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

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 3

What is the Microbiome and How does it affect our Metabolism?

Microbiome changes (trillions of microbes) in our gut are especially significant relating to our metabolism and inflammation.

What is the microbiome?

We have approximately 70 trillion human cells in our body, and 100 trillion non-human cells such as fungi, bacteria, yeast, viruses. We are basically “a bag of germs covered in human skin”. There are typically about 2.2 million bacteria per square centimeter which is .6 inches square. We actually have microbiome communities in our body. For example we have a microbiome that is on the eye, a different microbiome on the eyelid, and yet a different microbiome on our forearm. Our bloodstream has a microbiome, so does our brain, our throat, digestive tract, etc.

Most of these microbes live in the large intestine and it is critical they be healthy.


What we know is that thin people have a different microbiome that looks like a rain forest – high in diversity

People with obesity, their microbiome looks like a weed patch or that somebody cut or burned down the forest and now the weeds have grown.

We need to have diversity in the microbiome! We think germs are bad, but most of the germs are healthy when our immune system is healthy and it’s all in balance.

What kind of foods feed the garden within us? A diversity of food with fiber feed the microbiome. We need a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit!

With great metabolism we are lean, fit, and have youthful vitality for life.

A damaged metabolism is obesity, disease and aging. We Can Change That.

Renovare uses Photobiomics -or photons of light- to change the microbiome. Our Low-Level Light Lasers include the Fx 405 which is used for brain health issues and the Zerona which is used for our second brain – our gut. The Zerona is FDA approved for losing inches as in fat loss – Safely and Effectively.

The lasers we use at Renovare turn off inflammation and help with our second brain and reduce obesity by changing the microbiome.

Do you desire increased microbiome, reduced inflammation, reduced fat, and an increased metabolism so that you can enjoy a life full of vitality?

Call Renovare Wellness to set up your consultation today. 623.776.0206.

We have trained staff that are passionate about assisting you with your journey.

If you want to know more about our Microbiome read

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.

Metabolism – The “Holy Grail” of Wellness

What is metabolism? Metabolism is converting fuel to energy…OR food to fat and free radicals (which creates massive inflammation and damage. This is like rust on the inside and creates hyper- accelerated aging) A damaged metabolism massively weakens our immune system. Why? Because our immune systems needs energy, energy, energy to work correctly.

The Mitochondria is in every cell of body. This is where we make energy. Metabolism really happens on the cell level.  We want them to be efficient. LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) or Photbiomodulation, uses low levels of light to activate or energize and rev up the mitochondria so that we not only make more energy, but make more of the mitochondria. Our metabolism depends on how many mitochondria we have! This is called Mitochondrial Biogenesis. If we are healthy, we have up to 2000 per microscopic cell in our heart and our brain. When they work right, they generate energy called ATP.  This ATP is recycled many times and a 145-pound male should make at least 160 pounds of  ATP a day. When we are not healthy, we don’t make enough. Now we are tired, we put on fat, we ache, and many other problems.

By 2030 half of all Americans will be overweight. If you are even a little overweight, chances are you are also inflamed. They are probably overweight in the belly – which is known as the “fat that kills”. Excess belly fat, especially that around the waist, is a major source of inflammation.

What kind of diseases caused by too much inflammation? Alzheimer, Cancer, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, accelerated aging, etc. The risk of pneumonia and Covid risk also goes way up.

The average American diet per year is over 150 pounds of sugar. Sugar makes us fat, especially in the mid section – the gut area. We have been told fat makes us fat. This is Not true. Healthy fats make us lean. Sugar makes us fat! The worse kind of sugars are the ones you drink (Sodas, energy drinks, etc.) Eating unprocessed food is one of the number one things you can do to make the biggest difference in your health.

  • Eat only fresh, live foods.  
  • Minimize food that comes out of food coffins – plastic, boxes, aluminum foil, cans.
    • Where do you find these healthy foods in the supermarket? Around the outer aisles.

Meta – inflammation

We as Americans eat too many calories and too few nutrients. Think of junk food such as a Twinkie. It is full of calories and no nutrients. We want to eat foods that are the opposite – they have a ton of nutrients and very few calories such as Kale. Too many calories without enough nutrients creates inflammation, throughout the body called Meta Inflammation,

  • Chronic overnutrition and obesity induces low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Termed “meta-inflammation,” this chronic state of inflammation is mediated by macrophages located within the colon, liver, muscle, and adipose tissue. Especially around the belly.
    • When we treat the belly with laser, people lose inches, but we are really reducing their inflammation because inflammation damages our metabolism.

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.

Youthful Vitality – Even as We Age

We all want to live well – to the very end of life.

The top biomarker of healthy aging is muscle strength.  How do we test this?

The most researched metric is Hand Grip Strength – over 400,000 research papers in Pub Med.   Why?

Grip strength is more than muscle – it is a measure of nerve activation and nervous system health – especially of the brachial nerve plexus from the spinal cord to your arm, heart, lung, thyroid, and parathyroid glands.  This means a weak grip strength can relate to thyroid problems, osteoporosis (parathyroid problems), heart, lung problems and much more.

We improve this by boosting your nerve activation to recruit significantly more muscle fibers resulting in stronger grip strength. The Neural Drive that Powers Grip Powers the  Heart, Lungs, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and much more!

Get your Grip Strength Bio Age tested & Start Boosting Your Neural Drive to Maximize Your Wellness!

Call Renovare Today to schedule your Grip Strength Bio Age Testing! 623.776.0206