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

How does your brain work?

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The famous psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Amen, MD. put functional brain imaging on the map. He uses SPECT brain scans which offers information on blood flow and brain activity at one moment in time. This brain scan can be used to make a huge difference in treatment. SPECT brain scans involved injecting a radioactive isotope and then doing a brain CT scan with significant radiation.

Dr. Amen teaches:

  • How do you know what is happening in your brain unless you look
  • Brain balancing can make a significant difference in brain function
    1. Depression, anxiety, bipolar
    2. Long list of mental health problems
  • Brain balancing saves many lives
    1. Person receiving the brain balancing
    2. Those who surround that person
    3. Changes generations (their children & grandchildren)
  • Alzheimer’s disease begins 30 – 50 years BEFORE symptoms
  • Psychiatry is the only profession that never looks at the organ they treat
    1. Like throwing darts in the dark?
    2. Throwing powerful medications with scary black box warning side effects
  • A mild TBI (traumatic brain injury) often creates MAJOR brain injury and brain effects
    1. Brain is the consistency of soft butter
    2. Brain is housed in a hard bony case with many sharp edges
    3. Is football ever safe?
    4. Should everyone in a car accident have 3D Brain Mapping?
  • When we DO take time to look at the brain of someone suffering, we change their lives and the lives of generations to come.

What if there was a brain imaging choice that offered far more brain function information? What if you could see exactly what your brain wave activity was? What if you could see the functional brain balance in each layer of the brain so we could see the brain alive and active in 3D in real time?

There are endless possibilities to help someone with a dysfunctional brain when we can see the living brain working.

How about watching your brain function:

  • Activity at rest
  • With eyes open
  • While reading
  • While doing homework
  • What could we learn?

If we could do a NeuroFeedback session and see the brain changing in real time in 3D? If we could do microtesla Pulsed magnetic field therapy and watch the results as we do the therapy?

We can and it is called QEEG 3D Brain Mapping. We call them “3D Brain Maps” for short. We brought the Brain Master Brain Avatar 3D scan technology to Renovare Brain Peak Performance. For a fraction of the cost of a SPECT scan (SPECT costs from $3500 to $7000), with no radiation or dyes we can do a functional scan/image of the brain in real time with complete safety and comfort.


No matter what type of brain dysfunction your may be experiencing (dementia, memory loss, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), ADHD, anxiety, depression, post concussion syndrome & more) there is a wide variety of ways to evaluate what the root causes are. Renovare Brain Peak Perforance offers the latest technology which includes Brain Mapping (QEEG 3D Brain Mapping).  A brain map will give you a brain report card. You will be able to see how well your brain is working and how it is not working.

When you are suspect that you have more serious memory issues then finding a health and wellness center that can help you with that is important. It’s time to rule out depression, post concussion syndrome, lead poisoning, heavy metal poisoning (mercury poisoning being very common), environmental toxicity, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), ADHD, autism, Aspberger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities and more.

You can end your memory loss questions and struggles today. Call Renovare Brain Peak Performance for your Free Consult Today! +1(623)776-0206

Renovare Brain Peak Performance is a health and wellness center conveniently located in Peoria, AZ with an easy access via Hwy 101 and the Union Hills exit for Scottsdale, Phoenix and Goodyear if you are looking for brain mapping, brain balancing or neurofeedback for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, brain injuries, auto accidents and more.

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What is PANDAS?

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Image Credit – http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/11/autism-and-pandas-.html

Does your child have PANDAS?

PANDAS stands for ‘Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections’.

The common term you are most familiar with for the Streptococcal infection is Strep throat. The child’s brain result in a misdirected autoimmune response which
start to attack brain cells. This attack then triggers an inflammation in the brain.

PANDAS is not currently classified as encephalitis, but it is known as an Encephalitic-like Sudden Onset in acute case.

Although various experts may vary on PANDAS statistics, the PANDAS network states that children who have experienced PANDAS are approximately 1 in every 200. The average age of onset is between 4 and 7 years old. One thing all experts agree on is that the normal functioning child disappears while PANDAS is active.

PANDAS Symptoms Observed:

  • Post streptococcal infections (Strepthroat)
  • Dramatic rapid onset OCD (obsessive-compulsive epsisodes)
  • Intense anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Vocal & motor tics
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior changes
  • Personality changes
  • Decline in mathematics
  • Decline in handwriting abilities
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Restrictive eating

A PANDAS child can become near catatonic and ultimately home bound. Others will be able to function in school, but fall apart for hours on end once they are home.
Symptoms tend to increase during an active infectious process.

All symptoms are a direct barometer of a child’s brain dysfunction.

PANDAS Onset Pattern:

Onset may take as many as 4 to 6 months before the onset of PANDAS symptoms show up. This is especially true when the antibiotics didn’t quite kill off the overgrowth of
streptococcal bacteria. Pediatricians do not know the variability of how long it takes PANDAS to come to the surface.

Rheumatologists and Streptococcal Experts seem to have a deeper understanding of the onset and latency of PANDAS.

The recovery period for PANDAS varies. PANDAS symptoms may vary in intensity and number from weeks to years, but over time have been known to lessen in in some cases totally disappear.

If there is no known strepptococcal infection that was present for the child the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) states that the PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset
Neuropsychiatric Syndromes) should be considered.

It is important that the set of symptoms do not represent another diagnosis.

Antiobiotics tend to cause a moderate to dramatic improvement with PANDAS children after about 1 week of treatment. How to stop the entire syndrome is still debated, but many parents and doctors report prolonged antibiotics (two months to one year) and/or IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) treatment or plasmapheresis.

You can learn more about PANDAS at Source: http://pandasnetwork.org/


Call Renovare Brain Peak Performance for your Free Consult for your child today! +1(623)776-0206

Physician Timothy C. Gerhart, DC, DABCI, Dipl.Ac. (IAMA) will help you focus on the many ways you can support your child’s immune system, brain function, emotional health and well-being.

Renovare ia a health and wellness center conveniently located in Peoria, AZ with an easy access via Hwy 101 and the Union Hills exit for Scottsdale, Phoenix and Goodyear if you are looking for brain mapping, brain balancing or neurofeedback for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, brain injuries, auto accidents and more.

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