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June 15, 2011 Newsletter

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June 15, 2011 


In This Issue
Laser Therapy
Grilling on the BBQ


Dr. Jeffrey Tucker


If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email Dr. Tucker at:
For the practitioners reading this I have a few seminars lined up this summer. On July 9 I’ll be starting up the Diplomate program in Rehabilitation in Omaha, NB. On July 16-17 in Manhattan Beach, CA I’ll be teaching a segment for ProSport about golf performamnce. On July 23-24 I’ll be teaching the Functional Movement Screen in San Jose, CA. Feel free to call me or email me for details.
I don’t mind the seminar work, or concentrating too much on work, or being stuck under pressure, you know why? It’s summer, & I love summer time! Be sure to read the article below about out-door grilling!


Warm regards,



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Laser Therapy
Laser therapy has been around for a long time but it is considered cutting edge treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
Laser therapy stimulates cellular activity, expediting the healing processes to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue. 

You can feel the warm deep tissue penetration. This deep heat significantly increases the body’s cellular production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) to reduce inflammation and heal the inflamed area.

Here are some of the benefits of using the deep tissue penetration that laser provides safely and effectively:

Healing and pain relief with no side effects, drug interaction effects, or invasive surgery.

Treats acute and chronic conditions as well as post surgical pain.

Pain relief is often felt immediately.

Most laser treatments take only 10-20 minutes.

Are you a potential candidate?

  • If you have pain that is of musculo-skeletal origin, laser therapy may be for you:
    This includes sports injuries, back and neck pain, any joint pain (knee, shoulder, ankle, etc), bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, contusions, strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heel spurs, plantar fascitis, migraine headaches, neck pain/whiplash, nerve root pain, postoperative pain, repetitive stress injuries, TM joint pain and more.
  • If you have a wound that is slow to heal and has been resistant to treatment, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes slow healing fractures, as well as soft tissue injuries and ulcers.
  • If you have multiple trigger points (sore spots in the muscles) that do not go away, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes areas associated with fibromyalgia.
  • If you have had Prolotherapy or PRP, and wish to accelerate the response of healing, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes any area that has been treated with Prolotherapy/PRP injections.
  • If you need Prolotherapy or PRP therapy but are afraid of needles, you may be a candidate for laser therapy.
  • Laser therapy stimulates the same areas that Prolotherapy targets. It does it without needles, but requires a lot more time and repeated treatments to gain the result that can be gotten from Prolotherapy and laser together.

Feel free to call my office at 310-473-2911 or call me directly on my cell phone at 310-339-0442


Health Tips For Grilling on the BBQ

I love grilling! My wife does all the time intensive food prep and sets up the entire meal for our friends and family. I spend about 5 – 10 minutes actually grilling the food and I get all the credit for a great meal! For me, grilling is a fun thing to do! But cooking animal flesh over a hot open flame has risks. Scientists have been warning us about the cancer-causing compounds known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that form when cooking animal flesh over high heat especially when barbequing. These chemicals – the same chemicals that are found in cigarette smoke – have been shown to cause cancer.


If you grill, here are a number of “tricks” that may reduce the risks posed while barbequing, either by interfering with the creation of HCAs or inactivating them once they’re formed. For example,

  1. Precooking a hamburger patty for two minutes in a microwave before barbequing reduces heterocyclic amines by a whopping 90 percent.
  2. Marinating it in antioxidant-rich spices before cooking appears to work almost as well.
  3. The best marinades – teriyaki sauce reduce heterocyclic amines produced during cooking by half. Those packets of store-bought powder marinades that you add oil and vinegar to also seem to be surprisingly effective.
  4. Old-style tomato-based barbecue sauces actually increase heterocyclic amine production. 
  5. Lactobacilli strains in yogurt or Probiotic pills with meat meals provides additional protection because it actually reduces the harmful effects of these chemicals. I make sure to take a capsule of Probio Defense from XYMOGEN while eating these meals. You can order by calling 1-800-647-6100 and using TUC500 code.

The bottom line for anyone who wants to cook meat, whether chicken, beef, pork or anything else on the grill is simple – make sure to marinate all meats before cooking. When cooking ground beef, knead in herbs and/or vitamin E. Stick with skinless chicken if cooking poultry. Always accompany barbecued meat with a yogurt dish and a little alcohol, preferably stout ale; and use a yogurt salad dressing or even something as simple as healthy frozen yogurt for dessert. And, remember that you can cook vegetables on the grill  without the danger of heterocyclic amine formation – and increase the nutritional content of your meal at the same time.    



