The Key to Enhanced Productivity-The Role of Dreaming

It’s always interesting to me to see the newest and greatest from the best and brightest.

Innovation often comes in the form of entertainment these days and I honestly have to tell you it makes me wonder. I look at life and time as a finite resource in spite of the fact that I expect I will live a good long time and be reasonably healthy compared to many.

That is an assumption but given what I do, and what I take it’s statistically valid. I have honestly never felt that I have “time to waste”. So I am often critical of the way people I care about spend their time if it is non productive.

That said I’ll be the first to admit that I cannot work endlessly or stay focused forever on a single item or a few things. And as you will see a bit later in this email, one man’s trash is another man’s fortune!

Entertainment is a wonderful thing and can actually stimulate creativity if it gets you to look at things differently. The “older” I get chronologically, if not biologically, the more I need entertainment breaks.

But I am very fortunate in that I do not have what some people would call an addictive personality. I can only do something so long before I need to pause and look or think about something else.

Which brings me to the single most important tool I use and YOU NEED to get the things done in the time you have.

It’s called focus!

And it is the key to enhanced productivity.

The first thing about focus is you have to know how long and how much you can normally devote.

External demands like work and family may intercede. Some days it may be more than others. And, if you are like me you are fractal or “wavelike” in your creativity.

Knowing all that does not help me all that much when I HAVE to get something done.

Here’s the funny thing. Having to do something strikes most people as an obligation. But if you set it up right either by making it fun, or simply because it comes from your heart, your core of being you HAVE to do it as well!

Like writing You this email!

It’s a lot more fun to do something because of this “HAVE TO” than the one that comes from being forced by obligation.

Like doing your taxes!

I’m not sure that will ever be fun!!!

But when I woke up this morning I actually had a dream that told me I had to write to you with this email. I won’t bore you with the dream now. It’s in the PS section if you want to read about it,

And let’s just say part of it created the need to remind you and me about what we need to do to improve our brain power so that it matches our longevity!

So, want to tell you about the tool I have created to make all the Have to’s easier by helping you focus.
It’s called Brain Force One.

You may remember my original formula “Instant Einstein”. Well Brain Force One is the updated annotated supercharged version of that product. And its not just a rewrite- it contains totally different ingredients.

I designed it to help you with cognition (Brain Force!!!) It may also help keep you calm under stress.

To paraphrase Frank Herbert, author of Dune, stress is the mind killer!

Now I use 2 caps of Brain Force One every day even when I am not under the gun to get things done. I always need to focus! When there is a big project or one that has major consequences and I cannot afford to wander, I up the dose to 6 a day.

I loved my old Instant Einstein but I love this even better!

And it is considerably less expensive because we do not have to import so many of the ingredients.

So, if you need to create, need to remember, need to produce and want to have support for a healthy brain now and in the future remember to take your Brain Force One.

Get it now! And get things done.
Doc

 

PS in case you were wondering about the dream here it is. This is where it gets personal so fasten your seat belts but remember this was a DREAM!

The dream was that I was enrolled in a psychology class and the teacher ironically was in real life one of my favorite Yoginis I’ll call Bri. Bri lives her truth in totality, and I admire her deeply for it, but it is not my truth.

I remember I had a conversation with her explaining that to me that at the time she was teaching me I viewed Yoga as “Eastern Calisthenics”. I readily acknowledged that I would be considered ignorant by many Yoga devotees. I readily acknowledge that there is far far more to it than my interpretation and that for some people it is truly a path of life or a huge part of theirs.

I also acknowledge that there will come a time in my life where it assumes a much bigger role.

Just not yet.

Now you may be wondering “OK Doc, what does any of this have to do with focus?!”

Well back to the dream. Bri was administering a psychology test and I failed it.

The first thing you need to understand is I do not fail tests! Especially standardized tests!

