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/

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

The Most Complex Network In The Known Universe

We have 5 TRILLION synapses in our brainthe most complex network in the known universe! Each synapse is a small gap at the end of a neuron (nerve cell) that allows a signal to pass from one neuron to the next.

With dementia, we lack the resources (energy, nutritents, ATP, stimulation) to support these synapses, so they begin to wither.


Below are examples of possible symptoms that can occurr if nerve synapses begin to wither. Everyone is different:

  • At 10% loss, we likely notice nothing – our brain compensates
  • Same at 20%
  • At 30%, perhaps we think it is just “aging” even if we are age 45
  • At 40%, more noticeable.  We may develop chronic digestive problems and anxiety/depression and insomnia.
  • At 50% loss, we may be diagnosed with “Mild Cognitive Decline” which is really early dementia.
  • At 60% or speech and hearing decline, our automatic functions start to decline – perhaps high blood pressure, fatigue, and respiratory problems develop.At 70 or 80% loss, we don’t remember our family and friends.
  •  At 70 or 80% loss – we don’t remember our family and friends
  • Beyond – organ systems start to shut down until we eventually die from our Neurodegenerative disease (not pneumonia, COVID, or other)

It is very Important to get a “Cognoscopy” (colonoscopy for the brain) to pick up problems early when they can more easily be helped.

  1. Neurocognitive Assessment
  2. Balance and Sensory Integration
  3. Brain Gauge
  4. QEEG Brain Scan
  5. Omega  Quant
  6. Blood testing profile

Our brain assessment package known as the “Brain Trilogy” – consists of the Neurocognitive Assessment, Balance and Sensory Integration and Brain Gauge for a cost of 297.00.

Click on each highlighted link for more detailed information.

Call our office for information on Blood Testing Profile and the Omega Quant test at 623.776.0206

Magnesium – the mineral that most of us are not getting enough of

It is estimated that over half the population is deficient of magnesium. This may not seem disconcerting unless you understand the magnitude of the impact this little mineral has on our bodies. Did you know that over 600 enzymes require magnesium to work properly and it is the fourth most abundant mineral in our body?

Almost every function of the body utilizes magnesium including supporting a healthy brain, kidney and cardiovascular system. It also is necessary for:

  • Making energy in the mitochondria
  • Feeling relaxed, calm and peaceful
  • Peaceful, restful sleep
  • Formation of bone and protein
  • Nerve and muscle function
  • Regulation of blood pressure
  • Regulation of blood sugar levels
  • Maintaining healthy acid-alkaline balance of body

Major loss and stress as well as alcohol consumption are all major causes of magnesium. Also antibiotics, oral contraceptives, diuretics, certain cancer drugs, some prescription medications, and excess soda and coffee consumption can deplete magnesium.

Some of the most common symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Poor Stress Tolerance
  • Chronic Fatigue or constant fatigue
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Numbness
  • Nausea
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • Serious Asthma
  • Seizures
  • Some mental disorders such as apathy and delirium

Recommended rich sources of magnesium include leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and dried beans. However,eating organic, unprocessed magnesium rich foods is not necessarily enough to increase your magnesium intake. Due to depleted soil, many experts believe supplementation is needed.

Magnesium deficiency is rampant in our society and lending to a sick population. The recommended daily allowance for magnesium is only the amount necessary to prevent disease and  a poor substitute for the greater amounts actually necessary for optimizing wellness.

Magnesium is extremely safe. If you take more than your body can tolerate your body will expel it through your stool.  The exception to this would be end stage renal failure in which it is necessary for a doctor to monitor blood levels carefully.

Some of our favorites magnesium supplements at Renovare include Brain Relax Max and Brain Magnesium Boost Pro. You can purchase these products at : https://brainwellnessaz.com/shop/page/2/ or visit or clinic.

You can also purchase Xymogen products directly online at: Xymogen.com and use referral code: “online”, and “gerhart” as the practitioner.

Click on the links in blue for a step by step document  and conversion chart for Renovare private label Xymogen Products. Xymogen Conversion Chart Handout 2018.10.10  and xymogen instructions

For more detailed information on magnesium, please look at the following posts:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/01/29/how-magnesium-benefits-your-body.aspx

https://10faq.com/health/low-magnesium-deficiency-symptoms

https://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2016/12/Magnesium-Crisis/Page-01