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Major Paradigm shift for an Ophthalmologist

Discussion in 'Meet and Greet' started by Jay Montgomery, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    I want to introduce myself and tell a little about my story. I am an ophthalmologist with a 20yr career in private practice in SC. I was one of those eye doctors Dr. Kruse talks about all the time, the ones who thought we had the eye figured out. Yes, from a traditional medical education perspective the eye is a visual system controlled by the usual neural pathways and responsive to visual signals from the environment. I have spent my career mainly as a Cataract and Refractive surgeon and will be the first to tell you the first time I heard Dr. Kruse on Bulletproof Radio I honestly thought he had spent too much time in the middle of the night doing craniotomies and was off his rocker. However, as a seasoned biohacker and someone who is very curious and eager to understand new concepts, I pursued more. The more I comprehended the photelectric effect and the neuroendocrine role of the eye and particularly that of the RPE, the more I realized how wrong my profession is about the eye, and more importantly how wrong allopathic medicine is about pathophysiology in human disease, particularly the modern disease trends.

    Honestly I have felt for the last 10 years that there was absolutely something missing from our medical training. There were just too many pathologies and presentations that were unexplained by traditional biochemical processes, too many patients not only being disappointed by a lack of therapy for their problems, but in many cases who were harmed by the very medications and treatments that were supposed to help them. I have often asked the question of my colleagues, particularly in neurology and rheumatology, both of whom we interact with frequently, "what are we missing?" Everyone told me "you think too much just operate and help people see!"

    Well, I began the journey, admittedly kicking and screaming, as the concept of the photoelectric effect and mitochondrial biophysics totally "split my head open" as it relates to disease pathophysiology and more importantly optimal human health. I began to employ these concepts into my own "biohacking" and almost immediately noted the benefits. I began to see the trends in modern disease presentations and patterns as described in the Epi-Paleo Rx in my own clinic and surgical patients. Now that the "light was turned on" literally and figuratively, I made the paradigm shift and realized that everything I previously was taught and believed was subject to scrutiny and quite frankly is just wrong. As I dug deeper and put as much of my physics knowledge and biochemistry to work, I realized the logic in Dr. Kruse's paradigm. This has changed the direction and focus of my life, my family, my practice of medicine, and hopefully the health and wellness of those around me and my patients.

    Humbly I admit that I have much to learn and really started my medical education over at 48 years old. I look forward to the next and likely the last chapter in my career with an excitement that I haven't felt since I performed my first eye surgery 23 years ago as a resident. I hope to make the trip to New Orleans in the near future to meet Dr. Kruse, and well, mainly to thank him. Thank him for being courageous enough to step out of line in a healthcare field that doesn't reward "maverick" or free thinkers, and frequently disciplines us in costly ways when we don't follow traditional and approved and preferred practice patterns. It's absolutely amazing what he has done and learned in such a short period of time, I really believe the masses will honor his work when they realize the tremendous benefits of this health and wellness paradigm. And, if they don't, well I guess that's how natural selection works.

    So that's my story, I hope to meet others who share this enthusiasm and are on this same path and I'm just happy to be a part of the tribe!
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Welcome. Glad you opened your mind to new ideas. We need more MDs to do it to help the public.
  3. CjHedberg

    CjHedberg New Member

    Welcome, I will share this with local Ophthalmologist, a local hometown gentleman.
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  4. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    Thank you Jack, I look forward meeting you some day. Thank you for paving the way!
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  5. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    Great, I’m happy to talk to him as well if he is interested at all to hear my perspective and why I changed my beliefs after over 20yrs in the business. Unfortunately my experience so far is the same as Dr. Kruse with my field, they really don’t want to hear it, and don’t have enough biophysics acumen to connect the dots, even with help.
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  6. CjHedberg

    CjHedberg New Member

    Thank you, I know shag dancers in your area, referring them all to you.
    Getting MD's on board one at a time, just like oysters.
    How many times have you read EPI PALEO RX . . . . .
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  7. Mike David