There was a note explaining that my teacher wanted to see me to discuss my results. She explained that I must have accidently skipped a few questions and put the correct answers into the incorrect locations. Gotten out of synch, so to speak.

She knew I should have passed.

Personally, I knew this was not the case. What had happened was the questions were tricky. Instead of say, listing the causes of something, they were worded in a “which of the following are not causes of” fashion.

I simply didn’t read the question.

I had lost focus because I did not want to devote the time and energy needed to take this test seriously. I had just finished a much harder deliberately deceptive test known as the Internal Medicine Boards and was in no mood to treat this test with that level of focus.

Has this ever happened to you?

You create so much dread and distaste for something you just don’t give a rat’s you know what and get angry that you even have to deal with it? The more control you are used to exercising in your life the more likely it is to happen to you because you hate being put in a situation where you are forced to do something stupid.

Like your taxes!

But the dream brought out another key to focus is to remove all distaste and at least be neutral about a task. If you can make it “fun” that is even better. My dream reminded me that if I am judgmental going in my results will not be good and I will not be able to focus.

It also reminded me not to be judgmental about what other people consider important.

I guess I should go do my taxes now- LOL.

Hope you learn from my dream!

Dr. Dave

When Your Brain is on The Juice!

One of my long-time patients and Vitamin Beta testers had a great phrase to describe my new Brain Force One.

Normally a quiet body building type, this guy caught me completely off guard with his eloquent exclamation, “It’s like being on the Juice, but for your brain!”

He was referring to the old term body builders used to use for steroids.

At first, I didn’t like my product being compared to anabolic steroids!

After all they carry a bad rap.

Back in the day even the skinniest of young men could grow like weeds and experience performance enhancements never before dreamed of.

Then I started to think about it.

Theoretically under ideal circumstances a brain supplement might indeed cause the formation of new nerve tissue. As a matter of fact, in laboratory condition that is exactly what one of the ingredients, Lion’s Mane, does.

But wait, there’s more!

Yet another carefully chosen ingredient, Bacopa Monnieri has shown improvements in memory, speed of processing and cognition. If it were a body building drug instead of a brain building compound that would equate to bigger, stronger, faster and of course, better looking!

Bacopa first came to my attention several years ago when I was asked to review a rather bogus telomerase activator. The premier ingredient was Bacopa extract. Frankly that does not do squat (Oh boy the body building puns just keep on coming!) for telomeres.

But I was really intrigued by the very first studies on how it may affect your brain in a really great way.
Moreover, some studies showed it actually speeds up the clearance of a toxic protein called Beta Amyloid.

Yep that is the same toxin found in Alzheimer’s Disease. Now I would never stray so far as to publicly say a simple supplement, even mine Brain Force One could have an impact on so devastating a disease.

But I do always say it’s important to educate yourself! So, you can go to Pub Med and type in Bacopa and Alzheimer and see what pops up!

Now as far as Brain Force is concerned, the typical daily dose is 2 caps a day. But if you really want “The Juice” try a few days where you take 6 caps either all at once or in 2 divided doses.

Then you’ll see why it sold so fast we had to literally immediately order more.

After all what brain in its right mind wouldn’t want Bigger, Stronger, Faster and Better-Looking LOL!

Doc

References:
J Ethnopharmacol. 2014;151(1):528-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.008. Epub 2013 Nov 16.
Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri extract.
Kongkeaw C1, Dilokthornsakul P2, Thanarangsarit P3, Limpeanchob N3, Norman Scholfield C4.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2014;151(1):528-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.008. Epub 2013 Nov 16.
Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri extract.
Kongkeaw C1, Dilokthornsakul P2, Thanarangsarit P3, Limpeanchob N3, Norman Scholfield C4.

Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem. 2015;16(1):50-9.
Natural Products based P-glycoprotein Activators for Improved β-amyloid Clearance in Alzheimer’s Disease: An in silico Approach.
Shinde P1, Vidyasagar N, Dhulap S, Dhulap A, Hirwani R.

