The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality

The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality

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

When you think of “vitality” what do you think of?

For most people, it’s some image of an active life, bursting with energy: shining eyes; spring in your step; the zest of life.

But if you go just a little bit deeper into this idea of vitality, it’s not some abstract, ephemeral quality reserved for the chosen few with the right genetics. It’s a very real thing, grounded in the biochemistry of life.

And it ultimately comes down to your body’s ability to make biological energy, a complex process collectively known as “metabolism.” 

So if you want to enhance your vitality, it makes sense to start with the master regulator of metabolism –– the one gland that controls metabolism and energy for every single  cell in your body:

The Thyroid Gland.

And learning how to dial in its health is one of the most powerful ways to enhance your energy, speed up healing, and simply feel more alive.

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The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

by Andrew Schachter September 30, 2019 9 min read

You might think that with the current state of health in our society that manufacturers would see the value of investing in whole food sourced natural ingredients.  Poor government oversight and regulation combined with a lack of education for consumers creates an environment inconsistent with the primary intention of supplements which is to enhance and better health & well-being
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PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results

PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results

by Dr. David Minkoff September 25, 2019 4 min read

Abstract
This study examines the effect of PerfectAmino on the plasma amino acid levels in 5 patients at an Integrative Medical Clinic in Clearwater, FL. Fasting levels of essential serum amino acids and glucose were taken, and then 10 grams of PerfectAmino were fed with repeat serum levels of amino acids and glucose taken at an average of 41 minutes and 103 minutes afterward. The data showed that in every case blood levels of essential amino acids increased significantly from fasting levels with no increase in glucose levels. Additionally, levels of conditionally essential amino acids, (Arginine and Histidine), had increases as well, demonstrating that with PerfectAmino both conditionally essential amino acids can be produced by the body when PerfectAmino is fed. We conclude that PerfectAmino in both tablet and powder from are well absorbed after oral feeding and have no significant effect on blood glucose levels.

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The Ultimate Longevity Hack With Intermittent Fasting Hacks & Protocol

The Ultimate Longevity Hack With Intermittent Fasting Hacks & Protocol

by Dr. David Minkoff September 11, 2019 7 min read

Your own metabolism is killing you. 

The incomprehensible bazillions of biochemical reactions firing off every nanosecond in every one of your cells have consequences. 

Because there is no free lunch.

Not even in biology. The truth is...

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The Anabolic Secrets of mTor and Our Optimization Protocol

The Anabolic Secrets of mTor and Our Optimization Protocol

by Dr. David Minkoff August 28, 2019 6 min read 2 Comments

There is a master anabolic switch hidden deep inside your cells. It unlocks rapid muscle growth, stimulates tissue repair, activates your immune system, and generally makes us stronger and more capable. 

It’s known as “mTOR.”

You may have heard of it in the bodybuilding and biohacking worlds. 

However, this master anabolic switch is not as straightforward as some might like you to believe. 

The equation is more complicated than mTOR = more muscle gain. 

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What Might Be Causing Your Fatigue, Depression, and Insomnia

What Might Be Causing Your Fatigue, Depression, and Insomnia

by Dr. David Minkoff July 30, 2019 5 min read 1 Comment

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

At our clinic, the LifeWorks Wellness Center, we have many clients—male and female—who have problems with low energy, depression, and insomnia. With these patients, we’ll measure neurotransmitter levels. The results tell the same story:

Symptomatic patients have neurotransmitter levels far below the optimal standards.

Even when patients have been given prescription psych medications by their doctor, their levels remain low because the drugs do not correct the underlying cause.

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Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

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

Back in 1931, a German biochemist by the name of Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize. He discovered that cancer grows without oxygen.

But in his research into cancer respiration, he noticed something rather interesting.

He found that all cells have a voltage, just like a battery. What’s more, he noticed that the cancer cells had a much weaker voltage than healthy cells. 

Almost the polar reverse! He knew there must be a connection, but his investigations continued into respiration and oxygen, leaving his remarkable discovery a mere scientific oddity.

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What Essential Amino Acids Are, How They Work, and Why They Matter

What Essential Amino Acids Are, How They Work, and Why They Matter

by Dr. David Minkoff July 23, 2019 4 min read

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

If you’ve ever heard of amino acids—which help the body make protein—you may have heard of essential amino acids. What, exactly, makes these amino acids essential?

More importantly: why should you care about them? That’s what we’re going to unpack in this article: what essential amino acids are, how they work, and why it matters.

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The Unseen Effects of Heartburn and Indigestion Medications

The Unseen Effects of Heartburn and Indigestion Medications

by Dr. David Minkoff July 16, 2019 5 min read

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

If you watch much TV, you’ve undoubtedly seen a heartburn medication commercial at some point. The makers of Pepcid and Zantac confidently tell us we can eat a hoagie with sausage and peppers and not feel any heartburn. How wonderful!

Except these commercials send the wrong message. They indoctrinate the public to believe the answer to their problem is another drug: “I’ll take this, and I’ll be fine.”

This mindset ignores the root causes of heartburn and indigestion and sends us down the wrong treatment pathway. In my experience, when people understand how stomach acid aids our digestion, they’re less likely to turn to a medication that blocks the production of stomach acid. They want their body to functional normally.

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The Unknown Link Between Protein, Beauty Concerns, and Menopause

The Unknown Link Between Protein, Beauty Concerns, and Menopause

by Dr. David Minkoff July 09, 2019 4 min read

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

What’s the common link between menopause and beauty concerns (sagging skin, hair loss) in women who are aging? It might surprise you to learn it’s a lack of protein.

One study showed that over a month’s period of time, adding an essential amino acid blend (amino acids are critical for making protein in the body) to a 2,000 calorie diet of mainly vegetables and some fruits plus walking for an hour a day resulted in significant weight loss without sagging skin under the chin or in other areas of the body.

Amino acids also help women mitigate the effects of menopause. During menopause, falling levels of hormones cause lean body tissue to begin to break down. Loss of bone, skin collagen, muscle mass, brain cells, and neurotransmitters all lead to more rapid aging, and the feeling that one is getting old. Wrinkles, weakness, osteoporosis, sagging skin, and a loss of energy occurs—all things women want to avoid.

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The Secret Power of Proprietary Blends: Why the Industry Needs Them

The Secret Power of Proprietary Blends: Why the Industry Needs Them

by Dr. David Minkoff July 04, 2019 3 min read

There’s a lot of negativity that surrounds proprietary blends, but companies have a legitimate reason to use them---protecting recipes. The hard work and preparation that goes into producing a powerful multi-ingredient formula has been stymied. In fact, formulations have been constantly criticized by the general public.

How many times have you heard how companies with proprietary blends aren’t legit? Or how these formulations are made with cheap ingredients? Well, like the old adage goes, “you can’t believe everything you hear.”

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Autism Rising: Heavy Metals, Genetics, And a Little Hope

Autism Rising: Heavy Metals, Genetics, And a Little Hope

by Dr. David Minkoff July 04, 2019 7 min read

Autism diagnoses continue to rise at an alarming rate. According to the CDC the rate has gone from 1 in 160 children in the year 2000 to 1 in 59 in 2018 [1]. 

That is an increase of 267% in less than 20 years!

While there are no definitive answers, pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together. As the picture becomes clearer, we can look at a number of factors to make sense of the disturbing statistics…

...and take decisive preventative actions. 

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