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:
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?
We can improve the Well ness & functional efficiency of the mitochondria we have.
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:
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.
Eat nutrient dense whole foods and avoid processed foods.
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.
Eat less sugar and fruit – high levels are toxic to our mitochondria and metabolism.
Eat more Veggies, quality protein, and healthy fats: Olive, Coconut, Avocado, MCT oil are good sources.
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
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:
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)
I am north of 60 years of age and investing in my Wellness is one of my top priorities therefore, I want to avoid the terrible decay and suffering that my own mother, and many other seniors, experience in today’s society.
The science tells us that most of what we blame on Aging is Decay from poor Lifestyle choices that fail to fit our unique genetic needs.
With our lifestyle choices, we are either signaling for Growth or Decay – every day of our lives.
We signal Growth through exercise, healing lasers, and other healthy lifestyle choices to turn off chronic inflammation.
We signal decay and hyper-accelerated aging through poor lifestyle choices that turn on chronic inflammation which, like rust, damages and destroys our brain, body, joints, and nerves. In fact, low-grade chronic inflammation is behind virtually every chronic disease:
Arthritis & joint degeneration
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Neuropathy
Many types of cancer
Anxiety, Depression, and bipolar disorders
Gastritis, Colitis, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis
How do We Turn Off Low-grade Inflammation and Turn On Growth & Healing?
We can turn off the inflammation “ON” switches and turn on the “OFF” switches. Much of our inflammation is controlled by cytokine proteins “switches”like:
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is our most powerful “ON” switch
Turned on by chronic stress, inactivity, processed foods, sugar, and toxic fats (hydrogenated fats & linoleic acid)
Turned off by the special FDA approved violet lasers we use at Renovare
A short burst of IL-6 from a short burst of intense exercise turns on IL-10 (see below) and is important for high level Wellness
The slow drip of chronic, low-level IL-6 is destructive – like corrosive battery acid corroding our brain and body
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is another strong “ON” switch
Activates decay, degeneration
Turned on by chronic stress, inactivity, processed foods, sugar, and toxic fats (hydrogenated fats & linoleic acid)
Turned off by the special FDA approved red lasers we use at Renovare
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is our most powerful master signal for growth and repair:
Anti-decay and anti-aging
Builds a stronger, healthier, younger body for life
Turned on by exercise with a short intense burst of IL-6. High intensity interval training, Chiropractic spinal adjusting, intermittent fasting, and our special healing lasers (esp. FX 450 laser) also turn on IL-10 nicely. We combine these with our NOW-T therapy to build muscle and strength more than 300% faster than typical gym training – all in just 15 minutes of exercise 2X/week.
Personally, I do 15 minutes 2X/week with Austin doing our NeuroOsteo Wellness (NOW-T) Exercise-Plus at our clinic. We use a high-intensity, variable resistance training approach that safely builds muscle at least 300% faster than weight training at a gym. We combine this with healing lasers and our Power Plate to boost energy, mitochondrial biogenesis (making new mitochondria) and reduce soreness along with ATP Workout and HMB supplements (see article below) to even further boost muscle gain. HMB alone boosts muscle gain another 200%. The results for me have been beyond awesome – I feel younger, stronger, and love the way I look. I tell my lovely wife that I am like fine wine – improving with age.
In addition to my NOW-T exercise sessions, I have been reducing my inflammation and boosting my energy and growth with FX 405 healing laser sessions and am enjoying a level of energy, enthusiasm, and peaceful joy in helping our patients that is beyond wonderful.
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!
Our Newest Healing Laser: FX 405
FDA APPROVED TO TREAT LOW BACK PAIN, PLANTAR FASCITIS, AND CHRONIC PAIN ANYWHERE
The regenerative powers of this healing laser technology can energize our cells, reduce inflammation, eliminate pain, and accelerate healing. This process of cellular regeneration is often referred to as photobiomodulation. Low level therapy utilizes coherent light energy to boost cellular energy by up to 50% to power healing and Wellness.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has 10,000+ published research papers to show:
Healing with No Drugs, No Surgery, No Side-Effects
Reduced Swelling & Inflammation
Accelerated Tissue Regeneration
Extended Range of Motion
Systemic Energy Boost – Give Your Cells Back the Energy of Your Youth!