Resveratrol is catching on. It’s important for cardiovascular health, cell replication, capillary integrity and aging. One of the most important functions attributed to resveratrol is the activation of the anti-aging gene known as SIRT1. Previously, calorie restriction was the only known mechanism thought to positively influence this critical gene, but recent research demonstrates that resveratrol is also able to accomplish this longevity function. Since resveratrol is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, it is able to improve brain plasticity by generating new neural networks.




I like resveratrol because it has been shown to increase brain oxygenation which relates to increased memory capacity and improved cognition. Maybe it will help in the prevention of certain dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease.





I often recommend Resveratrol as part of a natural weight loss programs. Researchers demonstrated that fat cells make SIRT1 in direct proportion to the amount of resveratrol they are exposed to. SIRT1 halts the formation of immature fat cells which as they grow, contribute to the accumulation of dangerous abdominal fat.




Resveratrol also lowers levels of systemic inflammation, which as you know causes a lot of chronic pain. It’s rare when one specific nutritional compound is attributed with the potential to lower the risk of multiple disease processes and assist weight loss. For my health conscious friends and patients, I take the product called RESVERATIN by XYMOGEN. You can order by calling 1-800-647-6100 and using TUC500 code.  









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Please stay committed to your health, fitness and nutrition efforts.
Warm regards,
Dr. Jeffrey Tucker
Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS is seven tests that include a squat, hurdle step, lunge, shoulder mobility, active straight leg raise, push up & rotary stability test. The most recent research completed on the FMS was performed in Quantico, VA at the Marine Officer Candidate School. They screened over 900 Marines and followed them through basic training and found that the individuals who had a score > 14, were twice as likely to not graduate due to injury than those with higher scores. This goes right along with the previous research found in the NFL. Football players who scored less than 14 are more likely to be injured during the season. Are you at risk of injury from your workout? Come in for a Functional Movement Screen and find out! 
Call today to schedule your FMS Consultation:  310-473-2911
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Wrinkled skin help

How come some people in there 60s look closer to 45.  There is emerging evidence that a class of proteins called sirtuins are the cause.  Sirtuins send signals to our cells that work to combat the effects of aging. They slow down the process of cell death and give your body more time to repair DNA damage. Enter resveratrol. Resveratrol activates a gene that “turns on” our sirtuins. How do you get resveratrol to help reduce wrinkles?  Start drinking red wine, eating plums, grapes, blueberries, pigmented berries, pomegranate juice,  acai, and cranberries. Resveratrol is an antioxidant and it’s 100 percent natural. One study shows it has 17 times more anti-aging power than man-made CoQ10. Resveratrol removes free radicals that damage skin cells. It’s those damaged skin cells which lead to wrinkles and dull skin. Not just that… it breaks down collagen to give your skin that healthy, youthful glow.

I recommend getting resveratrol through supplements. Order Resveratin & Regenemax


RegeneMax is a patented choline-stabilized formulation of orthosilicic acid (OSA). Only when stabilized does OSA deliver on its promise of activating the human body’s production of the three beauty proteins: Collagen, Elastin, and Keratin. RegeneMax delivers 5 mg of the active ingredient in proprietary microsphere-filled capsules.


Resveratin: Methylated resveratrol (pterostilbene), in conjunction with controlled delivery resveratrol and quercetin, leads to improved uptake and stability with more pronounced benefits. Unlike other formulas, Resveratin’s exclusive methylated bio-optimized formula enables full resveratrol absorption in the body. This formulation is exciting new patent-pending technology delivered exclusively to XYMOGEN. With Resveratin you get a complete bioflavonoid complex with resveratrol, quercetin and pterostilbene to take advantage of three antioxidants with known synergisms. These compounds are being extensively studied in the areas of cardiovascular health, cell replication, capillary integrity and aging.



Order by calling 800-647-6100 



Resveratrol keeps making news!

Resveratrol is a plant enzyme. Studies show that it thins blood, which reduces the risk of heart attack. Research also shows that it is an anti-inflammatory. This is BIG  because if we can clear out inflammation, especially chronic inflammation we can help a lot people with chronic conditions like heart disease. It will also help acute inflammation characterized by swelling, redness, and pain produced by injury.

I am certain that when I get rid of my patients inflammation, using ultrasound, laser, my hands, supplements etc, they feel better.

I don’t use medication to treat inflammation, I use therapy, diet, and gentle movement exercises. Treating inflammation is all about simple lifestyle changes and eating the right foods to “cool the fire down.”  Studies show that resveratrol will help you do just that. And the best part is that it’s easy to find. Resveratrol is naturally abundant in grapes and berries.

Xymogen makes a great product called Resveratin. It has 150mg of Resveratrol in it. Order Resveratin by calling Xymogen at 1-800-647-6100. My Doctor code is TUC500.


