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– What if everything you've learned about healthy eating andweight loss was wrong? What if science actuallysays something different than what you've been taught? What if fat is not the fiendit's been made out to be? And what if even your doctordidn't know any better? Today, pharmacist BillyWease is going to teach you what your doctor was nevertaught in medical school.
And he's about to giveyou a health awakening.
(upbeat instrumental music) And welcome to The Health Awakening, I'm your host, Scott Laird.
We put our lives inthe hands of our doctor and most doctors want thebest for their patients, it's why they got into medicine in the first place to help people.
However, what theylearned in medical school is not everything, infact, it may even be biased because whoever funds the school, can have an influence on the curriculum.
So what was your doctor nevertaught about your health? I think you'll be surprised.
Here to give us an insidescoop on what's missing is pharmacist and an author of the book, “The 21st CenturyPharmacist”, Billy Wease.
Welcome, Billy, welcometo The Health Awakening.
– Hey Scott, thanks.
– Now we've talked many times before about things that surprisedpeople like water, and what enzymes can do.
Our little pudding experiment before, and things of that nature.
So I think maybe themost surprising thing is what someone's doctor is isnot taught in medical school.
So what is being taught in medical schools and why is it wrong, what's missing here? – Well, I think Scott, the main thing that medical schools and all medicine, pharmacy and so on is reactive medicine.
So in other words, you'vecome with the problem, a high blood pressure, a high blood sugar, a heart condition, whatever.
And we just react with drugs.
Rather than trying toinvestigate and find out what the cause of that actual problem is, and then talk about lifestylechanges, supplements, all the things we've talked about right? Waters and things, exercise totry to correct that problem, rather than just cover it up, with a drug.
– Now, people know, you asa 21st century pharmacist, you've introduced all these things, the enzymes, the water, etc.
I think some folks mightfind it surprising to know that you as a pharmacistare saying these things we'll get into a littlebit more later about why you decided to changeyour mind on things.
But you know, this wholething of just feeding a drug to a problem and you know, next running a like a conveyorbelt in a medical field.
Wasn't always like that.
In 1910, things changed.
And all of a sudden, the holistic things became illegal later.
How did that all happen? – Yeah, Scott, unfortunately, some of the higher powers the Rockefeller, theCarnegie's kind of took over the pharmaceutical industriesat the time, so to speak, and so they created whatbecame the Flixner Report.
And if you weren't a Flexnerapproved medical school, they basically put you outof business they shunned ya.
And this is really where the quack, the chiropractor quack stuff came from.
And by 1950, essentiallyall these homeopathic and chiropractors schoolsand things were gone, they were put out of business.
And so now we're livingwith the outcome of that.
And basically, now everything is just a drug for whatever ails you.
– Unfortunately, that isour first line of defense for almost everything is that we just are prescribed a drug or given a drug.
With we know an average, if we remember from some of the other shows 398side effects on average.
And it just it we're notreally fixing the problem, we're just kind of coveringthe symptoms in a lot of cases.
– You know, the side effectswhat you just mentioned, I know that a lot of peopledon't realize something you brought out in one ofour previous shows was that if you have drug A thathas 10, side effects and drug B that has 10 side effects, that does not equal 20 side effects? No, absolutely.
The University of StanfordSchool of Medicine, research shows that thoseare basically exponential, we don't really know the number, we combined more than onedrug to get with another.
We don't have the ability and the time and the money to studyexactly what happens.
Whereas when we do what Iconsider lifestyle modifications, there's generally zeroside effects only upside.
– Now lifestyle changes, let'sget into that for a minute.
So one of the examples of themyths that we've been taught from our doctors who learnedit in medical school, was that cholesterol isthe cause of heart disease.
And I think most peoplewatching the show would go, well, yeah, that seems pretty obvious.
But it's not is it? – Well, it's really not Scott, it's just one of the players in what creates a heartattack or a heart issue actually up to 75% offolks that are hospitalized for heart attacks haveperfectly normal cholesterol.
So that's not really what's driving it.
Although, again, with thedrug industry having a drug that will reduce cholesterolthat became the villain, when it's really the highsugar and high insulin levels and inflammation, it iscreating the problems that lead to the heart diseases.
– So when someone's takinga drug for cholesterol, and they're not addressingthese other things, they're not really helpinganything other than creating a false test result fortheir next cholesterol test.
– Well, and that's whatreactive medicine is, right.
We can measure that yourcholesterol went down, so we say that everything's okay, when they really probably haven't reduced their chance of heart attack.
