Articles by LIPPMAN, Ph.D., Richard


  • HCG: A remarkable hormone for a thinner, firmer body

    HCG: A remarkable hormone for a thinner, firmer body By Dr. Richard Lippman   On a dark and wintry evening in far away Sweden, a former Parisian fashion model stumbled in the doorway of a fashionable hotel. The doorman repeatedly asked her several simple questions, but received no response. Lethargy and mental fog had descended upon her like a shroud upon a corpse. Gallantly, I stepped forward to help...
  • Achieving Optimal Health in Humans and Pets

    Recently, I spent hours with a talented businesswoman who values her health and energy. Jill has suffered from adrenal fatigue since arriving at middle age. I told her that most middle-aged people have significantly falling hormone levels and nutrient-absorption difficulties after the age of 40, especially women because they stop ovulating on average at age 41 (2).   I could see that my sharing of scientific information with Jill was not much help in solving her current probl...
  • Energize yourself with testosterone

    Gentlemen, maybe you have already scored ‘normal’ on your testosterone tests, and yet you still don’t feel the energy you had twenty years ago. Ask your doctor to do a little more digging and studying about the latest findings in antiaging medicine- or find another doctor! Here is my story:   Fifty-two-year-old Isamu-san walked into my office with his lovely wife Eriko. We exchanged bows and Isamu-san said he had a problem that I had heard a lot lately...
  • Revamp Your Sex Life to That of a 35-Year-Old

    Revamp Your Sex Life to That of a 35-Year-Old Impotence and Erectile Problems Can Be Reversed without Synthetic Drugs Dr. A. J. Riley, a specialist in sexual medicine, has reported in the Journal of Clinical Practice that “52% of men 40 to 70 years old have some degree of erectile inadequacy” (1). And this percentage becomes higher the older you get. Doctors estimate that more than 85% of men over seventy years of age cannot obtain a firm erection. Yet some eig...
  • Living to Ninety Years and Beyond

    Living to Ninety Years and Beyond “In ancient times the people lived to be over one hundred years, yet they remained active and did not become decrepit in their activities.” Nei Chin Su Wen, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, circa 2600 B.C. Even without using anti-aging medicine, it is possible to live beyond ninety years and do so in good health if you live a lifestyle indigenous to various islands such as Ok...
  • Vasopressin, the Memory Hormone: Are Your Patients Thinking Straight

    Vasopressin, the Memory Hormone: Are Your Patients Thinking Straight Vasopressin is much more than a memory hormone. It is known to some as the learning hormone because people with vasopressin deficiency are forgetful. Vasopressin is key to the architecture and function of the brain. Fourteen clinical studies attest to the fact that vasopressin supports long- and short-term memory,...
  • Aging, Muscles and Exercise

    Aging, muscles and exercise By Dr. Richard Lippman Dear antiaging fans, here is something for you to consider the next time you pound your Nikes on the pavement. A Copenhagen Health Study followed 5,000 Danes for approximately twelve years (1). Their results showed that Danish high-mileage runners died much more readily than did couch potato Danes! On the other hand, moderate joggers did better than couch potatoes. High-mileage runners were defined as those who ran ...
  • Is Reversing Aging Degenerate?

    Is Reversing Aging Degenerate? By Dr. Richard Lippman Since the serialization of Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in the 1890s, the idea of staying forever young while an oil painting grew older was condemned as degenerate. Indeed, several years later Wilde was imprisoned for his alleged degeneracies. Then, in 1945, Albert Lewin’s film adaptation of the novel was poorly received given the attitudes about aging and morality at that time. In 19...
  • Breakthrough for eye health announced by prominent scientists

    At an important meeting at the International Society for Eye Research in San Francisco (1), several prominent scientists announced a significant breakthrough in preventive medicine that dramatically affects health and wellness of the eyes. First on the podium was Professor Herbert Reitsamer who explained his research titled; “Considerations of Venous Pressure in the Pathophysiology of Intraocular Pressure and Ocular Blood Flow.” He substantiated the view that natural ...
  • Scientists announce breakthrough in regenerating the body

    Scientists announce breakthrough in regenerating the body By Dr. Richard Lippman At an important meeting at the Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco (1), several senior scientists announced a significant breakthrough in antiaging research that dramatically impacts health, wellness, and regeneration of the body. First up on the podium was Dr. Yakar who explained his research, titled: ‘The Role of GH/IGF Axis* in Skeletal Acquisition....
  • Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone

