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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #1

Why not forgo breakfast and extend your fast from last night’s dinner until lunch time?

I recommend 4-5 glasses of warm water with lemon (and black coffee ☕ if you must!) until lunch. This is an intermittent fast

  • Increases natural growth hormone
  • Decreases total body inflammation
  • Lowers your risk of diabetes, obesity and Alzheimers /dementia. 
Even doing this just 5 times a month has shown a statistical health benefit!

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #2

The mitochondria are your Absolute Energy centers for the body. A lot of anti-aging therapy is now directed at getting these tiny cellular work horses to function at their peak. Proper nutrition, certain nutraceuticals and especially exercise stimulate these tiny organelles to give you your best energetic day and even your best cognitive function.

  • exercise
  • prioritize sleep
  • eat food with good sources of protein
BAAC has treatments specifically designed to increase mitochondrial function. Feel free to contact us for more details.

What is Mitochondrion?

The mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is a membrane-bound organelle found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. It is the power house of the cell; it is responsible for cellular respiration and production of (most) ATP in the cell. Each cell can have from one to thousands of mitochondria. Mitochondria also contain extranuclear DNA that encodes a number of rRNAs, tRNAs, and proteins.

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging Tip of the Day – Tip #3

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

Vitamin C: Is it really an immune booster and anti-viral treatment or is that just a myth? 🤔🤔 

I’ve been using high dose intravenous Vitamin C for my patients since 1992. Initially I was using it for clients with HIV/AIDS before we had proper treatment. High doses of Vitamin C seemed to calm the “viral storms” and increase energy and lower fatigue.

But is there any science to it?

Here are some facts:

  • Vitamin C causes differentiation and enhancement of immune B & T cells likely on a genetic level
  • Vitamin C Deficiency impairs immunity and makes you more susceptible to infections
  • In turn, infections impact vitamin C levels due to increased inflammation and metabolic requirements. Vicious circle!
  • Vitamin C accumulates in immune cells (Neutrophils), the first line of bacterial and viral defenses, and enhanced oxidation – the method that immune cells use to kill viruses and bacteria
  • Vitamin C makes the epithelial cells of the skin a stronger barrier against environmental stress and infections that would enter through the hands and the skin

My 30+ years of experience using IV vitamin C (and other combinations) have shown me the effectiveness of IV vitamins when used for the right reasons.

If you are interested to know more – especially how it can help fight possible Coronavirus infection – give us a call at BAAC.

To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a regenerative medicine specialist, please contact us.

Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #4

Know your Growth Hormone!
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) — produced by your own brain – is your most powerful defense against aging. When your HGH is at its peak levels, nearly every cell in your body – heart, kidneys, liver, muscles, hair, skin, etc. – regenerate to healthy new cells quickly and effectively. Aging slows down! You can boost your own HGH or – if it is too low for your age – you can boost or add HGH to significantly slow the aging process. Here’s a few ways you can start to increase your own HGH as early as today:

  • Lose body fat
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Reduce sugar!
  • Small meals before bedtime
  • Use GABA
  • Exercise at high intensity
  • Certain Amino Acids
Human Growth Hormone is the closest thing we have to the Fountain of Youth.

Call BAAC to see if this Regenerative therapy is right for you.

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #5

One of the hottest topics in Regenerative Medicine these days is good old reliable Melatonin. We’ve all been told to use it for sleep, but the powers of this supplement go further than a good night’s sleep.

First the facts:
After the age of 40, melatonin produced by the body drops by 1% each year. It’s no coincidence that sleep gets worse as we get older. Melatonin is also responsible for:

  • Increased mitochondrial activity and ATP production – your source of all energy
  • It is the building block of nearly every hormone in the body including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • Melatonin has Neuro-protective properties – saves the brain cells
  • Melatonin can raise natural Growth Hormone production
For more information on optimization of your hormones, make an appointment for a complete evaluation of your Regenerative Health with Dr. Fleischman at Bangkok Anti-Aging Center (BAAC).

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #6

The push for the use of probiotics came to the public media a few years ago and a lot of people felt it was another “fad” and trend. But here are the scientific facts that made me a believer.

  • The health of your brain and cognition depends largely on a number of internal hormones like seratonin and melatonin. Both of these naturally produced hormones are key to a protected, fully functioning brain.
  • Both melatonin and seratonin are also produced in the gut – the GI tract.
  • The more healthy your gut, the better the production of both these essential chemicals.
There’s a number of other reasons why probiotics should be a priority for those looking to stay younger and healthier. I will be discussing these in future blogs.

If you have any questions about the use of probiotics please reach out to BAAC for more details.

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #7 Ginger Gingerol

Yes, you read it right. Ginger (the root, not the redheads) has tremendous health benefits. And, as I will always point out, there is science and biology behind this statement.

Ginger from the Zingiberaceae family contains an oil called Gingerol. This chemical has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

I started recommending fresh ginger tea (without sugar) for my patients with HIV/AIDS who were taking 20+ pills a day and experiencing terrible reflux and stomach acid pains. The relief for ulcers and reflux is nearly instant and removes the need for chronic use of medicines like Histamine-2 blockers and Proton Pump inhibitors (Omeprazole) that now have proven negative cardiac effects.

  • Safely stops nausea in pregnant women and in people with gastroenteritis
  • Reduces tendency for Diabetes Mellitus
  • Increased blood flow to the kidneys
  • Excellent addition for an Intermittent detox

For more information on detoxification and Regenerative Medicine treatments please call the experts at BAAC.

