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Boost Your Immune System with Red Reishi Mushrooms

Boost Your Immune System with Red Reishi Mushrooms

by Dr. David Minkoff March 26, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.

Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.

Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.

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Inside the Brain Chemistry of Your Body’s Most Valuable Mineral: Magnesium

Inside the Brain Chemistry of Your Body’s Most Valuable Mineral: Magnesium

by Dr. David Minkoff March 26, 2020 6 min read 0 Comments

We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle. 

We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health. 

But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem? 

What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive? 

And the key may be one little mineral.

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Staying Fit and Maintaining a Strong Immune System

Staying Fit and Maintaining a Strong Immune System

by CJ Hitz March 26, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.

Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.

As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.

Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.

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Hormones and Chronic Obesity And Homeopathy

Hormones and Chronic Obesity And Homeopathy

by Dr. David Minkoff March 12, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Chronic obesity often persists because of hormone dysregulation. The hormones regulating appetite, body weight, and metabolism create a normalized “set-point.” This is a key feature of how the intelligence of the body maintains homeostasis across our lives. 

When we deviate from this set point by losing weight, the body will attempt to regain homeostasis. There are many reasons this can occur and in this article we'll discuss them.

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The Astonishing Nutritional Value And Health Benefits of Beet Root

The Astonishing Nutritional Value And Health Benefits of Beet Root

by Dr. David Minkoff March 11, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

When we were kids, our parents always tried to make us eat those horrible multi-colored things called “vegetables.” From lettuce to broccoli and beets to cucumber, the dinner table can sometimes feel like a fight to the death.

But let’s be honest, our parents were right.

The nutritional and health value of vegetables cannot be overstated.

Critical vitamins, minerals, proteins, and countless other essential components for a well-functioning body are all found in veggies.

Today, we want to discuss an often-underrated star of the vegetable kingdom: beet root.
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Pushing the Limits of Endurance: One Woman's Heroic Desert Crossing and The Power Of Essential Amino Acids

Pushing the Limits of Endurance: One Woman's Heroic Desert Crossing and The Power Of Essential Amino Acids

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

In 2003 a 51 year old woman took on one of the most impressive feats of endurance of the last 20 years.

And chances are you never heard about it. Not even once.

Because she didn’t do it for media attention or earning a world record or even as part of a competition.

She did it to prove it was possible. She did it for science.

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Chomping at the Bit 5 Tips for a Successful Racing Season

Chomping at the Bit 5 Tips for a Successful Racing Season

by CJ Hitz February 27, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that (as you’re reading this) we’re moving quickly toward the spring season. Although here in Colorado, we sometimes bypass spring and move right into summer. If you’re like me, you begin getting a little more excited about your summer racing plans this time of year. You’ve been working hard over the past months to build a solid endurance base which will prepare your body for faster, more intense workouts.
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The Role Nitric Oxide Plays in Exhaustion and Fatigue

The Role Nitric Oxide Plays in Exhaustion and Fatigue

by Dr. David Minkoff February 26, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

If you wake up feeling exhausted and not fully alive until you’ve had your daily dose of coffee, your body is sending you a message: it’s missing the nourishment it needs to perform.

The lack of energy, sluggish feeling, and inability to enjoy life to the fullest often exists as a result of your body trying to function without critical nutrients.

Imagine trying to run your car with low-grade fuel that only burns at 20% efficiency. Are you going to be driving at top speed?

Well, that’s what happens when your body doesn’t have what it needs to perform.

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What NSF Certified For Sport Means For You | BodyHealth PerfectAmino Now NSF Certified

What NSF Certified For Sport Means For You | BodyHealth PerfectAmino Now NSF Certified

by Dr. David Minkoff February 12, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that BodyHealth PerfectAmino 300ct Tablets are NSF Certified For Sport®, the premier certification designation for nutritional products approved by major sports.

We've known since the beginning that BodyHealth PerfectAmino was safe for athletes who undergo rigorous testing, but knowing and being certified are two different distinctions.

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Biohacking Kidney and Liver Disease

Biohacking Kidney and Liver Disease

by Dr. David Minkoff January 30, 2020 6 min read 0 Comments

According to the CDC, 37 million people in the US have chronic kidney disease [1]. And 90% of them don’t even know it. Kidney disease creates protein toxicity.

An estimated 100 million Americans live with impaired liver function and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [2]. And since the year 2000, deaths from liver cirrhosis have gone up a shocking 19.5% [3]. 

The liver is critical for processing the toxic byproducts of protein metabolism.

Everyone is affected by this. Continue reading now!

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Consistency: The Key Ingredient to Building Endurance

Consistency: The Key Ingredient to Building Endurance

by CJ Hitz January 30, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

The principle of reaping what we sow is certainly relevant to any effort requiring endurance. A Hail Mary might occasionally work on the football field (think Doug Flutie), but don’t expect that kind of miracle while participating in a 5k, half-marathon or marathon.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about endurance, it’s that it can’t be faked for long. Things have a tendency of shaking out fairly quickly. We know when someone has put in the work.

As heavyweight boxing great Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

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Maintenance Required: Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Move Your Way Through 2020

Maintenance Required: Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Move Your Way Through 2020

by CJ Hitz January 02, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

In the nearly 8 years that my wife and I have lived in Colorado Springs, never have we seen the amount of road construction currently taking place. Whether it’s a main road or side street, there’s no part of town missing out on the “fun”. And it’s not just re-paving or patching potholes. Whole lanes are being ripped up with miles of digging in order to replace underground pipes of all varieties.

At first, I thought all the “weed” sales (pot is legal in Colorado) might be producing the influx of tax funds for all this construction. But a running buddy of mine made me aware of a bill that had passed in the last couple years which freed up an enormous amount of funds for these projects.

Turns out the city has a certain amount of time to spend the money. Based on the number of orange cones and “ROAD WORK AHEAD” signs, it looks as though no penny is being spared.

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