 

You Can be More Than A Hacker

Of all the terms that have come out of the current computer idolizing youth generation the term “hacker” disturbs me the most.

In its most modern form the definition is “someone who is good at using computers to solve problems”.

Other more pertinent definitions to today’s discussion are “someone or something who cuts roughly and destructively” or even better, “someone who is inexperienced at a certain thing”.

I recently saw yet another famous marketer/entrepreneur who has decided to be a “bio hacker”.

Well if we use the less pejorative definition I would be the ultimate bio hacker. Then again, I have a better title- it’s called “Doctor”. It allows me to ask the uncomfortable question of the hacker, “OK how many people’s lives have you saved, how many people have you healed, and what is the basis for your understanding human physiology, biochemistry and pharmacokinetics?”

In my case it would be hundreds to thousands, and the lifelong education I have that has a qualified entry and is monitored by peers constantly along with heavy consequences for mistakes, failures, or moral turpitude!!!

Honestly why would you want to learn the secrets of anti-aging from a “hacker”. Again, the implication is that somehow these individuals who are usually young and “well educated” at least in terms of computer abilities are far more experts on snowing their audience than they are capable of providing expertise. Their supposed sneaky around the back door entrance into the world of spoon feeding you the knowledge you need is at best based on real experts with a similar kind of education to mine- they just change the knowledge to suit their market and sell away building their reputations on the backs of others.

Ask me how I know!

The simple thing that is missing is experience. It seems like today the up and coming generation is totally comfortable with getting their “experience” from the internet. The difference between reality and cyber reality is real, not imagined though these individuals don’t know it.

In fact, the best way to describe the situation is, “They don’t know what they don’t know!”. I have had a lot of experience with people like that over the past 18 months and I can tell you, YOU do not want to trust them with your health, money, or future.

Not until they’ve made the commitment to hold life in their hands and be responsible for the consequences of their actions.

That rules out 99.99% of the famous biohackers out there.

What would serve you better is to become your own Ultimate Bio Hacker since you are your own laboratory. I can even wish for you to become more than a hacker overall. Become a well-educated expert on yourself and what helps you the best.
Don’t rely on people who don’t even understand what “aging” means on a personal and professional level to provide you with anti-aging strategies!!!! Odds are their motivations are money felt not heart felt!

If you need a little help in the cognitive department so you can make informed decisions based on the accelerated learning I’d like you to try this.

There is a real doctor behind it who uses it every day in doses from 2 to 6 caps a day depending on what I need to mentally digest and get done on that particular day.

Why settle for a hacker?!

With heart, passion and knowledge to help you,

 

Dr. Dave

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Why Time Might Not Be Your Most Precious Commodity

You’ve heard me say it over and over, “Time is Your Most Precious Commodity!” Don’t waste it.

Now implied in there is that you are healthy enough to enjoy your life because as long as you have your health you have everything right?

Unless you get hit by a bus and die healthy!!!!

In this world we are constantly reminded that walking out the door is a risk.

I had a conversation with a friend of mine who is a health care professional. He is slightly younger than I am but like me is closing in rapidly on his 6th decade of joyous life on this planet.

He told me he is always tired and fatigued. He mentioned that he is also in chronic low-level pain. This hurts in the morning, that aches at night and it takes his eyes about 30 minutes in the morning to focus properly.**

I got to thinking about chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I realized that many many people in their 40’s 50’s and beyond are dealing with low lever chronic pain that is a MAJOR contributing factor to the lack of energy they experience.

I can also tell you that the next couple of products that are arriving over the next couple of months will primarily deal with increasing your energy reserves.

So, back to my friend. I asked about his fish oil consumption. The answer was telling, “Uh sometimes I remember.” Ok how much? “Uh one or two a day” was the sheepish reply.