    Vasopressin, the Blood Pressure and Libido Hormone Mark had a medical problem but he refused to visit a doctor because he considered many of them to be quacks. Thus, he continued to suffer poor erections despite self-dosing with copious amounts of Viagra® and Cialis®. His blood pressure was low and he was dehydrated because he urinated frequently at night. Eventually, Mark’s wife convinced him to see me and I meticulously questioned and examined him. Mark was the kind of...
  • New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014

    New Health Revelations from the London Anti-Aging Conference, October 2014 This important anti-aging conference brought forth some interesting questions and theories not previously discussed in a rigorous manner at other medical meetings. For example, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe of the Hertoghe School of Medicine presented convincing data based on 220 research articles (1) that aging can be reversed by at least twenty years if one applied his methods such as a special diet (Paleol...
  • A clash between a frustrated medical community and alternative medicine

    A clash between a frustrated medical community and alternative medicine For more than 25 years, the American medical community has been dismayed by an ever-increasing number of patients who turn to alternative medicine for treatment. Indeed, more than half of sick Americans seek alternative doctors, such as naturopaths, and few of these patients discuss their treatments with their conventional doctors. This phenomenon is especially true of chronic sufferers of cancer, chroni...
  • A new method of enhanced hearing- without the need for hearing aids

    A new method of enhanced hearing- without the need for hearing aids Hearing-aid companies spend millions on advertising products that often only amplify sound with mediocre results. My dear friend, Russell Laudon, MD, who is both a practicing physician and a professional musician, reports that inexpensive ear phones that can be purchased at retail stores such as Radio Shack transmit better sound quality than all hearing aids, even those costing thousands of dollars! I believ...
  • Staying toned, tanned and wrinkle free!

    Staying toned, tanned and wrinkle free! I recently enjoyed a pleasant and highly informative interview with Prof. R. from the University of California. Prof. R. has both an MD and JD and has practiced oncology (cancer therapy) for more than thirty years. Out of curiosity, I posed the following question: “Given your extensive background in oncology, how was it possible humans could run naked on the savannas of Africa for over 100,000 years without acquiring skin cancer?”...
  • What your doctor can’t tell you about free radicals

    What your doctor can’t tell you about free radicals At Honolulu’s oldest hotel, the Moana Surfrider, I scheduled a meeting with Dr. S., a prominent eye surgeon. He was enjoying his visit to the Hawaiian Islands by taking a much-deserved break from his busy practice. His specialty was cataract surgery and I surmised from his expensive clothes and visit to Hawaii’s most luxurious hotel that he enjoyed a very profitable practice. After exchanging pleasantries, I asked him if he r...
  • Interview with Dr. Richard Lippman about free radicals, aging and ACF228®

    Interview with Dr. Richard Lippman about free radicals, aging and ACF228® Phil Micans, the Editor of Aging Matters magazine interviews Dr Richard Lippman on 5/5/2014 -(herein referred to as PM and RL respectively). PM: “Dr. Lippman it’s a great pleasure to be in your company again and thank you for coming to England.” RL: “Thank you Phil I’m glad to be here.” PM: “My pleasure. Of cours...
  • ACF228: the Breakthrough Antidote to Aging

    ACF228: the Breakthrough Antidote to Aging Everyday we see our aging bodies in the mirror reflecting hair loss, irregularly pigmented skin and wrinkled, lined, and sagging faces. Internally the body’s organs also undergo an age-related decline. Processes at the cellular level cause inadequate DNA repair and cell replication responsible for the deterioration of cells. This in turn leads to cell atrophy, loss of function, and most importantly, organ and muscle shrinkage. For e...
  • 7 questions posed to Dr. Richard Lippman regarding his product ACF 228

    7 questions posed to Dr. Richard Lippman regarding his product ACF 228 1. What is your background and vast experience in the field? I have a triple education in chemistry, medicine, and physics. I studied chemistry and physics at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Subsequently, I attended medical school at Biomedicum, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. (In Sweden, these two institutions are regarded as equivalent to...
  • Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