What is ginger?

Ginger is a spice that can be commonly found in supermarkets and in the kitchen, either as the fresh root, or in dried, powdered form. It adds a strong, pungent flavour to dishes as a consequence of a number of chemical compounds it contains; additionally, these compounds are altered when the ginger is cooked or dried, producing alterations to its flavour. Some of these compounds have also been investigated for potential health benefits, including potential anti-tumour activity.

As with all spices, fresh ginger root contains a large range of chemical compounds. Of these, zingiberene is the most dominant, making up 30% of the root’s essential oil, whilst other contributors to the characteristic flavour of ginger include ß-sesquiphelandrene and ar-curcumene. The pungency can be attributed to the presence of gingerols; one of the main culprits here is the compound [6]-gingerol. This particularly chemical is not too distant from capsaicin, the compound that gives chillies their spiciness, and piperine, found in black pepper.

Whilst these may be the primary compounds in fresh ginger, when ginger is cooked, the story changes. When the ginger is heated or dried, gingerols are transformed into different compounds, which can alter both the flavour and pungency. Cooking produces zingerone, which is less pungent, and is characteristic of the ginger flavour found in gingerbread. It’s less pungent than the gingerols, leading to a differing flavour to fresh ginger. Another class of compounds that can be produced by cooking or drying are the shogaols, which are approximately twice as pungent as the gingerols which proceed them. This helps explain why dried ginger has a greater pungency than fresh ginger.

Of particular interest is the glut of health claims surrounding some of the compounds in ginger. Many of these are conclusions drawn from studies with limited designs or small sample sizes, but there does seem to be some promise for the applications of ginger compounds in a variety of health issues. It’s already known that a number of the compounds found in ginger have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties; in a similar manner to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ginger is known to reduce production of prostaglandins by inhibiting the enzymes that help produce them.

More research in recent years has suggested that [6]-shogaol has a strong anti-coughing effect, and could help reduce blood pressure. Additionally, it may have some anti-allergic effects, as it has been shown to inhibit the release of histamine from mast cells, a chemical whose effects manifest as the allergic response to an allergen. An anti-fever effect has also been noted.

On top of this, research into [6]-gingerol has suggested it could have applications as an anti-tumour agent. In lab conditions, and in mouse models of cancer, it has been shown to have an anti-angiogenic effect; that is, it prevents the formation of new blood cells. As tumours require the growth of new blood cells in order to spread, it’s possible that [6]-gingerol could prove useful in their treatment. It’s worth mentioning that the majority of studies looking at the anti-tumour activity of [6]-gingerol have been carried out in mouse models, rather than in humans, so whilst the results are promising, it remains to be seen whether results of the same significance will be observed in humans. Lab tests on human cancer cells have also shown that [6]-shogaol may inhibit cancer growth for ovarian cancer.

Finally, before you go adding a ton of ginger to every meal, note that eating too much can lead to the combined delights of heartburn and diarrhoea – so maybe just continue to enjoy that ginger in moderation!

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #8

Are you sleeping?

The greatest current health risk to humanity is not Covid-19. It is actually sleep deprivation and insomnia. If you get less than 7 hours sleep year after year you significantly raise your risk of:

  • Obesity/Failed weight loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Early Hormone Failure /Menopause
  • Cancer

This has already been proven in a number of scientific medical trials. I’ve heard people joke about “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” As it turns out this is far too accurate. Getting adequate sleep will change and enhance the energy in your life.

If you have questions on how to fix your sleeping problem WITHOUT the use of addictive sleeping pills and sedatives please contact BAAC for more information. We are able to give about 75% of clients good restful sleep after the first consultation.

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day – Tip #9 What is human growth hormone IGF-1 ?

IGF-1 insulin-like growth factor, may be the most important value to know about yourself. This hormone, which is produced in your brain, will essentially predict:

  • How fast or slow you will age
  • How likely you are to develop life shortening metabolic syndromes including high cholesterol, obesity and cardiac disease.
Most people only know about growth hormone as something that star athletes and movie stars use to prolong their careers. The truth is that this hormone is the substance that is most likely The Real Fountain of Youth for All Humans. More study is being directed towards IGF-1 and growth hormone as there is already proof that maintaining a high level of IGF-1 can actually reverse genetic age and genetic damage. We may soon be able to roll back the clock of aging. This treatment is available and has been available to my clients for the last 25 years.

If you’re interested in checking your own IGF-1 level and other important values to determine aging please  visit us at BAAC today.

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Dr. Erik’s Anti-Aging tip of the day: BRAIN PROTECTION

One of the hottest topics in Regenerative Medicine now is Neuroprotection or very simply, saving the brain cells! Many people have fears of increasing rates of Alzheimers Disease, Parkinsons and Senile Dementia. The brain, unlike other organs, has a limited number of neurons that don’t regenerate easily like muscle or bone. Therefore protecting them is essential – especially for those who may drink too much, hold too much stress and stay awake at night. The substances that have been shown to help protect brain cells are Omega-3 fatty acids, Coenzyme Q10, Ginko Biloba and GABA to name a few. Also Melatonin and cannabinoid receptor agonists like CBD add great value.

While these are protective, what can be done for those who are already experiencing loss of cognitive brain function? In tomorrow’s tip we will dig deeper into the treatments available for these patients.

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