Dr. Richard Lippman – Free Radical Scavengers

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Dr. Richard Lippman

Dr. Richard Lippman

It’s Rainmaking Time!® continues its exploration of the life extension paradigm with Nobel Prize candidate Dr. Richard Lippman, the author of Stay 40 Without Diet or Exercise. Dr. Lippman’s career has been primarily focused on groundbreaking anti-aging research. He is responsible for the discovery of the free-radical inhibiting compound NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic acid), which received various world patents in 1987 and yielded the only US patent with claims to retard aging. He also invented two noninvasive methods of monitoring free radicals in the body, and developed ACF228, the world’s most powerful formulation of free radical scavengers. Dr. Lippman is also the inventor of the nicotine patch and has performed extensive medical research on the impact of transdermal vitamin B12, weight loss, and melatonin on human aging.

This interview covers a wide range of health and aging-related topics, including hormone balancing, testosterone myths, the importance of bioidentical hormones, tips for preventing cancer and radiation damage, the correct sources for omega-3 EFAs, thyroid disorders and Hashimoto’s disease, the importance of 24-hour urine tests, and life extension for animals. Join us as Dr. Richard Lippman guides us through the realm of cutting edge anti-aging research.

14 comments… add one
  • Robin Datta Jul 15, 2011 @ 16:43

    Cholesterol is a sterol and conversion to protein ahold require more extensive and intricate manipulation than denaturation.

  • Bob Jul 15, 2011 @ 19:36

    Hi Kim,

    Great interview!

    Dr. Lippman suggested avoiding dairy products due to radiation but did “appear” to suggest using whey as a protein source. What did you gather from this?

    Also, in your reseach, do you prefer whey protein isolate (Jay Robb’s which I take) versus whey protein concentrate? Check out One World Whey for more info on what appears to be a potentially great product!

    However, given the radiactivity among us, I am now considering going with Jon Baron’s pea/rice protein blend. I have used it before and it takes pretty good!


    • Stan Johnson Apr 29, 2012 @ 13:38

      Bob why do you need to get protein? because theres way too much in the food we weat anyway.

  • Bob Jul 16, 2011 @ 7:10

    Hi Kim,

    I found it interesting that Dr. Lippman is in favor of the use of Omega 3 FAs for the brain as opposed to Dr. Peat who favors coconut oil. In fact, I got the impression from Dr. Peat that the ingestion of fish oils is not the way to go.

    For someone like myself, who is uneducated in the field of biochemistry of lipids and such, this can all be a bit confusing.

    When in doubt, I always go back to the rule that moderation in anything is probably a good bet!

    Also, regarding NAC, I know a nutritional oncologist that is not in favor of NAC or glutathione supplementation for cancer patients because several tumor cells lines are known to express more glutathione than the other cells. This makes these tumor cells quite resistant to oxidative stress agents like chemo or radiation. So for these cells it is not a good idea to add more glutathione.

    He says that exercise will naturally increase glutathione in sane cells but not in tumor cells. So, according to him the best strategy is to exercise and forget about glutathione.

    Now for someone cancer-free, it’s probably fine to supplement.


  • Beebs Aug 6, 2011 @ 3:10

    Is there not strong evidence showing that if a high level of free radicals, taking anti oxidants, would turn pro-oxidants?

    • Site Admin Aug 6, 2011 @ 12:10

      Hi Beebs,

      You’re probably better off contacting the guest directly for an answer to your question, as guests do not often respond to user comments here. Dr. Lippman is widely recognized as “the world’s foremost authority on free radicals” – if anyone can give you an answer, it’s him! Thanks for listening and commenting.

  • Diane Aug 28, 2011 @ 17:06

    On the interview with Dr. Richard Lippman, he mentions a chiropractic treatment for Hashimoto’s Thyroidis, but I was unable to find anything online regarding this doctor. Perhaps I am not spelling it correctly from what I am hearing. Can you please forwward information on his name so that I can follow up with this? Thank you.

  • Stan Johnson Apr 29, 2012 @ 13:59

    Dr Lippman is right about A, C and E they just arent strong enough thats why I use Maritime Pine Bark and Grape Seed Extract because they are 20 and 50 times stronger respectively than vitamins.C. But be careful, they should be taken in correct proportion and dose that is why I use Revenol tablets.

  • Stan Johnson Apr 29, 2012 @ 14:37

    Well done Dr Lippman at last somebody talking sense about meat and dairy

  • A.M.E Oct 24, 2012 @ 10:40

    Dr Lippman claims that Europeans don’t use dairy as mush as Americans.

    He is very misinformed.

    The Dutch, Swedish and Swiss ingest a lot of milk products, yet they are not as obese as Americans. And the French are slimmer than Americans even though they ingest a lot of fatty foods from butter and cream.

    Also, he does not seem to understand what AVERAGE life expectancy means. Just because the average life expectancy of Romans was 25 does not mean that most people died at 25. Average life expectancy is a population statistic. It includes all the people who die young. Before modern medicine, most populations had a high infant mortality rate, which lowered the AVERAGE life expectancy of the population. Also, many people died young from accidents and infections and that also lowered the average life expectancy. But if a person managed to live past adolescence, they had a good chance of making it to old age.

    He is 66 years old. My grandparents and great grandparents lived to MUCH older than that without all the supplements/hormones that he recommends. I myself take supplements but I think the anti-aging/alternative world is as bad as conventional medicine. In both cases, we are tied to doctors who insist that we can’t be healthy without their sophisticated and expensive tests and supplements/medication.

    And we are doomed if we cannot walk two hours every day for exercise only? Does he have to work for a living or go to school like most Americans? I walk a lot for transportation, because I don’t drive, but walking by itself does not keep the body toned as we age. Two hours is a lot of time. A person will get more benefits from 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobics and 20 minutes of weight training. He misleads people with a title that claims that they will stay youthful without exercise.

    By the way, he sounds like an old man. And he looks like he is in his eighties instead of 66. Go look him up on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGcEiQdctjg). He is NOT a good advertisement for his anti-aging program. With all the supplements he is taking he should look a lot better than that at only age 66. That photo above is VERY outdated.


    • DaveWe Mar 1, 2013 @ 21:46

      Well.he does live in Hawaii and probably has lots of sun overexposure. And unless he dyes his hair it’s mostly black which is a pretty good sign. However, you are correct about aging in general. My grandparents (maternal) lived to over 100 and rarely supplemented and ate standard diets but did walk a lot and weren’t obese. So perhaps they had some genetic edge. Still one shouldn’t dismiss his research and at least be open-minded.

  • Stan Johnson Oct 30, 2012 @ 3:55

    The Scandinavians among others have the worst osteoporosis in the world yet they eat the most dairy so how does dairy help?

  • Andrew Griffiths May 9, 2013 @ 14:23

    I found this interview compelling at times, but was quite surprised he seemed to be saying our best efforts to boost hormones naturally through diet and exercise are futile after a certain age. I also felt that the recommendations on exercise were unclear and to me, based on a life of enjoying exercise and as a fitness instructor…well wrong. I have seen numerous people over 45 years maintain an athletic looking body without taking hormones and a youthful appearance. Lastly I would like to add that I felt curious and so checked the videos of this guy out. To my disappointment he uses publicity photos that are decades out of date, and looks considerably older than his chronological age. Seeing him in interview left me with an uncomfortable feeling.

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