How to Keep Steel Hard Bones without Calcium Pills

Health Alert 26 Did you know that calcium supplements won’t save you from developing the bone-breaking disease osteoporosis? The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that almost 44 million Americans have decreased bone density. That’s half of all men and women over age 50! The medical community has ingrained into all Americans that the best way to treat and prevent osteoporosis is …

New Evidence -You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s

Health Alert 29 There are two simple things you should do to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease: • take antioxidant supplements • keep your heart healthy Some of my patients call Alzheimer’s disease “old timer’s disease.” The perception is that if you live long enough it’s inevitable. Evidence is mounting, though that the disease may be much more …

Eat Less, Live Longer

Health Alert 139 Do you have aspirations of living to 100 years old and beyond? There is an undercurrent of research that supports you in achieving your longevity ambitions. New research shows that eating less may add years to your life. In several studies, caloric intake cut by 40% has increased the lifespan of laboratory animals ranging from mice to …

How and Why You Age

Health Alert 30 Today’s message is the first in a series to broadcast every Monday on Anti-aging. Anti-aging is the newest and fastest growing branch of medicine. When I lecture on Anti-aging, I have learned from the audience to clarify one thing first. Anti-aging is not the same thing as life extension. That would make it anti-death. But aging and …

51 Scientists Attack Anti-Aging Therapies

Health Alert 151 I’m used to the conservative medical community criticizing my practice. I don’t promote prescription drugs. I use many alternatives in my practice. I’m an easy target, but usually it doesn’t get under my skin. Yet when one of my patients brought in AARP’s magazine with the title “51 Top Scientists Blast Anti-Aging Idea” I took it personally. …

Anti-Aging Part 2

Health Alert 32 Many argue that aging is a natural phenomenon that should be accepted as the natural order of things. Aging may be normal, but that doesn’t make it desirable. In your first Health Alert in our series on anti-aging (Health Alert 30), I explained the important role of telomeres in aging. There can be no doubt that the …

Anti-Aging Part 3: Live longer with One Simple Change

Health Alert 34 If you want to increase your chances of living longer, eat less. Restricting calorie intake is a reliable way to extend life span. It works in every animal model that has yet been tested. Mice, rats, Guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs and fruit flies all live longer if you feed them less. In humans, this would amount to …

Anti-Aging Part 4: Muscle is Youth

Health Alert 37 Did you know that you are losing about 3 pounds of muscle mass per decade? Most people don’t. They don’t notice because the lost muscle is replaced with fat. Today, you will see why you should be concerned over this loss of muscle – and the best way to get it back. Loss of muscle is interconnected …

Could Stress Be Killing You?

Health Alert 155 Stress is the result of resisting reality1. As we have discussed in previous Health Alerts (HA 39 & HA 47), stress is dangerous to your health. Stress leads to the increased accumulation of cortisol. Increased levels of this hormone are associated with abnormal aging processes. Today, you will learn about cortisol and its relationship to the stress …

Anti-Aging 6 The Anti-Stress Hormone

Health Alert 40 I call DHEA the “anti-stress hormone”. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Don’t let that tongue-twisting name bother you, everyone refers to it as DHEA. It is the most abundant product of the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor used by your body in producing sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It is produced in large quantities in …