The End of Aging?

Cutting edge research in cellular genetics is showing us that aging is not normal or inevitable.  In fact, the top research labs are showing us that Aging is a disease that can be prevented, slowed, and potentially even reversed.

Most of us are going to live longer than we think. Are we going to live better – enjoying high level energy, fitness, and a happy brain throughout our lifespan?

Is there any point in keeping our bodies alive if our brain is failing & we FEEL decrepit & even older than our age?

Is suffering with decay, degeneration, inflammation, pain, fatigue, and depression really living? Is it inevitable? This “accelerated aging & decay” is the root problem.

Extending our health span – so we enjoy high level energy and youthful vitality to the very end of our lifespan is the most important. Imagine, no chronic disease, no need for drugs, no doctor visits for disease problems, no suffering in a nursing home.

It is also about staying healthy to beyond age 100 or beyond age 120 and living our passion and making a difference in the world – right up to the end of our lifespan.

Summary:

  • Aging is not inevitable – it can be prevented and even reversed
  • The DNA blueprint to be young is always present – even when we are old
  • Most of feeling “old” is not from DNA damage (our computer hard-drive) but from epigenetic problems (our software)
  • We have a software backup of youth – even when we are old
  • We activate this epigenetic software of youth through:
    • Intermittent fasting – this can be done easily with ketogenic fasting
    • High Intensity Interval Training – just 15 minutes 2X/week can do the job – especially when combined with Intermittent fasting.
    • Low Level Laser Therapy – the kind of lasers we use at Renovare have been shown to directly boost NAD+ and indirectly boost this anti-aging pathway as well.
    • Temperature challenges – get warm as in a sauna or summer in Arizona and then get cool as in a cold/cool shower or immersion in an unheated pool in the winter
    •  Specific nutraceuticals:
      • Methylated Resveratrol – Resveratin Plus is what I use.
      • Nicotinomide Mononucleotide (NMN) – a NAD+ precursor – needs to be liposomal and combined with trimethylglycine to be most effective.  NAD+ Gold from Quicksilver Scientific is best.
      • Time released Alpha Lipoic Acid. ALA Max is what I use.
      • Berberine, Burdock Root, Curcumin, Tumeric, and Quercitin.
    • Great sleep and stress management – Our Peaceful Brain Training Class is a fun, easy way to learn the tools that work best for you

Too much comfort, too much artificial, nutrient-deprived processed food, too little physical challenge, too much stress, too much sitting in the easy chair ACCELERATES our aging.   We need some discomfort & challenge to stay youthful.

COMFORT KILLS

What if chronic pain, excessive inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, osteoporosis, and arthritis are just SYMPTOMS of accelerated aging & decay?  What would happen if be changed our focus to ending this plague of accelerated aging & decay?

The good news is that research with identical twins shows us that only 20% of our aging and health-span is genetic.  The rest is our lifestyle choices and is in our hands.

Dr. David Sinclair, Ph.D is a molecular geneticist, professor at Harvard,  and leading researcher in aging.  His research delves into why we age – the underlying cell mechanisms behind aging. In his excellent book, “Lifespan – Why we Age and What We Can Do About It” explains that aging is not caused by problems with our DNA.  Rather, aging results from breakdown in our epigenetic cell repair programs for DNA.

Our genes containing the blueprints to make every protein & body part are the Hardware of our computer.  Our epigenetics is the software.  Without our software (epigenetics) working properly, our computer is just a heavy piece of frustrating junk.

Like our personal computer, our genetics (DNA) is the hard drive that stores the information and programs.  Our epigenetics is our software that includes DNA repair programs.  Much like hard drive disc repair programs, our epigenetic software must keep up with repairs or our software becomes corrupted and our computer “ages” and slips towards “dis­-ease”.

In our cells, some DNA damage is inevitable and normal. This is not the cause of aging.  We have complex DNA repair pathways called “epigenetics” that quickly and efficiently repair our DNA damage when working properly. Failure of these epigenetic “software” programs to keep up with needed “hardware” repairs leads to decay and aging.

You can also think of DNA like a beautiful Steinway Grand Piano.   Our Epigenetics is the pianist – the piano player that determines & plays the songs as well as repairing & tuning our piano so we enjoy music (Wellness) rather than the noise, decay, decline, & disease of Aging. We need a skilled and healthy pianist to enjoy the music of Wellness for Life.

