by Dr. David Minkoff June 05, 2023 7 min read
Everyone wants soft, healthy, supple skin. Especially as we get older.
This is so much the case that about $17 Billion is spent on skin care products yearly. And most of these products, while providing short term results, actually result in worsening conditions over time. This is due to the, in some cases, incredibly toxic ingredients used in many of them including hormone disruptors, formaldehyde, chemicals also used as plastic softeners, carcinogens, allergens, solvents and even neurotoxins.
We even have collagen creams containing collagen peptides to help our skin which… are too big to enter through our pores. So they just wash right off of us in our next shower. In realty, if we want softer, healthier, firmer skin, we need to attack the problem from another angle — internally, by giving our skin what it actually needs to maintain its health and softness. Things that are in very few skin care products.
by Dr. David Minkoff June 03, 2023 8 min read
Most people, when they hit 50, and definitely when they hit 60 or 70, start to lose muscle mass and strength. And most of them think this is just a matter of aging.
But, while aging is definitely a factor here, there is much more going on that is speeding up this process.
I’m 74 years old and I still run in Ironman Triathlons.
I’m strong, I’m lean, and I have more energy than many people half my age. And I’m not alone in this.
So, obviously, age isn’t quite the factor most people think.
But there are key differences between those of us who still keep our muscle and strength, and those of us who don’t. And they’re not genetic.
They’re points that anyone can apply to themselves to start increasing strength and muscle mass again, no matter how old they are.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 30, 2023 5 min read
Many people consider that the weakening of bones is a natural part of aging, and this is true... in part.
But that doesn’t mean this can’t be slowed or even reversed.
Right now, about 44 million people in the US have low bone density. This usually starts to occur after the age of 50, however, more and more, it’s occurring earlier and earlier.
And it doesn’t have to be this way.
In this article we’re going to cover what actually causes lowering bone density, and how we can prevent and even reverse this, achieving strong bones that last.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 27, 2023 5 min read
If you’re over 40 years old, you’ve probably noticed that weight loss can become harder.
When we’re younger, in our teens, 20’s and 30’s, we can often (not always) get away with a lot. We can eat more carbs without gaining weight, and keep up our energy and strength levels.
But after 40, things change. And this is a factor in aging. A factor related to changes in our hormones as we age.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 22, 2023 7 min read
As we get older our body goes through a process of gradual changes. You’ve probably heard of this process. It’s called aging. And it’s quite natural.
But then there is accelerated 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 dive even deeper into accelerated aging, especially accelerated aging in our 30’s, 40’s, 50’s… and even our 20’s.
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.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 18, 2023 5 min read
Someone born in 1950 started out life receiving 50 times less toxins going into their bodies than a child today. Their mother had grown up receiving even less than that and so had less to pass onto them before birth as well.
And they grew up on this much smaller toxic load.
So the amount of toxins injuring or destroying cells was much less.
But now look at where we are today — 50 times as many chemicals as we had then, and many of them are much more toxic.
These very definitely have an affect on our health. In some cases it’s quite obvious, but in most cases it’s something we don’t notice, because it happens over time.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 15, 2023 7 min read
Did you know that factors such as diet, exercise, toxins, sleep, stress and more can affect how able our DNA are to make new, healthy cells? This is actually a huge factor in aging.
If our DNA can't make new cells properly, but instead make "faulty" cells, then, as our body is nothing but cells, over time our body begins to slowly degrade.
We see it in our skin, our strength, our energy levels and our overall health. This is half of what we call "aging."
But it doesn't have to be this way. This is a created situation. And we can reverse it.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 10, 2023 5 min read
When we look at the fact of aging, or getting older, we often measure it in two ways:
The number of years we’ve been on this earth, chronologically.
And the amount of decay that’s set in: fatigue, lower energy, poorer fitness levels, poor sleep, loss of muscle, physical conditions, etc.
But, while we’ve come to see the second as the inevitable result of the first, it’s actually not. It’s the result of getting biologically older — accelerated aging before our time.
We don’t realize this because our view is obviously based on what we’ve seen for decades now. And what we’ve seen is not good.
But this isn’t a natural situation. It’s a created one.
by Dr. David Minkoff May 08, 2023 6 min read
If we want to actually increase longevity, increase lifespan and increase overall health and ability during the entirety of that lifespan, then we need to define what we’re talking about and, even more, compare the current “norm” we’ve become accustomed to… to what not only can exist, but does exist in other places today.
A person should be able to live past 100 years old, with high energy levels, strength and mental ability, doing what they want without the need of twenty different drugs to keep them going, and then pass away peacefully.
And not only should that be the case, but in places outside of our “modern world” — called Blue Zones — it is the case. Quite routinely.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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