• Fitness, Heart Health

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    PACE VS HIIT

    I asked D.M., “What makes PACE unique?” He said, “It’s a more intense way of doing interval train-”… I didn’t want to interrupt him but I had to stop D.M., one of the guys on my staff, right there. That’s what everyone thinks. That PACE is about intervals. But it’s much different. It’s true that [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Vision

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    Should you stop using your computer?

      When I went to Malaysia, I really started to notice this… In Malaysia, which most people think is a backwater, developing, jungle-covered, rural country… they all have iPhones. The first iPhone wasn’t around until 2007. And now smartphones dominate places as far away as Malaysia. When I went there, I saw them all use [...]

  • Brain Health, Cancer, Nutrition

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    Some Shrooms for Your Brain

    I like to study in the morning after I do my PACE workout. It’s quiet, and the sun I get on my back patio here in South Florida is warm and pleasant early in the morning. It feels like my own personal bottle of vitamin D shining down on my skin. I thought about that [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Hormone Health

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    A Cross Between Ginger and a Carrot

    I woke up with the sunlight … and birds singing so loudly I thought they were in the room with me. I walked out of my cottage to a warm breeze, and sat down to a delicious breakfast: fresh fruit, banana pancakes and a tall glass of jackfruit juice. I made my way to my [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Vision

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    Lost secret to better vision

    Ancient cultures knew the value of the whole, fresh foods they ate, and what to do with them. Like eating fish for better eyesight. Unfortunately, this way of looking at things with an eye on nature has been discarded and forgotten. Today, we have all of these individualized categories of study being looked at by [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Fitness

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    Power boost that could save your life

    You probably know someone who’s fallen and broken a hip. But what you may not know is that it’s not just the elderly who fall, or break their hips. You can be very youthful and still be at high risk. The risk of hip fracture doubles every five years after you turn fifty. Nine out [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Newsletter

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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 [...]

  • Newsletter

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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 [...]

  • Newsletter

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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 [...]

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