How Mitochondrial Dysfunction Can Cause Low Energy and Degenerative Disease

The following information regarding the underlying issues related to degenerative diseases comes from Dr. Anthony Martin:

“Nearly every conversation or consultation I had with patients started with some variation of this question: “How’s your ENERGY on a scale of 1-10?”

“The answer to this question gave me good insight into what was happening with the patient. Most people are tired (and oddly enough) they don’t sleep well).

“When they do have energy, it doesn’t last. They’re dragging their feet most of the day, especially in the evening.

“Let’s face it, it is hard to have energy if your hormones, gut, immune system, or metabolic health are a mess.

“A few weeks ago, I was driving when the low tire pressure indicator on the dashboard of my truck lit up. I added some air to the tire and didn’t think twice about it. Then, about a week later, the low tire pressure indicator lit up again. When I got home I checked the tire and sure enough there was a tiny screw embedded in it. My tire had a slow leak. When you’re fatigued (or have lower energy) the same thing happens to a critical part of your cells. Your mitochondria have a slow leak.

WHY MITOCHONDRIA MATTER

“Your mitochondria are the batteries of your cells. If you’re struggling with energy, then your mitochondria are the problem. In life, you know that more isn’t always better. But, when it comes to your mitochondria…MORE is BETTER.

“If you have more batteries — you’ll have more energy. Also, you want BIGGER and HEAVIER mitochondria as well. In short, you want a lot of giant and healthy mitochondria.

“UNFORTUNATELY, that’s not the case for most people. Many suffer from MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION. This means they have fewer mitochondria, and the ones they do have are smaller and inefficient. It’s why they’re tired. It’s why they’re dragging their feet all day. And it’s why their energy isn’t what it used to be. (It’s also why they have brain fog…and even pain!)

“You should know that mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to serious health problems like Type-2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the first steps to most chronic diseases. This brings us to the million-dollar question…

WHY DO MITOCHONDRIA GO BAD?

“What causes them to break down, die off, or become less efficient?

“The same thing that leads to all diseases: Free Radical Damage, Leaky Gut Syndrome and High Circulating Insulin.

“We call them the 3 SEEDS of DISEASE because any of them will cause inflammation, and that inflammation will lead you down a path toward disease.

“What’s interesting is that for some chronic inflammation will lead to heart disease, for others Alzheimer’s or dementia and some other people are inclined to end up with an autoimmune disease or suffer with hormonal issues.

“You can reverse engineer it back to mitochondrial dysfunction caused by inflammation and the inflammation was caused by either, or all three – Free Radical Damage, Leaky Gut Syndrome, or High Circulating Insulin.

So, when I ask, “How’s your ENERGY on a scale of 1-10?” and they respond with some variation of “Not good” then I know one of the seeds of disease (or all of them) have been going on for long enough to cause inflammation and that has now caused mitochondrial dysfunction.

“When I talked with the patient about how to overcome their symptoms and fix the underlying problem, I start with gut health, metabolic health, and reversing free radical damage.

“Your mitochondria can bounce back. You just have to tackle the underlying cause.”

This is vitally important data from Dr. Anthony Martin.

If you recognize any of these issues in yourself, then we have some suggestions. Qgenics’ mission is to help more people have better health. We can help with ideas that will help correct the underlying issues of chronic inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction and poor metabolic health.

Diet and lifestyle changes are very important. Cut refined sugar, high carbohydrate foods and ultra-processed foods from your diet. Eat more lean proteins and vegetables. If you are eating a lot of fruit (because you think it’s healthy) cut back to just eating the equivalent of a small handful of fruit a day. Also, increase your movement by doing some kind of exercise at least 5 days a week. Even a short walk around your block will help. Start out doing whatever you can and build up from there.

To help this process, we have developed a supplement called Metabolic Boost. It’s 100% natural and contains plant-based ingredients designed to reduce inflammation, boost mitochondrial function and correct metabolism.

Attacking these issues with lifestyle changes and
supplementation can help improve many health issues.

