Entries by Anil Bajnath

Unlocking Hearth Health & Longevity with Precision Medicine | Institute for Human Optimization

According to the CDC, One person dies every 33 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular Disease (also known as Heart Disease) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death, but it doesn’t have to be. Precision medicine is an integrative approach to […]

Longevity Medicine: Learn About The Secrets of Blue Zones | Institute for Human Optimization

Longevity Medicine is an emerging field of medical research that seeks to improve the longevity and quality of life for individuals with a Precision Medicine approach.  This involves applying a combination of personalized interventions to address an individual’s unique health needs. Longevity Medicine has researched long and hard to take a page out of the […]

GLP-1- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in GLP-1 medications and its potential to provide therapeutic benefit. GLP-1 for years had been used exclusively for the treatment of type 2 diabetes but has now been found to have multiple beneficial effects on glucose metabolism and has been FDA approved to treat […]


If you have ever been on a call with Dr. Bajnath, you may hear what sounds like a treadmill in the background. “Sitting is the new smoking” is phrase Dr. Bajnath tells all his patients when they ask him about the treadmill. In fact, the average American spends 6-7 hours a day sitting. We all […]


With the start of the new year, many of us have set a resolution to be healthier and detoxing is often included in this plan. Detoxifying the body can help eliminate toxins, hormones, microbes, and metabolic waste that create inflammation and interfere with optimal functioning. However, in Functional Medicine (FM), “detox” has a very specific […]


Age is just a number, or so the saying goes. But what if your age really was just a number? And what if that number was higher than it should be? It is no secret that the older we get, the more susceptible we become to health problems. Many people believe that this is simply […]


Did you know that your brain is protected by a special barrier? This barrier, called the blood brain barrier (BBB), acts as a shield to keep harmful toxins and bacteria from entering your brain. The BBB is made up of a network of cells that line the inside of your blood vessels. These cells act […]


The vagus nerve, also known as the gut-brain axis, is the longest nerve in your body. This nerve starts in your brainstem and extends down to your abdomen. It plays a role in many of your body’s functions, including digestion, heart rate, and immune response. The vagus nerve is also involved in some mental health […]