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The BodyHealth Guide to Micronutrients

The BodyHealth Guide to Micronutrients

by Dr. David Minkoff June 19, 2019 7 min read

The word “micronutrients” sure sounds nice.

Health marketers use it as a generic catch-all term, but usually without any specific meaning.

It’s easy to have an idea about what it probably is –– small nutrients, right? –– and it’s easy to understand that they are probably important.

But what are they really? And what do they do? Are there different kinds?

This article will help you clear up the confusion so you can make an informed choice about your health and nutrition and what is or is not a worthwhile purchase.

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BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) vs EAAs (Essential Amino Acids)

BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) vs EAAs (Essential Amino Acids)

by Dr. David Minkoff June 18, 2019 6 min read 1 Comment

BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) are all the craze these days. Pushed by supplements companies and hyped by paid sponsors, what are these supplements, what do they actually do, and are they worth it?
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How Protein Helps the Elderly Combat Cognitive and Physical Decline

How Protein Helps the Elderly Combat Cognitive and Physical Decline

by Dr. David Minkoff June 18, 2019 4 min read

It’s impossible to prevent all age-related breakdowns, but they can definitely be slowed down and whole-body performance can improve. When we contrast MRI images of a person’s arm muscles at age twenty and fifty, we can see that the average person loses about thirty percent of their lean body weight throughout those years.
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What You're Being Told Helps with Osteoporosis is Probably Wrong

What You're Being Told Helps with Osteoporosis is Probably Wrong

by Dr. David Minkoff June 11, 2019 4 min read

If your jaw doesn’t disintegrate, you still have to worry about side effects like joint and muscle pain, nausea, heartburn, and ulcers. Due to the small potential of benefit and high risk, I do not consider bisphosphonates a worthwhile treatment option.

But what about increasing your calcium intake. That has to help, right?

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The Surprising Truth About A Little-Known Supernutrient For Weight Loss, Mood, Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

The Surprising Truth About A Little-Known Supernutrient For Weight Loss, Mood, Fatigue, Insomnia, and More

by Dr. David Minkoff June 07, 2019 5 min read

In this podcast episode, Ben Greenfield interviews Dr. David Minkoff about his new book and they unpack all things amino acids…

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How to Address Your Body's Nutritional Needs No Matter Your Diet

How to Address Your Body's Nutritional Needs No Matter Your Diet

by Dr. David Minkoff June 04, 2019 4 min read

At the top of that list of needs is protein. I say the following as a doctor and a former vegetarian: vegans and vegetarians who don’t supplement their diets with amino acids are very likely to experience a decline in health—there just isn’t enough protein in fruits and vegetables to maintain cellular health. If you've been a vegetarian for more than six to twelve months, it is very likely that your level of serum essential amino acids are low, which is the prelude to your body moving into a state of breakdown.
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What's The Big Deal? Macros And Optimal Health

What's The Big Deal? Macros And Optimal Health

by Dr. David Minkoff May 23, 2019 5 min read

So, we’re going to dig into a big one: macros – aka macronutrients.

Now you’ve probably heard about macronutrients, especially in relation to a paleo or ketogenic diet.

So, what’s the big deal? What’s actually important? What’s fluff? And what’s worth paying attention to?

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The Army Has A New PT Test: And It's Awesome! - LTC Ed's Journal

The Army Has A New PT Test: And It's Awesome! - LTC Ed's Journal

by Ed Arntson May 22, 2019 3 min read

The current version of our fitness test - the APFT - consists of 2-minutes of push-ups, 2-minutes of sit-ups and a 2-mile run. The APFT provides AN indicator of fitness, but certainly not a holistic assessment of fitness like the new ACFT does.

Each event is scored on a 100 point scale - just like the old APFT.

The new ACFT assesses Soldiers across a broader athletic spectrum and includes a strength component. The new test consists of the following:
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What is Destroying Your Gut Health? And What To Do About It.

What is Destroying Your Gut Health? And What To Do About It.

by Dr. David Minkoff May 22, 2019 5 min read

The health of your microbiome depends on having the proper balance between beneficial bacteria and potentially pathogenic bacteria, as well as the health and integrity of your gut lining.

When your microbiome falls out of balance or loses its diversity, or your gut lining becomes compromised, it can impact many processes in your body and your risk of chronic disease.
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What are Spore Probiotics (Soil-Based Organisms) And Why Do I Need Them?

What are Spore Probiotics (Soil-Based Organisms) And Why Do I Need Them?

by Dr. David Minkoff May 09, 2019 6 min read

Soil-based organisms (SBOs) are bacteria spores that work in your gut much like a gardener. Spores provide key “reconditioning” strains of bacteria that help protect and recondition your gut flora, and prepare it for the introduction of probiotics. They help your microbiome recover from on-going assaults by fluoridated and chlorinated water, stress, medications, processed foods and refined sugars, EMFs, and pollution. These are not your ordinary probiotics.
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Got Ozone? How Electrified Oxygen Accelerates Healing, Transforms Health, and Enhances Performance

Got Ozone? How Electrified Oxygen Accelerates Healing, Transforms Health, and Enhances Performance

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

It is powerful, fast, broadly effective for dozens of conditions, and can even take you to your next level of optimal health and high performance.

It can heal your gut, detoxify your body, give you more energy, improve blood flow, enhance brain function, accelerate healing, repair joints, destroy pathogens, and more.

Best of all?

It is one of the safest medical therapies on the planet...

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Why Are Probiotics So Important?

Why Are Probiotics So Important?

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

In today’s world, our food is processed, sugary, and nutrient-deficient from overused soils. 

Environmental toxins pervade our air, water and food. 

And toxic substances from cosmetic products are absorbed through our pores.

This isn’t an exaggeration, it’s actually where we’re at. 

Why does this matter? Because all these toxins make their way into our gut to be dealt with. And in a normally functioning gut they would be dealt with and eliminated.

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