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Voting: Making an Intelligent Choice

Today is the day for the fabled mid term elections. We are bombarded on all sides with contradictory information in the form of facts.

The truth of the matter is that most of these things do not play on our intelligence, they prey on our emotions. It’s actually similar to buying behavior. A study of buyers’ habits revealed that even people who weigh all the odds and make what the consider to be an intelligent choice based on stats and figures are actually buying emotionally.

So, all the work that is done to make an intelligent choice (think consumer reports etc.) is actually done to satisfy the emotional need to weigh all the odds and feel like they made an intelligent choice.

Hey I didn’t make this world, I just live in it!!!

But the least you can do is support your ability to make an intelligent choice by giving your brain a leg up in this day and age of endless attention deficit and sound bytes.

By that I mean using Brain Force One to provide the substrates for a healthy happy brain.

The only advice on voting I can give you is do so.

The rest of your life still awaits and it will require intelligent choices.

Don’t let your Brain fail you!!!

Doc

WOW!

WOW!

I have been inundated recently by negative reports on all kinds of supplements. The “fish oil is worthless” thing never seems to get old.

But ironically sales are up up and away on the global market. Funny you’d think if something doesn’t work it would disappear.

All this is in spite of the onslaught by Big Pharma and their known $! Billion dollar campaign to make themselves look better in the eyes of the public. A large part of that campaign is hiring anti-supplement press and anti-supplement mouth pieces with big money to advertise and get eyeballs.

It’s ironic that one of my friends asked me about the “Codex Alimentarius”. He wanted to know if I wasn’t scared by it.

Not at all… The Codex has become a lame duck lazy man’s boring way of trying to mobilize anti-government sentiment, specifically against over regulation.

I have been “threatened by it” for over 15 years.

Me and my freedom, You and your freedom are far more threatened in more subtle ways.

Let me explain:

The Codex has been hanging over everyone’s head for over a decade and a half but it has never passed and it never will. Why?
Because any politician who votes for such an obvious breach of public freedom will never stay in power. Even the most government-oriented types have not passed it and we certainly have had fans of big government in power.

A far more dangerous and subtle threat comes from the advertising and control of “science” by the people who stand to gain from it and who also fund it: Big Pharma.

As the second biggest lobby group in the country don’t think for a moment they do not control health care policy. There is a reason why we pay 2x as much as Canadians for drugs and 5X as much as in Mexico.

There is a reason why the CEO of a drug company can defend a sudden 50X price increase in a vital drug like Epi Pen without fear of reprisal.

And they absolutely do control science and research. And who is going to question science and research and not be branded a quack?

Sweet set up huh?!

The tools of Big Pharma are the alphabet agencies that “save you from yourself” and believe me if they want to silence or squash someone it happens fast and hard.

But because we live in a relatively free society it has to be done with YOUR complicity.

Which means you can still decide not to be fooled.

I urge you to educate yourself to the best degree possible.

And now just a quick reminder.

Your gut is the key to a large part of your health.

Your gut determines what you absorb and discard including your supplements.

Much has been made of formulations that are nano particulated, enteric coated, non-compressed etc. etc.
All of that is good and valid but it doesn’t mean a thing if your gut microbiome is off.

That is why I make Pro Life Ultra PB- a pre and probiotic that gives you the microbiome boost you need.

If you can worry about nutrient timing, formulation construction and absorption do so, but don’t forget to start at the beginning.
Your Gut!!!!

Dr Dave

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Men, Muscle Mass, and Mortality- The 3 Musketeers of Aging

Back in the year 2000 when I started to practice anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement was a major part of our therapy.  At the time it was the one thing that other doctors did not really do much of especially for men.

As a matter of fact it was downright quackery in the eyes of some of our more established (read old) colleagues. I have made many comments on the transition that has taken place mainly driven by Big Pharma’s ability to patent testosterone patches and creams. What was once quackery is now sanctioned by the establishment and the question “Is it low T?” is being asked in doctors’ offices around the world.

I have to tell you it’s because of all the wrong reasons.  Much like the Viagra revolution which is a thinly veiled attempt to legitimize recreational drug use (by treating erectile dysfunction) testosterone replacement is being used to make men feel better about themselves. Now really there is nothing wrong with that but it misses the point: testosterone replacement is a real treatment for other legitimate diseases like heart failure, diabetes and bone loss in men (and women!).

