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Category: Aging

The Need for Glutathione

Glutathione is implicated in many cellular function including antioxidant protection and detoxification. It is also essential for the maintenance of cell membrane integrity in red blood cells. Intracellular glutathione concentrations are principally derived by intracellular synthesis, as few cells directly uptake glutathione from the surrounding extracellular fluid.  The high concentration of glutathione in virtually all cells clearly indicates its importance in metabolic and oxidative d... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SpectraCell Case Study - Female with Multiple Conditions!

In 2006, a 45 year old female with complaints of multiple conditions including hypertension, dyslipidemias, insomnia, athralgias, mitral valve prolapse, GERD and HSVI, tried SpectraCell testing only to reveal  deficiencies in key vitamins and minerals.  This patient experienced malaise fatigue (x3-4years), joint pain, thin nails, sleep onset insomnia and hot flashes.  She had been taking Micardis (40/12.5), Ibuprofen (800mg as needed), vitamin D3 (1,000IU), Lasix (20mg as neede... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Importance of Vitamins

New study says multivitamins just don’t cut it when it comes to preventing heart disease In the landmark Physician’s Health Study II, authors concluded that taking a multivitamin for over a decade did nothing to prevent cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction or stroke. The study monitored 14,641 male doctors for over eleven years who took either a daily multivitamin or placebo and no differences in cardiovascular events or mortality was found between the two groups.  Since e... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, January 3, 2013

Telomeres: De-Stress vs. Distress

Excerpt from Eva Cwynar, M.D.'s new book, "The Fatigue Solution" A 2004 study conducted in San Francisco looked deep into the DNA of stressed-out mothers of chronically ill children. They were looking at the mothers' telomeres, the "tip" of a strand of DNA, which protects the DNA from damage. Telomeres naturally get shorter as we age, until eventually the cell dies. That's one reason we lose eyesight, hearing, and muscle strength as we age. The 2004 study showed that stress has a similar effe... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, September 3, 2012

Archived Webinar: Managing the Aging Process

Presented by: Eva Cwynar, M.D.Topics of Discussion: Diagnostic tools and lifestyle changes for Age Management How to maximize the body now to prevent fatigue and chronic disease Revealing your cellular age – How to manage aging from the inside out Testing for uncertainty – when a patient “just doesn’t feel right” Click HERE to listen to the webinar and download the presentation slides Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Telomeres, Hormones and Aging

Guest blog by: Dr. Mike Carragher Telomere length gives us a unique view of how your cells are aging.  Knowing this can help you decide how aggressive your anti-aging program should be.Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. Think of the plastic tip of shoelaces, protecting the shoelace.  Telomeres protect chromosomes in the same way.  As a cell ages, its telomere... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Sunday, February 26, 2012

COMING SOON to a Lab Near You! Immunidex...

What Does the Immunidex Measure?A patient’s Immunidex score is one measurement to evaluate a person’s cell-mediated immune system performance. Specifically, it measures T-cell lymphocyte proliferation. Since immune function is a systemic measure of general health, a higher Immunidex score is generally desired since it means a person can respond efficiently not only to exogenous threats such as pathogens or allergens, but also to endogenous threats like tumors. The immune system, c... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Homocysteine is About More than Just Cardiovascular Risk

Guest Blog by Arland Hill, DC, MPH, DACBN  Homocysteine came to light in the research on the back of cardiovascular disease. Well respected clinician and researcher Kilmer McCully, MD noted the correlation between cardiovascular disease initiation and development and elevated homocysteine levels. Since this discovery, homocysteine research has uncovered additional areas whereby elevations in homocysteine may be a risk factor for damage. Homocysteine, an amino acid with several health imp... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, June 13, 2011

Determine How Fast You Are Aging

What are telomeres? Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates, its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell. What effect does telomere length have on my health and wellness? Age adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere. Serial evaluation of telomere length is... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 18, 2011