As matter of fact, oneof the side effects of the cholesterol drugs, isit can increase the risk of type two diabetes, which is the real culprit, the real underlyingcause of heart disease.
– Okay, so you just mentionedthat's where we were gonna go next with this sothat the sugar is the real, well diabetes, not sugar necessarily but diabetes is the realculprit to everything else.
Now, is that sort of like aprecursor, if you got diabetes, Ut oh, it's a marker forlots of other things? – Well, it really isScott and the problem is, again I don't think we'remeasuring the right numbers.
We don't look at the numbers.
The CDC today actuallyadmits that 50% of Americans have diabetes or pre diabetes.
Now that's without measuring what I thinks the most important number fasting insulin.
They go on to say that64% of adults 45 and over have diabetes or pre diabetes.
And again, they're notmeasuring their insulin levels.
So I believe that if wemeasured insulin levels, those numbers would beastronomically higher than the 50 and 64%.
So yeah, when we're notlooking at the right numbers, we're not even catchinga lot of these folks that have these issues.
– So when you're lookingat the insulin levels, how easy is that to get a test for that.
– It's really easy.
It's the same blood drawwhere they're getting all your other numbers from andit's really inexpensive too.
– All I need to do is ask for it.
– All they need to do, wellthey can certainly ask, they may get some pushback, but if not they can doon their own without a physician's order at that point.
– Oh, all right.
It's very valuable information.
And we do that for a lot of folks.
– Well speaking of valuable information, we're talking withpharmacist Billy Wease about what your doctor does not know.
And we'll be back withmore from Health Awakening.
Stay with us.
(upbeat instrumental music) (air swooshing) (upbeat instrumental music) And welcome back to The Health Awakening, we were talking with ourguests before the break, Billy Wease about thetests that are easy to get, but your doctor may not think about, like fasting insulin and things like that, and how easy it is to get it.
So now when did you start to, you went through pharmacyschool and all that and you decided, yeah, this is not everything, there's something missing here.
What prompted all that? Well, Scott, my grandmother, when I was about to finish pharmacy schoolwas diagnosed with cancer.
And she went through the standard of care.
And we just we didn't doany lifestyle changes, didn't know to do any, andshe had a really poor outcome.
And then as I was comingout of school and working, I kept seeing the same kindof outcomes, that I just said, this is not what I got into pharmacy for I wanted to see people get well.
So it led me to go back to school, and obtain a fellowship in metabolic and nutritional medicine.
And that's really what I usetoday to help people get well and get off their prescriptiondrugs in many cases.
– Now, why do you thinksomething like you took there is not in a standard medical school? Where's that disconnect? – I think that a lot ofit comes from the fact that the pharmaceuticalcompanies are funding a lot of the medical schoolsand pharmacy schools, and they're funding the researches.
So a lot of it just comes from the fact that the folks fundingit don't necessarily have a vested interest in people getting off their prescription drugs.
– I hear ya.
So it's all whoever you pay to play.
If you pay for the curriculum, you get to have a say in that curriculum.
– That's a good way to putit I think, Scott, yes.
– Okay, something interestingyou have in your book here, says most doctors surveytoday list pharmaceutical reps and articles sponsored bypharmaceutical industries as their main source ofinformation after graduation.
So they're not goingout there thinking like you did with a with a free mind.
They're just basically going after what they learned in school.
– Yeah, and a lot of it Scott is due to the way today's medical system works with the insurancecontrol and these things, they just they don't have time.
So they depend on thesepharmaceutical reps and these articles written by the pharmaceutical companiesand their researchers as to how they stay up to date.
And it's just a system that it's like the big snowball goingdown the hill, right? We just somebody's got to get behind it and start to push thatsnowball back up over the hill the other way, or we're gonna continuedown this same path.
– It is a snowball, indeed.
I have a couple of friendswho are physicians, and regardless of what they're in, even chiropractic versus dermatology, and things like this, they'reso busy during the day, they have so many patients, and yet, the paperwork at the end of the day takes them into the night.
When are they ever going to sit down and say I'm going toread a medical journal and discover something new today.
– Yeah, it's almost impossiblefor 'em to do Scott today.
– Yeah, and that's where the saying again, you mentioned in yourbook, see one, do one.
(Billy chuckles) Medical school trainers have that saying, see one, do one, what does that mean? – Well, I've had severaldoctors tell me that when they were going through rotations, and they were interns, andthey would go into the hospital and start going through cases and being will call it Miss Jones room.
And they would go throughthe case, the physician would and they would want to ask a question.
And in some cases, theywould even ask a question.
