If you’d like to stay strong and independent as you age, then listen to the story of my friend David Minkoff.
David is a doctor. He’s also a “health nut.” He exercises daily. He watches what he eats. And he uses anti-aging treatments like oxidative medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement. So you’d think he would have no trouble staying strong and youthful.
But despite David’s health regimen, he noticed that he started losing muscle mass as he got older. And he couldn’t seem to stop it. Even worse, he started getting more injuries when he exercised. One time, he pulled a hamstring muscle and could not get it to heal. He tried chiropractors, acupuncture, body work, and more. But nothing worked.
Then David came across an amazing breakthrough that changed his life forever. Within 4 weeks of using this breakthrough, David healed his hamstring injury completely. Even more amazing, he put on 12 pounds of lean body mass! And he did it without exercising more or changing anything else about his lifestyle!
Today, David is 70 years old and he’s in better shape than people 30 years younger. His muscles are strong. His abs are flat and hard. His body fat percentage is only 8%. And he competes in Ironman triathlons!
You’ve probably heard of the Ironman. It’s a race that consists of a 2-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle race, and a 26-mile marathon. And there is no break between the three parts of the race.
David has completed over two dozen triathlons. And if you go to his office, you’ll see a wall full of the trophies, medals, and ribbons he won from these competitions.
So what was this breakthrough that caused David to not only stop his muscle loss but actually reverse it? Believe it or not, it’s protein. Yes, protein.
But David didn’t get his amazing results by eating more protein or drinking protein shakes. No, he got those results by getting his body to make more protein!
Yes, David got his body to make more protein. And in a moment, I’m going to show you exactly how he did it. But first, let’s review why proteins are so important.
Proteins form your muscles, bones, skin, and hair. They form the connective tissue that holds you together. They even make up the “messengers” in your body … including your hormones, your immune cells, your enzymes, and your brain chemicals.
Think about what that means. If you don’t have enough proteins, you lose muscle mass. Your hair gets brittle and your skin sags. Your bones become weaker. Your immune system becomes sluggish.
But that’s not all. Your sex drive suffers. You become anxious or depressed. You become more likely to fall and suffer a hip fracture … and less likely to recover from one.
I’m sure you can see why proteins are so important ... and why not having enough can be bad for your health.
So where do all these important proteins come from? Most people think they come from the diet. But that’s not entirely accurate. The truth is that proteins are made by your body. But your diet is important, because it supplies amino acids, which are the building blocks that create proteins.
Meet Dr. Frank Shallenberger
Dr. Frank Shallenberger is the Editor-in-Chief of Second Opinion Newsletter and Second Opinion Health Alert. Dr. Shallenberger earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and received his postgraduate training at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Shallenberger is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and has been practicing medicine for over 44 years.
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