Resveratrol & cardiovascular health

Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, peanuts and cacao. Resveratrol provides a protective barrier against disease and fungus in plants which is also beneficial to human health. Resveratrol is important to the  brain, cardiovascular system, and influences the metabolism of fat leading to natural weight loss.

Resveratrol contains Proanthocyanidins (from grape). These line the cells within the arteries known as the endothelium, and are very sensitive to dietary abuse caused by hydrogenated fats, excess sugar, cortisol and insulin. Damage to the endothelium leads to high blood pressure as well as micro cracks which are filled with foamy plaque, increasing the risk of a heart attack.

Resveratrol has been shown to increase endothelial progenitor cells in the bone marrow which then migrate to areas of damage along the arterial wall, effectively repairing any damage. Higher levels of progenitor cells in blood circulation are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack, as well as improved blood pressure.

I recommend Resveratin: (Call 1-800-647-6100 to order, PIN # TUC500)    
  • Methylation provides significant improvement in absorption and stability
• Powerful Antioxidant Support
• Supports Healthy Cellular Function
• Produces Changes Associated with Longer Lifespan (including activation of sirtuins)
• Supports Cardiovascular/Neurological Health
• Anti-inflammatoryMethylated resveratrol (pterostilbene), in conjuction with controlled delivery resveratrol and quercetin, leads to improved uptake and stability with more pronounced benefits. This formulation is exciting new patent-pending technology delivered exclusively to XYMOGEN. So with Resveratin™ your patients get a complete bioflavonoid complex with resveratrol, quercetin and pterostilbene to take advantage of three antioxidants with known synergisms. These compounds are being extensively studied in the areas of cardiovascular health, cell replication, capillary integrity and aging.


Telomeres- something we must pay attention to!

Telomere are a tiny section of  DNA at the end of each of your chromosomes. The telomere protects your chromosomes from “unraveling” and deteriorating. It is the genetic equivalent of the plastic tips on the ends of your shoelaces. But every time your cells divide, the telomere gets shorter and shorter. When it disappears, your cells stop dividing and death occurs…

The great news is that emerging evidence shows you have a lot of control over the rate at which the telomere shortens. Certain health conditions may triple the rate at which they shorten. Vitamin C, on the other hand, has been shown to slow down the rate by as much as 62%. Understanding this process – and the factors that can affect it – is vital to your health and longevity. 

  • Aging/Los Angeles Times
    Your risk of heart attack increases the faster your telomeres break down. Scientists looked at people in perfect health . . . who later died from heart disease. They found the death rate from heart attack was three times higher for men whose telomeres got short the fastest.  The death rate for women was 2.3 times higher. (2009)
  • Journals of Gerontology
    100 year olds in good health had “significantly longer” telomeres than those with health problems. (2008)
  • American Heart Association
    People with shorter telomeres in their immune cells had twice the risk of death from heart failure as patients with the longest telomeres. The study, published in one of its key journals, looked at over 750 people with heart disease. The highest-risk group had telomeres half the length of the lowest-risk group. (2008)
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
    Women with shorter telomeres are more likely to be overweight and insulin resistant. (2008)
  • American Association for Cancer Research
    One of its flagship journals published a potential link between telomere length and colon cancer. (2006)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    People with short telomeres are more likely to suffer from weaker immune systems and greater heart disease risk. (2004)
  • Nutrition to help maintain Telomeres – Mitochondrial Renewal Kit from XYMOGEN Order by calling 1-800-647-6100 use PIN # TUC500 
  • More

    Strategies for Life Extension

    This is a post that mentions the current methods scientists are telling us we can extend our lifespan:
    Calorie restriction:
    – 30% overall reduction but it must be nutritionally adequate –
    – Excessive restriction leads to muscle wasting
    – Proven to increase mean life span
    – — Rodents restricted to 40-60% of calories: 65% increase in mean life span
    – — 50% increase in maximum life span if restrictions start before puberty

    – increase mean life span by 30% for mammals
    – no proven increase in maximum life span
    – some studies are contradictory

    Sirtuin activators (resveratrol)
    – prolong life span of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by 70%
    – increased life span for fruit flies, nematodes, killifish

    In addition, I believe we need manual joint therapy and the use of the Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) that allows our joints to maintain mobility and stability; our muscles need to maintain mass through proper strength training; we need to maintain lung capacity by doing some cardio sprint work, and our diet needs to include proper antioxidants.
    I recommend the Mitochondrial Renewal Kit by XYMOGEN and the XYMOGEN functional food shake called i5 as part of meeting life extension goals.