by Dr. David Minkoff November 07, 2023 5 min read
There is an idea that saturated fats raise cholesterol and so blood pressure, and this isn’t the case.
Your body needs saturated fats. About 25% of each of your cells are made from saturated fat. And they wouldn’t function without it.
Even more, it’s necessary if we want soft, healthy skin.
But there is another type of fat which has been confused with saturated fats, and which is very destructive: Trans Fats.
We aren’t hearing as much about them today, but they exist in many processed foods and we need to check for them as they cause inflammation in the blood vessels that does lead to high blood pressure.
So let’s see what these are and what they do.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 24, 2023 5 min read
Testosterone levels have been dropping for decades, while estrogen levels have risen sharply. And thyroid is a huge problem.
Hormonal imbalances are no longer just being deficient in one or another hormone.
There are exact chemicals in the environment, in our food, air, and water, which didn’t exist before, chemicals that block hormones from being created, block them from being able to communicate their instructions to a cell, disrupt their normal actions, or impersonate them entirely.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 12, 2023 4 min read
This is the end of the Gut Health 30-Day Challenge. Now it’s time to take a step back and see where we are, and where we go next!
The goals for this program were:
by Dr. David Minkoff October 08, 2023 5 min read
While we’ve all heard of Candida, most of us don’t actually know what it is and how it works.
But it’s something we do need to know, as almost all of us have it.
And when it gets out of control, as it often does with today’s diets, it can cause all sorts of trouble, affecting our mood, our sleep, our ability to recover both from illness and exercise and our overall health.
And it can create some pretty uncomfortable physical conditions.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 03, 2023 7 min read
We’ve covered how toxins affect our digestive tract and microbiome.
But now we’re going to cover how the weed killer Glyphosate affects us, because this is one of the most toxic substances there is and, due to its widespread use, it’s in almost all processed foods and non-organic meats.
And it plays a very large roll in the destruction of our digestive tract, microbiome and overall health, leading to some of the worst physical conditions there are, as well as premature aging.
by Dr. David Minkoff October 01, 2023 4 min read
In the last article we covered what the microbiome is, a colony of trillions of bacteria in our colon, and how it affects every aspect of our health, our hormones, our longevity and the ability to build muscle and stay fit.
These bacteria also produce or help to produce neurotransmitters in our body, such as Serotonin and GABA, which calm and relax us, de-stress us and allow us to fall asleep.
In this article we’re going to cover how the number of toxins coming into our body, which increases every year, affects these bacteria.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 27, 2023 6 min read
We’ve spoken a lot on our stomach and small intestine, and the issues we face there.
Now we’re going to our lower intestine, our colon, where a colony of some hundred trillion bacteria live. And they have more to do with our overall health, calmness of mind, nerve function, ability to sleep, ability to burn fat and build muscle, and even our hormones than you might think.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 26, 2023 6 min read
Aging is a natural process.
Over time, as the stem cells we're born with become used up, our body is less and less able to regenerate itself.
But then there is premature aging, where this process happens years or decades before it should. And while this is definitely not natural, unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more common.
In this article we're going to cover exactly what is happening to our cells, what is doing this, how this affects aging and what we can do to prevent it.
There is something that accelerates aging by destroying our cells so that our stem cells are needed to produce new cells more often than they should, thus accelerating our biological aging process and making us “old” before our time.
It’s a word you’ve probably heard, but never gotten a real explanation for: Free Radicals.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 24, 2023 5 min read
In the last article in this series we covered what SIBO is, how it comes about, what feeds it, and how it creates cravings for sugar and other junk foods.
But there is another aspect to SIBO which has more destructive and far-reaching effects.
There is something called Leaky Gut, where there are actual microscopic perforations in the intestinal lining that is meant to protect our internal organs from the harmful bacteria, parasites and toxins coming in through our digestive tract.
And it's behind a significant number of physical conditions common today, even premature aging.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 20, 2023 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.
This is something that causes intense sugar cravings, makes losing body fat and keeping it off a nightmare, raises cortisol, makes gaining muscle harder, causes hormonal imbalances and energy crashes, affects our mood, and makes it harder to get good, deep sleep.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 19, 2023 6 min read
The ability to fully digest and absorb protein determines our body's ability to maximize muscle gains and fat loss.
It also affects our energy levels, hormones, inflammatory response, and overall health.
Even more, when protein digestion goes, along with it goes the ability to protect ourselves from harmful microorganisms.
Everything hinges on protein.
So, understanding exactly how digestion works and how to keep or get it working properly is very important.
by Dr. David Minkoff September 17, 2023 6 min read
This is Week One where we’ll be starting off with the protocol while at the same time learning more about how the gut functions and what is preventing it from functioning properly so we have a full understanding of what’s happening and why.
This is probably the most important protocol we have released.
Our gut is the chief entrance to our body. And its ability to break down foods into nutrients our cells need to function, to balance our hormones, to provide key neurotransmitters for our brain and nervous system, and to prevent harmful toxins and microorganisms from making it into our bloodstream, is more important than any other aspect of our body to ensure our overall health, ability and longevity.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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