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10 Ways to Enhance Your Mitochondrial Metabolism

10 Ways to Enhance Your Mitochondrial Metabolism

by Dr. David Minkoff November 07, 2019 7 min read

If you search for “energy supplement” on amazon, you get over 4,000 results. 

4,000!

How can any reasonable human sift through all that and find the ones that work? Or which ones are bogus? 

I did a deep dive into the truth about increasing your energy” in another article. It gives you a framework for understanding how real energy supplements work and why.

But here I want to do something different. 

I want to get practical and tactical with 10 proven ways to boost energy production in your cellular energy factories –– your mitochondria.

We’ll start with the lifestyle and dietary ways to boost your mitochondria and then look at a few powerful supplements.

Let’s start with the cheapest...

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The Truth About Increasing "Energy"

The Truth About Increasing "Energy"

by Dr. David Minkoff October 24, 2019 5 min read

Your average health food store has an entire section devoted to “energy.”

The products on the shelf, with their fancy logos and specially designed packaging, make grandiose claims about what they will do for your “energy levels.”

But the truth?

Most of them are stimulants in disguise, artificially jacking you up to give you the sensation of energy.

But in the end, they do more harm than good. They increase cortisol, cause dehydration, and deplete you.

Because almost none of them do anything on the biological level that supports your real energy system: your mitochondria and metabolism.

That’s why in this article I want to show you what to look for with any new supplement.... and why.

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From Sabotage to Success: Navigating the Last 6 Weeks of the Year

From Sabotage to Success: Navigating the Last 6 Weeks of the Year

by CJ Hitz October 24, 2019 5 min read

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” according to Andy Williams. Or should it be the most wonderFULL time of the year? I’m referring to the last 6 weeks of the year which is fraught with one nutritional landmine after another.

Let’s face it, things like pumpkin pie, stovetop stuffing, eggnog, pumpkin-spiced lattes, peanut brittle, homemade fudge, and divinity only make their appearance during this brief window so we might as well gorge ourselves with as much as we can, right?

No wonder the average American gains 2 to 5 pounds (or more) over the holidays. You’d think we were part bear by eating all…the…things before going into several months of hibernation. Unfortunately, this is a major reason people gradually gain weight over the course of years and decades. Gaining weight is easy while losing it is another story.

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Sleep Issues? Comprehensive List Of Natural Sleep Aids, Sleep Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Sleep Issues? Comprehensive List Of Natural Sleep Aids, Sleep Tips, Tricks & Hacks

by Andrew Schachter October 23, 2019 11 min read

The American Sleep Association estimates that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. That's about 20% is the US population. Furthermore, insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. It's more than likely that you or someone in your household suffers from sleep-related issues.

On the issue of sleep, we've found that every "body" is a little unique and what works for some, has the opposite effect on others. One thing is universal in everyone, sleep is a must and to many it's the foundation of health & wellness.
Here are some things that could make an impact and it might work best to experiment around with these to find what works best for you.
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The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality

The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality

by Dr. David Minkoff October 09, 2019 7 min read

When you think of “vitality” what do you think of?

For most people, it’s some image of an active life, bursting with energy: shining eyes; spring in your step; the zest of life.

But if you go just a little bit deeper into this idea of vitality, it’s not some abstract, ephemeral quality reserved for the chosen few with the right genetics. It’s a very real thing, grounded in the biochemistry of life.

And it ultimately comes down to your body’s ability to make biological energy, a complex process collectively known as “metabolism.” 

So if you want to enhance your vitality, it makes sense to start with the master regulator of metabolism –– the one gland that controls metabolism and energy for every single  cell in your body:

The Thyroid Gland.

And learning how to dial in its health is one of the most powerful ways to enhance your energy, speed up healing, and simply feel more alive.

