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Title: My Personal Wellness Plan
Post by: danialthomas on March 28, 2021, 09:16:56 am
I view life is a precious gift and our health as our greatest asset. I take this very seriously, especially since I have patients whose lives depend on me. They cannot afford for me to fall ill. I reject the belief that chronic disease is an inevitable result of aging. Below are the five things that I do to maintain the highest degree of physical health and mental vigor, and resist the “diseases of aging,” including cancer, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, frequent infections, autoimmunity, cataracts, macular degeneration, depression, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue, and sarcopenia (frailty):

1. Cultivate A Healthy Lifestyle:
• Eat an organic, whole-food, plant-based diet and reduce portion sizes
• Don’t smoke or drink
• Drink plenty of water
• Weight: Keep within 5% of optimal
• Blood pressure: Keep under 120/80
• Get sound sleep
• Engage in strength-training exercise 3-4 days per week
• Spend time outdoors
• Manage stress

2. Maintain Optimal Bloodwork:
• Cholesterol: 160-180 mg/dL
• LDL: <100 mg/dL
• HDL: >60 mg/dL
• Triglycerides: <100 mg/dL
• Cortisol (stress hormone): <13 ug/dL
• Fibrinogen (blood clot potential): <276 mg/dL
• hs-CRP (silent inflammation): <0.6 mg/L
• Homocysteine (methylation): <7.1 μmol/L
• Fasting glucose: 60-80 mg/dL
• Fasting insulin: <6 uIU/mL
• GlycoMark® (absence of post-mealtime glucose spiking): >19 mg/mL
• Hemoglobin A1c (average glucose level for the last 90 days): <5.3%
• Ferritin (iron): Women: 20-30 ng/mL; Men: 40-50 ng/mL
• Vitamin D: 40-60 ng/mL

3. Remove Senescent Cells And Inhibit Their Toxic Secretions:
Cellular senescence is an age-related process in which old cells lose the ability to divide and create new cells. This process is one of the main causes of the physical signs of aging and manifests in various diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, frailty, and dementia. Senescent cells accumulate over time and secrete pro-inflammatory and protein-degrading compounds that damage neighboring healthy cells and accelerate the aging process. Many scientists believe that by eradicating as many senescent cells as possible and suppressing the secretion of the harmful compounds of the remaining senescent cells, we could lead a more disease-free life, bring back a more youthful vigor, and extend lifespan. To remove senescent cells, I take a “senolytic” cocktail consisting of prescription dasatinib along with bioavailable quercetin and fisetin. To inhibit the toxic secretions of the remaining senescent cells, I take a “senomorphic” cocktail of prescription rapamycin along with tocotrienols and bioavailable apigenin.

4. Boost AMPK Activity And Reduce Excess mTOR Signaling:
AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) is an enzyme that is involved in several longevity pathways and plays a key role in energy metabolism, insulin sensitivity, inflammation control, DNA repair, and muscle performance. Activating AMPK can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. When mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) is constantly elevated, it increases the risk of degenerative diseases. Many of the health benefits of fasting (calorie restriction) emanate from increased AMPK activity and reduced mTOR signaling and the resultant upregulation of autophagy (removal of toxic cellular waste). I fast for 16 hours a day, limit my window period of eating to 6 hours, and eat two meals per day instead of three. In addition, to amplify the benefits of fasting, I take a calorie-restriction-mimetic cocktail of hydroxycitrate, bioavailable resveratrol and luteolin, piperlongumine, spermidine, and white willow bark.

5. Resetting Genes:
With aging, there is an increase in the expression of genes that promote inflammation, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, cancer, and tissue deterioration, along with a simultaneous decrease in the expression of genes that inhibit inflammation, oxidative stress, and cancer, and promote insulin sensitivity, DNA repair, and removal of damaged proteins. One of the most significant scientific discoveries in decades, in my opinion, was the discovery of a human tripeptide called GHK (glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine) that was found to reset gene expression of human cells to a healthier state. This opened the door to a whole new way to prevent and treat age-related diseases and restore a more youthful state of health. As such, I take GHK as a subcutaneous microinjection.

Please note that this information for educational purposes only. It is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring by your personal physician. Therefore, I cannot give dosages or determine appropriateness of use for your situation regarding the above-mentioned supplements and medications. That is for your personal physician to decide.

Dr. Daniel Thomas, DO, MS
Mount Dora, Florida