Performance is Short-Term. Optimization is Long-Term.
A Podcast from Ben Greenfield Featuring Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz and Tracy Stewart.
September 28 at 2:00p PST
Performance Versus Optimization
Maximizing your performance is typically designed for short term goals — performance parameters set for your next race time, your next training cycle, or your next board of director’s meeting. However, optimization is the long-term concept where we create a pattern for high quality cellular performance for the long-term. Using predictive biomarkers, foundational principles that focus on all your communications network, filling in gaps in your genetic map, metabolic system and detoxification pathways, which then reduce or eliminate risk of disease, decay and degeneration. Together, we then develop a 30+ year longevity plan using your personal archetype. This is true individualized and precision medicine.
The Sasang Constitutional Diet
What is the Sasang Constitutional Diet? Sasang Constitutional Medicine is a personalized system of medicine. It is a valuable and cost effective addition to the work being advanced in medicine by genomic markers. Your diet is fundamental and can be added to any other treatment. This is especially true in serious illness, where the current technique is to tailor the treatment, but, essentially, recommend the same diet for everyone with a similar diagnosis, i.e. cancer, heart disease, diabetes. These diets are based on statistics like pharmaceutical prescriptions. But, with Sasang your dietary recommendations can be as individualized as your medical treatments.
Everyone is born with inherent strengths and weaknesses. By identifying your Sasang Constitution, we are able to determine your particular balance of strength and weaknesses and to recommend exactly which foods, herbs and supplements are beneficial for you and which are harmful.
The diet, exercise and lifestyle recommendations you receive will eliminate or reduce your symptoms as naturally as possible, restore your health and maximize your vitality and your resistance to disease, and assist with optimizing you long-term!
A drop of blood holds the keys to who you are! Unless we are mindful of “who we are” and how we feel, we don’t take solutions seriously- until a crisis or a disease settles in. This is because we are not driven by need…. we are driven to action when our emotions and hearts are engaged. Mindfulness is the first key to change. Get your drop of blood analyzed in the most comprehensive way possible, understand why you will benefit from a personal plan, and then ride the wave the right way.
As a main pillar of optimization, Laser IV therapies are fundamental to our longevity plans. They offer a “global impact” at a cell-membrane level; providing anti-inflammatory and repairable layers of energy.
Our brains have two layers of protection: the blood brain barrier and the cell membrane. In order to build these walls of protection we need to fortify with proper nutrients and fats, amplify repair and oxygen utilization, and detoxify heavy metals and inflammatory agents. Currently, commercial nootropic products fall short. More is required for brain optimization. We utilize specific peptides that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and reach neurons directly which cause peripheral and central neuronal stimulation. We combine that with we use a master formula called Brain Sharpener, a superior adaptogenic blend, which makes everything work better.
Peptides are naturally-occuring short-chain amino acids that have been linked. They act as tiny signaling molecules that tell our cells how to behave. Over 7,000 peptides have been discovered, and many are now being used to restore and optimize cellular function.
Procaine can be used to treat autonomic nervous system in a therapy called Neural Therapy. The autonomic system is the control system for our bodies.
The autonomic nervous system has been chronically overtaxed in most humans due to excessively stressful lifestyles. The system is constantly bombarded by negative influences such as a toxic environment, noise, pollution, allergens, electromagnetic radiation, infectious agents, nutritional deficiencies and a general lack of peace.
The goal of injecting Procaine is to eliminate autonomic nervous system dysfunctions and re-establish normal electrical conditions in nerves and the tissues supplied by them. The treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms, including pain of most varieties, chronic headaches, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, joint inflammation, asthma, and many other conditions.
What if there was a way to get a compound that could turn back time, restore energy, improve athletic performance, bring back clarity of thought, reverse depression and help cure cravings for alcohol and drugs even in the most addicted individuals into your system most efficiently?
NAD+ may actually prolong life, protect DNA, slow down aging and help restore function in neurodegenerative illness due to its effects on the genes that govern aging. NAD+ plays a crucial role in the cellular metabolism. Without taking you too far back to high school chemistry class, NAD+ helps to transfer energy from the foods you eat into usable cellular energy called ATP. All cells need ATP energy to function at optimum capacity. ATP is fuel for the body, especially heart and skeletal muscle and brain function.
This IV aims to undo that process by replenishing NAD+. Using IV infusion therapy we administer this anti-aging compound directly into your blood circulation so your cells have access to as much as they need.
Ben was named as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness, and by 2015, Ben was coaching the world’s top CEO’s, chefs, biohackers, poker players, tennis, motocross and endurance competitors, and professional athletes from the UFC, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL and beyond – all while advising and investing in top companies in the health, fitness and nutrition industry. In 2016, he joined Spartan SGX as one of its certified coaches.
Ahvie Herskowitz, MD
Dr. Herskowitz’s extensive training includes a medical degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, residencies in Anatomic Pathology and Internal Medicine, and Fellowship training in Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center. During his 12 years at Johns Hopkins, he became Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Molecular Microbiology and led a research team in the study of molecular and immunological mechanisms of inflammation, autoimmunity, ischemia, heart transplantation rejection and congestive heart failure.
Tracy Stewart received her BA in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley and worked in research and development for twenty years, focusing on the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. She obtained her Acupuncture Degree in 1989 in England studying with the late Professor J.R. Worsley, a world-renowned healer and the leading proponent of Five Element Acupuncture. She continues her education with Professor Niki Bilton, Dean of Ongiara College, Ontario, Canada.
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