2018-2019 Flu Vaccine, Prevention and Treatment

2018-2019 Flu Vaccine, Prevention and Treatment

This is my seasonal flu post.  One that I update each year.  Here are current recommendations and controversies regarding influenza vaccinations, prevention and treatment.  I am going to give you a slightly expanded version this year related to last year’s flu vaccine post.  In short, I have never been a proponent of flu vaccinations.  I am middle of road on vaccinations.  You really want polio, measles and mumps and tetanus every 10 years.  For high risk exposures you want Hepatitis…

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Vitamin D and Osteoporosis Prevention

Vitamin D and Osteoporosis Prevention

Vitamin D is back in the news again. You may have seen recent news claiming vitamin D supplementation fails to prevent osteoporosis, fractures or falls.  Published in the Lancet — a Systematic Review and Meta Analysis paper dated October 04, 2018 from the Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand and the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.  They conclude and state at the end of a complex meta-analysis “we believe there is no justification for…

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How CEOs respond to a cancer diagnosis

How CEOs respond to a cancer diagnosis

In a recent contribution entitled This Doctor Believes Entrepreneurs Manage a Cancer Diagnosis Better Than Most I responded with the following.  It is the substance of a much larger discussion we should have.  “I have a diagnosis of cancer.”  Now what? Cancer Risk Benefit Management All CEOs make decisions based on only 75% of the evidence. You never have 100% of the evidence. What you have stated here is that CEOs become active and not passive participants. The greatest danger of…

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Treat and Prevent Iron Deficiency Anemia

Treat and Prevent Iron Deficiency Anemia

This is the last in our series on Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia. In parts I, II, III, and IV, I talked about all aspects of the essentiality of iron. How to diagnose iron deficiency anemia. Various controversies surrounding iron supplementation. And the relationship of iron to various inflammatory states including cancer.  Let’s recap this series with specific treatment routines.  I encourage you to read this final wrap-up containing new and revolutionary medical paradigms. [If you want the nitty gritty,…

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Five Quick Health Tips

Five Quick Health Tips

Five Vital Health Tips Here’s a quick overview of five health recommendations that can make a huge difference in the your health and longevity. These are not easy recommendations.  But think how you can start these today. 1. Never drink tap water.  Obviously, tap water varies from locality to locality. We certainly have catastrophic examples in the past such as Love Canal and more recently Flint, Michigan. But even in the Silicon Valley the groundwater is contaminated. Toxic chemicals are…

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Facebook and Privacy

Facebook and Privacy

I have been warning everyone for the last 20 years about privacy issues. Nobody seemed to care much. We had an early warning from Jeffrey Rothfeder, Privacy for Sale: How Computerization Has Made Everyone’s Private Life an Open Secret published in 1992. This was before the Internet was born in its current GUI format. To prove how we were losing privacy even 26 years ago he was interviewed on a major show. The interviewer asked him just how fast he could…

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My Daily Personal Nutrition Routine

My Daily Personal Nutrition Routine

People ask me what is your personal nutrition routine?  What do you take on a daily basis? What supplements and micronutrient do you take yourself for optimal nutrition? To achieve optimal health and well being in a high stress world today. Personal Goal A personal goal and my mission for all of you is health and well-being. Longevity with vigor. Protection from cognitive decline. Prevention of diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.  Growing older without aging. It was the famous British…

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Looking for Prescription Drug Medication information

Looking for Prescription Drug Medication information

How do you personally find valuable and appropriate information about prescription drug medications today?  What is your best source?  How do you balance the need to know with overly cautious or scary warnings?   Even I have difficulty locating information unless I use a physician-only proprietary database such as Epocrates. Today I want to introduce you to Consumer Safety, a valuable source of drug information.   This site provides notable “black box” warnings.  The really serious adverse effects that you might want…

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Not So Random Thoughts on Aging

Not So Random Thoughts on Aging

Why Are Baby Boomers Dying Prematurely? I am a pioneer antiaging/age management physician.  I co-authored the best-selling book on the age management – The Life Extension Revolution: the New Science of Growing Older without Aging. I was the founder of the Los Gatos longevity Institute rebranded as California Age Management Institute. These credentials are well known. I have been giving serious thought and reflection on an alarming dichotomy of generations. It appears that so many individuals who were born in…

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Iron Deficiency Signs and Symptoms -Part IV

Iron Deficiency Signs and Symptoms -Part IV

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia: Iron is essential for oxygen carrying capacity.  Iron deficiency and anemia decreases oxygen delivery to all major organs of the body. Most especially the brain, heart and muscles.   Iron deficiency manifests with easily identified symptoms and conditions.  Here is a quick overview followed by a more detailed description.   Mental Fatigue and Cognitive Impairment. Iron is an essential cofactor for neurotransmitter and myelin synthesis.  Brain neuronal cells require iron for DNA synthesis, mitochondrial respiration, and…

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