“You are what you eat,” my grandpappy used to tell me with a solemn smile on his face and a slight wag of the finger. Little did he know how right he was.
There is a process called “autophagy” or self-eating that has been conserved for billions of years through the evolutions of millions of species. Essentially it is your body’s way of recycling useful stuff from dead and dying cells.
Our bodies are natural recyclers
This recycling process lightens the load on what you have to eat on a daily basis. Things like fish oil are called essential because your body cannot make them on its own. But there are a ton of other things that you don’t have to keep eating, at least not every single day, to keep yourself healthy.
[GA_rectangle]For instance, protein is a major self-generated self-conserved asset. While there are still essential amino acids, many are conserved by the body. To cover those that are not, I highly recommend you take at least 2 daily servings of protein powder.
One of the other important roles of the autophagic pathway is to pace and fuel your antioxidant defenses. Which brings me to the antioxidant resveratrol.
The lowdown on resveratrol
I have to admit that I have been a little tough on resveratrol from time to time, despite the fact that I was using it long before the Oprah/Oz connection began to push it. The fact is that there’s a lot of research going on with resveratrol and much of it is quite promising.
Resveratrol is a great antioxidant. In fact I have chosen to include it on one of my own anti-wrinkle supplements for this very reason.
But, as is the case with almost all of my supplements, this one is a blend of multiple potent antioxidants and minerals designed to work together to squash free radical damage in your body and, of course, help you fight wrinkles in the process.
The bottom line is that in order to create a great supplement you have to understand what is real and what is hype. And you have to obey the laws of Mother Nature.
Having a strong antioxidant defense and a well running recycling mechanism is one way to help your body stay younger while you look and feel better.
Dr. Dave Woynarowski, MD, was born in the 1950s in the heart of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Raised in a family of doctors and scientists, “Dr. Dave” continued the tradition, graduating from Temple Medical School in the 1980s, after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Biology and English.
After completing his Residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Dave passed the Internal Medicine Boards and joined his father who had been practicing Family Medicine for three decades.
Dr. Dave later embarked on a worldwide pursuit, researching the best-of-the-best in anti-aging medicine. His exhaustive search has made him one of the foremost authorities is preventative health, anti-aging, and nutritional supplements. For example, he may have more scientific research in his medical library on the health benefits of pharmaceutical grade fish oil than any other person in the world. In addition to study and research, Dr. Dave began the development of a new category of nutritional supplements, formulated from his expertise as a physician, and made from only pharmaceutical-grade ingredients.
"“I traveled the globe for many years, searching the four corners of the earth and left no stone unturned,” says Dr. Dave. “What I found is that most people can be significantly healthier through the use of high quality, properly formulated supplements. The problem was that most of the available products did not use a high enough grade of active ingredients, or did not combine the correct amount of ingredients for a multiple-pronged rather than a single-focus approach to the issue. So I developed Dr. Dave’s Best to meet the need."
Dr. Dave is also co-author of "The Immortality Edge" a book dedicated to teaching everyone about the newest hottest field in anti-aging technology, Telomere Biology and giving practical proven advice for better health and a longer life that everyone can use RIGHT NOW!
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