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April 24, 2016

There are simple, inexpensive ways to encourage detoxification. This for me is the step to be taken before harsher, more complex detoxification measures. We live in a global environment and everyone will experience exposure to toxins to some degree. There are toxins we absorb from clothing, furniture, our cars, and other ways such as simple packaging like tea bags, and the fumes from chemicals and cleaning supplies around us in closed buildings. Of course, following a whole food diet and avoiding processed foods is a good start to cleaning up our bodies. A good example is chlorophyll. This serves as a natural chelating agent (chelate is the Greek word for claw—so this grabs onto things such as heavy metals and helps eliminate these from our body). Then there are the Brassica family of vegetables—cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and brussels sprouts—which can help control the amount of xenoestrogens (artificial estrogens) that we ingest from products packaged in plastic (BPA and other plastics). Detoxification occurs in two phases. In phase 1 toxins are liberated from tissues where they have been stored. Most of this occurs in fatty tissue. Phase 2 requires enzymes in the liver that help eliminate these toxins from the body. If both phases are not working the toxins can be liberated and then recirculate for storage again. So to think something as simple as apple cider vinegar

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April 21, 2016

Detox: Real Or Not?

  1. There are many things in the environment that serve as endocrine disruptors.
  2. Toxin exposure involves processed food as well as water sources.
  3. Exposure to toxins is also present in everyday products and clothing.
  4. Adverse body composition (accumulation of fat) may be a protective mechanism to sequester toxins and minimize the effects in our bodies.
  5. There are many subtle signs and symptoms of toxins. An example may be some skin rashes.
  6. No one regimen for detox can be used as a cookbook for all.

As we go into the final round of detoxification, I want to introduce some articles that emphasize the importance. We live in a toxic environment and are doing this to ourselves. Here is a simple example. I am 64 years old. Take a group of 64-year-old men today and get an average testosterone level. Now take a group of 64-year-old men in the 1950s and get an average testosterone level. The level of the latter group will be 35 to 40% higher. That tells you what we are doing to ourselves because I have a hard time believing we are less men than the 1950s. The first article Are Plastic Chemicals Ruining your Love life? talks about endocrine disruptors. Phthalates are so very important in this

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April 18, 2016
Every day I try to scan some of the lay literature for items of interest. This article about the Vagus nerve, really caught my attention.   Vegas is a name everyone knows. I wanted to spark your interest, but I am really talking about Vagus. The Vagus nerve starts out as one of the cranial nerves meaning it comes out of the skull. When I was in medical school I had to learn: On Old Olympus’ Tiny Top A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops This helped me to remember the names of the cranial nerves:

  1. Olfactory (smell)
  2. Optic or ophthalmic (sight)
  3. Oculomotor (moves eyeball)
  4. Trochlear (same)
  5. Trigeminal (sensation to most of the face)
  6. Abducens (moves eyeball)
  7. Facial (injury during plastic surgery causes sagging of the face)
  8. Auditory (hearing and balance)
  9. Glossopharyngeal (swallowing)
  10. Vagus (the one we are discussing)
  11. Accessory (muscles of the neck and shoulder)
  12. Hypoglossal (wags the tongue—well developed in some humans)

So the Vagus comes out of the skull and just keeps going and going and going… It passes through the neck to the chest and finally disburses branches in the abdomen. It goes to every internal organ between the skull and the hip

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April 17, 2016

Spring Recycling A patient sent this to me and it really lit a spark ( http://www.vice.com/read/charles-eugster-fittest-oap-on-planet ) . The guy in this video has the answer. He has hit on some real keys to longevity. Yes, there are accidents or maybe exposure to a toxin that causes a gene mutation and cancer that shortens our life. We just do the best we can but with certain basics this stuff works! Let me review a little bit about the Paleo concept. Remember this involves Paleolithic man and his lifestyle. Even though the environment has advanced technologically, our basic DNA has not. Genetically we function best in a different environment than present society offers. First, there is the whole food concept. Paleo man had no processed food. Fat was a major energy source. Do not be afraid of good fats– there is no problem. Quite the opposite. Packaged and processed food has poor nutritional value and added preservatives may be potentially damaging to our health. With aging, there needs to be a conscious increase of protein intake in the diet to maintain and increase lean muscle mass. Even though the dinner plate looks full with enough protein, more may be needed. I am also agreed the food pyramid is upside down. Second, think about sleep patterns. What did Paleolithic man do when th

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April 12, 2016

As we develop the topic of detoxification, I present this series of articles to review.

