Exercise Promotes Good Gut Bacteria

Good bacteria that live in your gut can help to keep you healthy, while the bad colon bacteria increase your risk for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. Researchers have focused mainly on how diet affects the ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 16th, 2017
Mitochondria and Gut Bacteria Work Together for More Endurance

Endurance training for six weeks in humans and mammals has been shown to increase mitochondrial content from 30 to 100 percent and volume density up to 40 percent (Front Physiol, May 19, 2017;8:319). This fascinating study shows that the exercise-i ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 16th, 2017
Ronald Reagan's Medical History

Ronald Reagan was born into a very poor family, but he found success in everything he did. He was a member of his Eureka College football team and captain of the swim team.  After graduation, he became a sports announcer on several regional ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 16th, 2017
Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss with Aging) Linked to Inflammation

Recent research shows that we can now add sarcopenia, loss of strength and muscle size with aging, to the list of medical problems associated with inflammation. Older people who suffer from sarcopenia are far more likely to have high blood levels o ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 10th, 2017
Too Much Exercise?

Countless studies have shown that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks, but some researchers have found scarring in heart muscle and increased plaques in the heart arteries of men who have run many marathons and triathlons, resulting in news hea ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 10th, 2017
David Cassidy, Teen Idol

David Cassidy  achieved early fame  as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, and by his early twenties he was a singer and guitarist, had the top selling single record of the year, multiple Grammy nominations ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 10th, 2017
Osteoarthritis has Doubled in the Last Fifty Years

Eighty percent of North Americans have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis by age 65, and sixty percent have significant joint pain. A recent study compared the size of knee cartilage in: • 176 skeletons of people who lived from 6000 to 300 year ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 3rd, 2017
Normal Fasting Blood Sugar Does Not Rule Out Diabetes

Many doctors are missing a chance to save the lives of their patients by not ordering a blood sugar level one hour after eating a meal. Having a normal fasting blood sugar (<100 mg/dl) does not rule out diabetes. A high rise in blood sugar after ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 3rd, 2017
Naim Suleymanoglu, the Pocket Hercules

Many experts consider Naim Suleymanoglu to be the greatest weightlifter of all time because he set an incredible 46 world records, won three straight Olympic gold medals and won eight world championships. He set a world record of 190 kilograms (4 ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 3rd, 2017
The New Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other heart health groups now agree that you have high blood pressure if your blood pressure is above 130/80, not 140/90 as the previous guidelines recommended (American He ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 26th, 2017
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