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July 18, 2018
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20180718-03Vegan diets are growing in popularity in young individuals, especially females. This new trend is a purposeful approach for better nutrition, ethical issues, using the earths resources and avoidance of antibiotics and growth stimulants in animals themselves. What is real health and nutritional status of a vegan diet?

To summarize a multitude of research*, vegans are thinner, have lower cholesterol and blood pressure, lower cardiovascular disease risk and lowered cancer of both colorectal and prostate.

Studies also have concluded that vegan diets could negatively affect bone health, BMD, poor supplementation and poor Vitamin D levels. You also need to watch Iron, Protein and B12 levels. More studies are needed and will follow but with adequate insight and supplementation a vegan diet looks at least as good as vegetarian and lactovegetarian diets.

“My only concern is more studies to address any association with diabetes and vegan carbohydrates and long-term potential protein depletion on muscle mass”- Dr. James Lewerenz. (*Presented at the “Fifth International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition. 2018. CA.)

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July 18, 2018
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20180718-02You want to live longer, healthier and reduce cardiovascular risk? Then let’s get FAT! New studies published in The Lancet showed that a high carbohydrate intake is associated with an increase of mortality. Even more interesting is that total fat and types of fats were associated with lower mortality.

Fats help to make up the structure of cell membranes. Think of all your cells; eyes, skin brain, heart… Good fats: Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats help all organs. “What I experience with many of my patients is if they do not consume good fats, they will reach for more carbohydrates for energy. Good fats will keep your energy supply high as well as metabolic and health needs met”

-Dr. James Lewerenz.

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July 18, 2018
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20180718-01A new published study in Movement Disorders and the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found a connection between B12, Homocysteine levels and Parkinson’s Disease. The study looked at over 680 patients, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, over a 2-year period. Elevated homocysteine levels were associated with worse mental status and cognitive decline. The patients with lowest B12 status developed greater morbidity (illness) and worsening ambulatory capacity. Brain atrophy rates have also been linked to omega 3 levels and homocysteine levels.

“The one size fits all approach for neuro-degenerative diseases is not adequate. Each individual’s biochemistry are major influencers on his or her health. Check and optimize B12 and homocysteine for prevention to avoid future memory decline and movement disorders”

-Dr. James Lewerenz

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July 5, 2018
2 weeksago

20180718-04The InBody Scale (Bio Impedance weight scale) used here at Longevity Health Institute and Lewerenz Medical Center, has MANY benefits for understanding your overall health. An interesting reading to analyze at your next InBody review is the Phase Angle. The Phase Angle is like a GPA of your CELL membrane and body water. It also can be a useful prognostic tool for nutritional status.

Simply stop in, step on the InBody and learn more than 10 features about your health, weight and set personal composition goals.

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July 4, 2018
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20180718-05Sam-E (S-adenosylmethionine) is substrate involved in methyl group transfers and more. Typically, we see great results with anxiety, depression (especially adrenal and stress related), fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis pain, PMS as well as aiding in liver detoxifying. In the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2009), multiple researchers found SAM-e was excellent in reducing pain and improving osteoarthritis function.

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July 3, 2018
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20180718-06Sexual dysfunction is more common in men as they age, period! The key is to understand the possible link between chronic disease and E.D. Luckily there are great treatment options and success.

The most correlated condition is diabetes. Poor sugar control can ruin your erections. Cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and any inflammatory condition can damage blood flow and nerve impulses causing E.D. Psychological factors also play a role in 20% of men with E.D.

The shocking data reported in Massachusetts Male Aging Study is approximately 40% of men experience some degree of E.D at age 40 and by age 70, 70% of men experiences E.D at least once. E.D can be a warning sign of serious disease, especially heart disease and possibly a warning of heart attack.

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