Deeper Healing Is Achieved using healing lasers by Adding Natural, Ideal Frequency Energy to Deficient or Damaged Organs, Tissues, Cells & Mitochondria.
Most impressively, the pain reductions continued to improve after stopping treatment. After 12 months, the pain reduction was a stunning 75% – after just 8 sessions in the first 4 weeks.
Why Erchonia Corporation’s Lasers? Erchonia lasers are Class II lasers, which means they are low power, non-thermal, or “cold”, eliminating the risk of over exposure or negative thermal effects. They use proven wavelengths of 635nm (red) and 405nm violet. Since cells, tissues and organs resonate at differing frequencies, Erchonia has provided the ability to program thousands of frequencies into their lasers for further synergistic healing.
The Erchonia Laser was granted the 1st ever market clearance by the FDA for Low-Level Laser after completing 2 randomized double blind clinical trials in which 66% pain reduction was observed after one single treatment… Yes, you read correctly… one single treatment!!
This non-invasive clinically-proven technology is revolutionizing the practice of Functional Medicine. In Skilled Hands, The Erchonia Laser Provides an Additional Therapy Tool to accelerate your brain and body healing response – often dramatically.
At Renovare, we have available three different Erchonial Laser systems to accelerate you to high level Wellness.
Our Erchonia EVRL with a combination of Violet and Red Lasers has already helped several of our active patients achieve a higher-level of optimal health. Both the EVRL and our Erchonia FX 405 Lasers have multiple FDA clearances.
Patients are reporting amazing positive results with…
Anxiety, Stress, & Depression
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
Brain, Cognitive & Emotional Issues
Bursitis & Tendonitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Pain Conditions
Chronic infections (that often contribute to inflammation & pain)
Dental & Orthodontic Pain
Loss of Taste and/or Smell
Nerve Root & Neuropathic Pain
Planter Fasciitis & Heal Pain
Post-Operative Pain & Healing
Toe Nail Fungus
Erchonia Laser standard treatments are cost & time effective, with most taking only 15 minutes. Beneficial as an Add-On or Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic or Acute Conditions.
“My passion and determination to heal myself lead to decades of advanced education and training to help myself and my patients. These healing lasers are having profound effects on the brain and body. We are excited to have as many as possible experience these amazing laser therapies, as we work to Give the Gift of Hope and Healing to Those Ready for Wellness.”
Timothy C. Gerhart, D.C., D.A.B.C.I., Dip. Ac., B.C.N. Chiropractic Physician & Internist, Diplomate in Acupuncture, Board Certified in Neurofeedback
Disclaimer: Although research demonstrates effectiveness of LLLT for many diseases and conditions, at Renovare we do not use LLLT to prevent or treat disease. Only drugs and medical procedures are allowed for this. Instead, we work to move beyond symptoms to uncover the underlying root causes to solve your puzzle to help you truly get Well.
We have a limited number of complimentary FX-405 Laser sessions to experience this FDA approved safe, effective therapy for chronic pain & inflammation.
Call us at 623.776.0206 to schedule your laser session to turn off inflammation and turn on youthful growth so you can start enjoying the benefits of an energetic lifestyle free of pain or limitation.
Start with eating brain smart. Supplements don’t fix crappy, processed, artificial, fake Frankenstein semi-synthetic food from food coffins.
The “Core 4” are the foundation of most supplement programs:
A professional grade multi designed for 4 – 6 caps per day like MegaMulti Pro or ProMulti Plus
Magnesium in the form that fits your needs:
Acti-Mag for those with experience loose stools or diarrhea or worse with magnesium supplementation. This glycerophosphate form does not create the hydroshell effect in the gut triggering diarrhea even at high doses or 8 grams per day (just 2 scoops)
Mag Citrate for those with constipation that is helped by magnesium
Mag Glycinate for those with major malabsorption problems
Brain Relax Max – for those who need multilevel support for internal stress or anxiety
Magnesium is nature’s healthy sedative and is critical to make peaceful energy, relax, sleep and manage blood pressure.
