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If you want to reduce heart disease, you need an LPP® test from Spectracell

If you want to reduce heart disease, you need an LPP® from Spectracell     Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in America, despite the fact that most Americans are very familiar with cholesterol testing.  You commonly hear “I had my cholesterol checked” and it’s normal.  Or, “My cholesterol is high so my doctor put me on a statin.”   Then, most Americans will (falsely) believe your risk for a heart attack is low... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Targeted Supplementation Plan May Alter What You Believe About Taking Vitamins

What is targeted supplementation? This concept, quietly endorsed by mainstream medicine, may alter what you believe about taking vitamins. A very common misconception about taking supplements is that if some is good, more is better.  This is unequivocally not true.  In 99% of people taking supplements, they have neither tested their blood for specific nutrient deficiencies, nor have they tailored their supplements to their own biochemistry.  The truth is, supplements –... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Thursday, March 3, 2022

Better with Age: The Science of Healthy Aging

As you age, would you rather feel great, or look great? Why not both?  A new perspective on aging may give you hope, regardless of whether you are 40 or 80.  Here’s why getting old does not just mean accepting the inevitable – wrinkles, gray hair, or cognitive decline. There is very advanced, albeit not highly publicized, technology in blood diagnostics that allows you to harness the good and work to minimize the bad, at least from a physiological standpoint... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Tuesday, February 1, 2022

T-Cells Are Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve, In the Era of COVID

  Research confirms that T-cells hold the key to lasting immunity against COVID.  While most of us are familiar with the notion that antibodies protect us against a specific virus, it is not as well known that antibodies can fade, sometimes even after just a few months.  T-cells, however, hold a cellular memory of infection for years, sometimes decades.   Further, T-cells are the cells responsible for telling the other immune cells what to do and coordinating a full-... Read More
at Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Glutathione: The Powerhouse Nutrient Purported to Protect Against Severe COVID Symptoms

  Could this powerhouse nutrient be the reason some people fare well while others get really sick from COVID?  One doctor has a theory.   A doctor at the Research Institute for Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology in Russia proposes a viewpoint that glutathione – known sometimes as the master antioxidant of the body – holds the answer to why so many people have different clinical courses of COVID.  Some mild, some severe, some short-term, some for mo... Read More
at Monday, May 3, 2021

Deficiency in This Vitamin is Linked to "Brain Clumps" Seen in Neurodegenerative Conditions

A unique feature in many diseases marked by declining brain function, such as Alzheimer’s, is the development over time of what is sometimes colloquially called “brain clumps” which are really tangles of proteins that physically get in the way of nerve communication.  Called tauopathy, this term refers to neurodegenerative disease marked by tangles of structural proteins (tau protein) that impair nerve cell function in the brain.  New research suggests biotin defic... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

Micronutrient Status Gaining Attention in Post-Pandemic World

Now more than ever, Americans are taking a closer look at the health of their immune system.  Micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, and molecules that regulate everything in biology – which are needed to launch a massive attack against the COVID virus are the same micronutrients needed to calm the storm once the threat subsides.  Assessing micronutrient status is a key step in staying healthy during this pandemic. A research paper from the medical journal Clinical Im... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

T-Cells Trump Antibodies for Long-Term Immunity to the COVID Virus

In fact, people who get mild cases of COVID often don’t even have enough antibodies in their bloodstream to be detected by lab tests, yet they have long-lasting immunity to the virus.  The reason: Their T-cells – which are a type of white blood cell called T-lymphocytes – carry a much more detailed and complete memory of the shape of the virus compared to antibodies.  A recent study from Sweden, which has experienced more open spread of COVID-19 than other Europea... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

Not All Telomere Tests Are Created Equal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Telomeres are the quintessential lab test for quantifying biological age.  But not all telomere tests are created equal as some disparity exists between labs.  Measuring small amounts of DNA in a telomere takes some skill so it is imperative to use a lab that is experienced in telomere testing.  SpectraCell was the first lab to commercialize telomere testing in the United States, back in 2010.  With over a decade of samples, our reference population is well over 15,000 pa... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020