Anti-Aging or Lifestyle Change – Which Term is Best Used When Talking About Delaying the Onset of Diseases of the Elderly?

Over the past several weeks, I have had the pleasure of helping my daughter take care of her new premature infant. As I did a number of the late night feeds on my newly adopted grandson, I was able to reflect on some of the things that led me to the path of being a Pediatrician. Why was this so important to me? Some of you may know my family history – my dad died…

Do Genetics Determine If I Will Have Heart Disease?

I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own heart. What can I do to prevent heart disease?” My story is so similar, it made me think that maybe…

Why Do We Need Water?

The human body is made up primarily of water. In fact, 70 to 80% of our body is water. So just how important is water and what does it do in our bodies after we drink it? Water lubricates our bodies. All of our muscles and joints need moisture and cushioning to work properly. We also need to avoid creating too much friction within the body. After we drink water, our cells absorb and allocate…

Reverse Skin Aging Without Botox With Jouve

Here’s a disturbing fact – at this very moment, a destructive process called glycation (actually Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs) is aging our skin from the inside out. What this actually means is that glycation occurs when sugar molecules bind to collagen in living tissues and form these deadly complexes called Advanced Glycation End Products. These AGEs significantly disrupts collage metabolism, leading to wrinkles, creeping and loose skin. What are the different types of…

How Important is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) or Ubiquinone – What Is It? Coenzyme Q10, also known as Co-Q10 or ubiquinone, is found in the mitochondria of all cells. It is naturally made in our bodies using the same pathway as the production of cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10 is found in most body tissues with the highest amounts in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. As we age, tissue levels of coenzyme Q10 decrease with age. It’s main function is…

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