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MItochondrial failure

By on Sep 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Mitochontria of the cell   Each cell in our body has an ‘engine room’ where all the energy is produced. This room is called Mitochondria  which is responsible for generating 90% of the energy that is needed to sustain life and to support each organ and its function. It does this by processing oxygen and convert substances from the foods we eat into energy. It takes about 3000 of our genes to make each one of the mitochondrion. Each mitochondria contain special enzymes that are needed to make RNA and DNA, so our cells cannot even make the RNA and DNA they need to grow and function without mitochondria.   The function of the mitochondria is so important that it can take up as much as 25% of the cell volume. Cells contain from 1000 to 2500 mitochondria. When one had a mitochondrial disease, this is considered long term or chronic.  It most likely is a genetic, often an inherited booboo that occur when the mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for the tissues and organs to work properly.  A mitochondrial disease can present itself at birth or can show up at any age.  Mitochondrial diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the cells of the brain, nerves, muscles, kidneys, heart, liver, eyes, ears or pancreas. Because the brain uses 70% of ATP (energy), this helps explain the strong tie between mitochondrial malfunction and neurodegeneration diseases. The mitochondria are especially susceptible to nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, and oxidative damage. Essential Nutrients for ATP Production For the B-oxidation of our fats, we need Riboflavin, Niacin and CoQ10 Caritine is needed to transport the fatty acids For appropriate function of our Citric acid cycle we need Iron, magnesium, manganese B1, B2, B3 Cysteine for production of glutathione, and lipoate For the Electron transport chain we need CoQ10 Riboflavin NIacin Magnesium Symptoms of mitochondrial diseases can include: Poor growth Muscle weakness, muscle pain, low muscle tone, exercise intolerance Vision and/or hearing problems Learning disabilities, delays in development, mental retardation Autism, autism-like features Heart, liver or kidney diseases Gastrointestinal disorders, swallowing difficulties, diarrhea or constipation, unexplained vomiting, cramping, refluxDiabetes Increased risk of infection Neurological problems, seizures, migraines, strokes Movement disorders Thyroid problems Respiratory (breathing) problems Lactic acidosis (a buildup of lactate) Dementia https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15612-mitochondrial-diseases Daily...

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Lectins and your autoimmune disease

By on Jul 19, 2018 in Autoimmune Disease | 0 comments

Hello everyone I am very excited to share with you today a new twist to looking at and dealing with your autoimmune disease.  In all the research out there, a lot is said about your gut, the disruption in your microbiome and how this disrupts your health.  Well, I would like to focus your thoughts and attention to an even better look at how the gut plays such an important role in ones overall health. A dear friend of mine gave me a book to read, asking me for an opinion.  The book is by Dr. Steven Gundry – a well known pediatric cardiologist, called The Plant Paradox. I was very impressed and quite intrigued with his introduction to a substance found in quite a few plants called Lectin.   Now, lectin is in the plant for a very important purpose – to protect the seed from its predators, one of them being US!!  So, when we eat a plant that is loaded with this substance, it fights against us – or our gut. Lectins have an agenda in its protection strategy.  It will do anything to stop the predator from eating them, starting by first, breaking down our wall of defense (or the wall of our gut).  Once the Lectin has destroyed our tight junctions (leaky gut syndrome), it now meets up with our Immune system with an agenda to confuse it using Molecular mimicry (the proteins in the Lectin resembles many of OUR OWN PROTEINS in our body!).  Our poor immune system is so confused, it does not now what is real and what is not.  It tries very hard to stop the invasion, but ends up attacking our own proteins.  This is AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE!!.  The next strategy set up in the Letins  line of defense is to enter into our cells and disrupt all communication!  Imagine how a very controlled and peaceful city just got attacked and taken over by the enemy….How horrible for the future survival of this city (or our cell)……is it going to end up dead, or can it recover and destroy this invader? Lectins are in any fruits or vegetables with seeds.  These nutritious foods were placed on the planet for us.  The strategy is to learn...

