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
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How the Gut-Brain Axis Can Affect Your Health?

Medical science has recently discovered that a root cause of particular health issues involves the gut and the Gut-Brain Axis.

The Gut-Brain Axis is the communication system between the brain and the trillions of bacteria and enzymes living within our intestines – our gut microbiome.

The gut microbiome weighs about 2 kg and is bigger than the average human brain. It’s an active community of trillions of bacteria and microbes.

The gut microbiome is a crucial part of this gut-brain connection. It develops simultaneously with the central nervous system and has a powerful influence over many different mental processes.

Multiple studies have shown that the composition of our gut bacteria has a profound impact on mental health and the functioning of our nervous system.

Gut microbes make a number of chemicals that affect how our brains function. Gut microbes play a crucial role in brain development and the flow of signaling information across the central nervous system.

As neurotransmitters synthesized by the brain are involved in regulating mental health, emotions, behaviors, and mood, a disrupted gut microbiome can play a significant role in neurological conditions.

“The gut microbiome is the most important scientific discovery for human healthcare in recent decades,” says James Kinross, a microbiome scientist and surgeon at Imperial College London. “We discovered it – or rediscovered it – in the age of genetic sequencing less than 15 years ago. The only organ that is bigger is the liver.”

Professor Jack Gilbert, an award-winning microbiome scientist at the University of California San Diego and author, has stated, “Over the last 80 years and since the dawn of antibiotics, there has been a multi-generational loss of microbes that appear to be important for human health. They are passed from mother to child (during birth, via breast milk and skin contact) throughout the generations, but at some point, in the last three or four generations, we lost some. We’re not entirely sure if the cause was our lifestyle, our diet, cleanliness in our homes or the use of antibiotics. We’re missing certain immune stimulants that people in the developing world have plenty of.”

The gut’s microbiome is critical for short-term and long-term health. Given all the new data about the importance of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis, there are steps you can take to ensure you maintain a healthy gut microbiome.

Studies suggest having a diverse population of gut microbes is directly associated with better health.

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation suggests the following:
“Make sure to eat your vegetables!
“Especially the leafy green ones. Vegetables are loaded with fibers which cannot be digested by people but are consumed by the good bacteria in your gut. It has been observed that people who follow a diet rich with fruits and vegetables are less likely to grow disease-causing bacteria. Some great examples of vegetables that feed your microbes are:
• Leeks
• Onions
• Asparagus
• Broccoli
• Spinach.
“Stock up on dietary sources of prebiotics
“Prebiotics are food for your microbiome! It’s important to feed these little guys to give them the energy they need to complete their very important task of managing your enteric (relating to the intestines) nervous system.

Here is a list of dietary prebiotics that should be staples in your home kitchen:
• Apples
• Leeks
• Onions
• Cocoa Extracts
• Garlic
• Bananas
• Asparagus
• Nuts
• Seeds
• Red Wine Extracts
• Root Vegetables
• Beans
• Lentils
• Chickpeas
• Green Tea Extracts.
“Fermented foods are gut-friendly
“Fermented foods are another great source of probiotics.

The crowd favorite is yogurt, however, if you’re going to be eating a lot of yogurt, make sure that it is sugar-free! There are several other options that are a great source of good bacteria. Kombucha is becoming a very popular source of probiotics. You can also eat things like pickles, kimchee, and kefir to ensure that you’re getting enough live cultures to keep your gut healthy and happy.”

Supplements Can Help, Too

Taking supplements that contain probiotics to support an optimum microbiome can help, too.

Metabolic Boost contains a wealth of plant-based nutritional support to optimize your metabolism, including a probiotic blend of bacillus subtilis, L. acidophilus and B. lactis.

Find out more about Metabolic Boost here.

Why is Optimum Metabolism so Important in Children?

Mitochondria, an integral part of diverse cellular functions, are susceptible to damage which leads to non-optimum metabolism.

Today, unknowingly, children are exposed to many toxins in their food and environment and the damage done to the mitochondria could explain particular behavior and health issues. For example, tests of baby food sold in the US revealed that 95 percent contain one or more toxic chemicals, including lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. As children grow, they continue to be exposed to chemical preservatives and additives in the food they eat, and harmful chemicals in their environment.

Children are more susceptible to exposure to toxins than adults because the toxins potentially have a bigger impact on the pathways in their smaller bodies, and their bodies are actively developing.

A paper from 2017 describes how mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause of many diseases that are bewildering in their variety and complexity. They include rare genetic disorders in children. (3)

Children must have optimum metabolism to correctly support the many biochemical reactions in their body that regulate the activity of the cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive, and detoxification systems.

Cellular metabolism plays a more dynamic role in the cells that previously thought. Nearly all of a cell’s genes are influenced by changes to nutrition they have access to.

There is now scientific evidence for the use of metabolism-based protocols to provide tailored nutrition to improve the health of children. (1)

Check out the Spectrum Care+ Protocol link on this page