by Dr. David Minkoff June 07, 2023 9 min read
Cholesterol is very firmly associated with lifespan. Just not in the way most people think.
In fact, according to newer research, levels of cholesterol in the ranges of 210-240 are associated with longer lifespans.
And lower levels of cholesterol lead to lower levels of energy, overall health and hormonal deficiencies among testosterone, estrogen and others.
In this article we cover how cholesterol actually operates in the body, what it actually has to do with high blood pressure and how it’s not quite the villain it’s been made out to be, but a vital part of our body’s proper functioning.
by Dr. David Minkoff March 28, 2023 16 min read
If you’re reading this page, it’s likely that you’ve seen our claims for PerfectAmino Essential Amino Acids; and that you may have a few questions about them.
The first claim is that not all proteins are equal. That different proteins, once digested and absorbed, provide our bodies with different amounts of usable protein, gram for gram.
The second claim is that the idea that we receive 4 calories for every gram of protein we consume is a misconception. And that it indicates a broader lack of understanding of what calories are outside of the scientific community, and what they have to do with muscle gain, energy, and body fat.
We’ll do our best to answer those claims here.
by Dr. David Minkoff February 16, 2023 7 min read
Environmental toxins are getting worse.
And I don’t mean that as a generality. I mean it on a very real, very personal level.
We’ve passed the point where taking “reasonable caution” or “buying all organic” is enough.
We’re exposed to too many chemicals every day. They’re in our personal care products, the clothes we buy, the fabric of our car seats, and our dishwashing liquids. We even have toxic heavy metals in our baby foods.
But we’ve heard all of this before, seen all the stats and figures.
What does it really mean? How does this work, how do these things actually harm us? And is it really that bad?
Let’s have a real example and you tell me.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 27, 2022 5 min read
As we head towards winter, I wanted to provide a little information on how our immune system works and how you can prepare your body to stay as healthy as possible over the coming months. Getting sick is never fun, but even more, is often unneeded. Yes, we may occasionally get a cold, the flu, or some other illness, but if our immune system was in proper health then we would get sick less often.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 21, 2022 4 min read
There are about 500 different species of bacteria. And between them, they ether produce or help to produce neurotransmitters in our body, such as Serotonin and GABA, which calm and relax us, de-stress us, allow us to fall asleep, and help to keep our hormones in balance so we can lose weight and add muscle.
Some of these bacteria eat the foods coming in such as amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients, and some actually produce amino acids, or vitamins, or other nutrients that the body can use or that other bacteria feed off of.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 20, 2022 5 min read
There is something called “Leaky Gut”, and this is not just a funny name. It’s probably one of the most accurate labels there are, actually.
When food comes into your small intestine from your stomach it’s already mostly broken down. Here, more enzymes (bodily chemicals) are released to break it down further into truly microscopic pieces.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 14, 2022 4 min read
The digestive tract is arguably the most important pathway in the body for overall health, weight loss, muscle-building, hormones, energy, and immune system function.
Now we’re going to dive more into one aspect of it affecting a majority of the people in the US right now whether they know it or not: SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 06, 2022 5 min read
by Dr. David Minkoff August 30, 2022 6 min read
The ability to fully digest and absorb protein determines your body's ability to maximizing muscle gains and fat loss. It also affects your energy levels, hormones, inflammation, and overall health.
So, understanding exactly how digestion works and how to keep it, or get it, working properly is very important.
Let’s look at this.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 24, 2022 5 min read
by Dr. David Minkoff May 11, 2022 5 min read
by Dr. David Minkoff April 28, 2022 8 min read
Athletes come into the clinic with the goal of improving their health, athletic performance, or body composition. Since I’m an athlete myself, I enjoy helping them, and their results are always of great interest to me.
Athletes often face problems with injury and recovery. They’ll say, “I’m getting injured more often. I don’t seem to have enough energy to perform, and my recovery time is too long.” Many of these athletes lack adequate amounts of amino acids, and their bodies can’t keep up with the demand that is being put on them. When we add Perfect Amino to their programs, they notice a dramatic difference.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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