And they would just kind of be ridiculed like don't ever ask methat question again, just do what I say and learnfrom what I'm teaching you.
And so it was almost like they felt like they were shut out from being curious and trying to say, well, is there a different way? Are there lifestyle changesor is it just cut and dry? So it was like, see what I do and do it? – I gotcha.
You know, that's completely the opposite of how a natural path as I am, is supposed to go through things.
When you see someone as a client, it's not just what ailsyou, here's a bandaid.
It's let me look at your eyes.
Let me look at your skin, your tongue, you know.
What's your lifestyle like? What are your bathroom habits like? You have this litany of questions.
That's why when you go to somebody who's like a holistic practitioner, you end up spending two hours and maybe a five pagequestion questionnaire about your health so they can get to the bottom of thingsright from the outset.
And I wonder if as a pharmacist, are you even permittedto ask such questions, if someone comes to you for something, can you say, well, what's really going on? – well Scott, that's certainly what I do as The 21st Century Pharmacist, I sit down, and typically we have at least an hour, hour and a halfconversation for the first visit.
The first time we meet, I wanna through, I ask those questions, I find out what they want to accomplish, and try to ask the questions that make the most sense to find outwhy they are where they are, and how we can startto change those habits or those lifestyle so that they can then have a true health outcome, right.
The optimal health, wellnessand fitness is what I call it.
– Now, you're in the Charlotte area.
And if folks are watchingthis around the country and not sure, let's say, you know, they want someone just like you, they say, I like the pharmacist like that.
Are there many folks doing like what you're doing in your profession? – Scott, not that I'm aware of.
Doesn't mean that they're notI certainly haven't seen 'em.
And I have some salesmanthat that do supplements and things that travel across the country that say they've never seen it.
So there may be some, but we certainly, we are in the Charlotte area, but I do phone consults, and Skype and all these othertechnologies allows me to talk to people in LA, just likeyou and I are sitting here.
So it's pretty cool, what we can do today.
– And that's good, becausenow we're reversing, you're reversing the backward thinking.
And hopefully, more people will be able to learn this from you.
And after we come back from the break, we're gonna talk abouthow you're doing that 'cause a couple of collegesare actually interested in having you teach their students, one of whom is actually inthe studio with us today.
So we'll get back tothat in just a second, we're talking withpharmacist Billy Wease about what your doctor does not know.
And we'll come back with more from The Health Awakening, stay with us.
(upbeat instrumental music) (air swooshing) (upbeat instrumental music) And welcome back to The Health Awakening, we're talking withpharmacist Billy Wease about what your doctor doesn't know, not because he doesn't wanna tell you, but just because he doesn't know.
And this is Billy's latest book called The 21st Century Pharmacist.
And in that book Billy, you come up with a veryinteresting statistic, here on 26 page 26, I'vegot an earmarked here, that today the US consists of less than 5% of the world's population, yet consumes how many of theworld's pain medications? – [Billy] 70%.
– 70% of the world's pain meds? That's incredible.
And you know, I saw thison television recently, where there was actually anopioid reduction commercial, that somehow the government has recognized that this is a big problem.
And that over, two million Americans, according to your book, are addicted to opioids.
That's so backwards, how do we get people off these things? – Yeah, it's gonna be tough Scott, because they're very addictive.
I mean, they take parts of the brain, the dopamine receptors, and they light them up.
So it's very pleasurable, and people get there beforethey even realize it.
And then they feel likethey have to have 'em, hence the addiction.
And so it's tough to get people off, we have to have a plan, wehave to think about lifestyle, we have to think aboutother ways to help control their pain, you know, alot of it is true pain that needs to be corrected.
I think the biggest issue with it is that the manufacturersof many of these opiates, told the medical communitythat they were not addictive, and that they weren't gonna be a problem, – Like cigarettes.
– Exactly like cigarettes.
And now we have millionsof folks that are addicted, and it's very toughprocess to get 'em off.
– Now you are doingsomething personally to help not just folks that youcome in contact with, but trying to teach the teachers to or the future teachers to go out and say, hey, this is not the only answer.
You have developed a program suitable for colleges of pharmacy.
Tell us about what's happening there.
– Yeah, so what I'm doingScott is I'm really taking the OptiYou RX WellnessProgram that I teach to the consumer, to the patient, and I am modifying it to teach it to pharmacy school students.
– Now, you had approacheda couple of schools, did you think they weregoing to be receptive? What was your initialwhen you call up and say, I bet they're going to say X.
– I really told my wife Beth, who's also a pharmacist, that this is probably a waste of time.