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Imbalance of Hormone

By on Jun 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our hormones are very important for our day-to-day function.  Hormones are the messengers that ensure to the daily cell functions.  Without hormones, our cells would never get the message to do their jobs.     Estrogen is quite influential in regulating menstruation, hunger and satiety, insulin sensitivity, the metabolism of cholesterol,  helps with bone density, maintain good healthy skin, and so much more.  When a woman runs low on Estrogen, she will suffer with vaginal changes that lead to painful sex and urination, hot flashes, moodiness, weird periods, fat storage around hip and middles, good heart function, and brain fog to name a few. Progesterone is classified as a “neurosteroid” and is quite essential to the brain and myelin sheath, protecting the nerve fibers.  It also plays a very important role in the adrenal glands and the second half of the menstrual cycle with a goal to preserve a pregnancy.  Progesterone is known to produce a calming, anti-anxiety affect along with enhancing memory.  The body will make approximately 20mg of progesterone a day.  Some signs of low progesterone includes, anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, headaches, sleep problems, low libido, thyroid involvement, brain fog, allergies, weight gain, and sugar cravings. Problems become an issue when the estrogen/progesterone ratio is off balance.  In our world today, there is a dominance of estrogen as they are coming from chemicals, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and stress.  More times than not, it is an excess of estrogen and NOT a depletion of progesterone.  However, it is becoming more and more common to see a poor production of progesterone due to poor fat choices in our diet. We are experts in identifying and treating progesterone and estrogen imbalance.  Come see us today!  ...

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Autoimmune and Your Gut Microbiome

By on Jun 28, 2018 in Autoimmune Disease, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Autoimmune and Your Gut Microbione There have been quite a few studies recently on the relationship of the human gut microbiome and autoimmune diseases.  The human gut microbiome is given to us from our mother, but after birth, it is greatly influenced by our lifestyle and eating habits. A normal gut flora is made up of a very complex community of bacteria that work together to protect the gut lining from invaders along with digesting our food.  The gut flora is also in charge of making special protein molecules that help with our daily brain function. This colony of bacteria in our gut is a very important part of our overall health. According to an article in the January issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, any change in this gut bacterium causes a “runaway inflammation characteristic of autoimmune conditions”.  There are now more that 80 known autoimmune diseases in which the immune system disrupts and begins to produce antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack on the body’s own tissues.  The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) report that there continues to be an increased rise of autoimmune diseases and is presenting as quite a major health problem Using an approach to balance the gut microbiome or flora is showing promise in the prevention of or in controlling and existing autoimmune disease.  Dr. Yuying Liu and her partner from the university of Texas have shown that increasing certain strains of healthy bacteria in a person, has shown to have corrected the imbalance in the gut bacterial community along with a reduction of inflammation.  There is a new shift in health care using our natural healthy “bugs as drugs” to treat human diseases – even beyond the gut itself. Schedule your appointment today to discuss your concerns or worries regarding autoimmune...

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Autoimmune diseases

By on Aug 29, 2017 in Autoimmune Disease | 0 comments

One may ask…..”why are there so many autoimmune diseases seen today?” In our world today, there are quite a few environmental toxins and or chemical that constantly attack and hit at us daily.   Also, there are many of us with a deficit in basic nutrients that our body is needing.  We are lacking in many of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, water, and fiber that  our body is needing to maintain good health. There is a current article – Why An Apple Today Is Not Good, explaining some of the reasons  health care providers are findings nutritional deficits. “Modern farming methods are blamed for the decline in minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium in fruit and vegetables. Crops are being grown in soil stripped of its goodness”. “Vitamin loss could be exacerbated by fruits being picked before they are ripe”. Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline. Eating fruit and vegetables is still beneficial for health, but continuing falls in nutrients could lead to deficiencies in some consumers”. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-207652/Why-apple-today-good.html   Another major concern as an autoimmune risk factor is the changes we are seeing in our microbiome – our invisable organ’ .  Our gut is very involved in a ‘cross talk’ with the brain and our immune system.  A disruption of our gut microbiome is the beginnings of most all autoimmune diseases.  Anything that we eat will affect or gut whether it is positive or negative. There are 6 different changes that takes place in the gut when we have a negative outcome 1. Gut lining gets disturbed 2. Gut begins to absorb nutrients improperly 3. Gut becomes inflamed 4. Leaky gut – which affects your memory, causes joint pain, causes skin rashes 5. Begin to develop a food sensitivity 6. Autoimmune disease Come in and lets talk! We will help you find out the best option to get your health turned around to avoid autoimmune disease.  We will  be able to help identify your health baseline including your gut health.  We will discuss diet, lifestyle changes along with doing  a bioscan to assess where you stand...

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