• Heart Health, Newsletter, Nutrition

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    Scared straight by statins

    Have you heard of NNT? I wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t… it stands for “number needed to treat.” The number of people who have to take a drug for just one person to benefit from it. If a drug helps one person out of five it will be marketed as a “wonder drug.” Which [...]

  • Digestive Health, Energy, Newsletter

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    My favorite magic “milk”

    The fermented milk product kefir is one of my favorite examples of how nature has science beat. Have you heard of kefir? Modern science can’t duplicate it. Even though they know exactly what’s in kefir, they can’t make the real thing. Scientists have all the ability and technology in the world to alter molecules and [...]

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    Transform your body while you rest

      Today I want to talk to you about one of the most important benefits of my PACE program. I’m talking about “afterburn.” Afterburn is a way to describe how your body’s metabolism responds to your workouts. It’s the key to why your body transforms so fast when you do PACE. The aerobics and cardio [...]

  • Heart Health, Newsletter, Nutrition

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    Cardiologists bungle blood pressure

    My old office manager J.F. was on beta-blockers for high blood pressure. I put her on a treadmill once to give her a test and nothing happened. She got extremely short of breath, but her heart couldn’t keep up. It was still at 80 bpm. She couldn’t challenge her heart and make it stronger because [...]

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    Chimpanzees nicer cousins taught me . . .

    When I return to Africa in a few months I’ll make my base in the same spot near Kampala, Uganda where I’ve gone for my last two trips there. I’m blessed to have been in Africa four times now. It’s some of the most incredible landscape I’ve ever seen. It’s unique because it’s where the [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Cancer, Heart Health

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    Cancer, Heart Disease and Telomeres

    Here’s a truth about cancer … you don’t get cancer because your aunt Mae or anyone else in your family had it. The high rate of occurrence is indicative of how far from our natural environment we’ve strayed. Man-made chemicals, toxicants and pollutants, combined with the loss of nutrient protection from food, for example, make [...]

  • Brain Health

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    Concentrate on this: a protective buffer zone in your brain

    Last week a popular newsletter mentioned me on a list of the world’s top integrative medicine doctors. They even had a little paragraph that mentioned I’m well known for my work in fitness and exercise. I’m happy people know me for showing people how the right kind of exertion can increase heart and lung power, [...]

  • Anti-Aging

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    Teddy Roosevelt Never Knew Telomeres (Science of Nutrition & Aging)

    If you were not following my letters 10 years ago, you probably wouldn’t know that I used to teach nutrition at Barry University in South Florida. I love to teach, but I found that the students almost always didn’t have a basic understanding of nutrition, so I would start by teaching them what the vitamins [...]

  • Immune Health, Newsletter

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    Immune Boosting Amazon Miracle

      My friend and I hacked a narrow path through the underbrush. It was the second day of our journey, deep into the jungles of the Amazon. I was on my way to speak to a curandero, a native healer, about a plant the locals believe has magical healing properties. They use this herb in [...]

  • Fitness

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    Your Most Powerful Muscle

    Growing old doesn’t have to mean loss of independence. But there are a few things you need to watch out for. High on my list are your muscles. Muscle power means youth, vitality and independence. Unless you do something about it, muscle loss (sarcopenia) is like a progressive disease. Your body simply “wastes away” over [...]

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    You Don’t Know Jackfruit!

    The other night I turned on my TV and brought up the on-screen guide, and I saw a listing for a show from the island of Bali.  I couldn’t resist tuning in… It was the travel show with the guy who eats the strange and outrageous foods, Andrew Zimmern. He was at a ceremonial pig roast. [...]

  • Anti-Aging

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    Drugs and Anti-Aging

    Sometimes patients come to me with what they call “symptoms of old age.” But often they’re not symptoms at all. They’re side effects. Here’s what I mean: Prescription drugs cause side effects that look a lot like “aging.” Research shows some drugs cause major cellular damage. They attack the mitochondria, the tiny energy generators in [...]

  • Blood Sugar/Diabetes, Cancer, Newsletter

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    HFCS: High Fructose Cancer Syrup

    Since I’ve been writing to you about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and how unnatural it is for you, you’ve probably seen the ads by corn growers. They want you to believe it’s the same as any other sugar. Their newest tactic they’re using is so-called “scientific” research. It claims corn syrup [...]

  • Men's Health

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    Testosterone and Anti-Aging

    When I entered my practice, one of the first things I wanted to do, a few years before the A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging) came along, was to help reverse what was happening to my male patients. Now I’m taking it a step further. It will be part of the purpose of my new Palm [...]

  • Cancer

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    Disappearing Difference Between Men and women: The Estrogen Connection

    Did you ever wonder why women can shop all day, and for men it drives them nuts? Did you know there are hormonal reasons for that? It’s not just culture, it’s evolution. Women have traditionally been responsible for doing the gathering. They get a surge of the feel-good hormone serotonin, and it gives them energy. [...]

  • Newsletter

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    Super Fish

    I admire the strength and supernatural endurance of Pacific salmon. Their trip to the spawning ground may cover more than 2,000 miles. They travel day and night upstream against powerful swift currents. They even swim UP waterfalls. They have to outrun predators like seals, orca whales, bears and human fishermen. And amazingly, during this entire [...]

  • Heart Health

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    Nobel Prize-Winning Research Has Solved the Mystery of How We Age.

    You are living on the threshold of a new era. When historians look back, they will mark this as the point in time when life on this planet fundamentally changed. Nobel Prize-winning research has solved the mystery of how we age. We now know a genetic program directed by the length of your telomeres controls [...]

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    Bioenergetic Aging: A Decline in Your Body’s Ability to Generate Energy

    Feeling weak and a lack of energy production from degrading of your mitochondria is called “bioenergetic aging.” I know that doesn’t sound good, and it’s not. Bioenergetic Aging brings about a constant decline in your body’s ability to generate the energy you need to even do simple things. When we look at photos of the [...]

  • Nutrition

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    “Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements.” (Is he joking?)

    It’s hard to believe in 2014. But it’s still going on. Every so often I’ll read or hear a doctor or professional organization say there’s no evidence that a vitamin supplement does anything for anybody. Eliseo Guallar and his colleagues at The American College of Physicians wrote an entire paper entitled, “Enough is enough: Stop [...]

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    Spirits of Independence

    Have you heard that beer can improve your brain? If you enjoy beer, that’s one good reason to have one this coming 4th of July weekend. We already know that moderate amounts of beer can reduce the chance of heart disease by 41% and even lower the risk of cancer.1 But studies also show that [...]

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