EP 130 - Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Learn how these eight biomarkers can affect overall health and longevity.
Air Date: 5/14/19
Duration: 30:32
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN
Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 3.43.09 PMRussell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, is the Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions to speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. He received his B.S., MD and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health and remained on the permanent senior staff before pursuing other interests, including starting the Health Studies Collegium think tank.

Dr. Jaffe is board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Chemical Pathology. He is the recipient of the Merck, Sharp & Dohm Excellence in Research Award, the J.D. Lane Award, and the U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award. Dr Jaffe was honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy. He is widely published and sought to explain complex subjects to any audience.  Dr. Jaffe is also founder and chairman of ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies, and MAGique BioTherapeutics.
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EP 130 - Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health
In the medical community, most resources go towards treating people who are already sick.

However, it’s also important to treat people who are well to ensure they’re making the right lifestyle choices, so they don’t become sick. Much of this school of thought centers around epigenetics. 

Epigenetics, at its simplest, is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off. What you eat, drink, think and do—or don’t do—can cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time, determining your short- and long-term quality of survival.

There are eight predictive biomarkers in particular that are indicators for lifetime health. They are:
  1. High sensitivity Hemoglobin A1c: Measure of efficiency of sugar/insulin/energy conversion 
  2. High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein: Repair and inflammation immune status
  3. High sensitivity Homocysteine: Methylation, Detox, Cardio Risk
  4. Test for immune memory/immune response to up to 491 items
  5. Assess mineral need and cell acid/alkaline balance
  6. Vitamin D level for cell communication status
  7. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in cell envelope (membrane)
  8. 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG): Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in cell nucleus 
Listen as Dr. Russell M. Jaffe joins Dr. Taz to discuss these eight indicators and how to make lifestyle choices that will improve health and longevity.