    Is Your Brain Clearing Beta-Amyloid, the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? “When we skip sleep, we may be doing irreparable damage to the brain prematurely aging it. . .” M. Nedergaard, MD Until a few years ago, scientists thought that the brain did its own cleaning and recycling of waste both day and night. However, Professor Steven Coles of Stanford University has established that beta amyloid clearance in seniors is highly inefficient and incom...
  • ‘Cowboy Medicine’ Saves Lives in Sweden (It May Save Your Life in Years to Come)

    ‘Cowboy Medicine’ Saves Lives in Sweden (It May Save Your Life in Years to Come) In recent years, I have saved countless lives in Sweden and elsewhere by practicing a non-conventional type of medicine that I call ‘cowboy medicine.’ By cowboy medicine, I mean that I felt compelled to take unconventional steps to save lives in the hospital system. These steps definitely broke the regulations of most hospitals, but I was forced into this position by antiquated procedures follow...
  • The ‘one-trick-pony’ culture of conventional medicine

    The ‘one-trick-pony’ culture of conventional medicine severely limits treatment of ailments caused by aging Recently, my 64-year-old sister invited me to dine at the Tanakas-of-Tokyo restaurant. I knew she needed some medical advice, and thus, she chose a relaxed and private setting where she could pepper me with questions about her latest ailments. After a happy exchange of pleasantries, she intimated to me that she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She then asked me for...
  • The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides!

    The Grim Reaper Came Knocking and I Answered by Correcting my Hormones and Peptides! By Dr. Richard Lippman Death came calling when I suffered a minor arrhythmia. My damaged youth started when my close friends pushed me aside and sometimes retorted with irritating comments. I hadn’t realized how negative I had become and its unwelcome effects upon my friends. My neurosurgeon colleague diagnosed me with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism), but he had only part...
  • Enhanced appearance, libido, and health with the all-natural tanning hormone, MSH2-Pro

    Enhanced appearance, libido, and health with the all-natural tanning hormone, MSH2-Pro™ “If you look five years out, most of these meetings will be about [natural] therapies.” Mario Sznol, M.D. Recently, Dr. Ruger M. Perlmutter, head of research and development at Merck & Co. Inc. said, “I think all of you will recognize this is a special moment [in medical research].” He made this dramatic statement to a standing room only audience at a t...
  • Avoiding A Hospital Bed

    Avoiding A Hospital Bed My biochemist friend and patient, Bob, phoned me recently. In an urgent voice, he requested an immediate appointment. I was a bit surprised because several times previously he wanted to use only his traditional physician, who was covered by his medical insurance. I made the appointment for the following afternoon, wondering why Bob suddenly wanted my help. The next day, Bob arrived in my office, flustered and haggard from lack of sleep. He explained t...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Five

    The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Five: Step Up and Be Counted, There’s a Medical Revolution Going On Recently, a neighbor asked me about the flood of TV ads every night for testosterone (Testo). “What happened to the idea that testosterone causes prostate cancer?” he asked. I patiently explained that old ideas about testosterone causing cancer have recently been overturned by Prof. Abraham Morgentaler of the Harvard School of Medicine. Unfortunately, in 1941, Dr....
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Four

    The Nuts and Bolts of AgingPart Four: Positive Correlation of Lifespan with Key Repair Substances In Parts One through Three, we examined human maximum lifespan and how it is determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our youth. Subsequently, in Part Four, I will explain how the maximum lifespans of several mammals, including humans, correlate with concentrations of key repair substances such as hormones and peptides. Non-scientists often ask me if th...
  • The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging Part Three

    The Nuts And Bolts Of Aging (Part Three) Why our lifespan is limited to 115 years and how to get a better quality of life after age 40 In parts one and two, we established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. Subsequently, in part three, I will explain specific questions about the maximum human lifespan. I am often asked how long we can reasonably expect to live if we avoid ma...
  • Extreme Strength, Balance, Body Firmness, and Brain Speed

    Extreme Strength, Balance, Body Firmness, and Brain Speed Physicians of the Utmost Fame Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their Fees, “There is no Cure for this Disease.” —Hilaire Belloc In my youth, I heard it said that there is no cure for the diseases or symptoms of aging, namely loss of firm bodies, muscular strength, and brain speed. I now beg to differ with this stale aphorism. We can alter the ...
  • Rejecting Anti-Aging Medicine