Vitamin K2-D3 plus: Critical for happy brain, immune system, reduced inflammation and strong, happy bones. Get a blood test – we don’t know it’s working without testing. Vitamin D has many roles:
Omega Essential Fatty Acids. My favorite is Omega Boost 1300, a professional grade, clean, concentrate. By using the monoglyceride form, absorption is increased by 320% making one capsule equilavent to 3 – 6 capsules of other types to save money and number of capsules to swallow.
I also LOVE our new supplement, Thiamine 50
I especially love combining Acti -Mag, our ultra high dose no-diarrhea magnesium with Balanced B8. Research shows that B-8 has the calming, anti-anxiety effects of Valium, without drug side-effects.
Balanced B8 is myoinositol which functions as a second messenger to carry our major neurotransmitters like serotonin and Gaba into our cells. Those suffering with depression and anxiety typically have very low levels. Research shows significant improvements in mood, sleep, anxiety, agitation, and hopelessness after 4 weeks.
Contact our office at 623.776.0206 to find out more about these supplements or to schedule an appointment!
The Microbiome is currently one of the most intensely researched areas in science. PubMed, the NIH federal library of medical research, shows over 86,000 results for published research papers on our Microbiome, almost all of it in the last five years.
What is our Microbiome?
What are practical steps to support our microbiome and our immune system so we can stay well in challenging times:
It is the 100 Trillion non-human cells that live in us and on us. It is the “germs” that live on our skin (2 million per ½ inch square on our forearm), in our mouth, our sinuses, our bloodstream, our gut and everywhere inside and outside our body. In fact, our human cells are outnumbered by the “germs” that make up our Microbiome. In reality, we are 100 Trillion “germs” covered in human skin.
Most of these “germs” are bacteria and viruses that seek to coexist peacefully with us and promote our health and wellbeing. Most of them live in our gut, especially in our Large Intestine. They play critical roles in digestion, metabolism, immune health, brain health, and store 98% of all the genetic information (DNA) we need to stay healthy and thrive. In fact, our mitochondria talk to our gut bacteria. We need a healthy microbiome to have healthy mitochondria, the foundation of energy and Wellness!
Staying Well In Covid
If our immune system can handle 100 trillion germs in and on us, can it also handle the common cold, flu, or Covid virus? Of course – as long as we take care of our immune system so it is working reasonably well. What would happen if we put as much time, effort, and energy into boosting our Microbiome and immune Wellness as we do to masking, distancing, and worrying?
The less your food has been doctored, the less you need a doctor. Minimize eating food that has been processed or doctored. Go light on dead food that comes from “food coffins” – the boxes, cans, and plastic that entombs dead food. Eat more of the “fresh stuff”.
Eat what your body likes rather than what you like. We tend to like the sugary “junk food” loaded with excitotoxic taste enhancers that excite our brain neurons to death. They also starve our microbiome “rainforest” of the critical fiber it depends on. A piece of cake feeds only us and makes us old, fat, and sick. A piece of broccoli feeds both our body and our microbiome to keep us lean, energized, and youthful.
Fix your metabolism. When is works, you have a “thin person” microbiome. When it is in trouble, we often develop a “fat person” microbiome. Fixing your metabolism often requires a “solve the puzzle” approach involving optimizing our mitochondria, gut health, brain balance, eating smart & supplementing to fit our unique genetic needs, optimize sleep, and detox. Get guidance from experienced professionals like we have at Renovare if you need help in this area.
