Vitamin E is widely recognized as being important for heart health. However, megadosing can be risky. Less is more with Vitamin E and mixed tocopherols are better.... learn more and get my recommendations through this Myth-Buster video.
Ever ask yourself, “why should I take vitamin and mineral supplements?” In this video, I tell you why I take particular supplements and talk generally about the importance of supplementing with various vitamins & minerals to combat free radical stress and accelerated aging.
If you eat a good, balanced diet, do you need to take nutritional supplements? While some health professionals feel otherwise, much scientific evidence validates the benefits − even lifesaving benefits − of many nutritional supplements. In this Myth-Buster video, I tell you about supplementing smartly for optimum health.
What are flavonoids and carotenoids, you ask? They are phytonutrients - natural chemicals found in plants - that help protect plants against insects and disease as well as provide some plants their characteristic colors. These natural chemicals can help us too - learn more by reading "Phytonutrients" in the Healthy Diet section, here at HMDI.
In this video, I talk about why it's important to discuss supplements you may be taking with your doctor, and warn you against "mega-dosing."
What's metabolic cardiology? It's "the new cardiology..." In this video I introduce metabolic cardiology and tell you about the use of interventions that are native to the human body (and therefore do not cause unpleasant side effects).
These interventions help the heart build the energy it needs to heal itself (or stay healthy) while continuing to support the rest of the body with life-sustaining blood.
Over several decades of practicing medicine, I’ve discovered 5 to 6 lifestyle practices that can help you optimize your health. In this short video, I briefly touch upon each one.
D-ribose is a simple sugar found in every cell of your body. Not only is it a structural component of the ATP molecule, D-ribose also helps comprise genetic materials, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). While coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and L-carnitine both directly support ATP recycling, the most efficient means of cardiac energy metabolism, D-ribose helps ensure there’s enough original ATP synthesized for your mitochondria to recycle.
Unlike other sugars, D-ribose is not normally used by your body for fuel. Instead, so that it can make ATP and genetic material, your body saves some of the glucose it would use for glycolysis, or fuel production, to produce D-ribose. As you synthesize D-ribose in response to specific metabolic demands, and don’t store this sugar in its free form in your body, there is no “normal” level to measure deficiency against.
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