Metabolism- The Holy Grail of Wellness – Part 5

The Gut, the Brain and the Immune System

Did you know that 70-75 percent of our immune system is in the gut? Every cell in our body has a job to do, and every cell needs energy. Because we live in a toxic world our cells are losing energy. With the Zerona, we are jump starting those cells to remind them what their job is.  

When lasering the gut area with Zerona, it is not only causing the fat cells to open but has a profound effect on the mitochondria (our energy powerhouse). In turn, there is an anti-inflammatory response in the gut – which in turn improves our brain and emotional well-being!

Inflammation in the gut can contribute to a host of diseases, one of which is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS).  60 million Americans, or 20% of the population, have been diagnose with IBS.

The symptoms can be painful and disabling!

  • Pain and Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Changes in bowl movement
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Food intolerance
  • Fatigue – Difficulty Sleeping
  • Anxiety Depression

These symptoms can be improved by following an integrative approach and utilizing Zerona on a regular basis.

Benefits of Zerona’s Red Wavelength

  • The laser turns on the cells to fire more efficiently (mitochondria, ATP increase).  This improves blood, oxygen and nutrients into the area.
  • The laser breaks up scar tissue – prior surgeries, scars create a global negative impact in the body.
    • It will help with collagen remodeling and help reorganize those scars because scars do create havoc
  • The laser puts out the same coherent energy and frequencies as human cells do. 
    • This accelerates healing and communication.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • AND The Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being!

In our last article we discussed how the laser help open up the fat cells to dump, but Why Do Toxins Get Stored as Fat?

  • Toxins are absorbed & neutralized by white blood cells in the lymph nodes
  • This process is severely impaired in a congested lymphatic system & unhealthy digestive system. As a result, the toxins return to overload Liver
  • The liver becomes congested creating a cycle of toxicity
  • The liver dumps the fat-soluble toxins into the blood stream
  • Toxins are stored in fat cells for many years and can cause oxidation (free radical damage), inflammation, & damage

When you utilize the Zerona, the body will have a detoxification process happening. We rely on our lymphatic system to take away toxins. If it is sluggish or congested due to lack of activity, toxic overload, etc., it will need help with this process. Renovare then uses Vibrational Plate Therapy to help enhance our lymphatic movement. Just minutes on this plate is like running for an hour!          

Are you familiar with our NOW-T program (NeuroOsteoWellness Therapy)? It is an incredible stand-alone program.

  • High intensity interval training
  • Boosts metabolism – synergy with Zerona and PowerPlate
  • Stimulates muscle growth so you burn calories 24/7
  • Feel younger and stronger
  • Safe for patients in their 80’s, effective for young as well

We are including this in our Metabolism Repair program! If you are seeking weight loss, detox, body-contouring, inflammation reduction, and mood enhancement, our Metabolism Repair program is the perfect fit!  We want to help you with healing from the inside out and offer the coaching and support to help guide you to success.

Call Renovare Wellness at 623.776.0206 for more information. This could also be a perfect gift for someone you love.

If you have missed any of our series, please visit https://brainwellnessaz.com/renovare-brain-blog/   

Learn more on scar tissue: https://youtu.be/I7Hsiw0sPxM

Metabolism – The “Holy Grail” of Wellness – Part 2

How Meta-Inflammation Impacts Our Metabolism

Meta- Inflammation -What is It?

Chronic overnutrition and obesity induces low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Termed “meta-inflammation,” this chronic state of inflammation is influenced by macrophages (immune cells) located within the colon, liver, muscle, and adipose tissue.

Meta-inflammation has been linked to

  • Insulin Resistance *
  • fluid retention
  • High blood pressure
  • atherosclerosis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • cancer
  • autoimmunity
  • profound impacts on global health

Metabolic Syndrome = Insulin Resistance. *

Insulin Resistance is what we term “Type 3 Diabetes” which is worse than Type 2 because it is Strongly Linked to Alzheimer’s. Instead of converting food to energy we convert food to Fat and Free Radicals that create massive injury & inflammation.

Inflammation is the Gateway to diseases of aging and Why Metabolism is the “Holy Grail of Wellness”.

When We Fix Metabolism We Can Slow Aging and Sometimes Reverse It.

In 2004 the above information was initially published. The chief medical and scientific officer of the American Heart, American Diabetes and American Cancer Society got together stated that Metabolic Syndrome (Extra belly fat) is the “Gateway to Chronic Disease”.

Metabolic Syndrome Doubles heart disease and stroke, Elevates Triglycerides and Cholesterol, leads to High Blood Pressure, Erectile Dysfunction, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Type 3 Diabetes – Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline, Osteoperosis, Fatty Liver, Obesity, Sleep Apnea, Sarcopenia (Loss of Muscle. This would also mean loss of bone), Type 2 Diabetes

VAT – Visceral Adipose Tissue is an inflammation factory. This is the excess belly fat.

