Let’s Face It! Diets Don’t Work!!

Metabolism – The Holy Grail of Wellness – Part 4

Let’s face it, Diets Don’t Work! By the time clients enter the “Diets Don’t Work” program, they are out of control with food. But it’s not just the food. It is the obsessive thoughts about food, weight, diets, and body image that consume our lives.

We need to experience an internal change for lasting results.

Invasive procedures such as gastric bypass surgery and liposuction are a temporary fix. Many people gain the weight back and sometimes they are heavier than before.

Liposuction has become the most popular plastic surgery, with more than 450,000 operations a year – and costing thousands of dollars. Drs Teri L. Hernandez and Dr. Robert Eckel of the University of Colorado led a new study on patients who had liposuction.  The results WERE NOT GOOD.  They found that 40% of the patients were unhappy with the results and years later something was happening with the patients.

Fat cells are the biggest part of your endocrine system and when you disrupt this endocrine system and remove the fat, the body signals to grow new fat cells. This fat from these patients returned in the upper arms and upper abdominal areas.

Pre-Surgery Post-Surgery Years Later

In knowing this information, why would you kill or remove White Adipose Tissue (fat cells)?

There are significant physiological functions of White Adipose Tissue (fat cells):

  • Coagulation
  • Appetite regulation
  • Immunity
  • Glucose and lipid metabolism
  • Reproduction
  • Angiogenesis (new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels)
  • Fibrinolysis (process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming problematic.)
  • Body weight homeostasis
  • Vascular tone control

What about Cool Sculpting?

With Cool Sculpting you lay under the device which works on an area at a time. It actually grabs the fat, which is painful, and it kills the fat cells. The Patients grow back fat cells as shown in Image 1.1 above.   Plus it can create nerve damage, and cause damage as seen above. Clinical studies show a loss of only 3.2 mm after 12 weeks. Not unlike other weight loss methods, millions of dollars are put into the marketing of this product to make it look glamorous.

Zerona is an American made Low Level Light Therapy Laser product from Erchonia. This company has put over 5 million dollars in research and development. They own 18 of the 21 FDA clearances in the world on Low Level Lasers (LLLT).

Zerona is a red wavelength in the visible spectrum (you can see it). It is safe, effective and has no pain or down time.

Russian scientists have determined that with DNA mitosis (when cells divide) there is this light energy that is emitted from the cell that ranges between 630 to 640 nm (nanometers) wavelength. The Zerona red wavelength is 635 nm. It is right where DNA mitosis happens!

Zerona clinical trials were done with placebo controls. Patients that came to the study couldn’t change their diet or their exercise regimen, so the only variable was the laser. The patients were lasered 3 times a week, for 2 weeks. At the end of the study over 93% happy with results. 3.7 inches.

The results from Zerona are actual “Fat Loss”

  • 4 inches =  Apx. 5.0 lbs. of fat
  • 4 inches =  2.7 Liters of Fat
  • Successful Liposuction =  2.3 Liters of Fat

Are you wondering “Where does the fat go?”

The below graphic shows the fat’s remarkable journey. The laser induces a temporary pore, and the contents of the fat allows triglycerides and fatty materials to seep out to the extracellular space and your lymphatic system helps process that. The fat cell is still alive, it is just deflated.  It is made healthy by getting the content to exit to the extracellular space. In 25 years of Erchonia doing research and making lasers they have never had one side effect or adverse reaction.

Below shows the journey this opened fat cell takes. We are using the fat as fuel, and the laser helps speed up this process.

If you want to know more about ALL of the benefits from Zerona and our many programs to help you on your health journey…. give our office a call at 623.776.0206.

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.

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

Exciting NEWS!! Renovare Brain Wellness Introduces the NEW Erchonia FX 405 FDA Approved Laser

FDA APPROVED TO TREAT LOW BACK PAIN, PLANTAR FASCITIS, AND CHRONIC PAIN ANYWHERE

Some of the Researched Mechanisms of Action from over 10,000 published research papers (the most researched of our therapies):

  • Reduce inflammation in brain and body
  • Increase mitochondrial energy production 40 – 50% – a battery charger for your brain and body to power healing and Wellness!
  • Increases blood flow to the brain
  • Repair Leaky Gut and Leaky Brain – and prevent further damage
  • Stimulates making new mitochondria (biogenesis) and new nerve cells in the brain – even stimulates new brain stem cells
  • Protects and even reverses Amyloid Plaques and Neurofibrillary tangles associated with dementia
  • Boosts mental clarity & high level focus, concentration, and memory
  • Enhances our mental sense of well-being and peaceful brain balance
  • Boosts immune response to protect against infections in the brain & body and even directly kill pathogens
  • Promotes anti-oxidant systems to protect us against destructive free-radicals and accelerated aging
  • Protects against brain cell death from excitotoxicity and injury
  • Research shows it can protect against stroke and heart attack
  • Increases muscle strength and protects from injury
  • Accelerates bone healing and repair
  • Decreases stress hormones & boosts youth-promoting Human Growth Hormone
  • Cumulative benefits so continue to improve after the therapy sessions are completed.
  • No FDA reported side effects from research studies – safe & effective
  • Opioid drug alternative effective for chronic back, hip, and knee pain.
  • Increase Vagal nerve & parasympathetic activity to promote:
    • Peaceful brain free of anxiety and depression symptoms
    • Better sleep, digestion, and detoxification
    • Healing & repair
    • Immune tolerance (helps with food reactions and autoimmune problems)

Come Visit us on June 11, 2021 for our OPEN HOUSE to introduce the FX 405, Gift certificates for everyone who attends, healthy snacks, and much more.

CALL RENOVARE to RSVP at 623-776-0206. You can chose from 3 event times 4pm, 5 pm or 6pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Creating a Happy Brain

Many suffer with anxiety, depression, fatigue, Brain Fog, post-concussion brain injuries, or neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.  Others suffer with attention deficit problems, hyperactivity, or autism symptoms.

Is there hope for improvements?

In our experience, the answer is usually “yes” as long as we work to “Solve the Puzzle” of why your brain is suffering.

The science of neuroplasticity tells us that our neurons (brain cells) can change (plasticity) more than we imagine.  This means our brain can rewire even after a stroke or brain injury to take over the functions of the damaged areas in ways that can sometime seem miraculous. After years of abuse, neglect, and suffering, our brain has a remarkable ability to heal and change.

What does our brain need to rewire and heal?

E.S.E.

Energy – we need our mitochondria to work really well to power the rewiring miracle of neuroplasticity.  We have tools like healing lasers, frequency specific microcurrent, pulsed magnetic field therapy and a host of nutraceutical supplements to recharge our neurons and body.

Stimulation – we need activation of critical brain control centers – especially the parasympathetic controls centers located in our brain stem to dial back our stress response and turn on:

  1. Healing and Repair
  2. Calm and Peaceful
  3. Digestion and Detox
  4. Reduced inflammation
  5. Mitochondrial repair and regeneration

We use tools like unilateral spinal neurologic adjusting, Vagal stimulation therapies, and brain activation therapies.

Exercise – since neurons that fire together, wire together, we must use these new brain circuits we are creating or we lose them.  Vagal stimulation exercises, Neuromodulation therapies, and sensory stimulation therapies can have especially powerful benefits.

In short, we need to “Solve the Puzzle” of why your brain is suffering to help create a “Happy Brain”

A consult or Foundation Visit is a great way to get started.  Others who want learn even more about their brain start with a Brain Scan.

Call Renovare at (623) 776-0206 for more information