Look if you want pain relief from any anti-inflammatory including fish oil you are going to have to take enough to make it count. While you may get some benefits for cardiac health at 1 or 2 a day as reported in the literature, there is a dose response curve to fish oil like anything else. Most people need 4 to 6 caps a day which is why I put 120 in my bottle!!!!

This by the way, is diet dependent not body size or weight dependent. I tested plenty of lean vegetarians and vegans who were so over blown with inflammatory Omega 6 fats that they needed a full dose of 6 a day for quite some time to rectify this deficit.

The other thing I recommend now for fatigue is the Brain Force 1.

A lot of people know about the researched potential for anti-Alzheimer effects of the Lion’s Mane mushroom (see references).

But far fewer people know about its anti-fatigue effect (references).

So, if you are tired all the time, or even if you just want to get more out of your day and have more zest doing it, you owe it to yourself to try Brain Force 1.

And here’s a tip: Try taking 6 Brain Force 1 about 30 minutes before your next work out and watch your personal bests become a thing of the past as you set new ones!!!! But don’t tell the competition.

Become a force to be reckoned with!!!*

Yours in boundless energy!

Doc

 

 

References: Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Nov 1;17(11). pii: E1810.
The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model.
Zhang J1, An S2, Hu W3, Teng M4, Wang X5, Qu Y6, Liu Y7, Yuan Y8, Wang D9.

Exp Ther Med. 2015 Feb;9(2):483-487. Epub 2014 Dec 16.
Anti-fatigue activities of polysaccharides extracted from Hericium erinaceus.
Liu J1, DU C1, Wang Y1, Yu Z2.

*The maintenance dose of Brain Force 1 is 2 a day but if you’ve got a big workout or a big mental task like an exam or presentation take 6 on those days. If you happen to be into lucid dreaming, take 6 one hour before sleep!

** This may be a symptom of dry eye which seems to be almost epidemic today. Before your eye doctor puts you on that expensive “new” drug for dry eyes (which may actually worse blurred vision!) try upping your fish oil dose!!!!

 

Brain Health and Self Improvement

Let me ask you a question.

What gets you excited about another day when you wake up.

I am serious!- You’d be surprised how many people can’t answer or give some half assed version of what they really want. Since I am asking but I don’t hear the answer go ahead and be totally free to express your excitement about whatever really floats your boat.

You should not need more than 5 seconds!

Since its a New Year I am going to let you peak into my motivation because I think it may set you on a path to an exceptional 2018.

The single most important thing that moves me forward is becoming better.

Better is forward, better is ageless, better is living long and having a real reason to do so.

For me better means smarter, better read, more physically and mentally powerful, faster, funnier, more focused and a better human being.

Lately that has become my mantra and I say it early in the day, the middle of the day and late in the day. It can be applied to big tasks like being a better doctor, parent, spouse or small ones like driving without getting pissed off at everyone else on the road lol.

That is better.

The next thing is take a moment to acknowledge better. If you have improved at something you really want to be better at you should feel good about yourself! Allow that!

Better for me also means learning everyday, and testing and improving my performance at intervals.

Now a funny thing often happens when you dedicate yourself to better.

People often show up to help you do better and do it faster.

Here are some personal examples: Dr Mike Fossel the Godfather of the Telomere theory of Aging became a personal friend because of our work on “The Immortality Edge”.

Dr Bill Lands the father of the Omega 6/3 ratio through my association with fish oil.

Dr’s Cal Harley, Bill Andrews, Joe Raffaele through telomerase activation science.

Dr Maria Blasco through the writing on telomeres and the next book.

A special case was the path of the ketogenic diet. Remember I wrote a bunch of blogs on this 3 or 4 years back not only predicting it would be the next rage in diets but eventually meeting several important people in the field of cancer metabolism. Since I was disgusted with obvious commercial exploitation of cancer patients and the whole “cancer industry” I needed to find “The Truth!”

I gave several public lectures one at David Wolfe’s Longevity now in 2013. There I met an amazing PhD cancer researcher – Dr. Oksana Zagorodna

From our discussions I came upon “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease” by Dr Tom Seyfried.