My most memorable case was that of Joe F. aged 86 who had intermediate grade prostate cancer and was in the hospital every 2 weeks in heart failure much to the chagrin of our cardiologists.

I decided to treat Joe with 100 mg of testosterone cypionate a week.  I was called by no less than 3 of my colleagues asking me if I had lost my mind. Didn’t I know the testosterone was absolutely contraindicated in prostate cancer?  Didn’t I know I was going to kill the patient?

Fortunately for Joe I did not listen to them and went with what I knew would help Joe. He was never again admitted for heart failure and his diabetes went away as well. His quality of life was much better and he lived another 6 years to die of pneumonia.

If only we had had TA-65 then!

I had to laugh when 3 years ago world renowned Harvard based testosterone expert Abraham Morgantaler was lauded for being radical by treating men with prostate cancer with testosterone. That is almost as radical as Dr.Oz endorsing the Paleo diet and telling you it’s OK to eat butter. My coauthors and I made our preference for that diet known back in 2010 with our book The Immortality Edge.

But we are not from Harvard nor do we have a TV show!

So last week I read 2 back to back studies that I will sum up for you here.

These studies primarily looked at men but they apply to a degree to women as well. They basically said that power output and muscle mass were independent predictors of aging and death. The less muscle you had the more likely you were to die. The funny thing is I recently had the occasion to listen to the introductory fish oil CD I give all my new customers.

I had a long, long drive ahead of me and I was thinking maybe I should redo that CD- after all it was recorded in 2007. The more I listened the more I had to give myself a pat on the back and the less I wanted to tackle the redo.  I never use notes for any of my lectures and the CD is no exception. Honestly I do not know how I packed all that info into one CD.

One of the things I talk about is power and muscle mass as it relates to Omega 3 levels. And I specifically talk about how it relates to morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death rate).

So now 7 years later science has given us 2 specific studies that show that muscle mass and strength along with testosterone and activity levels are independent predictors of how well you will age and how long you will live.

And all of this without telomeres.

 

So here it is in a nutshell:

The way I practiced medicine as an anti-aging doc- trying to maximize hormone levels safely- should probably be standard of care especially for men, since it directly affects mortality.

Next since big Pharma now has patented testosterone formats it has become “OK” to do this since we are not taking away their profit margins by doing it ourselves the way I did so long ago.

Next, not doing these things – exercise, hormone management, telomere management, omega 3 management is not taking care of yourself or your patients to anywhere near the degree we would all want to do and have for ourselves and our loved ones.

Turns out it may be more important than you think.  It may not just help you look great this summer, it may help keep you alive and healthy much longer!

 

 

Doc

Fraud Alert!

Warning this one is a heartfelt, uncomfortable truth bare your soul email so read it at your own risk but if you do please read it all!

Sadly, there are unscrupulous people out there who have no qualms about misrepresenting themselves.

Some potential examples of this are the current (should I be saying recurrent?) cross hairs that are trained on Costco- this time for misrepresentation of their fish oil brand.  Now we live in a guilty until proven innocent society these days because we read qualifiers – may, could maybe, what if, might and the like as absolutes.

They are not.

But there is this magic word the government uses called “insinuates”. Guess who gets to decide what is an insinuation and what isn’t!?  If you guessed the same people who decide that the number of randomized placebo-controlled studies you need to prove a claim in the government’s eyes is undefined and subject to changes, you get the gold star.

The real answer to the study question is: “More than you’ve done however many that is.”

And they do not poll the general public to see what the definition of “insinuates” is.

And as far as Costco is concerned we might wait until this legal situation is over to pass judgement.

The problem is most people will have long decided based only on the headline and never bother to follow the actual case for the real verdict.  Damage done and maybe not for good reason.

Ask me how I know*

In addition, there are far too many people who just read headlines and concoct an entire story about it much like the recent fish oil study that showed moderate benefit (and was poorly designed or perhaps ((another qualifier)) designed perfectly to show a negative result by using tiny doses of fish oil).

This study got blasted all over the internet as the “FINAL VERDICT”.  I am not a profane man but that is you know what ridiculous especially since even a small dose of fish oil DID show benefit.