    Mike David Same name new person

    Really exciting to see another doctor here. Welcome to the lighter side of life. Looking forward to learn from your n=1.
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  8. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    I’ve read it once and referring to it often. As an eye surgeon, much of the systemic disease is not part of my practice, but I have referred many patients already to the site and often discuss the concepts of sun exposure and deleterious effects of nnEMF, particularly blue light. I am also investigating sources of intraocular lenses that are customized to a more natural state.
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  9. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    welcome Jay. Have you thought of meeting up with Jack at a VIP event? He has one coming up.
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  10. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    Sup jay.
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    MITpowered26 New Member

  12. TrishRan

    TrishRan Gold

    Hi Jay , I'm an Optometrist from Australia. My whole scope of practice has been turned upside down by what Jack has taught me and like you "mind blown" .
  13. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    I just saw that event in June yesterday. I will definitely make one of those, that one didn’t work for my schedule though. One very important piece to this is educating my family, I have 3 teeanage daughter and a 9 yo son, obviously they think I’ve lost my mind LOL. I would love to at least get my wife on board so we could do an event like that together. While she is not opposed to these ideas and knows that I don’t just change my perspective without real evidence, she is still in the food/exercise first paradigm and from an American standard is very fit and healthy at least from a “macro-anatomical” standpoint. I am trying to get her to understand the cellular biology and particular mitochondrial function and/or dysfunction as it relates to light. Hopefully over the next 6 months or so I can sway her thinking and we can attend one together. If not, I will definitely make one of those alone. Thank you for emphasizong that event though, it is squarely on my radar.
  14. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    Great to “meet” you. We should compare notes. I have introduced this to several OD’s in my practice and they are MUCH more receptive to the concepts than my MD aurgeon partners. Unfortunately most MD’s have lost the ability to really challenge conventional beliefs. Mostly that’s a function of the “preferred practice guideline” that’s handed down by the Academy and ASCRS.

    I do have one question you may be able to answer that has come with patients and myself. For those who wear contact that are non UV blocking, my understanding is they allow 90% of UVA and 70-75% of UVB through, what exactly is the problem with them keeping the contacts on in the sun? Do the still.block too much spectral density to be effective or is the assumption that all modern CTL’s are UV blocking? Anyway, that has come up multiple times and it seems the General recommendation is to remove CTL’s in the sun which is not always practical or even safe for those with high Rx’s.
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  15. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Living on the edge of chaos is also an aesthetic choice: the acceptance of living joyously with the unpredictable, the new and the unknown. #biophysics

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  16. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    So I have arranged to be at the VIP event in June. I have so many questions and ideas as it relates to my field. I will save those for that time, but I will be studyjng up for our time together. My wife who has been with me since my internship says she hasn’t seen me this engaged since preparing for boards the first time. I can tell you my biggest challenge is my colleagues in the field and the conventional wisdom of our professional societies and preferred practice patterns. I’m not sure I can change their minds collectively but I will try one at a time. Our patient’s health and our society’s future depends on it
  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    More proof my Ubiquitination 24 blog was spot on. The less cumulative ultraviolet B exposure from sunlight, the more likely patients were to be myopic. Anyone who believes and repeats UV light does not enter the globe is working on VERY OLD DATA! UV light reverses myopia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30114725/
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  18. Jay Montgomery

    Jay Montgomery New Member

    Great! Yes my myopia progressed even in my 40’s which is almost impossible without lens changes in the conventional paradigm. Obviously blue light damages the crystalline lens that eventually leads to cataracts among a host of other ophthalmic issues. I am working my way through the Ubiquitination series now. Much to learn!
  19. Ed Pomicter

    Ed Pomicter New Member

    Perhaps of N=1 interest, my mother-in-law who has AMD went to Florida for the winter and we admonished her to get out in the sun, no sunglasses, no sunscreen and no hat. She has had Eyelea injections for about six years on about an 8 week schedule. She is now 16 weeks out from her last one with our local retina specialist re-checking her every 3 weeks and wondering why her retina is stable and not inflamed :glasses:
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  20. halvibe

    halvibe New Member

    Thanks for sharing what you've learned. Now if you could just tell me where I can get cataract surgery with lenses that DON'T block UV, my left eye would love you to pieces. (Been putting it off for about 4 years now.)

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