How Do we solve this?

Fixing the Metabolism – which isn’t always easy! We need synergy – an integrated program which addresses all the puzzle pieces. Synergy – 1+1+1=9!

If you want to know more about Metabolism Repair, call Renovare Wellness at 623.776.0206

We have multiple choices to help you get on the right path including laser therapies to help improve your mitochondria and reduce belly fat, Wellness Mentors for assistance with improving your food, stress reduction and nutritional choices or schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerhart to get you started on a Metabolic Age Reversal Program.

What Is Zerona and Age Reversal?

ZERONA is the easy way to remove unwanted fat!  ZERONA is a great way to kick-start a weight loss program.  ZERONA is the first medical device cleared by the FDA for the circumference reduction of the waist, hips, thighs and arms.  Zerona laser treatments work by using low-level laser energy to cause fat cells to gradually release the fat they’re holding, which is then removed by the body’s natural cleaning process.

The FDA has cleared ZERONA as both a safe and effective method to reduce unwanted fat and inches off your hips, waist, and thighs. In just 3 weeks (after nine treatments) you can expect a contoured waist, hips, and thighs. ZERONA does not require an extensive time commitment: Each treatment lasts only 40 minutes.

With the cost of liposuction ranging as high as $12,000 per treatment, Zerona Body Contouring offers a low-cost, non-invasive, non-surgical alternative. Factor in the ZERO recovery time and no risk of scarring, and the Zerona price is even better! 

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Healthy Metabolism determines our energy, health, lean fitness, and Wellness.  Almost 80% of our population suffers with Metabolic syndrome also known as Insulin resistance.  This means that instead of our food converting efficiently to energy it converts to fat and destructive free radicals that drive massive inflammation.

Repairing Your Metabolism

This is the holy grail of fat loss.  When you repair your metabolism, you never need to diet again.  We combine Zerona with NOW-T sessions (interval training to turn on your metabolism), Power Plate therapy (to drain fat and toxins via your lymphatics), and painless keto fasting (skip breakfast and replace with coffee/green tea and MCT oil).   Supporting your healthy eating and creating a customized supplement program are part of your Metabolism Repair program.

Join us for our Renovare Metabolism Repair Event

 October 15th at 5:30 PM  (623) 776.0206

Register early as seating is limited.

Why I am Grateful for Adversity

I am enjoying immensely the book” “The Obstacle is the Way – The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph” by Ryan Holiday.  There is SO MUCH negative news it feels at time like an avalanche of overwhelming problems.  How can we handle this and stay healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically?

By finding the silver lining. In every adversity is an opportunity.  In every dark cloud there is a silver lining – but only if we look for it.

This is not a head in the sand approach.  Not a glass half full approach.  This is diligently looking for the opportunity to grow, make a difference, and gain wisdom and experience through the adversity.

As Seneca the ancient Greek philosopher wisely said: “ A good person dyes events with his own color – and turns whatever happens to his own benefit”

So what some benefits of adversity?

  • Keeps us alert and stimulates us to learn
  • Raises the stakes and stimulates us to grow
  • Motivates us to prove our adversaries wrong
  • Makes us tougher and more resilient
  • Helps us to appreciate true friends and mentors
  • Shows us examples of who we don’t want to become
  • Helps us prioritize what really matters – relationships, truth, integrity, purpose, passion, serving others
  • Helps us discover inner strength and resources we never imagined we had
  • Helps us develop our leadership & warrior skills as we take on Goliath in battle

What are some Adversities I am grateful for?

  • The lie that the path to Wellness is more drugs.  I have fought this battle for almost 40 years and I am grateful for everybody we have inspired and empowered on the journey to Wellness. I am grateful for the motivation and inspiration to keep learning and growing.  I am grateful for the challenge to become better and better in writing and sharing truth culminating in 5 books so far with a 6th in the works.  I would never have invested the massive time, energy, and effort in writing books without this adversity lighting my fire.
  • The lie that masks and lockdowns protect us from a virus.  This has inspired me to inform my staff, patients, and family so they can be empowered with the real source of immune Wellness and live free of fear.
  • The lie that vaccines are our protection.  This inspired me to do the research and write Chapter 8 of “Creating an Invincible Immune System”.  Wow – what an eye opener!  Vaccines have saved millions of lives from polio, small pox, and other communicable diseases – not true.  Polio and small pox were 98% reduced BEFORE the vaccines were introduced.  The credit goes to clean water, clean food, and improved sanitation.

The Noble Lie vs. Truth

Plato describes the Noble Lie as a lie by those high status individuals/leaders of superior intelligence in the best interests of those who can’t be trusted with the truth.

