Sunday, August 28, 2011

Need Some Free Advice? Go to my health column!*

Do you suffer from a chronic health condition, i.e., fatigue, chronic joint pain, digestion issues, depression, insomnia, PMS, dysmenorrhea (first and or second of menses severe symptoms), menopausal symptoms, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol or high triglycerides), ED, high PSA, BPH (enlarged prostate), poor libido (men or women), disorders of the skin, autoimmune disease of any kind, inflammation, muscle loss (sarcopenia), food or environmental allergies, obesity, neurological disorders or try me with one not listed.

*I am happy to answer your question, however keep in mind this is a public forum for others to benefit as well; therefore, do not disclose any confidential information.

*My column should not be used in place of medical advice.   My opinions have not been evaluated by the American Medical Association or  Food and Drug Administration.  Any given advice or  products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Anti Aging Formulas: Improve Libido, Stamina & Vitality

Around the age of 35 (as early as late 20's) hormones start to decline in both men and women and the adrenal glands working together with the fat cells replete the body of  male and female hormones.  At this point biological aging or what is called senescence takes two steps forward.  However, how good would it be if we could take one, two or even three steps back. Through Functional and Lifestyle Medicine this is now possible.  One of the pioneers in this field who has demonstrated this is Dr. Dean Ornish. Dr. Ornish has worked with men and women utilizing lifestyle modification and supplements to reverse heart disease and cancer.  Recently he conducted a study which was written up in Lancet Oncology demonstrating a 30% increase in telomerase within a 90 day period.  Telomerase helps slow down or reverse the aging process by supporting chromosomal integrity.  

Listed below are five formulas that may help slow down aging and improve one's biological age.  One means of determining or accessing this is through BIA testing.  This is a quick and inexpensive test we offer patients at our office. 

I. Antidote to Aging: A telomerase multi phase formula - I developed this formula based upon documented research by of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell.   She discovered the ribonucleoprotein enzyme, telomerase.  Telomerase has shown to increase one’s telomeres which are the end caps of our chromosomes.  Some researchers are looking at this as the fountain of youth. One 8 ounce bottles sell for $104.00 and will last approximately 31 days. 

II. Tribulus   This product is standardized to contain 100 mg per tablet of furostanol saponins to ensure optimal strength and quality. The compounds in Tribulus work together to:
support normal reproductive function in men and women
support normal hormone production in men and women
promote vitality and stamina
support physical endurance
promote an overall feeling of well-being  
The best Tribulus is from Mediherb.  I would recommend 1 tab., 2 -3x day.  Therefore, for one months supply you would need 2, 40 tablet bottles, $86.00 for both.  In simple terms the herb tribulus has shown to up regulate (increase) 
testosterone and testicular size. 
III.  IGF-1+  
IGF-1+ 1 fl oz
Dietary Supplement
• Liposomal Spray
• All Natural Growth Factor
• Deer Antler Velvet Extract
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Sprays (0.32 mL)
Servings per Container: 93
Amount per Serving
Deer Antler Velvet Extract 11 mg 
(Cervi parvum cornu) (New Zealand sourced)
IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) 27.5 ng* 
Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) 1.6 mg
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
SUGGESTED USAGE: Shake well before use. As a dietary supplement, spray 2 times in mouth, hold momentarily and then swallow. Consume 2 to 3 times daily as needed.
IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) is a polypeptide compound produced from HGH (Human Growth Hormone).
* “ng” is the abbreviation for nanograms (1 billionth of a gram).
Store in a cool, dry place.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The cost is $29.99 per bottle.  Because it’s a liposomal spray, it is absorbed quickly into the blood stream.  Therefore it can be more effective than an oral formula at a higher dose.  Think of it analogous to a standard transmission to that of an automatic.  The standard allows more direct and greater power to the wheels vs. some loss with an automatic.  One bottle should last about 45 days unless one would like to increase the dosage. 
IV. Growth Hormone Support    Growth Hormone Support 180 vcaps
Hypo-Allergenic Dietary Supplement
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 180
Amount per Serving
ascorbyl palmitate 16 mg 
(fat-soluble vitamin C)
l-arginine HCl 500 mg 
ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate 250 mg
Other Ingredients: vegetable capsule
Recommendations: As a dietary supplement, take 2-4 capsules daily, on an empty stomach, with juice or water, before bedtime or 1 hour before a workout, or as directed by your physician.
This encapsulated product contains no hidden coatings, excipients, binders, fillers, shellacs, artificial colors or fragrance. Contains no dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, sugar, starch, soy, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.
These supplements are better known as growth hormone releasers.  They work better if one exercises along with a good nights sleep (Doing one without the other is akin to driving a BMW with bald tires :-).  The cost is $45.80 for about a two month supply. Providing you are taking 1 caps., 3x a day. 
V. Horny Goat Weed Extract  Horny Goat Weed Extract 750 mg 90 tabs
Dietary Supplement
• Supports Hormonal Vitality
• Suitable for Men and Women
• Plus 150 mg of Maca Root
• Vegetarian Formula
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 90
Amount per Serving
Epimedium Extract (Horny Goat Weed) 750 mg 
(Epimedium grandiflorum/E. brevicorum) (Aerial Parts/Leaf)(Standardized to min. 10% Icariin) 
Maca (Lepidium meyenil)(Root) 150 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Vegetable Coating.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. 
SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet daily, preferably with a meal. 
I guess the name says it all!  The cost is $19.99 for a three months supply.  

The total for all five is $285.78. 


Sunday, August 7, 2011

3 Simple Steps to Optimal Health (by phone)

>Free 1st Consultation 
>Receive Lab Kit and Follow Instructions 
>Follow-up Consultation 
(does not require an office visit)

Call for more information, 781-246-5041 
Only speak Portuguese, not a problem!  
Ask for Monica

The lab kits we dispense can determine food sensitivities,  for the 30 most common hyper allergenic foods called Allergix IgG4 Food Antibodies.  Another popular test is the Organix Acids Profile which can determine nutrient deficiencies, central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, and intestinal microbial activity.  The GI Effects Profile uses DNA stool analysis to identify abnormal bacteria, fungi, candida, parasites, gluten intolerance, intestinal inflammation and more.  The Estronex Profile can determine a women's risk for breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical cancer.  Or men for prostate cancer.  There are many other tests simply using saliva, urine and blood spot technology.  

Our lab tests can provide important information for treating certain conditions, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep abnormalities
  • Mood changes
  • Blood sugar dysregulation
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Bloating
  • Distention
  • Joint pain
  • Gas
  • Reflux
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Headaches
  • Early aging