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Tony Robbins Life Force Regenerative Medicine Review 2023

By  Chris Centeno, MD -  I’ve been getting lots of emails lately about the Tony Robbins book “LifeForce”. It’s always interesting as a physician to get bombarded by patients with what sounds like misinformation, but since you haven’t looked at what’s being said, you’re not sure how to respond. In fact, patients come in with new stuff every day, so medical practice these days is a constant task of looking it all up on the Internet. Hence, I’d like to take a deeper dive into a recent interview with Tony Robbins and his book to see for myself what he’s saying about stem cells . Let’s dig in. What is Life Force? I downloaded Tony’s new book “Life Force” onto my Kindle . It’s 600+ Kindle pages and I’m a busy doctor, so I used it as a cross-reference for an interview a colleague sent me. In Tony’s own words, in the book, he interviewed approximately 150 experts in regenerative medicine and new medical trends. This runs the gamut from stem cell thera

Vitamin D for COVID-19, Diabetes and Heart Health (2023)

Evidence continues to pile up on vitamin D’s therapeutic potential against COVID-19, as well as its usefulness for chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. I published a review on the importance of vitamin D for COVID-19 prevention and treatment in October 2020 1   and was widely vilified as a result. Now, another review has been published highlighting vitamin D’s role in managing COVID-19 infection as well as preventing complications. Not only do vitamin D levels affect the severity of COVID-19 infection, the team wrote in the peer-reviewed journal Cureus, but maintaining optimal levels may reduce symptoms and related long-term problems. 2 Vitamin D Modulates Your Immune System, Reduces Inflammation One way vitamin D fights COVID-19 is via immune-modulating properties. It influences innate immunity by maintaining the integrity of physical barriers, helping to keep infectious agents from entering the body. It also affects adaptive immunity, increasing human cathelicidin LL-3

Autophagy and The Gut's Role in Parkinson's Disease (2023)

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons and dopamine-producing cells in your brain begin to die. Symptoms progress over time and include tremors, slow movements, rigid limbs, shuffling gait, stooped posture and an inability to move. Patients may also experience a reduced ability to make facial expressions. While patients suffer significant physical disability, the condition may also trigger depression, speech impediments and personality changes. There is also an association with dementia. Parkinson’s affects as many as 7 million to 10 million adults worldwide, and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year. (1) Although incidence of the disease increases with age, an estimated 4% of those with Parkinson's are diagnosed before the age of 50. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson's than women, and treatment can be expensive. Medications can an average $2,500 a year, while therapeutic surgery may cost up to $1


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