Click here to find out more about Metabolic Boost.

What are the reasons you can’t sleep?

Close up shot of sleeping woman on white bed

Okay, not getting enough sleep seems to be very common. Ad after ad for pills (both natural and chemical) to help you sleep are advertised on the TV, in social media, emails, etc. etc.

There are many reasons you can’t sleep, a lot of people think they need melatonin and others want to knock themselves out with natural herbs such as valerian root or kava kava.

A much better solution is to figure out what is going on and address that.

First, it may be due to what you are eating or drinking that has too much caffeine. That is easily handled by not drinking or eating too much (chocolate has caffeine) and if you do make sure it is early in the day.

Don’t over exercise. It creates sleeping problems, try low stress exercise and taking long walks late in the day – walking is low stress & you are getting lots of oxygen. Get out and look around and look into the distance.

A high pulse rate can interrupt your sleep. It can be that your pH is too acidic. It can be due to a potassium deficiency – potassium lowers your pulse rate and calms the nervous system down. And don’t eat too many refined carbohydrates that deplete the body of potassium. You can get a lot of potassium & magnesium from vegetables, if you can digest it. If you can digest, eat 7-10 cups of veggies and salads. Recommended Electrolyes.

Meat, fish and eggs are high in phosphates. This will excelarate the nervous system – don’t eat too much protein especially late at night.

Don’t eat fat at night, as that can irritate the gallbladder and digestion. Eat fats earlier in the day.

Prevent upsets such as watching the news – watch a comedy or read a book.

It may be your adrenals Overactive adrenals will stop you from sleeping. If you are waking up at 2 AM it is adrenal. Too low or two high cortisol – bumps you out of sleep. Improve the Adrenals. Meanwhile you can take the Sleep Aid which is made for the Adrenals. See Adrenal Exhaustion

Hope this helps.

MORE tips to come. Here’s to better sleep!

Are you hopeless about ever getting your quality of life back due to Neuropathy?

I know that people with neuropathy are always looking for something to relieve their pain and other symptoms. They might not want to take some medication that just covers up the symptoms, and also has side effects and the herbs that try to cover up the symptoms can have their own bad effects.

But it seems that if you don’t do anything about it, it will only get worse. I’m sure the fear of worsening pushes people to find anything that might help.

I’ve worked with people with neuropathy for almost 17 years; I know what they go through. I even have some understanding about it from the time I badly hurt my knee and leg.

When I felt the tingling sharp pain and burning, I knew it was damaged nerves. I can only imagine what a lot of peoples neuropathy is like after my bout.

But, I jumped right in and started taking the supplements that would restore health to my left leg’s nerves. My leg got better pretty fast, well it was a new injury and I didn’t wait for it to get worse. Nerves will do that if the damage isn’t addressed – it gets worse.

I’m writing this to tell you that building healthy nerves works. Here is my solution Nerve Support with Benfotiamine.

If you have any questions contact me.
Chris

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So, what are electrolytes, and why are they so important for our bodies?
Electrolytes are minerals that help balance the fluids in your body and are essential for proper muscle and nerve function. They can be easily lost through sweat, so it’s necessary to replenish them regularly.

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Get Educated to take Control of Your Health

Be able to make informed decisions on what you should do to achieve your goal.

What are your health goals for the new year? Can MCVitamins help you achieve them?

If you need assistance with figuring out what actions you can take to improve your health please call or email us.

Contact us so we can help you get an excellent start for the new year!

To Your Health,
Chris
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What about Cardiac Arrythmias – What can be done?

An arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, is a problem with the rate or rhythem of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular rhythm. It is normal for your heart rate to speed up during physical activity and to slow down while resting or sleeping.

A cardiac arrhythmia is a common heart problem that can be triggered by many factors. An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm, which can lead to many different health issues.

Find out what nutrition will help these problems.

Cardiac Arrhythmia

Practical Ways to Use Self-Care for Personal Growth by Emily Graham

Deep down, all of us want to achieve personal growth throughout our lives. For you, it might mean improving at your job, returning to school, starting a family, buying a house, or tackling any other significant life change that helps you grow as a person.

