The Truth About Neurotransmitters: How Amino Acids Are Key to Peak Mental Performance

The Truth About Neurotransmitters: How Amino Acids Are Key to Peak Mental Performance

by Dr. David Minkoff April 10, 2019 6 min read

All of your thoughts, your memory, the coordination of your muscles, your focus, even the very essence of your personality and what make you YOU depend on a single class of molecules: Neurotransmitters.

And like any other critical biological compound in your body, they don’t just come from “nowhere.” You can’t endlessly recycle them. It’s essential that you keep making them and making them and making them.

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Have You Been Hoodwinked? 4 Pernicious Myths About EAAs, BCAAs, Collagen, Whey, and MORE

Have You Been Hoodwinked? 4 Pernicious Myths About EAAs, BCAAs, Collagen, Whey, and MORE

by Dr. David Minkoff March 28, 2019 6 min read

The more often a statement is repeated, the more it is believed. This is the truth of marketing and propaganda.

It’s no different in performance nutrition.

Myths and slanted statistics perpetuated by marketers with big ad budgets become part of our beliefs. We internalize them as truth, even when the science actually says something much different.

So let’s take a look at 4 of the most common myths in performance nutrition today and see what the science really says.

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Could You Be Dehydrated And Not Know It? Check This List Of Common Key Indicators

Could You Be Dehydrated And Not Know It? Check This List Of Common Key Indicators

by BodyHealth Representatives March 28, 2019 2 min read

Water, it is the key to life and a precious commodity as very little of it in a liquid state is known to exist in the universe. As for the water within us, when more water moves out of the body than enters we call that resulting state within the body dehydration.
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Warning If You Take Acid Blockers, Acid Reducers, Antacids, H2 Receptor Blockers, etc...

Warning If You Take Acid Blockers, Acid Reducers, Antacids, H2 Receptor Blockers, etc...

by Dr. David Minkoff March 27, 2019 3 min read

Do you take common acid blockers like Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Zantac, Pepcid, Etc... "Contrary to popular belief, acid reflux, indigestion GERD and other conditions are NOT a result of excess stomach acid. Having too much stomach acid is actually an extremely rare phenomenon." STOP IMMEDIATELY and consult your doctor about these problems you NEED to be concerned about.
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Lt. Col. Ed's Journal: Squats, Strength, and Long-Distance Running

Lt. Col. Ed's Journal: Squats, Strength, and Long-Distance Running

by Ed Arntson March 13, 2019 3 min read

I've been training for a half-marathon since early January, and I've really enjoyed it. Other than freezing my butt off on a few long runs during some time in Kansas, it's been a very enjoyable train up. My long runs have provided me time to think, learn (I am a HUGE podcast guy), and reflect on life. See my list of podcasts I like to listen to while working out below...
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MOLD: The Invisible Health Crisis

MOLD: The Invisible Health Crisis

by Dr. David Minkoff March 13, 2019 5 min read

Millions of people are exposed every day. Most will never know and spend years and thousands of dollars chasing mystery symptoms.

And experts estimate that nearly 50% of ALL buildings in the US have some level of contamination.

However, with the right knowledge, you can heal and protect yourself.

But before we get there, let’s take a deeper look at what mold is and why it’s so harmful to our health.

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New Federal Lawsuit Points To A Possible Victory In The War On Glyphosate

New Federal Lawsuit Points To A Possible Victory In The War On Glyphosate

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2019 3 min read

In 2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified Glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen”. Glyphosate is an herbicide most recognized by its most popular brand name RoundUp.
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The Softer Side of Testosterone: How This Sex Hormone Heals Heart Disease

The Softer Side of Testosterone: How This Sex Hormone Heals Heart Disease

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2019 4 min read

When we think of “muscles” and testosterone, most people think of bulging biceps and tight pecs. And it’s true, testosterone definitely increases muscle tone. But let’s consider the heart. Your heart is the most active muscle in your whole body. It beats over 100,000 times every single day, pumping more than 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. [1]
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7 Secrets to Defeating the Evil Mastermind Behind Heart Disease

7 Secrets to Defeating the Evil Mastermind Behind Heart Disease

by Dr. David Minkoff February 27, 2019 5 min read

Heart disease is the single greatest killer in America –– nearly 836,546 every year. That works out to about 1 person every 38 seconds, every single minute of every single day. This isn’t something that happens “out there” or to someone else. This is killing your fathers, friends, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles faster than anything else.

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The Keys to Your Heart Health

The Keys to Your Heart Health

by Dr. David Minkoff February 14, 2019 5 min read

There are 3 main keys to a person's heart health. Yes, two go through your stomach. 

What you eat and the supplements you take can make a huge difference in how strong your heart stays over time.

Exercise is the second key and that requires your dedication and decision to keep doing it every day as part of your heart healthy lifestyle.

A long life with great late-life activity is dependant on keeping a strong heart.

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When the Weather Outside is Frightful…The Treadmill Can be Delightful  3 Proven Treadmill Workouts

When the Weather Outside is Frightful…The Treadmill Can be Delightful 3 Proven Treadmill Workouts

by CJ Hitz February 14, 2019 4 min read

The treadmill has taken much criticism over the years as a training tool and many of those criticisms prove to be quite valid. Compared to running outdoors, the treadmill can be boring as you...
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Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

by Dr. David Minkoff February 14, 2019 2 min read

If you've ever made hummus, then you know how easy it is. A few ingredients, whip them together and viola - creamy goodness. It's a classic dish with endless variations.

Now that you know the basics, expand your repertoire by replacing the primary ingredient. Most beans and legumes can take the place of chickpeas, but have you tried beetroot hummus?

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