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)

Prologel Pain Relief Therapy

Much common muscle and joint pain is actually Neuropathic pain. This means superficial nerves just under the skin become compressed by tight muscles, fascial adhesions (scar tissue), overuse, and trauma triggering inflammation of the shallow nerves. Our nerves are sensitive since the Nervi Nervorum innervates the surface of the nerve and senses compression and irritation. This nerve irritation and swelling can then trigger:

  • Neurogenic inflammation = irritated nerve triggers inflammation of tissues around it creating vasodilation(swelling), a red flare response, heat, and pain.
  • Inflammation of nerve endings in area controlled by the nerve.
  • Irritation of spinal cord
  • Chronic pain cycles in brain and spinal cord
  • Limbic system activation which triggers fight or flight toxic stress response upsetting our critical autonomic control system causing’
    • Anxiety and loss of peaceful calm
    • Turn off our healing and repair response
    • Poor digestion and detoxification
    • Allergy and autoimmune problems a Excessive inflammation
    • Exaggerated and persistent pain

These areas of surface nerve neurogenic inflammation can feel like trigger points, active acupuncture points, and tender, ropy, tight tissue areas.

We can treat these with negative pressure, gentle positive pressure, prologel, and therapeutic healing lasers. Effective treatment creates at least 50% pain relief in just minutes. Long-term relief involves solving the puzzle of why you suffer with chronic pain. Junk food, gluten, diet sodas, poor sleep, high stress, poor muscle tone, low Vitamin D, low electrolytes, and high EMF exposures are just a few triggers of chronic pain

Effective treatment of Neurogenic inflammation of superficial sensors nerves can be a game changer. We have 13 types of pain receptors. Until now, the critical ASIC receptors have been ignored. Prologel is formulated to turn off this critical ASIC pain as well as the TRPA and TRPV receptors. Rubbing Prologel into your pain producing areas each AM & PM or more often as home care works with our in-office treatment and laser therapies for home care.

These 2 products are available for sale in our clinic:

Original PAIN RELIEF formula will turn off the ASIC, TRPA, TRPV pain

PAIN RELIEF formula plus 1000 mg Broad spectrum CBD high concentration with extra effectiveness for the TRPV pain receptor. Good for cold weather change pain relief.

Call US Today to Order this product 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!

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/

Why I Supplement With HMB

HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate and is naturally produced in small amounts when your body breaks down leucine, an essential amino acid.

Our muscle is dynamic, with both muscle breakdown and muscle building happening throughout the day. The goal is to ensure that breakdown isn’t happening faster than building. Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, affects approximately one in three adults age 50 and older. This decline in muscle health can contribute to fatigue, losses in strength and energy, increased risk of falling, and poor mobility.

HMB acts to keep you healthy by slowing muscle breakdown.  A well-balanced diet rich in protein and exercising regularly supports the natural balance.

HMB DOUBLES the effects of exercise on muscle growth!

Dr. Gerhart uses FITFood LEAN Collagen as a supplement to his daily exercise routine

To purchase this supplement,

CONTACT US at 623-776-0206

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