However, it’s essential not to forget about your health and well-being in the process. You can become so busy “improving” yourself that you don’t recognize the fact that you’re neglecting your physical, mental, and emotional health. Don’t let that happen! Here are some simple tips for maintaining a self-care routine as you grow.

Get Away

If you need a fresh perspective and less stress, consider planning a weekend getaway. This will allow you to explore a new area and engage in self-care activities and relaxation.

You will come back a better version of yourself and likely have some fond memories to share. Go camping, see the sights, lounge on the beach, or do anything else that brings rest to your soul.

Start Something New

Another way to foster your health and well-being on your personal development journey is to turn your passion into a hobby. Maybe you love riding, and you could put your thoughts into a blog. Perhaps you have a knack for crafts, and you could open up an online store. Or, you could use your interest in nature and join a local birdwatching club.

Why not take it a step further and start a company out of your passion? With a bit of market research and a good business plan, you could launch a business that brings fulfillment each day and supplement your income.

Embrace Exercise

Exercise is an essential element of any healthy life. Keeping your body active each day —- whether it’s in the morning, afternoon, or evening —- will benefit your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Along with helping you manage your weight, regular exercise can strengthen your cardiovascular system, improve your balance, lower your stress levels, boost your mood, and much more. Find an activity you enjoy (e.g., jogging, swimming, HIIT, etc.). Then, commit to exercising for at least 20 minutes a day.

Find a New Home for a Fresh Start

Moving to a new home is a chance to leave behind negative memories and create a fresh start. It can also be an opportunity to declutter and simplify your life, getting rid of material possessions that no longer serve you. The physical act of packing up your belongings and moving them to a new location can also be therapeutic, helping you to let go of the past and embrace the future. To find a home in your budget, research home prices in your target area to determine if it’s an affordable location.

Improve Sleep

Sleep is also critical if you hope to grow personally without compromising your well-being. Our minds and bodies rely on restful sleep to perform at total capacity, and adults need at least seven hours a night for optimal health.

Create a bedtime routine that prepares your mind and body for sleep and ensures your bedroom is a restful atmosphere. It could be worth investing in blackout shades, essential oils, and turning the temperature down a few degrees at night. Finally, make sure this space stays neat and tidy, as a room filled with clutter can make you feel anxious — which can ruin your sleep.

Eat Nutritiously

Furthermore, focus your diet on nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, lean proteins, and whole grains. You will have more energy throughout the day and sleep better at night. Switching out your sandwich for a salad at lunch can go a long way in helping you develop healthy eating habits.

Schedule Time for Others

Finally, make time for the most important people in your life. Proper self-care is not selfish, but you can go overboard and neglect your relationships. Avoid that pitfall at all costs!

If you’re motivated to take your personal development to the next level, it’s essential not to do it while compromising your health and well-being. Whether you’re starting a business or relocating to get a fresh start, consider the tips above as you continue your self-improvement journey, and keep looking for other simple ways to practice self-care. Here’s to taking significant steps and growing in mind, body, and soul!

Emily Graham

How to Improve Your Eyesight and handle eye problems

If you ave Cataracts – yes there is something you an do.

If you have Floaters, yes there is something you an do.

Healthy Eyes and how to achieve this.   Here is an article and note the links to the above to problems.

Although most often people think of failing eyes as something that happens with age, our modern lifestyle can contribute to poor vision.

Things that contribute to poor vision are

Smoking
Being Overweight
Diabetes
Lot of time on the computer.

Instead of looking at eye vision surgery after your vision fails,

You can protect your eyes and build healthy eyes

What can you do to protect your eyesight?

Before talking about specific nutritional factors that specifically benefit your eyes, it’s important to address some of the lifestyle basics that can impact your vision.

