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STRIPLVHEALTH THE DOCTOR IS IN... by dr. John j. pierce, do acoep, abaarm YOUTH BY SUPPLEMENTATION VITAMINS ARE GREAT— WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT ONES TO TAKE Supplementing your life to achieve your health goals should be easy—yet without regulation or the advice of a physician, people can pop pills like candy, without the knowledge of what each vitamin is actually doing to them. Then there are the folks who are too timid to even try, and suffer through their aches and pains, without knowing there’s help through a simple vitamin. Vitamin supplements can be confusing, especially when you don’t know exactly what your body is lacking. You can get a clear picture of what’s going on in your body through a detailed blood panel. At Ageless Forever, we perform blood work to reveal each patient’s Personal Nutrition Status, to objectively answer the question of whether you’re getting enough nutrients to cover your needs and if supplements are necessary. Everybody has different nutrient requirements due to different lifestyles (e.g. strenuous exercise training vs. sedentary vs. diseased, etc.) and genetics. By getting the nutrition lab blood work, we can see exactly what you’re missing and which combination of additional unique supplements from both Eastern and Western cultures that you may benefit from. NUTRITION PANEL: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate (aka vitamin B9 or folacin), Homocysteine (a breakdown product of protein metabolism whose levels are affected by vitamin B6, B12 and folate), Vitamin C, Vitamin D 25-hydroxy, CoQ10, Ferritin (a marker of total iron stores in the body that better reflects iron status than iron levels in blood), Iodine, Magnesium RBC (red blood cell), Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc Once we uncover which vitamins and nutrients that your body may be deficient, the next hurdle is often which supplements? To help you navigate the supplement jungle, along with my nutritionists, I have put together research-based supplement packages organized by health concern. I endorse the Pure Encapsulations product line, because they are manufactured from the highest quality ingredients within strict hypoallergenic guidelines, and validated by third-party testing. Again, remember, there are no regulations for supplementation, so it’s imperative to find a reliable, quality product before putting it into your body. The Pure Encapsulations products are free from hidden fillers, binders, magnesium stearate, and artificial ingredients, and are researched by some of the world’s leading medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University. You can find our store at: To make it easier, you can start by taking a look at our Provider Picks that list the “must-have” supplements that are a foundation for health promotion and lifelong wellbeing. Dr. John J. Pierce, D.O. • Ageless Forever Anti-Aging and Longevity Clinic located at 6020 S. Rainbow Blvd. Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89118 • 702-838-1994 • WHAT IS CoQ10? AND AM I DEFICIENT? Unlike the ever-popular Vitamin C, D, and others like it, CoQ10 is not well-known. CoQ10 is also known as Coenzyme Q10, ubiquinone, or ubiquinol, and it is a critical component of the process of energy production that keeps our everyday biochemical functions running properly. CoQ10 is also a naturally-produced antioxidant, protecting our tissues from free radicals and oxidative damage. Symptoms of CoQ10 deficiency can include muscle weakness, mental lapses, gum disease, and blood sugar irregularities. Supplementation of 100 mg doses of CoQ10 have been found to help with both hypertension and migraines. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ANAL SEX It’s a taboo topic that not too many people talk about, but one worth exploring. Anal sex can be an addition to your bedroom romps, but it needs to be done in a way that isn’t damaging to you or your partner’s body. Anal sex has been around for centuries, and it’s gaining popularity here the states. Many worry about this because anal sex does transfer many different STD’s faster than other sexual acts. So if you are considering trying it out with someone who isn’t a regular partner, it’s best to put a condom on. Think about it: There has always been that misconception about childbirth that the vagina itself will stretch out and be, as Jenny McCarthy so eloquently put it, “like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.” Yes, you can injure yourself when you have anal sex, but in the same way that you can injure yourself during normal vaginal intercourse. If a woman is experiencing vaginal dryness, for example, too rough of sex can tear the vaginal walls. The growing cannabis industry actually teamed up with a doctor in Colorado, who created a suppository that will help to cure vaginal dryness. That being said, be sure to go slow with your partner, use a lube that you both enjoy, and talk your way through the process. If anyone is getting nervous or feeling uncomfortable, then stop and try again another day. A huge percentage of couples are coming out to sexual therapists and saying that venturing into the world of backdoor loving actually saved their marriages. Cosmopolitan magazine is writing so many articles about the topic, it must be experiencing a resurgence. Porno movies have glorified it in a way that makes young people think you can just stick it in quick and fast. Do that and you will get injured. Go slow, research different anal lubes, toys, and above all, have an open line of communication with your partner about it every step of the way. As with many taboo topics, the one of anal sex comes with many common assumptions. If you enjoy anal sex, you are not a slut. It’s not just for gay men. It will not turn you into a Depends wearer, and it’s not really as dirty as everyone thinks. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about doing the deed. The anus and lower part of the rectum actually have very little fecal material in them, meaning it’s not as dirty as previously thought. This doesn’t mean that you should transfer the penis from the anus to the vagina though. Small microscopic amounts of fecal elements can cause vaginal infections, so be sure to wash up if you are planning on vaginal re-entry, with a good antimicrobial soap, and/or just end your sexual session after the end of your anal sex. IT’S TIME TO SAY ‘NO’ TO DRUGS AGAIN Physicians across the country have found that charges for services for patients with opioid abuse or dependence diagnoses rose by more than 1,000 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to data from FAIR Health, a non-profit that is bringing transparency to our nation’s health care costs. In their white paper titled: “The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on the Healthcare System”, it says, in dollars and cents, professional charges (the amount that a provider bills for a service or procedure associated with opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses) climbed nationally from $71.66 million in 2011 to $721.8 million in the year 2015. Maybe it’s time to get big Pharma, and the government, out of our health care system. It doesn’t seem to be working.

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