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Rethinking Health: 8 Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Lab tests can help you improve your future health. Knowing the predictive biomarkers can guide your lifestyle.
Air Date: 7/14/17
Duration: 26:19
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN
Dr. Russell JaffeRuss Jaffe is 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 BS, MD and PhD. 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.
Rethinking Health: 8 Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health
Predictive biomarkers are tests that can help improve your health status. Lifestyle changes can bring about your best health. 

Most of your quality of life today -- duration and how much suffering you will have -- is determined by the eight predictive biomarkers.

The 8 Predictive Biomarkers

  1. Hemoglobin A1C tests sugar and its conversion in your body. It should be less than five percent.
  2. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HSCRP) tests inflammation and repairability. It should be less than 0.5 to indicate that you can repair and are not in repair deficit.
  3. Homocysteine tests are conducted on plasma for levels of this amino acid. It is important for vascular health. It monitors detoxification so it is an all-cause morbidity and mortality marker. Value should be less than six.
  4. Lymphocyte response measures immune tolerance. You want a tolerant immune system. You want to be able to digest the foods you eat without immune burden.
  5. Urine pH after rest shows the acidity or alkalinity of your urine. It tests cellular magnesium. Healthy range is 6.5 to 7.5 after six to eight hours rest.
  6. Vitamin D test (25-HydroxyD) should range between 50 and 80. Vitamin D keeps your bones young and joints flexible. It also enables neural-hormonal regulation.
  7. Omega-3 index should be more than eight percent. This shows the amount of good fats your consuming.
  8. Urine test for damaged DNA (8-Oxo-Guanine) should be less than 25.This shows oxidative damage.
These tests can be impacted by changes to daily living.

Listen as Dr. Russell Jaffe joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss these biomarkers and how you can change your future health.

As a gift from Dr. Jaffe, listeners can download a copy of The Alkaline Way.