Dr. David Sinclair’s research-supported Information Theory of Aging describes aging as a breakdown of our epigenetic software triggered by lifestyle choices that fail to fit our unique needs.  This leads to so much DNA damage that our software fails to keep up and our cells breakdown leading to the damage, inflammation, & decay that we call Aging. This is neither normal nor inevitable.

Dr. Sinclair’s lab has shown that there is a backup copy of youth in our cells. In mice, his lab has reset the youthful copy to reverse aging. With cloning, using a cell from an older animal results in a youthful “baby”, not an old baby for this reason.

We have 3 genes on the body that reverse our aging when we turn them on.  Jelly fish do this all the time so they don’t age.  We are learning to do this in mice, dogs, and even humans.

Three of the major age reversing genes that we all share are called Sirtuins, mTOR, and AMPK.  These 3 genes are critical to maintain our youthful, healthy software(epigenome):

Sirtuins

  • Especially effective at maintaining our youthful epigenomic software
  • Activated by methylated resveratrol (pterostilbene) concentrates
  • Activated by Nicotinomide Mononucleotide (NMN) – professional-grade supplements that are liposomal formulations combined with trimethylglycine appear the most effective.  The formulation I trust and take personally is Quicksilver Scientific’s NAD+ Gold.  NAD decline underlies accelerated aging and inflammation.  Boosting NAD levels with NMN is key to support:
    • Improved mitochondrial function
    • Youthful metabolism
    • High level stamina and youthful vigor
    • Cellular repair and protection
    • Improved Brain health: youthful memory, focus, and concentration

Harvard researchers have found that injecting NMN into old mice for just one week resulted in their mitochondria becoming like those of young mice.  In fact, when NMN was first give to old mice, they broke the treadmill!  The lab staff called it the “Great Mouse Treatmill Failure of 2017” when the old mice exceeded the tracking program limit of 3 kilometers – no mouse of any age had ever exceeded this before! Imagine being able to run an ultra-marathon as a senior citizen.

We can also activate our age-reversing Sirtuin gene with:

  • Low level Laser therapy (LLLT) or healing cold lasers like our Erchonia PL-T, FX 405, or EVRL lasers. 

The graphic below shows how the LLLT stimulus activates receptors leading to elevated sirtuin (Sirt1) activating the anti-aging effects of making brand new mitochondria (mitochondrial biogenesis), apoptosis (getting rid of decrepit old cells that create disease), and cell protecting anti-oxidant effects.

Intermittent fasting: I use green tea, MCT oil, and Collagen protein in my breakfast drink on my workout days.  It increases my strength up to 20%.  This carb fasting approach triggers ketosis so I am burning fat for fuel which is much more efficient than burning sugar leading to increased muscle strength & efficiency.

  • High intensity interval training – I combine intermittent keto fasting with my NOW-T exercise sessions 2X/week with Austin in our clinic.  It takes just 15 minutes of variable resistance training 2X/week to powerfully activate the anti-aging pathways while boosting mitochondrial wellness.

The mTOR/mTORC1 gene pathway (shown above) integrates the signals between food availability and cell growth.

Food available = cell growth. Too much food available = too much growth leading to:

  • Cancer
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Dementia – esp. Alzheimer’s type
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Insulin resistance and most of the chronic diseases of decay and aging.

No food available = stop growing and start repairing.  We NEED a break from food.  Intermittent fasting is a simple, painless way to activate this critical anti-aging signaling.

Inhibiting mTOR turns on the “stop growing and start repairing” switch.  Nutrients that also do this include:

  • Resveratrol
  • Quercitin
  • Turmeric

To learn more: https://thefastingmethod.com/fasting-and-autophagy-mtor-autophagy-1/

AMPK is our master switch for metabolism.  It is our “Fat Switch” – when turned on we burn fat for fuel, when turned off we store fat. Critical AMPK activating nutrients include: resveratrol, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine, Burdock Root, Rose Hips, Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA’s are made from fiber by a healthy microbiome).  Exercise esp. high intensity interval training and fasting also activate this critical youth promoting pathway.  My favorite supplements to turn on our AMPK “Fat burning” switch are Glycoberine MX and ALA Max (time released high potency Alpha Lipoic Acid)

For the first time in the history of the world, we have more people over age 65 than children under the age of 5. What are we going to do with an ever-aging population that is decaying with an ever-growing list of chronic diseases headed towards a nursing home?  We are facing the bankruptcy of not only our health care systems but our entire economy.  This is in addition to the massive pain and suffering of those decaying through excessive inflammation, exhaustion, depression, and dementia. We MUST reverse the terrible decay & aging that plagues our aging population.