These will help protect your vision now and as you age:

Quit smoking. Smoking increases free radical production throughout your body, and besides attacking your health in many ways, includes the risk of decreased vision.
Cardiovascular Health High blood pressure can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels on your retina, obstructing free blood flow.
Normalize your blood sugar. High blood sugars can also damage the blood vessels in your retina. Excessive sugar in your blood can also pull fluid from the lens of your eye. This can affect your ability to focus.
Diet. You need to eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, especially kale. A diet rich in dark leafy greens helps support eye health.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids a study published in the August 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids was protective of your healthy vision. Due to pollution and fish farming, getting healthy fish oil means you need pure, cold water fish oil.
Avoid Trans fats. It appears that a diet high in trans fats contribute to macular degeneration by interfering with omega-3 fats in your body. Trans fat is found in many processed foods and baked goods, including margarine, shortening, fried foods like French Fries, fried chicken and doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers.
Avoid aspartame. Vision problems are one of the many symptoms of aspartame poisoning.

What is needed?

Antioxidants

The job of an antioxidant is to neutralize dangerous free radicals in your body, and this includes your eyes. Antioxidants are shown to be of particular benefit to your eyes (See Free Radicals and Antioxidants)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts are the most common cause of blindness among the elderly. This is due to free radical damage. It is preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet.

What will help build eye health?

  • Whole foods that support eye health and have been shown to protect the eyes include black currant, bilberry, leafy greens and other colorful vegetables, and egg yolks
  • The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is concentrated in your eye’s retina. It provides structural support to cell membranes that protect retinal function.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin Helps Protect Your Central Vision

Lutein and zeaxanthin, found together in many vegetables, are potent antioxidants, they occur in high concentrations in the eye, including the lens, retina, and macula. For that reason, lutein and zeaxanthin are thought to be crucial to healthy vision.

They are found in green leafy vegetables, as well as yellow and orange fruits and vegetables: kale, spinach, collards, turnip greens, green peas, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans, Swiss chard, Brussel sprouts, papaya, eggs, and oranges.

See Macular Degeneration

Astaxanthin

It’s a much more powerful antioxidant than both lutein and zeaxanthin, and has been found to have health benefits for the eyes.

Astaxanthin also helps maintain eye pressure and supports the eyes’ energy levels and visual acuity.

Building Healthy Eyes through Nutrition

Your eyes are now subjected too much higher levels of oxidation than our ancestors experienced. There are more stressors in today’s environment,

Therefore, anything you can do to protect your eyes from these assaults will reduce your risk for eye problems.

The 7 Best Foods for Eye Health

1. Dark Leafy Greens – lutein and zeaxanthin are found in these vegetables.

2. Orange Pepper

According to one 1998 study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology orange pepper had the highest amount of zeaxanthin Zeaxanthin cannot be made by your body, so you must get it from your diet.

3. Organic Egg Yolks

Egg yolk is a source of both lutein and zeaxanthin along with healthy fat and protein; they’re also in a highly absorbable, nearly ideal form.

Add a couple of eggs to your salad which can increase the absorption of the whole meal. Cook the egg as little as possible.

4. Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon

Rich in the omega-3 fat DHA which is concentrated in your eye’s retina. It provides structural support to cell membranes that boost eye health and protect retinal function, and research suggests eating more foods rich in

5. Astaxanthin

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is a good source of this.

Compelling evidence suggests this potent antioxidant may be among the most important nutrients for the prevention of blindness.

Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier AND the blood-retinal barrier (beta carotene and lycopene do not), which brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection right to your eyes.

Depending on your individual situation, you may want to take an astaxanthin supplement.

6. Black Currants

They contain some of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in nature and are also rich in essential fatty acids, lending added support to their anti-inflammatory properties.

For medicinal purposes, many opt for using black currant seed oil, which is available in capsule form. But eating the whole food is always a good option.

7. Bilberry

Bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry, is another nutritional powerhouse for your eyes.

Outdoor Light Benefits Your Eye Health

Spending time outdoors offers exposure to multiple types of light, which leads to the production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D supports the function of muscle tissue around the lens in your eye.