Combine qualifiers as absolute and headline skimming without reading or understanding what you are talking about and you have 50% of the internet.

You may as well get all your information from Facebook.

The FDA and the FTC could have a field day if they cared to.

However, there are some real phony baloneys out there. For instance, if you had a company that was named after a doctor say, “Dr. John’s Supplements” wouldn’t you think that very strongly implies there is a doctor there?

I suggest you ask.  The Longevity Edge is the ONLY place that has Dr. Dave Woynarowski.  If you see someone saying there is a doctor somewhere, I’d ask who that doctor is and check to see if it’s a real person with a medical degree.  Nothing against my PhD colleagues but treating rats does not qualify.

Honorary degrees in vaguely related disciplines don’t count.

Remember this guy?

Similarly, if you were to get an email from Dr. John’s Supplement Company and the headline started with “I” and no other “I” was mentioned you might wrongly assume that “I” was Dr. John when there was no such person there.

Under any circumstances the FTC would consider that deception.  If you are getting emails from someone like that please report them to the FTC so they can be investigated!!!!

Next if it’s too good to be true it probably is.

I know this because I have gotten complaints from customers about products that are discounted 50-80% and are either expired or about to expire.  They are surprised to hear that I am not involved in any way and The Longevity Edge is about to celebrate its 2nd birthday with the only Dr. Dave W there is at the helm.

I am sorry if you were one of the people who has been deceived by any of the above scams but again, it was not me!

OK now for the fun stuff.

The first of our telomere products is due in less than 10 days so stay tuned for an early April launch.

I’ve got something special planned for you at that time!

Our amazing probiotic will also be in stock again at the end of this month- for those of you who wondered why we haven’t been talking about it – it’s in short supply!

Well it sold so well that we barely had enough to meet our subscriptions for this month, but we timed it right and when you start seeing emails about it again it will be a “no wait” situation.

Until then I wish you a great rest of the weekend and stay alert for con men.  They are most definitely out there**

*and **-  I used to think you had to really be way out of line to attract negative attention from the government or Quack Watch and the like.  I have learned over the years that it really is not hard to get negative attention at all.

There are 4ingredients any one of which can lead to costly negative attention (costly in legal fees even if you are found totally innocent, and costly to your reputation) even in the face of complete innocence.

  • You piss someone off. Either someone who has more money than you do to waste on legal nonsense or someone who has far more time than you do and makes a career out of an ax to grind.
  • Similarly, if you are a colossal flapping celestial size anal sphincter you may get nailed on karma alone. This is the “witch hunt” scenario you occasionally hear about where some jerk is totally innocent of everything other than being a jerk and they get nailed. No one really pities them but…. The problem is these people generally take a lot good people down with them.
  • You make what someone else considers an obscene amount of money. For example, a company I know of (no its not mine!!!!) recently got dinged by an alphabet agency even though they did pretty much everything right including studies and using great scientists to prove their findings. Problem was 2 or 3 of these findings potentially made them competitors to Big Pharma who is selling “real” drugs (You know the kind that build bone in your spine but erode your jaw, or the kind that lower your cholesterol and it took 30 years of continued studies to make a questionable case for their wide spread usage).  Big Pharma doesn’t like competition from supplements and has done everything in their power to make sure they don’t have any.  Alphabets comply.

But please remember they exist for your protection!

Or is that an insinuation?

So, all over the 50+ page complaint filed by the agency were references to the money made and paid to people for various advertising and “false” insinuations and claims.  That case is now up for public complaint and the average person who does not know anything about the health care industry is going to see an alleged figure for gross income of 39 million over 12 years and think this company must be greedy beyond all belief. The concept of salaries for employees, various types of insurances, legal retainers and expenses, physical plants, shipping, taxes of all kinds-Federal, State, City, disability for the employees, Social Security, Medicare, SS disability contributions, supply and manufacture, quality control, scientists and consults and providing income for several dozen people and several other companies-is not subtracted from that sizeable figure.  After all, if you are trying to get the public to hate a company just show the gross income and imply they get to keep it.

