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What are the health benefits of living an active lifestyle?

When the government forced the country to shut down during COVID, you may have passed the time watching more TV than usual. A lot of people did, including my own family. But if you’re watching more than a few hours a day, it’s time to put down the remote. A new study confirms that spending too much time in front …

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What is the best way to exercise?

If you do a quick Internet search for journal studies on exercising and brain function, you’ll see thousands have been conducted so far. And the researchers all say the same thing: Aerobic exercise is good for the aging brain. It was a lead story in The New York Times not too long ago.1 At this point, most people already know …

Reverse muscle loss… and aging

Reverse muscle loss… and aging

Before this last year, you could walk into any nursing home in the world and find most people there weren’t actually sick. They’re in there because of a medical condition that’s made them so weak from musculoskeletal loss, they can no longer care for themselves. I’m talking about sarcopenia, a slow and creeping loss of muscle that strikes so gradually, …

Keep Your Independence

By the time most people turn 80, they’ve lost up to 40% of their muscle mass.1 And many will wind up in nursing homes. Not because they’re sick. But because they are weak from muscle loss and lack of strength – called sarcopenia. They become completely dependent on others. I’ve seen many of my own patients struggle to maintain their …

Why Keto Diets Fail

Following a keto diet can burn pounds of unwanted fat, while training your body to burn fat as fuel. But if you’re doing aerobic exercise, you might not get the health and weight-loss benefits you want. Especially if you’re a keto novice, cardio will knock you out of ketosis! This is the desired metabolic state where you’re burning fat for …

Beware Couch Potato Lungs

Has the stress of the last six months turned you into a chip-eating couch potato? I don’t want you to feel too bad if it has… These are strange times. But this kind of lifestyle does more than cause weight gain and increase your risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart attack and stroke. It causes your lungs to become …

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The 12-minute memory makeover

A new study from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed a 47% boost in memory when people did cardio. The researchers were thrilled. I suppose they were proud of themselves for figuring out that getting more oxygen to your brain supports your memory. But they’re selling themselves short. Cardio is better than nothing, but it’s a puny effort for getting …

Drugs Can Cause Weight Gain

The world’s top drug companies generate billions making drugs that will never heal your underlying condition. After all, their business model is based on the “profitable management” of disease. Now, it turns out the very same drugs cause obesity. True story. A new study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), found nearly 25% of Americans are taking …

Athletes Love This Circulation Booster

One of the secrets of youth is a powerful molecule your body makes in the lining of your blood vessels. It’s called nitric oxide (NO). If you’re a regular reader, you’ve heard me talk about it. It’s a signaling molecule that allows your blood vessels to relax and expand. This allows blood and oxygen to reach every cell in your …

Happy exercise for lung power

Keep Moving for More Lung Power

Your lungs are your most vulnerable organ. I’m not just talking about the effects of the flu or coronavirus. Your lungs are your number one predictor of death. That’s how sensitive they are… But some people are doing better than others. In my clinic, we give elders the strength and power in their lungs they remember from their youth. I’m …

Our Air is Making Us Fatter

Air pollution is a 21st century problem. It’s not something our ancestors had to worry about. I’ve written to you for years about the dangerous levels of pollution in today’s modern, toxic world. But a new study I just read stunned me. Because it suggests that the air we breathe is making us fat. Researchers at the University of California …

My 2-Minute Workout Makes New Mitochondria

A brand-new study out of Australia supports what I’ve been telling my patients for more than two decades. That two minutes of high exertion exercise is much healthier than the traditional aerobic workouts recommended by most doctors and so-called “experts.” Let me explain… As a regular reader you know that working out every day for 45 minutes is unnatural. Humans …

Surprising Space Race Spinoff

It was July 20, 1969 and I was 12 years old… Like the rest of America, my family and I were glued to the black and white TV set in my living room. We were all gathered together to watch the lunar landing. The space race between America and the Soviet Union had been going on for more than a …

Professional Runner Admits: “I Was Weak and Underdeveloped”

For 10 years, long-distance runner Ryan Hall held the U.S. record in the half marathon. He was the first person to break the one-hour barrier in that race. And his time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds in the Boston Marathon remains the fastest for any American athlete. Long-distance runner Ryan Hall before and after he quit marathons. …

Only Minutes to a Balanced Microbiome

When I was in medical school, bacteria were still considered one of the biggest public health threats we faced. And antibiotics were believed to be the Holy Grail that would wipe them out. The “conventional wisdom” was that if you got rid of bacteria, you would eliminate deadly diseases like pneumonia, tuberculosis and meningitis. In fact, a whole industry designed …

Cardio: How many runners will collapse this weekend?

The New York City Marathon is this weekend. It’s the world’s biggest race with more than 50,000 people running 26 miles non-stop. I wonder how many lives will be claimed this year. I’m not exaggerating. It happens every time… Last year in London, 31-year-old Army captain David Seath collapsed three miles from the finish line. He died a few hours …

BMI: Tom Brady is obese?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your body fat percentage. And based on the results, you are labeled normal, overweight or obese. But BMI can give you some crazy results. Using this measurement, I’m considered obese. And so is NFL superstar Tom Brady. You see, BMI only compares your height against your weight. It doesn’t distinguish between …