What’s the Deal with Taurine and Longevity?

Getting old is tough. As a result, a trillion-dollar industry serves us countless products that tell us we can look or feel or be younger. Influencers rake in billions every year, promoting one product or another. Scammy stem cell clinics have also popped up to get in on the action. Now a new dietary supplement…read more

Managing the Curse of the 50s

As a physician, I have observed over my career what I call the curse of the fifties. Meaning that this is when bad things happen or begin to happen. Sometimes it’s a heart attack, the first appearance of cancer, or chronic musculoskeletal problems that begin to hit our ability to stay active. Hence, as my…read more

Consumer Alert: Fake Regenexx Stem Cell Support Formula

Yesterday I was alerted that there is a fake Regenexx Stem Cell Support Formula out there and patients are now showing up now with this bottle in hand, ready to start their procedure. So let’s review the real stuff and compare and contrast that with the fake product so you don’t get scammed. Let’s dig…read more

What Is Senescence? Why Is It Important?

We all get old. That’s a physical law like gravity. However, some of us do it better than others. Much of that has to do with senescence. What is that and why should you care? Let’s dig in. What Is Senescence? Your body is made up of cells. Those cells eventually get old and die.…read more

Can Multi-vitamins Help Bad Post-Surgical Inflammation?

The academic community has waged a mini-war on supplements for years. Despite that, we continue to see interesting results from well-designed randomized trials. Now a recent study shows that people who took multi-vitamins after a joint replacement had lower bad inflammatory levels. Let’s dig in. IL6 and 10 You have cytokines in your body that…read more

Stem Cell Supplements

If you search online for stem cell supplements, you’re bound to find a long list. Figuring out what to make of all of these supplements can be pretty daunting, as each claims to be the best and greatest. Hence, I thought I would perform a deep dive into how various supplements and plant extracts impact…read more

Does Our Gut Microbiome Adapt to Food Preservatives?

All of us are paying closer attention to the food we eat, where it’s sourced, what’s in it, and how it’s made. Additives and preservatives are something we rarely think about as they seem to be invisible. There’s also incredible attention being paid to the bacteria in our gut (microbiome). However, can the additives in…read more

Is Chronic Inflammation Causing Us to Age Faster?

A couple of weeks ago, I covered a study on aging that gave us a glimpse into one possible reason energy production in our cells tends to decrease as we get older. The answer was found in our mitochondria, the power supply of our cells. As a particular protein level declines, it may be leading…read more
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