An Example

Here's a general example:

As a result of sports injuries I have severe cartilage damage to my right knee (1 surgery), right shoulder (3 surgeries, next step would be a shoulder replacement), mid-back, right ankle, as well as a moderately leaky aortic heart valve and I'm 54 years old.

On the other hand, I'm active, weight train 4 times per week, jog a mile every other day, hike, ski, kayak, roller blade and play hard with my 11 year old son and his buddies. I've been told by both my orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist that I really shouldn't be able to do a fraction of what I do, but I can and I do.

Here's a more specific example related to a serious concern for all too many of us, heart disease:

My father was 76 years old in 1993, went to the doctor for a stress test, passed with flying colors, was told he could essentially do whatever he liked, came home, shoveled snow in the driveway and promptly had a heart attack, all on the same day. That was quickly followed by a quadruple by-pass. He did not smoke, drink anything but an occasional beer on the weekend, was not the least bit overweight and walked regularly for exercise. His cholesterol was a little high at 230, but not terrible, and remember, this was 1993, so many risk factors were not yet recognized then. This caused me to delve more deeply into both my father's risk factors, and mine. I found my father's HDL was extremely low at about 30. Therefore the ratio of Total Cholesterol (bad) to HDL (good) was about 7.7 (really bad), when by today's standards the ratio should be less than 4. I then investigated mine with the following results shown for 2/24/93:

HDL test results

Thankfully, because my diet and exercise regimen has been pretty good and disciplined for many years, my total cholesterol is low, but my HDL has been as low as 31. For men this is largely genetic and HDL in men is notoriously hard to increase. Using a supplement called Niacin as a targeted neutraceutical is one way to attempt to accomplish this, which I use regularly. It took me years of "self experimentation" to accomplish some of these things, but now at least my risk ratio at 3.4 isn't bad.

There are now other cardiovascular risk parameters that are known, but your general practitioner may not yet be aware of, including:

These should all be tested for in a full spectrum blood test aimed at optimal vitality extension.

There are also other supplements that can be used as neutraceuticals to target some of these risk factors specifically.

This is one "small" example of how we can use the hard metrics of blood tests and risk factors to improve your chances of living long and vitally.

As far as the safety of supplements, I've been using them for 30 years, with no deleterious effects, only positives.

On the other hand, what would the users of Vioxx have to say about their experience with a big pharma giant and the FDA, who was supposed to protect them?

For anyone that becomes a client I'll share my blood tests and results with you. I've been increasingly active in this since 1993 and my file of blood tests is over an inch thick.

 

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