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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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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Key Lime Stride PerfectAmino Smoothie Recipe

Key Lime Stride PerfectAmino Smoothie Recipe

by CJ Hitz April 11, 2019 2 min read

As weather begins to get warmer around the country, a cool, refreshing smoothie sounds better and better! The following smoothie recipe is like Key Lime pie in a glass.
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Cracking the Code: Deciphering The Deceitful Marketing Language of Nutrition Labels

Cracking the Code: Deciphering The Deceitful Marketing Language of Nutrition Labels

by Dr. David Minkoff April 11, 2019 10 min read 1 Comment

What’s interesting is that food product manufacturers know there are millions of people like you. (We say, “food product” because much of the time what they sell is not really “food” and much more of a “product”)

They know consumers around the country are getting smarter about nutrition. They also know their products aren’t exactly “healthy.”

But unfortunately, instead of adapting and changing their products to reflect cutting edge health knowledge…

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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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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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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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Simple Tips to Improve Your Metabolism

Simple Tips to Improve Your Metabolism

by Dr. David Minkoff January 17, 2019 5 min read

Let’s go over some basic truths about metabolism and then get to some good ways we might help you at the end of this article. Always make sure you know and apply the basics first. You likely know most of this information but you might pick up something. I hope it might remind you to keep trying!
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The 3 Types of Amino Acids: And How They Make the Difference in Your Health

The 3 Types of Amino Acids: And How They Make the Difference in Your Health

by Dr. David Minkoff December 05, 2018 3 min read

Muscle protein is made of amino acids. Most of your neurotransmitters are made from amino acids. Glutathione, the most important detox molecule in biology is made from amino acids. Enzymes that break down food and catalyze biochemical reactions are made from amino acids. Collagen is a combination of amino acids. 
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How Chemical "Fake IDs" Cause Leaky Gut

How Chemical "Fake IDs" Cause Leaky Gut

by Dr. David Minkoff November 07, 2018 4 min read

It’s true, the name sounds like an eye-rolling tagline coined by a bored marketing department.

But don’t let the name fool you.

They could have called it “toxin-induced intestinal micro-perforations” but that’s a bit of a mouthful.

Leaky gut is serious and is at the rotten core of IBS, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, brain fog, Hashimoto’s disease, and dozens of autoimmune disorders.

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Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

by Cherie Gruenfeld October 24, 2018 3 min read

In 1978, fifteen fearless souls stood on a Waikiki beach preparing for a day that would combine the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water swim, the 112 mile Around the Island bike ride and the 26.2 Honolulu Marathon. They called it Ironman. The winner that day was Gordon Haller, finishing in 11 hours, 46 minutes.
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