WOW! Despite the fact that many have commented that Dr. Kruse speaks much better than he writes, I was still so very confused as to what the main take aways from this presentation should be. So, here are a few notes taken directly from the talk:
JK wanted to share an idea that will "change your life."
This whole thing started with knee tear. A friend shared books and papers with him as a result. The book was The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (A FABLE About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny). In the book a lawyer left his law practice to live with Sherpas. When he came back everyone said he looked 25 years younger and was in great shape. Dr. JK wonders, what if this is possible?
The papers that were shared with him were about cytokines and leptin. Leptin controls everything so, he knew that the knee was tied to leptin.
In 2009, the Nobel prize went to telomoere biology. So he also got interesting in looking at that too.
Is is possible that obesity is an inflammatory brain condition, asks JK? Could he fix himself via the Leptin reset which he says was a secret until last year? He says he used that diet and cold because sherpas live in the cold.
Colclear implants rewires the brain so people can hear again. This is like what JK claims he did, he rewired his vagal nerve to rewire his brain. So, this caused him to lose 157 lbs.
He showed a photo of his son (who didn't even know he was going to be there or that he did this surgery and MRSA thing) who was overweight in the photo. He used the Leptin Rx and CT on his son His kid lost 60 lbs in 6 weeks. He turned his nephew into a navy seal.
He wan't satisfied with this, he got into the whole longevity thing and ran tests to see if he got younger. According to him, his blood tests say that he did.
He says that our deep ancestors who came out of the water were cold adapted mammals. There was an evolutionary bottleneck so to get food they had to go back into the water to get omega 3 fish. To do that they had to get numb, and that was interesting to him. (Again, no citation or reference. This is all him here).
He refers to Wim Hof's Tedx presentation. Dr. Kruse says Wim injected himself with bacteria and didn't get sick. He also climbed Everest and ran a marathon - JK claims that he was able to do all of this because of the cold.
JK says that Lance Armstrong, Micheal Phelps, sherpas and astronauts use cold to do what they do. JK says that nobody know this, but Lance has freezers in his house and that's what helped him win. Phelps swims in 50 degree water and that made him a winner. Neil Armstrong lost 30 lbs and ate less while in space. JK says it's the sherpas that give us the answer to all of these things.
JK says that this is a pathway that no one knows about, but JK. But he goes on to say that it's in the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
He goes on to tell us a story of a surgeon he knows. who got acute spinal cord compression while performing surgery. He went to a hospital and had surgery that didn't go well, so he was sent to JK and JK told him the secrets and fixed him and in 6 weeks he was running and back at work as a completely new person.
He referrs to Terry Wahls' Tedx presentation. He says that presentation got him wanting to make a TED presentation himself.
He goes on to say that his idea was to do the first "Evolutionarily Directed" surgery. Nodoby would let him do this to someone else - inject bacteria and avoid anesthesia. The secret pathway tells us we have ultimate immunity.
He decided he had to "make" himself a surgical candidate. So, he had some sort of tummy tuck type surgery and "secretly" gained 25 lbs eating a SAD (PUFA + grains he says). It took 2 months to gain 25 lbs and nobody knew and he hid it.
On Jan 8th he told his wife about this. The next day he had surgery without anesthesia. Before the surgery he injected MRSA all over his torso (he says it's nasty stuff). He "woke up" and was in pain. His wife and daughter didn't know what was going on and even his son at the time of taping didn't know anything about this. His wife and daughter was ordered to get out a tub while he was sceaming and crying. He told her to get 120 lbs of ice from the freezer and in minutes the ice got rid of his pain. He even flaunted his incisions to his 11 year old daughter.
He avoided infection and never had pain.
He says that this proved to his that cold packs reduce pain. He decided that all these variables proved that this secret pathway exists in humans and that he should do this to his patients. Apparently an 80 year old patient he used diet and cold on recovered well from surgery and that it was remarkable.
He starts hiw wrapup saying that this clearly proves that the Paleo diet and CT are keys to human health.
His ending remark is that unconventional methods can lead to remarkable results that can help millions of people. He also says that the entire medical profession has lost its way and they need to use evolutionary biology.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is not a true story. It is a fable. I have never read it, but the word fable is right in the title. I do not understand how a self-help, motivational fable proves that we are cold adapted mammals in any way.
I think it's nice that Dr. Kruse took the time to read the books and papers his colleague gave him and learned all about leptin. It is also noteworthy that he successfully lost a tremendous amount of weight.
Obesity as an inflammatory brain condition has been widely talked about. So that is surely noteworthy.
I take some issue with how he presents the Wim Hof LPS injection experiment. He keeps saying that WIM "injected himself with bacteria." I watched the video about this here. Wim had LPS endotoxin injected, yes. But it was under the direction of a team of doctors, in a hospital setting, while having many biomarkers tracked, and on camera. There were obviously many cooperative and willing witnesses to this. I get the impression that Dr. Kruse is trying to compare his secret smearing and injection of MRSA on his torso to Wim's experiment. The two seem very different to me. Totally different bacteria. Wim's experiment had but one variable and Dr. Kruse's had...a lot. Dr. Kruse had no tests or measures to show that CT or the Paleo diet or whatever caused his body to fight off the MRSA without becoming infected. Also, I have read that nearly all hospital staff have MRSA anyway, so perhaps this was not the best bacteria to prove superhuman immunity in him? I dunno.
He does not say exactly what the surgery he went in for was, but it sounds like a tummy tuck. This is pure speculation. Assuming it was a tummy tuck, I believe that the surgeons want you to get to your goal weight before the surgery. There is no requirement that you weigh a certain amount above it. The only place I've read that is in regards to bariatric surgery (gastric bypass). So, the point about gaining 25 lbs seems pointless as well. It is likely that after losing 157 lbs he would have been able to buy his tummy tuck without gaining weight.
He says he did not have anesthesia, and he admits in the YouTube comments that he had general but not local. There's a lot of doublespeak going on.
I see that other's think that Dr. Kruse is leading "by example" and that we need to heed his words or reap the consequences. I don't like the example he lays out about keeping so many secrets from his family and sharing his son's story and photos in front of a live audience and on YouTube without his consent. I don't like that he traumatized his wife and 11 year old daughter.
Perhaps it's all a fable?