Feed Your Microbiome Diversity. Repairing our microbiome diversity is critical to restoring Wellness. An important indicator of a healthy microbiome is Great bowel movements. This means at least 2/day, formed dark brown, don’t float, no straining, and almost no need to toilet tissue to clean after. Here are the practical steps:
Eat the Rainbow. Strive to eat 9 colors or fresh/frozen veggies or fruits per day. Always go heavy on veggies and much lighter on fruit.
Each day, eat one of the Root Veggies, eat two of the prebiotic foods, and at least one forkful of a fermented food from the lists below
Fermented Food with Live culture (in refrigerator section)
Sauerkraut (Wild Brine, Bubbles brands, etc)
Onion, Garlic, Leeks
Apple Cider Vinegar
Sweet Potatoes, Yams
When we take care of our Microbiome, it takes care of us
We have 5 TRILLION synapses in our brain – the 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.
I am open to a safe and effective vaccine. What do we know about the two COVID vaccines available?
Both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines are only tested and approved to reduce symptoms of cough and fever from COVID. They are not tested or approved to reduce infection or transmission. How is this any better than a bottle of Theraflu? The masking and distancing requirements after the vaccine are not eliminated. Does this sound like it is effective?
These COVID vaccines use synthetic reverse RNA for the first time ever in humans. This is an experimental gene-altering drug. Do I want to be a “guinea pig” test subject for this potentially high-risk experiment? We won’t know the full effects for years.
The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorizations (EAU) but not yet full vaccine licenses. Under federal law 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3 “Emergency Use Authorization” means that any product with this designation must be voluntary. These COVID vaccines cannot be mandatory because they are experimental.
4.The side effects are significant: 653 Deaths + 12,044 Other Injuries reported Following COVID Vaccine as of February 4th as reported by the CDC. Research shows only 10% of vaccine injuries are reported so the numbers are likely far higher.
5.The side effects can be serious: Aside from sudden death within hours or days,10,11,12,13,14 examples of side effects among survivors of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines include:
Persistent malaise15,16 and extreme exhaustion17
Severe allergic, including anaphylactic reactions18,19,20
Many say they “feel weird” and that they “don’t feel like myself.” Dizziness, racing heart and extreme high blood pressure seem to be a common complaint, as is severe, chronic seemingly “unbreakable” headache that does not respond to medication. Many describe the pain they feel in their body as “being run over by a bus” or “being beaten with a bat.”
Some report swollen and painful lymph nodes, severe muscle pain and gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms mimicking stroke are being reported, even though CT scans show nothing of concern. One such report is from a 19-year-old girl. Several report lethal heart attacks claiming the lives of someone they love.
Psychological effects are also starting to creep in. One woman who is on chemotherapy reports “mood changes with intermittent periods of elation and mild euphoria.” Bouts of anxiety, depression, brain fog, confusion and dissociation are also being reported, as is an inability to sleep.
One person reports having lost “the voice in my head,” which I suspect is the ability to hear yourself think. Another reports losing the ability to formulate words about half an hour after getting the first dose of vaccine, and a third reports “struggling for lost words.” Loss of taste and/or smell are also being reported, as well as taste alterations. Several say they have developed a metallic taste since their vaccination.
One pregnant woman reported spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac resulting in premature delivery. Another woman’s baby was found to have no heartbeat two days after her vaccination and was delivered stillborn. Several describe effects suggesting vascular problems, such as skin blotchiness and fingers turning blue.
While people are hoping and praying their side effects will be temporary, a significant portion say they’re still struggling with the effects one or two weeks after their shot. Time will tell whether they turn out to be permanent, but considering the fact that the mRNA vaccines reprogram your DNA, there’s certainly the possibility that they might be long-lasting.
My personal decision is to avoid this vaccine – for me it doesn’t fit the criteria of safe and effective. For those who choose this experimental new gene therapy, my prayers are with them for safety and full recovery from side-effects. I am most concerned about the prospects for long-term autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases from this experimental gene therapy. Make your decision carefully based on all the facts and do not allow yourself to be coerced or forced into something that doesn’t seem right for you. Whatever you choose, we will support you in your decision.
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