We have the political elites, the ultra-billionaires, the technocrats, government bureaucrats, and corporate giants spewing Noble Lies like never before:

Better health through more drugs/vaccines- really????  We are less than 4% of the world’s population and use almost half of all the drugs produced on the planet!!!  Has this made us healthier?  We spend more on healthcare (really disease care) than any other country in recorded history and are currently rated 70th in health by the World Health Organization.

Let’s not waste this opportunity to stand for truth in the midst of lies and deceptions.  Every kind and truthful word we share with friends, family, and others makes a difference. Be courageous and hang in there.

Truth will Prevail!

I am inspired by the quote from Gandhi who took on the world’s super-power in 1930, the British Empire.

“First they ignore us, then they laugh at us, then they fight usthen we Win”

Could Cold Laser Be The Next Big Thing In Helping Thyroid Patients?

A lot has been written about the connections between Hashimoto’s and gluten, environmental toxins, leaky gut, etc. However, very little has been discussed about the potential use for Cold Laser therapy, even though several recent research studies found some promising results.

Hashimoto’s antibodies can lead to destruction of thyroid tissue, which can result not only in the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, but also changes in thyroid appearance on ultrasound, and the presence of abnormal blood markers.

Currently, most traditional medical treatments aim to control the symptoms or get the TSH and T4 into the medical normal range while often ignoring the underlying root causes and the destruction that occurs in the gland.

The exciting thing about these studies on lasers and their effects on the thyroid is that they appear to not only trigger tissue regeneration, they also seem to help normalize function and decrease the need for medications, without any side effects.

The most recent study comes out of the July 2015 edition of the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology.  In this study, the thyroid glands of rats were damaged with gamma radiation, and then were treated with low level laser of 632 nanometers for 6 sessions. The study concluded that the laser improved the rat’s thyroid function, liver function, antioxidant levels, and blood cell markers. No side effects were noted. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25975382 

The August 2014 edition of the journal Photomedicine and Laser Surgery found that cold laser treatment to patients with autoimmune thyroid disease significantly increased levels of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25101534) Why is this important? The August 1991 edition of the Journal of Autoimmunity found that TGF-β1 could calm down and suppress auto immune attacks, and that it may even prove helpful in causing remission of Graves disease. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1777015)

Patients with autoimmune thyroid disease often have altered blood flow within the thyroid. The 2012 journal ISRN Endocrinology found that 10 laser treatments improved blood flow within the thyroid, as visualized with Dopplar ultrasound. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23316383)

But perhaps the most exciting study I came across was in the August 2010 journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Patients were given 10 treatments over 5 weeks. They found that all patients needed less thyroid medication, including 47% who did not require any medication through the 9-month follow-up. Can you imagine being able to go 9 months without needing thyroid medication?

Furthermore, the medication dosage needed in the other participants decreased, and remained decreased even 9 months later. TPOAb (thyroid antibody) levels also decreased,  and thyroid tissue appearance improved on ultrasound. This means that thyroid tissue damaged by auto immune attacks was actually getting repaired with laser stimulation. Again, no side effects were noted. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20662037)

These are just a few of the exciting studies that support the use of lasers in thyroid disease, but the applications go even beyond just the thyroid. As far back as December 1993, there was a far reaching study from Japan in the Keio Journal of Medicine that found that laser therapy on cancer cells “inhibits growth and increases cell-specific destruction”, and that “other immune system-related diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, some forms of eczema, asthma and asthma-related ulceration, have responded well to” laser therapy. I found numerous other studies that also suggested that cold laser was effective even for helping with thyroid cancers. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8126975)

So let’s review what these studies found. Cold laser therapy was shown to:

  1. Reduce TPO antibody levels
  2. Reduce the need for T4 medications in a majority of patients, even 9 months after treatment, and eliminate the need in nearly half the patients in one study
  3. Increase the amount of cellular antioxidants such as glutathione
  4. Improve thyroid tissue and vascularization on ultrasound examination
  5. Increase levels of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), which calms down the auto immune activity and may have the potential to cause remission of Graves’ disease
  6. Decrease the activity of inflammatory molecules such as nuclear factor kappa beta and interleukin 6
  7. Stimulate the repair of tissue damaged by the thyroid auto immune attack
  8. Have no side effects

These are all pretty powerful findings. I was surprised to find the data going back over 20 years supporting cold laser’s use on auto immune diseases, considering that most of us have never heard about it in mainstream media or from our doctors.

Obviously more studies are needed, but the current research suggests that lasers may provide significant help for the growing numbers of auto immune thyroid patients out there. Have any of you out there tried this therapy or heard about it from your doctor? If you have, please comment with what your results have been.

Please check out my facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ThyroidInfo, or follow me on twitter@drkirkgair.