For the record The Longevity Edge does not look, feel or make anything anywhere near that nor did my former company. We always have been (until the original company was sold) friends and family running the business and our inventory alone costs us about 55% of what we make. This is because when I ran the company they were custom made.

Then there are all those other fees!

Right now, I have 3 people including myself in the company so the numbers are tiny compared to the company that got nailed for false claims by the FTC.

 

At the time of this writing my February 2018 income after expenses was $1600.  Yeah, I’m really greedy!

If you still think greed is motivation recall that Big Pharma owned supplement companies that you don’t have any idea are owned by Big Pharma because they have wonderful titles that include nature, natural, farm fresh, clean, green, earth and all kinds of variations on those names that are not even words but look like them AND, similar meanings in other languages that are well known enough in the West to imply a “natural” or raw or from the earth naturally by association.

 

Why is that not an insinuation?

 

These companies are reported to gross 50 Billion with a B yearly from supplement sales. So, if money is your only criteria for judging greed please judge them far more guilty than some small business (small business earning definitions vary but generally under 500 employees and under 50 million YEARLY in gross receipts = a small business- who knew!)

Those of us who do not even dream of that amount of money in our life times are likely to judge anyone who makes that much as greedy. Hence the unending references to the amount of money made in this particular FTC complaint.  They know what they are doing.

  • You actually do something wrong either out of ignorance or malice AND #1 and or 2 have occurred.

There are plenty of mom and pop business out there that simply do not have the legal background or the finances to hire the legal background to prevent themselves from making a mistake. That used to constitute a “stop and don’t do it again” letter.  Now it can become a costly investigation and or lawsuit in a heartbeat. Free speech stops when you start selling some things ( not something or anything, just some things)  and it gets even more circumscribed when you are more successful than the average person-even a little bit.

Then again as I mentioned in paragraph one of this blog there are some serious quacks and frauds out there. Be vigilant!

If you’ve read this entire thing then bless you.  I appreciate your continued support and will do everything in my power to make all of our lives better in as many ways as possible. And I will share that with you!

Dr. Dave Woynarowski MD

www.TheLongevityEdge.com

Trending Now

We have become a trend society.  It’s fun in some ways and sad in others.

The fun part is there is always something new to look at, evaluate and if you are so motivated- to try.

The sad part is that a lot of people need trends because they cannot focus for more than a few minutes days or weeks on anything. This makes us reactive instead of proactive.

One of the greatest secrets to success I have ever encountered is simple persistence and the ability to create a habit that is healthy. Like it or not the body does not respond at sound bite speed and all the “hacking” in the world will still only lead you to a few simple habits that need and I mean NEED to be tended to daily.

Sleep, exercise eating and stretching are not sexy. They are in every single book about health that has been written for the past century and will remain so. In our book the Immortality Edge one critic wrote: this is hardly new advice.  I guess he skipped all the chapters on telomeres and telomerase.

So what is trending now?

Fish oil is back in vogue again after threats of a massive groundbreaking study that would debunk the whole myth of fish oil being good for you. That study apparently never materialized or if it did for some reason it’s not allowed to be seen by the world.

With that out of the way we now see that fish oil is good for high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, pregnancy and developing children. How long will this trend last?  I am guessing based on media behavior and “trends” the answer is about 6 weeks.  At that point there will be a 180 degree turn around and fish oil will be bad again for another month or so and then by the holiday we will be back to its good for you again.

The habit you should have is to take your 4 to 6 fish oil on a daily basis. Trends will change; human biology will not at least not for millions of years.

On the telomere front everyone is writing about telomeres these days.  The continued unending surrounding controversy around that topic that “trends” is “Does telomerase cause cancer”.

This stems from the fact that at some point 85% of human cancers express large amounts of telomerase to keep themselves going. It ignores the fact that telomerase inhibitors have not worked against cancer, and the other 15% of cancers have an alternative method and so far the activation of telomerase is a late occurrence in the cancer chain of events.

On top of that the class action lawsuit against TA-65 for false claims was dismissed.

Of course there will be more angry people who don’t like the concept that we might be able to slow or stop the aging but for the moment it’s all quiet on the Western Front LOL!

The importance of having health and normal telomere length or even longer telomeres has been reinforced by yet another cancer-telomere association that uses genetic evaluations of the genes that maintain telomeres.  When these genes are defective or poorly regulated,the incidence of cancer increases. The latest cancer to show that association is melanoma.