Subsequently I interviewed Dr Seyfried and eventually convinced him to speak at one of our annual Anti-Aging Conferences and we have all been friends ever since sharing ideas and knowledge.

I did nothing but passionately pursue my interests and try to be better, and better came knocking on my door.

I am not lying when I tell you this was a big help!

I promise you if you will allow yourself to be better and work towards the goal of “being more of you” you will see amazing things unfold right before your very eyes!

I thank you for the role you have played in my 2017.

And 2018 is going to be even BETTER!

Dr. Dave

 

Prevention versus Convention

Convention says that if you hit 80 you will be part of almost 100 million people who have Alzheimer Disease. Now that may not sound like bad odds but ask anyone who has had to be a caretaker for someone with this awful disease.

The odds go up even more if you live past that not so ripe old age.

Convention says that we have no real weapons in this fight other than memory games and puzzles. It’s going to be really hard to prove those work!

Today’s medicine and conventional medicines in the future do not address the potential causes of this illness which include mitochondrial failure, immune failure and protein aggregation because of failed clean up mechanisms and chronic ongoing non-targeted inflammation.

I have stated publicly that these are the very same mechanisms responsible for cancer albeit with a different manifestation.

Like all diseases of aging this one starts long before it clinically presents therefore if its interrupted in the non-clinical phase you might have a far better shot at slowing or stopping it.

Then there is the more fun but not unrelated topic of better memory, more creative thinking and general overall brain superiority.

Convention says that while we do become unable to learn, our brain changes and the way and the things we learn have to change as well.

In terms of aging better I do not see any reason why we should settle for Convention when it comes to our brain. Personally, I like mine just fine where it is today, and like all things age related I am going to fight the good fight as long as I can or until I forget how!!!!

All of the above are the reasons I designed Brain Force One.

As they always used to say, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”. The recent suggestions that we use marijuana to help fix Alzheimer Disease conjures up thoughts about wasted minds in a different fashion.

Nothing like have someone stoned and demented. The eggheads that come up with this stuff are the same people that suggest we trust convention!

IF this latest research leaves you scratching your head and wondering where conventional science is headed than you absolutely should try Brain Force One!

I would not count on convention to feed your head!

Keep it straight and keep it smart!

Dr Dave

A Cradle For Your Tired Brain

Do you ever just get “brain tired”?

Things like a lack of focus, word finding difficulty and occasional loss of common items like cell phones, keys and household stuff you swore you saw in front of you just a few days before?
Well I have something that has helped immensely with these little annoying problems as well as some much bigger and more serious ones.

It’s called Brain Force One and its formulated to optimize your brain performance.

Now there are other reasons you might want to take it- things like the impending dementia epidemics we are reminded of on an almost daily basis. Sadly, we are told, if you make it to 80 you’ll be facing a high-level threat to your brain called Alzheimer Disease (yes the powers that be continue to get us to drop the ‘s on all diseases!).

Now I cannot make any claims as to the efficacy of Brain Force One for any illness or disease, but I urge you to research the ingredients on a credible web site like Pub Med (not Dr. so and so’s website- sorry to much BS even on doctor sites). When you look at objective evidence you might feel as I do.

It’s far better to do something than nothing!

Speaking of nothing: I have had lots of experience with the so-called Alzheimer drugs and frankly for my patients, I am confident they did absolutely nothing!

The other thing that is always essential for “brain support” is the proper amount of omega 3.

Without it your brain may not function anywhere near what its capable of.

This past few weeks there has been a whole slew of positive studies on fish oil and brain performance.
This is in addition to the usual winter time perks of fixing dry skin and hair that usually accompanies winter.

The combo of fish oil  and Brain Force One is my one-two punch for brain fatigue.