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April 6, 2016

This is a fun informational blast as the Easter candy disappears.

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March 30, 2016

  Did you ever think about your genetic tendency to develop cancer or a chronic degenerative condition? Let’s take the case of Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery and Angelina Jolie’s Round Two With Mutated BRCA1: Solid Science Sprinkled With Nonsense. She was positive for the BRAC–1 gene predisposing her to breast and ovarian cancer. She chose to do what she thought was best for herself. Statistics will show that of women with the BRAC–1 gene only 70 to 80% of these will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Why not the other 20 to 30%? It has to do with the environment. There are things in our daily life that can cause these gene mutations to become active and cause cancer. This relates to not only lifestyle, but toxicity and chemical and hormone imbalance. If you knew your risk, how does this affect you? From a preventive standpoint, it tells me how you can be more aggressive in prevention and control the environment that switches the gene to cause cancer. This is more than just blindly taking supplements. Why shoot in the dark when you can have a detaile

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March 27, 2016

  I came home one day and sat down and wrote this after a patient was told by her primary care doctor that her supplements were “not necessary and was like flushing money down the toilet.” I think that this article must have crossed his desk. New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers   So what do we do about vitamins and supplements? Eat a balanced diet and you receive all the vitamins you need. That is what we hear from conventional medicine. The main reason supplements need to be considered is that the real world contains processed products and foods grown in mineral deficient conditions or perhaps contaminated with toxins. How many times have you seen on the label “fortified with such and such vitamins.”  It is a travesty when the natural is taken out and synthetics may be the replacement in processed food. Next, look what is done with medications. Cholesterol blood levels go up. No thought is given to suboptimal hormone levels or lack of vitamin D raising cholesterol. Cholesterol pills are thrown at numbers. The numbers look better and everyone is happy. However, the body does not necessarily function any better. Supplement philosophy can sometimes be much the same. However, there are no magic bullets fo

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February 24, 2016
  • Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart and vascular problems.
  • It is probably not the Viagra that causes heart problems.
  • Testosterone is essential for heart health.
  • We have methods to objectively test for these things.

Everyone knows February represents heart month. It is also associated with romantic qualities because of Valentine’s Day. Both of these issues concern the topic of this short essay. The first article is from a medical journal and represents current views of testosterone use from the cardiovascular standpoint. Remember that the organ with the most testosterone receptors in the whole body is not that little guy between our legs (for men, but this information still applies to the ladies) but the heart. Heart health is directly related to optimum testosterone levels. Testosterone is necessary for heart, blood vessel, and overall health. Cognitive function and emotions can improve with optimization of testosterone levels. So can libido and sexual function. So how is this related? Before any buildup that blocks blood flow occurs in the blood vessels, we can ident

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February 16, 2016

February is Heart Month With your CENEGENICS program, you have already taken significant steps to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. February is HEART MONTH, and statistics show that cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of both men and women in the United States despite significant advances in treatment and detection over the past half-century. Coronary artery disease is the name given to the process that blocks the flow in blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. If this becomes suddenly blocked it causes a heart attack. Unfortunately, the first symptom of a heart attack can be sudden-death in anywhere from 30 to 50% of patients. In other words, you may not make it to the emergency room. Electron beam tomography (EBT) is proven to be the most sensitive noninvasive test to detect and quantify build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries. It takes only minutes to perform with no special preparation, and preliminary results are available the same day as the exam. This can provide information that lets us know your relative risk of a cardiovascular event and whether you need further heart testing or not. If you look through this exam you also see that an extended EBT can be ordered to look at internal organs in the chest and abdominal cavities. What is

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