THE ARRIVAL OF NOVEMBER,
we move into the time of year which revolves around
is wonderful that we are so enthralled with the giving of
gifts to others and the sharing of ourselves to the point of
exhaustion, that we forget to give gifts to ourselves.
BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF
those around you is to remain a viable, healthy, human
viability, this spirit which permits us to confront the
reality of aging, begins in your mind.
It is not
a hysterical and unreasonable insistence on remaining
twenty-two or some other mythical age.
It will require you to forget the “script”
you’ve written for yourself about what age means.
If you think age is Alzheimer’s, arthritis,
walkers, heavy wrinkles, heart problems, asexuality, and
general debility, think again.
is age only if
you want it to be.
Ancient and modern medicine now make it possible to
remain vibrant and viable, not only to enjoy life, but to be
able to benefit from the anti-aging strategies which are
just over the horizon.
FIRST STEP IN ACCEPTING THE GIFTS
new research and ancient wisdom, is to realize that you are
a pioneer on a frontier.
How many people do you know who are really serious
about confronting the disease we call aging?
How many are willing to self-experiment with a new
much experimentation and how far is up to you.
But the first step is an open mind.
Am I really going to discuss this facing the season
of sweets, turkeys, roast beef, and champagne?
am. There is a
new word on the diet scene – Paleotechdiet.
(For all its ramifications, I refer you to Oz
Garcia’s new book, The
Healthy High-tech Body.)
It is true that the human body is still right off the
drawing boards of the Old Stone Age.
According to Dr. Boyd Eaton, M.D., the foremost
authority on ancient diet, the human genome has changed very
little in the last 40,000 years.
What has changed is the polluted environment, a
carbohydrate-and-sugar laced diet, and the development of
the idiotic notion that constipation is nothing to worry
point of all this is that the current “diet” is
unfamiliar to our genome and causes malfunctions at every
level of health. We
are older, fatter, and sicker than we should be.
That doesn’t mean that you have to try to eat
everything cavemen ate (unless you really like
insects and worms); it does mean merging the Old Stone Age
with the new technical knowledge.
Basically, the Paleodiet was fruits, roots, tubers,
nuts, seeds, herbs, vegetables, and all the meat you could
chase down. If
include bread, pasta, grain, and sugar which wreak havoc
with your hormonal system, especially in the production of
cortisol and insulin.
Cortisol is produced in the adrenals and is critical to
handling stress. Stress,
to your paleobody, means a brief, but nasty, encounter with
a saber-toothed tiger.
It does not
mean the long-term and unremitting stress created by humans
– the boss who never stops screaming, a chaotic lifestyle
which never slows down, or the phone that never stops
man-made stress means overproduction of cortisol and that
means premature aging.
Nothing kills brain cells faster than cortisol.
Insulin either sends what you eat to energy or stores
it as fat. Eventually,
given our nightmare diet of carbohydrates and sugar, the
system can no longer get insulin from the blood.
Welcome to Diabetes II.
High insulin also produces “bad” eicosanoids or
messenger hormones which elevate your blood pressure and
destroy your immune system.
WHAT DO I DO?
You take the paleodiet (minus the insects and worms) and
dump processed foods (canned, over-sugared, etc. – you
really know what they are.)
Give yourself a green tea break instead of sugared,
carbonated water (which will leach the calcium from your
bones – hello, osteoporosis).
Fight cancer with green tea, apples, nuts, berries,
mushrooms, red grapes, raspberries, and peanuts (if you are
not allergic to them).
You need not be limited to Lipton’s tea, if that is
what you think “tea” is.
You can get Celestial Seasonings’ Emerald
a lovely fruited green tea, or Sadaf’s Earl
in the supermarket. The
Sadaf product is probably shelved with other Middle Eastern
stuff. If you
do not receive The Republic of Tea catalog, you can request
one from 8 Digital Drive, Suite 100, Novato, CA, 94949, call
them at 800-298-4832, or visit their website at www.REPUBLICofTEA.com.
You’ll have so many different kinds of teas to
sample you will forget all about carbonated water.
Consume omega-3 acid: fish, olive oil, nuts (walnuts,
pecans, macadamias, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds), and
seeds. If a
patient comes to the clinic and informs me that s/he
doesn’t eat any
fat, I am informed that the person has succeeded in
depriving the body of omega-3.
