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A New Flu Vaccine

By Dr. Jerry Mixon August 4, 2013

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Do flu shots make you nervous? Many people have hesitated to get their flu shots because they either have an egg allergy, or they are afraid that the virus in the vaccine might trigger a case of influenza.

While the first worry does have some basis, the second worry is usually overblown. But now for people over 18 years of age, there is a new option. The FDA recently approved a new influenza vaccine called “Flublok”.

The new technology used for the vaccine does not use eggs or influenza virus. Instead, specific proteins found on the surface of influenza viruses are manufactured in the laboratory. Since these

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Is Genetics Nature or Nurture?

By Dr. Jerry Mixon October 13, 2011

When it comes to health, people often say, “Genetics is destiny.” In other words, you were born pre-wired for the condition of your health today. Is that true? Well – yes and no.

When I was a lad in medicine, the great debate was over "Nature vs. Nurture."  We were taught the prevailing wisdom that there were aspects of our lives that were determined by our genetic code and others that were a function of our environment.  The debate concerned which factors fell into which category.  Based on the medical knowledge we have today, it turns out that much of the intellectual and emotional energy of that debate was wasted.  Now we know that a great deal of what we call “our genetic predisposition” is dramatically influenced by our environment. In other words, Nature is significantly affected by Nurture.

Of course, this doesn’t mean your genes actually change.  They were fixed when the egg and sperm provided by your parents first came together

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Protein & Weight Loss

By Dr. Jerry Mixon December 12, 2008

The most important thing to understand about overall health and wellness, especially weight loss and lean muscle-building, is that it depends on several critical factors. A common misconception is that diet and exercise alone is enough to reach a healthy weight. At Longevity Medical Clinic our goal is to approach acquiring a healthy weight from all angles, identifying issues contributing to weight gain including hormone balancing, an appropriate supplementation regimen, and an adequate water intake and amount of sleep. And of course, a healthy diet that includes an ideal amount of protein and a focused exercise program will combine for ultimate success. Read more...

The following is a response to one of our Longevity patients who is

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