Beat the Heart Attack Gene. Each month we will talk about a specific cause and the steps that you can take to avoid and reverse damage.

This month we will talk about periodontal disease, dental health and why what is going on in your mouth has a big impact on your heart and brain.

How to Stop Inflammation and Protect Your Heart in the Kitchen
We have had a lot of questions about what to eat, what to avoid, and how to cook to avoid inflammation and insulin resistance. We will start answering your questions and keep adding as more issues come up.

So many of the problems we are facing start with what we are putting in our mouths. So we will lay out some guidelines, tips, and resources for you.

David Heaps Interview

Dr Backs sits down to talk with David Heaps, one of the patients at The Center for Prevention. They talk about what brought David to the clinic and his experience with arterial disease both personally and professionally

Click on the video to watch or
Book Recommendation: The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

In case you hadn't heard or still needed convincing, processed sugar is bad for you. Taubes book goes into how sugar has gotten into all of our food, how we were mislead about the effects of sugar, and the damage it is doing to people.

One of the first steps that we talk about with people is cutting sugar out of their diet.Eating processed foods with added sugar has a profound impact on the health of those we care for.
Small Group Meetings

We would love to sit down with you and those you care about. If you have someone whose health you are worried about and want to help, we can set up a time to meet with multiple people.

We know sometimes it is easier with someone by your side to address health concerns. Its also helps to have a support group to make change and we want to help facilitate that.

Newsletter Name, Feedback, and Questions

Please send in any questions or comments that you may have about the newsletter or what you might want to see in the future. All feedback is welcome so we can better understand how to offer more to the community. Also, we are going to take newsletter name suggestions for another month because I have not gotten the cut down enough to vote on.
The Center for Prevention
Craig Backs, MD