What is CRP? Is your Doctor doing this crucial test on you yearly?

What is CRP? Is your Doctor doing this crucial test on you yearly?

October 12, 2019 10 By Ewald Bahringer


Hi, Dr. Minkoff here. I want to take up a
term called CRP and you may have heard of this, if you haven’t I’ll just give
you a little bit of information on it today.
CRP stands for “C-reactive protein”. This is a protein that the body makes in
response to inflammation; or actually when it’s inflamed
these things are released. Probably part of the process of causing inflammation
is these particles. Now if your doctor isn’t ordering on you what’s called a
high sensitivity that’s what HS is, CRP on your annual visit you should ask them
to do it. This is a particle when it’s elevated is a risk factor for
cardiovascular disease. That could be stroke, it could be heart attack. If
you’re walking around with an elevated CRP you’d want to know it. A lot of
people who have heart attacks or heart disease don’t know, or their doctors
aren’t looking for things that precede the heart attack so that they know
there’s actually inflammation going on in that person’s body. Now in my
experience when I see a high CRP I know that the inflammation is coming from one
or two places. Usually in an asymptomatic person, so this person is walking around
they don’t have sore joints, they’re not in pain, but they have a high CRP. Now
really good is below one, acceptable- moderate is probably up to three. I saw
somebody earlier about six months ago who was a twenty four, which is really
high and that’s a big risk factor. When I see this I think of two things,
they’ve either got infected areas in their mouth, that might be gum disease, or root canal teeth, or what I call cavitations, the area in their jaw
bones where there’s actually infection, or they have bad bacteria, or parasites or fungus growing in their intestine and it’s causing inflammation
within their gut. We have bacteria in our gut which are friendly ones and they
don’t produce inflammation locally, but there are also bad ones, and the bad ones
cause inflammation in the lining of the smaller large intestine. They produce
bio-toxins which leak into our bodies and they cause inflammation too. If I
see someone with a high CRP I will do a comprehensive stool test on them. If they
have bad bacteria we will treat it, if they have overgrowth of yeast we will
treat it with natural methods, if they have parasites we will treat them, if
they have root canal teeth or gum disease I will send them to a biological
dentist so that they can get their teeth straightened out, and low and behold when we do this within three to six months the CRP will come right down into range.
Point six, point eight, one, and that risk factor of future heart attack or future
stroke is not there anymore. I consider that really good medicine
because that’s what the doctor should be doing. Finding things in your body
before the catastrophe. Did you know that half the people get diagnosed with heart
disease when they have their first fatal heart attack? Now that’s pretty scary, you
went to your doctor he listened to your chest, you got an EKG done and he said you were fine. He didn’t look at your CRP or your
homocysteine, another risk factor, or your fasting insulin, there’s a whole bunch of
these and we’ll do a talk on those pretty soon. He doesn’t know that
you have high inflammation, or high risk factors going on behind the scenes.
Next thing you know you have a heart attack, and you died, and that was your
first symptom! so we want to prevent this, and good medicine is preventive medicine. it’s finding out what’s wrong with you before you’re actually ill so you can
put the little correction in. If you put the correction in, you can
be healthy you can live a long time. Okay so that’s what CRP is, make sure you get
your doctor to order one for you. If it’s high now you know what the problem is.
You may need to see the dentist, you may need to see a nutritionist, or naturepath, or chiropractor, or doctor who like me who knows about gut and gut
problems, to get the help that you need. Your CRP will go down and it will go
away and the wrong thing to do is take aspirin, take blockers, take things like
that because they’re not addressing the underlying problem. They’re just making
it worse okay hope this helps. Talk to you soon.