The Best Exercise to Correct Bad Eyes

If you’ve started to notice your eyesight going and are having vision problems, then chances are you’ve turned to glasses or contact lenses to help solve the issue. But corrective lenses don’t actually correct anything. They simply act as a crutch that your eyes become dependent on, and they lead to the need for stronger and stronger prescriptions as time goes on.

If you have eye problems, there is a better solution. Read on to discover the best exercise to correct bad eyes.

This eye exercise is something you can easily work into your routine every single day. It is so incredibly simple that you will be surprised.

How eyesight works

Light enters your eyeball through the cornea, and then it hits the lens. The lens is where light gets focused, which allows us to end up seeing a clear image rather than a blurry one. The lens must change shape depending on if we are focusing on something near to us or something far from us.

The ciliary muscles are muscles that surround the lens and help it change shape as we focus on different objects.

Anatomy drawing of the parts of the human eye, including the lens and ciliary muscles.

When the ciliary muscles are contracted, it allows us to see things close up. When the ciliary muscles relax, it allows things farther away to come into focus.

There can be many problems when it comes to eye health. You could develop nearsightedness or farsightedness, for example. Nearsightedness is being able to see things close up clearly while having trouble focusing on things farther away. Farsightedness is the opposite.

One of the most common problems that people experience is eye strain and a slow decline in clear eyesight due to harmful daily habits. Just as our daily habits can impact our mental health, digestive health, heart health, and skin health, for example, our daily habits can also impact our eye health.

Our eye health depends on our ciliary eye muscles going between moments of contraction and moments of relaxation. But what happens when we force them to be “on” all of the time, contracting constantly? Unfortunately, that’s what many of our daily habits force our eyes to do.

How daily habits can cause vision problems

Let me ask you a question: What do you spend the most time doing, looking at things close up or looking at things far away?

For many people, we spend the vast majority of our time looking at things close up. When was the last time you looked at the clouds or a tree or a bird or something far off in the distance?

When you look at things close up all day everyday like your phone, computer, notes, or an iPad, then your eye muscles have to be in a state of constant contraction. And when you contract your eye muscles 24/7, they don’t get the break they need and they don’t get to relax. This leads to a lot of eyestrain. Eventually, your lens and eye muscles will stop working well and they will actually atrophy.

Many of us work all day at computers, spend lots of time on our phones, and don’t get outside. We don’t spend enough time doing activities where we look off into the distance at the scenery, the city skyline, or even just the clouds. And our eyes take a toll because of this.

Luckily, there is an easy eye exercise that you can do every day that can help to reverse this problem and support your eyesight.

The #1 best exercise to correct bad eyes

This eye exercise will help give your eyes such a sense of relief, and it can reverse the problems that arise when you stare at screens and things close to you all day.

Eye exercise instructions

Here’s what to do:

  • Go outside.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Look at things far away from you, focusing on things like the clouds, trees, or distant objects.
  • Do this for 40-60 minutes every day.
  • It is as simple as that. No fancy instructions, no equipment necessary, nothing complicated. Just a nice walk out in nature where you can let your eyes look off into the distance.

We need to let the muscles in our eyes relax by looking far away. That will reverse the issue of constant contraction.

Try to make this eye exercise a part of your daily routine, even if just for a few minutes at a time. Find ways to fit it in, so that you end up spending a little more time looking far away, and a little less time looking at a computer or smartphone.

You can even practice this eye exercise while driving, by periodically looking far out into the distance.

Learn more about eye health

Interested in learning more about how to best take care of your eyes? Check out:

Cataracts

Eye Floaters

The bottom line

If you want to prevent wearing glasses or contact lenses and want to prevent vision problems down the line, then you need to do this daily eye exercise.

Simply spend more time outdoors every day where you can look far away.

This eye exercise will help you to reverse the problems that occur when we only look at things close to us all day, which forces our eye muscles to be in constant contraction.

Give the muscles in your eye a break with this eye exercise; your eyes will thank you.

What do you think of this best exercise to correct bad eyes? Will you give a try? Go ahead and do this simple exercise..

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