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The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

by Andrew Schachter September 30, 2019 9 min read

You might think that with the current state of health in our society that manufacturers would see the value of investing in whole food sourced natural ingredients.  Poor government oversight and regulation combined with a lack of education for consumers creates an environment inconsistent with the primary intention of supplements which is to enhance and better health & well-being
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PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results

PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results

by Dr. David Minkoff September 25, 2019 4 min read

Abstract
This study examines the effect of PerfectAmino on the plasma amino acid levels in 5 patients at an Integrative Medical Clinic in Clearwater, FL. Fasting levels of essential serum amino acids and glucose were taken, and then 10 grams of PerfectAmino were fed with repeat serum levels of amino acids and glucose taken at an average of 41 minutes and 103 minutes afterward. The data showed that in every case blood levels of essential amino acids increased significantly from fasting levels with no increase in glucose levels. Additionally, levels of conditionally essential amino acids, (Arginine and Histidine), had increases as well, demonstrating that with PerfectAmino both conditionally essential amino acids can be produced by the body when PerfectAmino is fed. We conclude that PerfectAmino in both tablet and powder from are well absorbed after oral feeding and have no significant effect on blood glucose levels.

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How “Set Point” Hormone Entanglement Keeps You Overweight

How “Set Point” Hormone Entanglement Keeps You Overweight

by Dr. David Minkoff September 25, 2019 7 min read

The more we learn about the biochemistry of our body; the more calories appear to be a deeply flawed model of how we turn food into fat. In the livestock industry, for example, adding a single chemical additive to their feed increased weight gain by over 20% with no increase in calories.

Same amount of food. Same type of food. 20% more weight.

How is that even possible?

It’s because these chemical additives used by factory farms influence the livestock’s hormones. And the hormones are what really control weight gain… and loss.

We’re going to take a deeper look at how these hormones influence your weight – and how you can use them to finally lose those pounds.

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The Ultimate Longevity Hack With Intermittent Fasting Hacks & Protocol

The Ultimate Longevity Hack With Intermittent Fasting Hacks & Protocol

by Dr. David Minkoff September 11, 2019 7 min read

Your own metabolism is killing you. 

The incomprehensible bazillions of biochemical reactions firing off every nanosecond in every one of your cells have consequences. 

Because there is no free lunch.

Not even in biology. The truth is...

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The Anabolic Secrets of mTor and Our Optimization Protocol

The Anabolic Secrets of mTor and Our Optimization Protocol

by Dr. David Minkoff August 28, 2019 6 min read 2 Comments

There is a master anabolic switch hidden deep inside your cells. It unlocks rapid muscle growth, stimulates tissue repair, activates your immune system, and generally makes us stronger and more capable. 

It’s known as “mTOR.”

You may have heard of it in the bodybuilding and biohacking worlds. 

However, this master anabolic switch is not as straightforward as some might like you to believe. 

The equation is more complicated than mTOR = more muscle gain. 

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What Might Be Causing Your Fatigue, Depression, and Insomnia

What Might Be Causing Your Fatigue, Depression, and Insomnia

by Dr. David Minkoff July 30, 2019 5 min read 1 Comment

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

At our clinic, the LifeWorks Wellness Center, we have many clients—male and female—who have problems with low energy, depression, and insomnia. With these patients, we’ll measure neurotransmitter levels. The results tell the same story:

Symptomatic patients have neurotransmitter levels far below the optimal standards.

Even when patients have been given prescription psych medications by their doctor, their levels remain low because the drugs do not correct the underlying cause.

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Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

by Dr. David Minkoff July 25, 2019 5 min read 1 Comment

Back in 1931, a German biochemist by the name of Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize. He discovered that cancer grows without oxygen.

But in his research into cancer respiration, he noticed something rather interesting.

He found that all cells have a voltage, just like a battery. What’s more, he noticed that the cancer cells had a much weaker voltage than healthy cells. 

Almost the polar reverse! He knew there must be a connection, but his investigations continued into respiration and oxygen, leaving his remarkable discovery a mere scientific oddity.

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