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How to Measure and Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health (2023)

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Dr. Frank Shallenberger, author of “ Bursting With Energy: The Breakthrough Method to Renew Youthful Energy and Restore Health ,” has been a natural medicine physician for nearly five decades. He’s a true pioneer in the field and, as most good natural medicine physicians, a perpetual student. He was actually the first to innovate the use of nebulized hydrogen peroxide, which has become my favorite intervention for upper respiratory infections, including SARS-CoV-2. Sadly, it's been widely disparaged, but those that have used it are typically really impressed by the results. In this interview, we’ll review a number of strategies you can use to optimize your mitochondrial health and function. After graduating from medical school, Shallenberger first went into trauma medicine. After about seven years, he transitioned into being a general practitioner and internist. Within months, however, he realized that nobody was getting well. In fact, many were gett

7 Best Magnesium for Mitochondrial Function 2024

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Magnesium is the fourth most abundant element in your body and one of the seven essential minerals we cannot live without. An essential dietary mineral, it is a required mineral co-factor in over 300 enzymes in the body. Since over 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient, this would be a good mineral to start consuming. What is Mitochondria? Mitochondria play a critical role in the production of necessary energy for the cell's survival and functioning. They are responsible for most of the useful energy obtained from the breakdown of carbohydrates and fatty acids, which is transformed to ATP via the oxidative phosphorylation process. Magnesium and Mitochondria Health Source:  Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium Magnesium can help increase oxidative capacity, the ability of your mitochondria to produce ATP from oxygen. Most people only tend to focus that oxidative capacity only depends on the availability of oxygen, however, the truth is this activity also critically relie

Vitamin C: Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer

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Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble nutrient that's also known as ascorbic acid. The body uses it as an antioxidant to protect against damage caused by free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS). A 2022  study published in Nutrients revealed that the administration of vitamin C could also help against oxidative stress by protecting the body's vitamin E stores and promoting utilization. Most mammals can synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans must get it from their diet. According to Oregon State University, 2  it is an essential factor in many enzyme reactions, and several cohort studies have shown that it's associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Studies have suggested that vitamin C may be used alongside other conventional medical treatments to lower the risk of heart injury after cardiac procedures and regular use of a vitamin C supplement can shorten the length of the common co

Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology (2023)

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With 100 years of continuous use and backed by 250 randomized studies , it is the most studied integrative oncology therapy in the world - and utilized in upward of 60% to 80% of patients in Europe. Dr. Nasha Winters, coauthor of “ Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology ,” reviews some of the benefits of this ancient herb in the modern world of oncology. Winters is herself a cancer survivor, so this topic is close to her heart. “I'm coming on 30 years out of a death sentence, a terminal cancer diagnosis,” she says, “and still to this day get met with so much resistance to what I've learned for myself, and for thousands, if not tens of thousands, of other patients directly, as well as way more than that, indirectly, through the training of their physicians ... My crazy controversy is that I focus more on the human organism and the health of that terrain versus the condition, the disease or the label that overlays that person.” Update: Johns Hopk

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