Oxidative Stress

Ever notice a person that looks about 20 years younger than their age?

Those young looking people are able to look years younger because their bodies are able to handle Oxidative Stress, also known as free radical damage. Oxidative Stress is defined as a imbalance of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and antioxidant defenses, where the reactive oxygen species outnumber the antioxidant defenses resulting in tissue damage. Oxidative stress can damage your heart as well as your skin.

An example of free radical damage is shownwhen cutting an apple in half. Leave one side of the apple exposed while spraying the other side of the apple with lemon juice, which is full of antioxidants. The side of the apple containing lemon juice will remain fresh looking, while the side of the apple without lemon juice becomes brown. This is a simple example of how oxidative stress effects an apple. Well, the same thing happens internally with us.

We have an internal antioxidant system that is supported by our external antioxidant systems, ACE and selenium. The right type of food, the right amount of nutrients, and the right amount of exercise will stop oxidative stress.

At the Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research, our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the general population. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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Real Food vs Synthetic Vitamins

Everyday your body needs 21 minerals, 13 vitamins, 8 amino acids, 2 essential fats, and a little bit of starch and sunlight to pull energy and nutrients out of food.

Over the years we’ve realized there is a big difference between synthetic vitamins and real food. Synthetic vitamins don’t provide the cofactors needed for proper nutrient absorption. Synthetic vitamins also have a lot of excipients and chemicals in them that people are not aware of. In addition to this, people are lost on what to take and what is actually needed for their body.

In order to get your body to resonate, the right amount of protein, essential fatty acids, and starches are needed each day. This will help you not loose muscle mass and bone density as you age. Proper nutrients are also needed to help you to stay cognitively in the game while giving you the energy needed to get through the day.

At the Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research, our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the general population. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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IGF-1 Growth Hormone Dosing

The Importance of IGF-1 Growth Hormone Dosing

For years, the Institute has been collecting data and research on many different cultures that never talk to each other; tracking blood work in Bodybuilders, triathletes, AIDS patients, cancer patients, and Sarcopenia (muscle wasting) in the elderly. When a patient takes growth hormone, physicians who prescribe them really have no knowledge of the dangers. The perfect storm for cancer is elevated IGF 1, elevated estrogen, and 8-hydroxy-2′ – deoxyguanosine (environmental toxins). IGF 1 Insulin-like growth factor is necessary for proper growth in children but new research shows men and women over 40 years of age are at a risk of tumor growth. Once cancer forms IGF 1 will promote its growth as well as that of normal cells, says Dr. Edward Giovannucci MD assistant professor at Harvard School of Public Health. Men with elevated IGF 1 have four times the risk of developing cancer and women have seven times the risk of developing breast cancer. At the Institute, several of our clients have been using growth hormone for years. Due to this concern, we’ve developed a model to maintain growth hormone by testing and rehabbing multiple systems. When talking about growth hormone, we can’t just think about a muscle and libido; we need to include the heart and the brain. All that extra muscle may look good but it’s metabolically wasteful. The Institute seeks to treat individuals as a whole, avoiding the miscommunications and errors associated with the current medical system.

At the Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research, our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the general population. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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What’s with this Weight Gain and Dieting

There’s been about 70,000 different diets over the past 100 years, so what’s with all the weight gain?

When you go to a doctor, they tell you about dieting and to exercise more. Well, the Institute treats marathon runners that are crossing the finish like of a 26.2 mile race and they’re still chubby. Why’s that? Everyone that finishes a marathon should be rail thin, right? The same goes for triathletes and long distance swimmers. These people are chubby for a reason and it’s tied to hormonal levels.

An athletes diethigh in carbohydrates while they’re training will cause an imbalance in the intestinal track.The new research shows that if your intestinal track is out of balance, you’re not gonna pull nutrients out of food and you’re gonna put on body fat. So, the million dollar question is…

What doctor is looking at the intestinal track when it comes to weight gain?

For the majority of Americans, theanswer is “Not Mine”.

So, now they’ve got us thinking the solution is all aboutcalories in vs calories outwith more exercise. If you’re 7 feet tall or 4 feet tall, they say it’s hormonal, but if you’re 3 feet wide, they say you eat too much. As a society, we’ve always thought that people who were overweight ate too much food and that’s all wrong. The real answer is not that they are eating too much, but that they are nutrient deficient. This a myth that we have to change.

At the Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research, our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the general population. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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A Little Dirt Goes a Long Way

Recent studies indicate that efforts to sterilize the body and the things it comes in contact with are abnormal and may sometimes carry possible harmful consequences.

Your body is host to a microbiome; single-celled organisms called archaea that have naturally inhabited your gut, your respiratory tract, your skin, and other organs since the beginning of time. Click HERE to read a TED article on the benefits of microbes

According to some estimates there are ten times as many foreign microbes in your body as there are of your own cells and all together these microbes weigh several pounds. We have evolved over the years with these microbes as well as many other species of worms. The process has been in action since millions of years, which explains why most of your microbiomes are either harmless or they perform important functions in the body as well as help you digest the food and clean your skin and scalp.

You depend on these critters as much as they depend on you to survive. Fortunately most of the antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs we use don’t kill the entire microbiome; however, excessive use of these harmful medications does eliminate some helpful microbes whose absence may actually contribute to new diseases.

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Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

For years they’ve been telling us that saturated fat is bad and that it caused heart attacks. Now, the new research is telling us otherwise.

The truth is that “Saturated fat does not cause heart disease”, which was the conclusion of a big study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. An article printed in the Wall Street Journal explains the study.

The truth is that fat surrounds every cell in our body and is instrumental in the overall health and functionality of our brain, heart, and organs.Here are just a few reason why fat is needed in yourdiet.

– Provides energy.

– Builds healthy cells.

– Builds your brain

– Helps the body use vitamins

– Makes hormones

– Provides a protective cushion for your skin

– Provides healthier skin

In addition to the misconception that fat is the cause of heart disease, many people are still under the impression thatfat will make them fat. When in reality, sugar and excess refined carbohydrates are the culprits for the muffin top around theirwaist. Here are some research results regarding the Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets.

Take control of your health and learn the facts. The Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research providescutting-edge research, metabolic testing, and advanced imaging that pushes innovative performance solutions into the hands of companies, physicians, and athletes.

Our focus is to detect specific nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, develop programs that safely enhance metabolic functions and to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in the aging population.

Here are a few helpful articles on the benefits of eating fat:

10 Amazing Benefits of Eating Fat

Why You Need Fats

7 Most Common Reactions to a High Fat Diet

Heart Specialist Calls for Major Repositioning on Saturated Fat

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