Recall back in 2011 JAMA released a study that showed a pretty much global association with cancer incidence and short telomeres. Other cancers like melanoma and glioblastoma are associated with longer telomeres.  Once again its important for you to understand that these are not “longer healthier telomeres” and the loss of regulation is the problem not the length.

So as more and more people jump on the telomere bandwagon my prediction is that soon a well known internet entrepreneur doctor will release a book on the topic. Hint: It will not be me- my book will be much broader and in point of fact I actually started that trend with the Immortality Edge!

Finally and briefly, the mitochondria are in the news again as possible sources for some of the diseases of aging, cancer as a metabolic disease instead of a genetic one is gaining momentum, and we are seeing a resurgence of the high fat diet. The latter is not mainstream but its heading that way.

My predictions on these are: Mitochondria will found to be directly linked to cancer but controlled by nuclear telomere length, cancer therapies will eventually include “metabolic profiling” as well as genetic profiling because we have spent too much money and are far too in love with genes to just abandon them as a cause for all of our problems, and some watered down version of a truly high fat diet will come out with the name of someone famous attached to it.  It will ultimately fail because people will not be able to understand what carbohydrate restriction really means much less practice it!

It you are serious about your health and reversing and or slowing down the aging process stay with me.

If you are serious about not wasting your time on stuff that cannot work- stay with me.

If you want to know what really happens, what really matters and what it does to a live human being who does not mind being a guinea pig- stay with me.

If not by all means follow the trends!

 

Best,

Doc

What We Really Know About Aging Part 2

In Part 1 which I sent out as an email to my list (hint, hint!), I said a lot of things about a lot of people we follow. I pointed out that we need to do and be something very different than what most people tell us to do if we are going to change anything. I specified some gurus who left this earth far younger than they “should” have because of diseases of aging as examples of people who were followed by millions but clearly did not give the best advice.

Please remember that when you hear things like “he has a good reputation and millions of followers!” That usually means the individual is spending more time marketing things than researching them!

In this installment I want to tell you a bit more about the actual mechanisms of aging and why I address (read attack!) them the way I do.

I got an email from a reader named Margaret, regarding Part 1. She said, “Doc what are you really trying to say! You said there is a lot we don’t know and we should not follow gurus, but we should follow you! That sounds a lot like you are a guru! Given what has happened to all the gurus you mentioned why should we follow you! ?And I hate to say it but compared to some of the docs out there most people probably don’t know who you are!?”

Good point Margaret! The last thing I want to be known as is a guru. I spend my time researching and trying things out, always on myself first! That means that what I do has a certain urgency that most people don’t have! It also means I am too busy to “market” myself!

I have said many times that I do what I do for ME, and my immediate loved ones but you are welcome to come along and join me. Most gurus define themselves by the “rules” they set forth for us. I don’t set forth rules. I just tell you what works.

Once again you are welcome to join me! The main point I want to make is that most of the gurus who tell us something that makes perfect sense but die too soon of diseases like cancer and heart disease is that there are only two real possibilities.

Either they were not doing the things they said or the things they said don’t work. Right now as we speak there is a very famous health guru suffering prematurely from a disease that is clearly an age related problem. Yet that person is still making more money than some small countries selling health related advice and products. What that person relates to us probably doesn’t work! It certainly didn’t work in this case.

When things don’t work in the case of aging it’s usually because they do not “allow us to escape our genetics”. Most human longevity up to this point is not happening for the reasons people think and certainly not happening because of what these oldsters tell us they do when we ask them.

There are a ton of books out there interviewing old old people and asking for advice. While these people should be venerated, their advice should not be! If you ever read any of these books as I have you will see there is almost nothing in common for any of them.

That means they simply had good genetics and of course now we know epigenetics.

You cannot control your genes! But since they are responsible for only 20 to 30% of what is happening to you in most cases, you can do a ton to improve your epigenes!

I wrote a book about all of this called The Immortality Edge. Unlike most books on the topic that lose their shine after a while, this one has gotten “more true” over the 5 years since I wrote it! In addition there is the physical proof and lab proof that what I say works.