    Rejecting Anti-Aging Medicine - Despite an Extensive Body of Evidence “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.” Voltaire I have often wondered why people reject antiaging medicine. 99 out of 100 people surveyed will reject it out-of-hand by saying they will “look into it” (meaning: do nothing) or “ask their doctor” (meaning: If they do ask thei...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part Two

    The nuts and bolts of aging: Part two (Waking up our vital cells with hormones and anti-cancer–inducing nutrients) In Part one of this article, I established that our potential lifespans are determined by repair mechanisms that kick into effect during our mid-twenties. At this benchmark, the aging process starts because random molecular damages begin to exceed repairs. Therefore, we should be examining the underlying causes of aging and the consequent repair of our disintegrating ...
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Aging Part One

    The Nuts and Bolts of Aging: Part One (Aging is caused by random molecular damages exceeding repairs) The belief that aging is an unsolved problem no longer holds true. Recent evidence suggests that aging is not a gene-driven process (1). Indeed, Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of DNA, Dr. James Watson, has stated in an email to me that only 5 percent of the diseases of aging are caused by malfunctioning genes (endnote one). Instead, aging is a ...
  • Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer

    Cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer, yet Doctors often ignore it until it’s too late! “Physicians have plateaued in their understanding of heart disease by limiting themselves to only five risk factors.” Mark C. Houston, MD, MS. My younger sister is sixty-two years young. Recently, I was shocked when she rang me from the cardiac ward of my local hospital. In a weak voice, she briefly explained that two days earlier she had collapsed in her kitchen; ...
  • How to enhance your sex life

    How to enhance your sex life “The problem of sex as a senior is not getting it up but getting it down again!” — Comedian Alan Thicke Mrs. G. schedules regular appointments at my office in Sweden. She sought me out to help with vaginal dryness, a typical perimenopausal condition easily remedied in Sweden with over-the-counter estriol cream. During today’s visit, she also compl...
  • Testosterone and other deficiencies

    Testosterone and other deficiencies “It’s about time we take testosterone away from the athletes and return it where it belongs, in the testicles of 80-year-old men!” comedian Bill Maher Rosy and her husband, Tony, breezed through the front door of my office and brushed quickly past my receptionist. Rosy needed to see me post-haste. Out of breath, they plopped themselves down in two of my comfortable leather chairs, and Rosie’s eyes signalled an emergency....
  • Antioxidants and free radicals

    Antioxidants and free radicals The possibility of altering human aging has always been a subject close to my heart ever since I read about Professor Denham Harman’s mice experiments with antioxidants conducted during the 1950s when he extended mean lifespan by 50%! I began my own anti-aging experiments with several large mice and rat colonies in 1979. I only thought of duplicating Prof. Harman’s rev...
  • Highlights of A4M conference December 2011

    Highlights of A4M conference December 2011 Something remarkable happened in Las Vegas on December 10th 2011. Leading academics lectured extensively on concrete developments in antiaging therapy. Mesmerized by their profound findings, I spoke with them at length to confirm the veracity of their thinking and research....
  • Some Highlights of the 2011 London Medical Conference

    Some Highlights of the 2011 London Medical Conference I was reinvigorated by doctors Wright’s and Gordon’s September lectures in London, England. They reaffirmed old knowledge and brought to light new research in the exciting field of anti-aging medicine. For example, ...
  • thyroid and adrenals

    The thyroid and adrenals, working together- how to prevent being mentally and physically ‘fogged’ One dark and wintry afternoon in Sweden, a former Parisian fashion model stumbled through the revolving door of a major hotel. The doorman asked her several simple questions repeatedly, but received no response. Mental fog had descended upon her like a shroud upon a corpse. Gallantly, I stepped forward to aid this pretty lady who was so obviously in distress. She was confuse...
  • Balanced cortisol, critical to health and longevity

    Balanced cortisol, critical to health and longevity Some hormones are too high and some too low Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, a 67-year-old elegantly dressed woman arrived at my office out of breath. Her glowing face framed a wide smile. She said that a psychiatrist had referred her to me since she was diagnosed with hypomania. She further explained that she spent her time with a boundless energy and enthusiasm for dinner parties and around-the-clock house cleaning....
  • Avoiding Free Radicals and Unnecessary Radiation

