Letters from You

Health Alert 80 It has now been a year since I’ve started to write these Health Alert letters. I have been surprised and overwhelmed with the response of you, the reader. I receive questions and comments from readers like you almost everyday. I have always encouraged my patients to take an active role in their own health. From the letters …

Joints Ache? Try This Ancient Remedy

Health Alert 92 If you’ve been suffering from swelling, pain, and stiffness in your joints any relief is welcome. But many prescription drug solutions create additional problems for you. Today I’m going to tell you about an effective yet gentle and safe solution. I’m talking about an Indian herb called Guggal. You may have heard of it. Over the last …

How to Get Better With Age

Health Alert 98 Today, I want you to take the most important step for a virile and youthful life. It will keep your body going strong for years to come. You need to stop your muscles from deteriorating. Your muscle mass declines with age. We are learning that this loss of youthful muscle is responsible for many of the other …

Common Supplement Linked to Cancer

Health Alert 12 There is recent evidence linking chondroitin sulfate – a popular arthritis supplement — and prostate cancer. I’m writing today to clarify the issue. The thinking for taking chondroitin for arthritis goes something like this. When you have arthritis your joints get inflamed. The inflammation damages the cartilage in your joints. When the cartilage (normally smooth) is roughed …

From the Inside Out?

Health Alert 109 Your habits in the kitchen could be making you older. Eating foods cooked at high temperatures can speed up your pace of aging and cause you to become susceptible to a host of chronic diseases. Today, I’ll tell you how this is possible. I’ll also give you some useful pointers for regaining your youth and health through …

Dangerous with Age

Health Alert 17 Did you know that the same medication that you’ve been taking for years could be slowly poisoning you? As you age, your ability to tolerate medication changes. Your body recognizes medications as foreign substances and tries to remove them. For most medications, your liver first “detoxifies” the drug then your kidneys excrete this metabolite in the urine. …

Botox: No Longer Just For Beauty

Health Alert 111 Could you end migraines, prostate problems, and muscle spasms with just a prick of a needle? That’s what some new studies using Botox are suggesting. We are finding that Botox is not only good for cosmetic anti-aging, it may also ease some very irritating conditions. Today, I’ll tell you how a cosmetic tool has the potential to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 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 …

Don’t Let A Fall Get You Down Avoiding Falls Will Lengthen Your Life

Health Alert 159 A gerontology associate of mine recently opened my eyes to the issue of falls and accelerated aging. Falls are the primary cause of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65. And, falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments. The good news is that falls are preventable. Today you will learn simple …