Ok here is the science part put as directly and simply as I can say it. If you look at populations that consume high levels of omega 3’s they live longer and have better health unless their environment kills them. This is true of Mediterranean area people, Japanese on Okinawa and for the last part hunter gatherer Eskimo tribes. They have less cancer less arthritis and less of pretty much everything else that is killing us. They have nothing in common geographically or genetically or even epigenetically. They all have high Omega 3 levels and lower Omega 6 levels.

Again without slamming you with membrane science let me say that in addition to all the anti-inflammatory and epigenetic reprogramming that Omega 3 fish oil in adequate doses is capable of doing for you, it also helps keep the powerhouses of your cells, the mitochondria, healthy. As a matter of fact there is a newly describe theory on longevity that directly ties omega 3 levels to decreased aging and increased functioning of these powerhouses that we are slowly figuring out are responsible for many of the diseases of aging.

In terms of “escaping your genes”, there are 3 published human trials on TA-65 and its effects on your health. There are also others that suggest the mechanism is a decreased portion of shortening telomeres. Up until now the only thing that we could count on is that you telomeres are going to shorten as you get older. This is directly linked to the dysfunction of aging and the occurrence of disease.

I do not expect I will live forever. But I do expect I will outlive my genes (parents!) by a fair margin barring accident trauma or acts of stupidity.

I expect you can too!

 

Doc

 

This is continued in Part 3, “The Exercise Industries Dirty Little Secret“.

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

I want to applaud you.

You and I are not exactly the “common man”. I am not talking about our social status or our finances,

I AM talking about our thinking, our expectations, and our desire for something MORE.

More for us includes more life and more health. I can only speak personally here but I bet you’ll find something that resonates. I want more health and more life for one simple reason: experience.

Life is such a gift and I want to experience as much of it as possible in ways that broaden my horizons. Experience does that! It leads me to amazing discoveries and amazing people and amazing places.

Speaking of places I have logged about 8000 miles of travel in the past week and a half. What was I doing? Working for your and my experiences. Not to be cryptic, I was evaluating new facilities, processes and manufacturing plants for some of what I do. As you are well aware my involvement in the telomere and stem cell fields is very great. Some of what I do cannot be done in the good Ol’ U.S, of A although I promise all of the supplements I make are made here. The other stuff, the cell therapy, has to be done elsewhere to be effective in most cases.

That said I am continuously looking for ways to improve delivery, formulation and quality/purity of all of my products be they cellular or supplement.

Also speaking of supplements there will be a new one out in approximately 2 weeks, with several more to follow so don’t go anywhere!

In the meantime let me remind you that in building my new brand The Longevity Edge I started with the most basic and important anti-aging supplements.

Let me explain: When we evaluate patients for cell therapy we look at what I call the “general protoplasm” of the person- how healthy or unhealthy they are. If they are not doing well we try to “tone them up” nutritionally with the supplements before we do any cell therapy. Everyone gets the same basic analysis to see where they are. In well over 50% of cases our intervention improves things to where it makes sense to use the person’s own cells. But that leaves others who need a different therapy which involves using much younger cells in older sicker people.

We’ll get into this more in an upcoming telecon.

But for now let me reveal to you the basis for everyone’s “tone up”

Obviously we start with appropriate doses of Omega 3. If there are any corrective surgeries involved or major cell interventions into brain or heart where bleeding is an issue we stop the fish oil electively about 10 days out.

But we always start with Omega 3.

The next obvious step is the equivalent of spark plugs, tire rotation, and fuel and air filters for your car and that would be the multi vite.

Finally you need to keep the central control intact and that would be your Brain!!!

Ironically pioneering starts with small steps, You buy runway while I figure out the rest of this!!!!

 

Dr. Dave

The Subterranean Circus of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine or, The Foundation of Your Regeneration

Psst! I have a secret to share with you. Follow me. No not there, here, right here. This is Dr. Snidely Cornucopia’s newest electromagnetic schism generator. You just put it over your head while you are getting a special infusion of lipolyzed glutathione and it releases hundreds of millions of stem cells and turns back the clock at least 10 years.

Of course, it only works on old people so babies need not worry.

And after your done with that for the paltry price of a few grand you can become one of the first to lay on the electromagnetic vortex exclusion field generator that will repair all DNA mistakes in less than 24 hours. Never worry about cancer again!!!