Mitochondria: The Key to Everything

Wellness = Energy, Energy, Energy!!!

Cell mitochondria anatomy. 3d illustration

Our energy comes from our mitochondria which are tiny energy factories packed into our cells – we have 2000 mitochondria packed into the tiny cells of each heart and brain cell.

How well our cell energy factories (mitochondria) generate ATP (the fuel that powers us) determines our biologic age.

We can’t change our chronological age (number of birthdays) unless we lie (not that
anyone we know would ever do that) 🙂

We can change our biologic age – the age we function. We all know people who are age 50 but look and feel age 80 as well as people age 80 who look and feel age 50. My Dad is a great example of the latter.

A key part of aging is losing many of our precious mitochondria. To make matters worse,
our remaining mitochondria suffer damage leading to an energy deficit. Remember,
 Wellness is energy, energy, energy. To sum it up:

Energy =

  • number of mitochondria in each cell
  • Health & efficiency of those mitochondria

We are as Young as Our Mitochondria!

What can we do to support our mitochondria?

  1. We can improve the Well ness & functional efficiency of the mitochondria we
    have.
  2. We can make new mitochondria (biogenesis) – at any age!

Improving the Efficiency of Our Mitochondria

If we are not making energy efficiently, we are instead making fat & destructive free
radicals. Here are some steps that are proven to work:

  1. 635 nm wavelength red coherent laser therapy. The Erchonia professional grade
    cold lasers (do not generate harmful heating) are the most effective available
    anywhere to do this – with the research to back it up. These healing lasers boost
    energy production by our mitochondria between 40 and 50%. An amazing “battery
    charge”. This laser photonic energy also triggers multiple anti-aging cellular
    pathways. The violet and red laser combination we use also trigger making new
    mitochondria.
  2. Eat nutrient dense whole foods and avoid processed foods.
  3. Avoid the nasty mitochondrial poison, glyphosate (Roundup), which is sprayed on
    our crops and concentrated in our vegetables, meats, and processed food. Eating
    organic is phenomenally important to minimize exposure. The average American
    has 1 pound of this toxin in their body – no wonder we are so fat, sick, tired,
    anxious, depressed, and inflamed.
  4. Eat less sugar and fruit – high levels are toxic to our mitochondria and metabolism.
  5. Eat more Veggies, quality protein, and healthy fats: Olive, Coconut, Avocado, MCT
    oil are good sources.
  6. Supplement smart – the Core 4:
    • A high-grade Multiple Vitamin/Mineral like Mega Multi Pro
    • A bioavailable source of high potency magnesium like Acti-mag
    • Vitamin K2-D3 at optimal dose based on blood lab testing
    • A high quality, clean, bioavailable Omega 3 like Omega Pure 1300 Pro which
      is 320% better absorbed than regular fish oil.

7. Advanced Supplementation:

  • A probiotic like MegaSpore Biotic to support our Microbiome – the 100
    TRILLION bacteria/microbes that live mostly in our gut. Did you know that
    our Microbiome talks to our Mitochondria? We MUST have a healthy,
    diverse, balanced Microbiome for our Mitochondria to work well.
  • Time-released Alpha Lipoic Acid. I use ALA-Max which we have found to be
    the most effective form.
  • A bioactive high-grade methylated resveratrol. I take our Resveratin Plus (Resveratrol/Pterostilbene Complex) to activate the Sirtuin pathways to turn off the aging cell signaling pathways.
  • Coenzyme Ql0 I CoQl0 I ubiquinone – we especially like the more active Ubiquinone form.
  • Pyrroloquinoline Quinone I PQQ I Methoxatin
  • L-carnitine
  • Creatine

8. Intermittent fasting: I use green tea, MCT oil, and Collagen protein in my breakfast drink on my workout days. It increases my strength up to 20%. This carb fasting approach triggers ketosis so I am burning fat for fuel which is much more efficient than burning sugar leading to my increased muscle strength & efficiency.

9. High intensity interval training – I combine fasting with my NOW-T exercise
sessions 2X/week with Austin in our clinic. It takes just 15 minutes of variable
resistance training 2X/week to powerfully activate the anti-aging pathways while
boosting mitochondrial wellness.

10. Exposure to cold. I use cold (cool in the summer here) showers and cold
immersions in our unheated swimming pool in the winter.