(Scott laughing) But I was actually quite impressed that both were very open and said that they even felt likeit was something that their students needed to learn.
So even the the folksrunning these schools are recognizing that there's a hole here, there's something that we're not teaching, and we wish we could, and maybe they just didn'thave anybody to teach it.
– Well, one of the thingsthat I found interesting was that when I approached them with it, and we went over what I envision this program looking like in a school, one of the questions thatthey both asked me was, we need you to teach it, 'cause we don't haveanybody that can teach it.
So I think that the trends in America are certainly going towardwellness, and they see that.
And I was quite impressed with the fact that they did, were very open.
And I will actuallybegin this year teaching that in pharmacy school.
– Excellent, now.
So you're really there'sno one else to teach it, that's got to feel pretty good that you're on the cutting edge of this.
– Well, we'll see, I'venever taught like this.
(Scott laughing) So we'll see how it goes.
I think it'll be a lot of fun to work with the folks in school.
And hopefully, we can just open some of their minds to the fact that there are other ways otherthan just reactive medicine.
– So now when you introduced this program, the folks in charge said, okay, we're going to do this, and they brought it out to the students.
What was their class size recommendation? And what happened, howmany people signed up? – Yeah, it was pretty cool.
They called me and they said, hey, we have a class size limit for what you're gonna teach of 20.
But we've had 30, sign up, what would you like to do? I was like, well, let's doall 30 if y'all are in for it.
So it was really popular.
– Wow, so this is not like an underwater basketweaving course where– – [Billy] I hope not.
– 10 folks sign up, andnothing is ever learned.
Wow, so 30 signed up – There seems to be a lot of interest.
– That is excellent.
So that tells me that theseyoung folks coming in, they've already recognized that what they're gonnalearn in pharmacy school is probably not all theyreally need and want to know, but they want to learn it fromthe other side of things too.
– I certainly hope so becauseit's really practical advice.
One of the things that Iwant to make this class is that it's what goes onin real life, day to day, you see these people with these problems.
And I think the reason that most people go into pharmacy school orinto any medical profession is to help people get well.
And I hope that we're ableto just be a small part in helping people beable to accomplish that.
– Wow, so you start thisfall, the fall of 2019.
– Very good.
So hopefully, if people seethis a couple years from now, there'll be many more schools.
(Billy laughing) Is there any vision foryou to have this expanded and to teach teachers to go to many places where you can't go.
– Well sure, there's always the vision and the dream of being able to teach this not only in the pharmacy school students, but into the PA students, the medical students, the NP students for the nursing students wherever it needs to be taught, because this is wellnessthat any medical profession I believe could benefit from.
So certainly that and making this into a continuing education program for the physicians is maybe a next step.
– That would be great.
Yeah, because they're required to have continuingeducation hours every year.
– So for the pharmacistand for the physician.
So that's maybe the nextstep that I'll look at.
– So when do you think they'll see the light on this any estimations? – Well, there's an old saying Scott, that you don't changethe medical profession that people just have to die.
Now, I don't necessarilyknow that, that's true.
But I think the way that itchanges is with more and more just people in America sayingwe're tired of this system, we're not getting better, and we wanna look for people who are helping us get well.
And I think that forces themedical profession to start looking outside the socalled reactive medicine box.
– Indeed, so now ifpeople don't have access to this watching this.
Where can they go online to find out what you already offered to the consumer.
– So optiyourx.
com is the website.
855-OPTIYOU is the phone number.
And so we do consults, we have the book, we have supplements thathave formulated I mean, all kind of wellness programs.
And you have five definite pillars.
There's a whole system built around it, and it's been proven in helpinglots of people understand.
All right Billy, thanks for joining us today on The Health Awakening.
– Thanks Scott, really enjoyed it.
Our guest today has been authorand pharmacist, Billy Wease talking about what yourdoctors doesn't know.
Stay with us, we'll be right back.
(upbeat instrumental music) (air swooshing) (upbeat instrumental music) And thank you again for joiningus on The Health Awakening.
Our guest has been BillyWease pharmacist, Billy Wease and author you can find his book, The 21st Century Pharmacist right here.
and his five pillar drugfree natural wellness program at optiyourd.
Billy, what are those five pillars? – Sure, so God given quality foods, the world's best nutritional supplements, water made from a medical device, science based exercise, rest and recovery.
– That's simple.
– It's pretty simple, Scott.
– It sounds like just what the things we should be doing anyway, doesn't it? – Common Sense things.
– All right, thanks again for joining us.
All right, so thanks again.
We'll see you next time foranother Health Awakening.
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