And when you are done with all of that come by the booth and we’ll set you up with some Telomere Tea. It was tested in Outer Mongolia but I am sure I can get you abstracts and references a few months from now- just give me your email.

As you might have guessed by now, one of the stops on my recent 8,000-mile journey was a big anti-aging show. By big I mean thousands of people. You’ve heard just a slightly hyperbolized version of my experience there.

Now there is good and bad in all this. The wacky quacky charlatans (WQC) do distract alphabet agencies and make it less likely that legitimate science will be targeted. The bad is that if you happen to be real, take care of real people, and do real science with real scientists by your side you are liable to be lumped in with the WQC as is the rest of the field.

Equally bad in our sound bite society is what I call “The NEED for New”. Most of the civilians at this show are looking for the next big thing. The ancient diabetic drug metformin is actually the next big rage these days. Never mind there are serious flaws in the science that recommends it. Never mind that it’s a mitochondrial toxin and that poisoning the mitochondria is generally already an issue for older folks- just turn down the metabolism enough and you won’t have to diet or exercise.Never mind the thought leaders behind it in our conferences are not doctors.

It’s Truly the magic pill-until your fatigue becomes so immobilizing that you figure it out!
In a month or two I will have an energizing compound for you that supports the mitochondria instead of paralyzing them.

But in the meantime, let me remind you the basics are not all that sexy. Habits build us and nutritional and supplement habits are part of the building process.

The current minimalist triad of things I made for you (fish oil, brain force and young life daily) are only sexy when you see and feel the results. You still have to remember to take adequate doses every day.

Remember, you can go to the circus but you still want to have a solid stable home to come back to after the show.

Build it with the basics I created for US! I take them every day and I am subject to the same slings and arrows of everyday living perhaps even more than you!

Like Cat Stevens and later that same year (1970), Jimmy Cliff said, “Baby it’s a wild world!”

That should not be the “Foundation of Your Regeneration”!

Doc

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Dr. Fish Oil AKA Dr. Dave Woynarowski

Dr. Fish Oil AKA Dr. Dave Woynarowski

Dr. Dave Woynarowski, born in the 1950s in central Pennsylvania, wrote this about becoming “Dr. Fish Oil”

I have been a proponent of fish oil for so long that for better or worse I’ve come to be known worldwide as “Dr. Fish Oil”.  It’s a title I now wear proudly as on of the very first Doc to take and endorse a fish oil regiment.

Starting in 1976, Dr. Fish Oil had first hand experience with fish oil

Decades before most people had considered (or even heard of) taking a fish oil supplement it made it’s way into my house. I had just read the work of one Dr. Dyerborg who found that the Inuit had very little heart disease even though they ate a diet very high in fat, sparking my interest in the golden liquid that would become a big part of my life’s work.

Unbeknownst to me, this first glimpse into the fats found in fish oil would cause me to be known for most of my adult life as “Dr. Fish Oil”, a title I proudly wear to this day.

My journey as “Dr. Fish Oil” hasn’t always been smooth sailing

It took decades for the refining process to get even a remotely palatable product to market, and even then the purity wasn’t good enough for me. I labored for years, working with laboratories and manufacturers to improve the fish oil products that were out there.  Most of my colleagues at the time thought I was nuts, despite all the research that was coming to light about the health benefits of fish oil. It wasn’t until I had a very personal experience with pharmaceutical grade fish oil that they started to come around, and it earned me the title of Dr. Fish Oil.

To this day I’m grateful that back in 1976 my dad (also a MD) introduced me to fish oil and sent me on my path to becoming an expert on the subject and Dr. Fish Oil. He passed away a number of years ago, but his work lives on through me. You might even say he was the original “Dr. Fish Oil”, albeit a much lesser known version.

Dr. Fish Oil goes worldwide

Dr. Fish Oil's Famous Pharmaceutical Grade Fish OilAlmost 2 decades ago now, I launched my first pharmaceutical grade fish oil product. Since then, it’s been tested and refined countless times to this very date (it was last updated just 8 months ago!). Now I can proudly say that I have created the most potent, pure fish oil on the market today. In keeping up with my Dr. Fish Oil title, I’ll continue to reach for the fish oil stars. While there isn’t much room left for improvement with a nearly pure product, I’m constantly on the lookout for new research involving fatty acids.