Here’s to being clear headed!!!!
Doc

One of the Best For Last- Today’s Flash Holiday Sale

Today I am putting our unique and powerful Brain Force One on sale.

If you wanted to try the Max dose of the product, 6 a day for a while then NOW is the time to stock up and get on subscription/continuity for the lowest and longest lasting price ever. This sale isn’t off your first order – it’s off EVERY order from now until you cancel!

That is not only a huge savings over retail but its got free shipping in the Continental U.S. as well.

You can’t beat a better brain and you can’t beat these holiday savings.

This is last call on our inventory. If we get any new products in final production I will announce them this month as well, so don’t stop checking your emails, but we are winding the sale down in the next day or so, so don’t delay.

Doc

Brain Mutations and Aging

Recent scientific evidence suggests that the brain is just as susceptible to cancer and dementia causing mutations as any other tissue. Why would this be a big deal you might ask.

Well the brain (and the heart) are referred to as “post mitotic” tissue which means they do not divide once they are matured.

Simply put according to traditional science- “You got what You got for most of Your life!”

The mutation is usually associated with cell division and if the cell division rate is either lower or in the purported case of the brain, non existent, there should be almost no mutations- no dementia and no brain cancer.

Now I am not a big believer in the “brain that can’t regenerate” stuff but there is no question that under normal circumstances there is very little division in the thinking parts of your brain.

They can however grow a bit, repair a bit more and learn through out your life especially if they have a little help.

That help comes from me in the form of Brain Force One today only on special holiday sale price with free shipping in the U.S.

You’ll want all the help you can get because believe me age is not kind to the aging brain.

Ok back to the science- where do those mutations come from.

Supposedly they come from “clonal expansion” where certain cells that have those nasty mutations get amplified and become more prominent citizens in your brain’s population.

The answer to that is to make sure the healthy cells stay that way and have a competitive advantage.

Once again Brain Force One is a force to be reckoned with.

Here’s to getting chronologically older, biologically younger and over all smarter than ever!

Doc

Marginally Metaphysical- What All Your Experiences Have in Common

Nootropics-Brain Supplements- are a dirty word these days. Our dear regulatory friends at the alphabet agencies have launched yet another “anti” campaign at this class of supplements. Have you ever wondered why I avoid the word when discussing Brain Force One?

Apparently, the concept that providing raw materials that modify brain function is a stretch even though here is research to support it.

A bigger stretch is that you can influence how your brain works from the outside as well as the inside.

There is no argument that meditation can change brain function both long term and short term. There is little argument that it can affect whole body function. But because it is not a consumable in the strict sense of the word no one really “goes after” it. People who sell it get a free pass. It is taken for granted that the studies that support it are good and everyone involved is also good.

That’s good! Because it does work.

But it is no longer a stretch to suggest that what you put into your body is very important for brain function.

That is why I make and sell Brain Force One. Because I do believe you can influence brain function with the right substrates and raw materials. When I launched the product, I gave a short list of what some of the ingredients do. You can go one by one if you like on Pub Med and see the science.

Just don’t call it a nootropic lol!

Underlying the ingredient choice is the simple fact that everything we think we see, hear, feel and sense is due to receptor biology in our brain. We have receptors for joy, happiness, sadness, fear, peace, violence, narcosis, sleep, sex and so on. Depending on which ones you tickle and how well they function you could literally predict the perception and even the emotional result.

Not every vision problem is an eye problem, not every loss or increase in sensation is a peripheral nerve problem, not every depression is due to something that happened.

Everything and I mean everything goes through the filter of brain function and receptor biology.

Similarly, everything that “comes out” also goes through the filter of brain function and receptor biology including that which is outside objective reality (metaphysics).

So, here’s the bottom line: No matter what you want more of in your experience, you need to tone and train your brain.

That is what Brain Force One is designed to help you do!!!!!!

Doc

PS For meditation research and principles that work check out the work of Dr. Dharma Singh Kalsa and Dr Elissa Epel.