Consume lean protein.
The caveman ate meat low in saturated fat – from
animals running from predators.
Grain-fed, contented beef is quite different.
There is something called “Smartmeat” sold at
Costco which is excellent, low-fat beef and is not,
Look for it in the freezer. Try also buffalo and deer
your carbs to those low on the glycemic index (they don’t
raise your blood sugar).
Carbohydrates are slowed down if eaten with fat: fish
oil, olive oil, sesame seed, butter – not any
margarine with transfatty acids.)
Nucleotides are animal protein, especially fish.
These are the building blocks of DNA.
They repair the lining of the digestive and
intestinal traces. Saponins,
basically from legumes and beans, enhance your immune
system, lower cholesterol, and prevent cancer.
Protease inhibitors are found in spinach*, peaches,
corn, and sweet potatoes.
They protect DNA.
(*Do not eat spinach if you produce calcium oxalate
Carnosine, from the exorphin family, is found only in
animal protein and protects the brain from free radical
slows down wrinkling. This
can be purchased as a supplement, Super Carnosine, put out
by Life Extension. A
bottle of 90 capsules, 500 mg each, would sell at $75.00
through the clinic. We
do not carry this but will happily order it for anyone who
Monoterpines are detoxifiers found in citrus fruits.
of the causes of the disease we call aging are controllable:
chronic inflammation, glycosylation, hormone imbalance,
fatty acid imbalance, DNA mutations, immune dysfunctions,
excitotoxicity (an aging brain loses control over its
neurotransmitters), circulatory deficit, oxidative stress.
Xenadrine for weight loss.
I do not recommend this because it contains ephedra.
You might try Thermicorp CRT by Met-Rx.
slow fat burner.
CLA or conjugated linoleic acid.
The Clinic stocks this.
It is a fat burner and a cancer preventative.
Rejuvenex Cream is made by Life Extension for the
skin. One jar
Willing to order.
old-timers are vitamin e and the newer super E, tocotrienols.
We stock both of these.
Vitamin B (complete), and MSM.
We carry Alpha Lipoic Acid or ALA both in
timed-release and regular forms.
We also carry
This is the wonderful stuff that keeps you from
having age spots and lipofuscin from covering your brain in
a slimy film.
HGH or human growth hormone, somatrotrophin, is still
you use it, do so advisedly.
It can rejuvenate you and it can
also cause side
effects like edema leading to carpal tunnel
syndrome. The leading
authority on HGH, Dr. Ronald Klatz, in his
Young With HGH,
that the side effects disappeared
in every case when the dose was
lowered between 25 and 50%.
ADDITION TO ALL THIS – don’t
forget your periodical acupuncture/ moxibustion treatment to
balance your system, digestive enzymes if you need them, and
probiotics to ensure proper absorption and distribution of
nutrients for longevity.
Also remember that you will probably not be able to
jump into a new regimen and do everything at once.
Start with the most important thing for you and
gradually work up.
FILETS MIGNON WITH
(from THE HEALTHY, HIGH-TECH BODY)
1 pound filets mignon, 1½
to 2” thick, visible fat removed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or porcini mushroom oil
1 tbs minced shallots
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbs balsamic or sherry vinegar
¼ cup water or fat-free beef broth
salt and freshly ground black pepper.
the rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 500
a cast-iron skillet in the oven for 5 minutes.
Season the beef generously with salt and pepper,
brush both sides with oil, and place in the hot skillet.
Roast meat for 12-15 minutes or until an instant-read
thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat
reads 120 degrees for rare, 125-130 degrees for medium rare,
or 135 to 140 degrees for medium.
the meat to a cutting board and allow to rest 5 minutes.
(The temperature of the meat will continue to rise.)
make the sauce, place the skillet over low heat.
Add the shallots, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper to
taste, and any collected meat juices.
Simmer, scraping up the brown bits for about 2
minutes or until the shallots and garlic are tender.
If the mixture is too dry, add a little water.
Remove from the heat.
slice meat on the diagonal, distribute among 4 plates, and
drizzle 1 tbs of the sauce on each portion.
Serve immediately, passing any extra sauce.
– beef is safest close to well-done and also better for