11. Great quality and quantity of deep, restful sleep is profoundly important for our
mitochondrial health and wellness.

12. Effective relaxation techniques – especially meditation

13. Get enough Sunlight while avoiding sunburns – we are “solar powered”.

Making New Mitochondria

This is called mitochondrial biogenesis and can be turned on at any age. Most of
what works to improve the efficiency of our Mitochondria also works to trigger
biogenesis. Here are the top triggers for making new mitochondria:

  • Intermittent fasting
  • High intensity interval training – I combine fasting with my NOW-T sessions
    2X/week with Austin in our clinic. Takes just 15 minutes of variable
    resistance training 2X/week to powerfully activate the anti-aging pathways
    while boosting mitochondrial wellness.
  • Supplement with bioactive methylated Resveratrol (pterostilbene)

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!

Sleep: The Holy Grail of Wellness

Our quality of sleep determines our Wellness perhaps more than any other factor. Lack of sleep can kill.  Vehicle crashes from drowsy driving exceed those from BOTH drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs combined.

After being awake for 19 hours, drivers were as impaired as those legally drunk.  Getting behind the wheel with 4 hours or less and you are 11.5 times more likely to crash.  Four hours of sleep and being drunk is the worst increasing the risk 30X.

Great sleep lifts all boats in the harbor and is the best anti-inflammatory known for both the brain and body.  It is the anti-aging miracle that heals both body and brain.

What is great sleep?

  1. Fall asleep easily without need for a drug.
  2. Stay asleep though the night with no interruptions.
  3. Awake rested, recharged and ready to go.
  4. A balance of NREM sleep and REM sleep

NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is deep delta wave sleep that allow our brain to prune away connections no longer being used, detox and flush away toxins, and normalize inflammation and swelling.  Lack of NREM sleep leads to poor memory and dementia symptoms.  Laser or other stimulation to the prefrontal cortex can enhance this critical form of sleep.

REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep allows making new connections. While dreaming, the “theatre of our mind” combines memories in new and remarkably creative combinations.  It solidifies movement patterns like the new piano piece or basketball shot so by morning, we “have it down”.  Poor REM sleep is often demonstrated by someone who can’t remember if they dreamed and is also linked with a high risk of dementia. Thiamine 50 support this type of sleep.

Lack of sufficient quality and quantity of sleep leads to memory and function losses just like dementia.  In fact, you can create dementia through poor sleep.

NREM deep sleep activates the deep cleaning, glymphatic cleaning and detox system that flushes out chemical toxins, adenosine, tau protein, amyloid, and other toxic proteins linked with dementia.

This is so important that just one night of poor sleep creates a prediabetic condition the next day and can lead to binging on up to 40% more junk food carbs than normal.

What helps us get to sleep?

Our circadian rhythm helps us wake up and fall asleep on schedule when working properly.  We need sunlight on our face and just 5 minutes of exercise to set our circadian clock in the morning.  In the evening, it is ideal to eat dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime.  Also really important to turn off computers, phones, TV, and any other electronics at least 1 hour before bedtime – 2 hours is better.

Lastly, avoid “junk light” especially in the evening.  LED lights, computers, TV’s, and phones emit harsh blue frequencies that rev the brain making quality sleep unlikely.  Wearing “True Dark” twilight glasses at least one hour before bed blocks 4 different sleep harming wavelengths of light.  Ideal is wearing our True Darks when the sun goes down.  https://truedark.com/twilights/

NEW PRODUCT Recommendation – Dismuzyme Plus

Why am I so excited to recommend Dismuzyme SOD with Catalase?

  • SOD (superoxide dismutase) is the 5th most prevalent enzyme in our body
  • SOD transforms the highly destructive superoxide free radical to hydrogen peroxide and water
  • Catalase, another primary antioxidant enzyme, then transforms hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water
  • This is Important for:
    • Reducing inflammation, pain, and oxidative damage
    • Improving low white blood cell counts (immune weakening)
    • Chronic or rampant viral or bacterial Infections
    • Arthritis
  • Protection from radiation and dangerous EMF
  • SOD and Catalase are “primary antioxidants” and work with “secondary antioxidants” like Vitamins C, A, and E
  • SOD is the most powerful of all antioxidants
  • A single SOD molecule can neutralize thousands of dangerous free radicals while secondary antioxidants can only neutralize one free radical
  • Just one I.U. (international unit – very small amount) can eliminate billions of free radicals
  • One tablet of Dismuzyme Plus can neutralize over 500 Billion free radical reactions

Further Benefits:

  • Protects Collagen
  • Slows Aging
  • Supports Healthy Skin

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