    Avoiding Free Radicals and Unnecessary Radiation Recently, I bumped into a close friend, Rhona outside of the Whole Foods™ market. Her husband is a prominent dentist and a close friend of mine. Rhona related to me a new development in dentistry. She enthusiastically explained that the latest dental X-ray machine emits even lower doses of radiation than its predecessors. I remained skeptical. I countered with the simple fact that a...
  • Health care bogged down by ‘old think’

    Health care bogged down by ‘old think’ Practical mindedness avoids ‘Old Think’ For the last three hundred years, Americans have been admired for their practical mindedness. For example, in the middle of the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin established an efficient postal and public library system that allowed rapid dissemination of news and information throughout the colonies. Other countries had no such systems and no interest in a more literat...
  • Myth busting: A smarter way to take supplements and prescription medications

    Myth busting: A smarter way to take supplements and prescription medications Jimmy was the lead researcher for a well-known vitamin supplement company. He was well respected by many scientists and the company’s customers. Suddenly, at the age of 56, he developed a brain tumor and died shortly thereafter. It was a great tragedy to all who knew him. I remember Jimmy well. We had breakfast together many times at various medical conferences in Las Vegas. I would usually have m...
  • Insomnia cured at last

    Insomnia cured at last Lack of sleep causes weight gain¹ and a host of other health problems² and until 2011, the medical community has only addressed its symptoms with prescription drugs loaded with side effects. For example, five years ago Rep. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took Ambien® at bedtime, and five hours later, he almost ran down a DC cop thinking it was time to go to work at 3:00 am! Why Treat Symptoms Of Insomnia? Why Not Solve Its Underlying Causes? Other ...
  • Application of smart drugs - for enhanced health and longevity

    Application of smart drugs - for enhanced health and longevity Is the new film Limitless fiction or fact? ‘Limitless,’ the movie, is explained by the following synopsis. A young writer has been down-and-out on this luck for several years. He has writer’s block, thus he cannot complete his half-finished novel. He is threatened with eviction from his apartment, his girlfriend leaves him, and he mope...
  • Avoiding Uterine, Breast, and Prostate Cancers the Smart Way

    Avoiding Uterine, Breast, and Prostate Cancers the Smart Way I arrived at a physician colleague’s office early in the morning, bursting with excitement to tell him the latest findings on cancers which were still unknown to the media. I summarized recent research about excessive cell growth and the accompanying uterine, breast, and prostate cancers. My colleague was in no mood for excitement early in the morning. He hadn’t had his morning cup of java, so he demanded that ...
  • Improve Your Health Significantly with Superfood

    Improve Your Health Significantly with Superfood Unknown to many, most people enjoy only average to mediocre health. Usually only top athletes achieve superior health, when they hire expensive sports medicine doctors and trainers, but during the last thirty years, specialized sports-medicine technology has evolved and ordinary folks without a lot of money may now access and enjoy it. America’s leading research journals support sports medicine, but unfortunately the popular news me...
  • HCG Works for Weight Loss (if used correctly)

    HCG Works for Weight Loss (if used correctly) HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a completely natural substance extracted from the urine of pregnant women. It works by tricking the body into thinking it is pregnant in order to burn off fat and protect muscles for the developing fetus. It is not a hormone; instead, it is classified as a polypeptide, and athletes typically use it to enhance performance by metabolizing fat, especially in the stomach, thighs, and upper arms. Latel...
  • Outdated Doctors Refuse Patients with Fatigue and Hormone Problems

    Outdated Doctors Refuse Patients with Fatigue and Hormone Problems I was shocked when I read the lead medical article in the March 4 edition of the Swedish equivalent of JAMA.¹ Five Swedish endocrinologists (hormone doctors)* were petitioning the Swedish FDA to stop all advanced testing and treatment of fatigue and other thyroid problems in Sweden! Apparently, these five conventional medical doctors were only treating very severe problems, such as Addison’s and Cushi...
  • New Method of Improved BHRT

    (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement or Corrective Therapy)Understanding Pharmacokinetics Allows Optimal Hormone Replacement By Doctors Richard Lippman and Russell Laudon Mother Nature employs a “pulsing schedule” in our endocrine glands Taking hormones and nutrients only once a day does not promote optimal health. Ideally, we should consume them six times daily since Mother Nature employs this “pulsing schedule” in our endocrine glands...