 

Tools for 2018 and Beyond

First off, I want to thank you for your support and continued readership in 2017. The Longevity Edge was officially started late in February and because of so many loyal long-term friends and customers we had what anyone would consider a very good successful year.

As has always been the case the main thrust is to create more, newer and better products. Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation has been my passion for the past 2 decades and I thank you deeply for your role and participation in this pioneering experiment we are doing to reclaim our health and escape the bounds of what society has told us we must believe!

To that end I view money as a current of energy that is constantly recirculated into creation and manifestation. In this case it’s the realization of additional tools to help you get the most our of life, in length and wellness.

A huge part of it is education, both yours and mine. As I go through the bevy of conferences, some as a scholar and some as a student I will continue to share what I know with you.

This brings us to the Number 1 tool for 2018: Education and even more…learning.

Everything is advancing at a huge rate and one cannot possibly follow it all. In the Yin Yang philosophy of things when you have a lot of one thing you have less of another. This world is full of digital distractions that are at best entertainment. Try getting rid of some of them to free up more time for real questions and contemplation. Not everything needs to be spoon fed to you like entertainment.

The supplement tool for this is Brain Force One and while I would never use the word nootropic because of the recent unpleasant attention given to this class, you can look over the ingredients and make your own conclusion.

Either way continued learning is the Number 1 Tool.

Tool 2: Proper Nutrition: This concept and especially the word “proper” continues to evolve. My personal nutrigenomics favors a high fat low carb diet with intermittent calorie restriction. The Horrendous Diet done with friend guru and mentor Matt Furey is a frank discussion of the pro’s and con’s of this kind of diet. It may not work for you but odds are it will work very well. 4 years ago, I predicted the rise of ketogenic diets again and look where we are at now.

Along those lines expect a tool to help you maintain ketosis in the form of a supplement probably by June. In the meantime, experiment with various macronutrients and keep two goals in mind: insulin levels (lower is better so sugars and carbs need to be reduced) and calorie restriction. On the later I think intermittent fasting works as well as long term calorie reduction but I tell everyone. “Try 500 calories a day for 4 days just to see how addicted to certain food groups you are and to also see how much of your eating (dessert, night time eating, alcohol at bedtime) are simply bad habits and not true hunger.

You will emerge enlightened.

Tool 3: Exercise: We are in the midst of a scientific revolution and a scientific revelation. All kinds of exercises from Yoga to Zumba from HIIT to LSD are being touted as THE THING to do. The current thinking is based on movement- 10,000 steps and so forth. And while one cannot fault this logic, its drive hamburgers compared to filet mignon in terms of what you and I want. If you have the time integrate some form of soft tissue and stretching into strength and endurance. If you are pressed for time and are not concerned with outstanding achievement awards then body weight cannot be beat.

There is so much information out there and I am blessed to know people like Matt Furey and JC Santana who are cutting edge in very different formats of exercise. I will leave you with this thought that I was reminded of when I made a small contribution to JC’s latest book.

You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet, and how you look is more a function of what you eat than what you do!!! And frankly the issue of telomere lengthening and exercise is questionable.

JC said it best and I paraphrase: NO one ever died from not doing push ups or bench presses but plenty of people die from bad nutritional choices!

Tool 4: Sleep! I have given lectures to doctors about this for years. A year or two ago I did a telecon with America’s Sleep Doctor, Michael Brues PhD and for years I have made a tool to help you get the phasic sleep you need to be at your best. My latest updated version of that tool will be available through The Longevity Edge web site in the next month or so, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, remember, sleep is an essential part of your daily rhythm and when its off, so are you. Most of the hormones needed for your body to function are cycled during sleep. Much of the repair and the decisions to be lean or fat are made as a result of your sleep quality and quantity. And finally, there is learning and memory which at the very least are integrated during your sleep cycles.

If you pay attention to those 4 tools, and take your fish oil of course, your odds of having a happy healthy and quite frankly the best year you could have will go up dramatically.

And that is what I wish for you in 2018!!!

Thanks for joining me and helping me help you and thousands of others!

Doc