This information is for informational purposes only and should not replace the diagnosis and treatment of your qualified healthcare professional. Do not undertake using a laser on yourself without proper evaluation and supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. As always, Dr Gair recommends that you seek the help of a healthcare professional trained in functional medicine and following their advice.

Understanding Inflammation

Key Points:

  1. Excessive chronic inflammation is the primary cause of virtually every chronic disease of aging:
    • Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis
    • Chronic Pain
    • Osteoporosis
    • Dementia: Alzheimer’s type, Lewy Body, Vascular dementia
    • Heart attacks, stroke, and vascular disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis, ALS,
    • Diabetes & Obesity
    • Most forms of Cancer
    • Feeling Old
  2. Inflammation is controlled by our Immune System (which is controlled by our brain)
  3. 80% of our Immune System is located around our digestive tract (gut)
  4. Our lifestyle is either activating the “ON” switch of inflammation or activating the balanced On/Off regulation of Wellness
  5. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) aka photo biomodulation is a powerful tool to turn off excessive inflammation and the lasers we use at Renovare are FDA level 1a cleared (the most stringent research-based approval available) to reduce nociceptive chronic pain ANYWHERE in the body.
  6. The resolution of inflammation is fibrosis (scar tissue) that creates joint and fascial restriction and chronic pain. These tissues need to glide and slide to close the pain gate and keep us flexible and pain-free. 
  7. Resolution of inflammation in the lung (from asthma, infection, pneumonia, COVID, COVID vaccines) is fibrosis leading to scarring and lung damage.
  8. Spinal adjusting/manipulation of joints and soft tissue is required to improve the mechanical integrity lost from fibrosis to create the neuro sequence closing the pain gate & restoring healing and health.

The PgE2 (Prostaglandin E2) Inflammation Pathway involves:

Eicosanoids – inflammatory prostaglandins: our Omega 3/6 ratio controls this signaling pathway to a large extent

  • The same cascade that creates inflammation creates cancer
  • Too much Omega 6 high linoleic vegetable oil drives inflammation – the wrong fats may be even worse than too much sugar
  • Quality Omega 3 EPA-DHA Fish oil dampens inflammation
  • Low level lasers dampen inflammation with NO SIDE EFFECTS, only side benefits like:
    • Systemic Energy Boost – Give Your Cells Back the Energy of Your Youth!
    • Reduced Swelling & Inflammation and Pain Relief
    • Accelerated Tissue Regeneration
    • Activation of anti-aging/longevity pathways
    • Improved blood flow to promote accelerated healing & repair
    • Neurogenesis – making new nerve cells
    • Mitochondrial Biogenesis – making new mitochondria
    • Stem cell production and integration
    • Healing of Leaky Gut and Leaky Brain
    • Promote all antioxidant systems including glutathione
    • Protects from free-radical damage                
    • Increased parasympathetic activity/Vagal stimulation for calm, peaceful, digestion, detox, and reduced inflammation
    • Repair and protect against DNA & RNA damage & telomere shortening
    • Decrease stress hormones and promote youth hormones like HGH
    • Healing with No Drugs, No Surgery, No Side-Effects

635 nm Red Lasers (LLLT) knocks out COX /prostaglandin, IL-18, & TNF Cytokine pain pathways. Violet lasers knock out IL-6 cytokine pain pathway.

Understanding Cytokines

  • Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is the most powerful Cytokine “ON” switch for inflammation and is converted in the liver to hsCRP, a key inflammation heart attack & stroke risk lab marker that appears on lab test panels.
  • 405 nm Violet Laser knocks out the IL-6 Cytokine pathway especially well
  • 635 nm Red Laser knock out IL-18
  • Both lasers turn on IL-10  – an ideal combination

VAT is an Inflammation Factory

Visceral (around the abdominal organs) Adipose (fat) Tissue is abbreviated as VAT.  This is often called the “Fat that Kills” since it strongly elevates heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, dementia, chronic pain, and chronic disease risk. VAT turns on inflammation dramatically.

VAT can be stubborn and resistant to most weight loss programs. What works is repairing our Metabolism to correct Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome

Based on our years of experience and training in functional medicine and functional neurology, we have created an Integrated Metabolism Repair program below:

Renovare Metabolism

Repair & Fat Burn Programs

2X/week sessions:

  • Zerona FDA approved Fat burning laser sessions
  • 30 min NOW-T and Power Plate session after Zerona session
  • Custom supplement, lifestyle, and support program to help you each step of the way in repairing your metabolism

The FDA approved Zerona Laser system energizes fat (adipose) cells to release their stored triglycerides (fat) into our circulatory system where they can be carried away to be burned as energy in our mitochondria.

An awesome quick and easy boost to fat loss in any area of the body

Contact US Today to Schedule an appointment at 623-776-0206