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July 24 2017 Puzzle Piece - Diabetes and Mitochondria Are Related Very Closely

Diabetes and Mitochondria Are Related Very Closely

July 24, 2017 Puzzle Piece
To prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, mitochondria is just as important as balancing the blood sugar.  The literature documents well that as mitochondria decline, so does our health.  In all chronic diseases or dis-eases mitochondria resuscitation has declined.

In fact, dozens of chronic diseases are medically linked to age-related mitochondrial decline and dysfunction. Mitochondria are the energy producers of the body.  Every single cell is mitochondria dependent.

With type 2 diabetes, you are insulin deficient or insulin resistant. Either way, your body can't control your blood sugar levels and can't turn food into energy.  Poor mitochondria, yields poor energy, no matter what name you give the blamed condition for the way you feel.  Poor “Mitochondrial Function” yields poor energy and therefore poor health.

Mitochondria are responsible for the way the body burns stored fat also. Therefore if the mitochondria aren't adequate, more fat is stored and more weight is gained since the fat cannot be burned for energy.  This is a very vicious cycle.  This precipices even more increased desensitization to insulin, diabetes, and more weight gain, especially around the middle. 

Here is something you may have not considered.  The Mitochondrial waste material contributes to insulin resistance, which is another cause of high blood sugar and obesity.2

The mitochondria in your brain trigger a spike in blood sugar after you eat. This is going to be exaggerated if you eat foods you are allergic or sensitive to.  What if you are gluten, nightshade or MSG etc. sensitive/reactive?  This will further damage the mitochondria and give off toxic materials.  This will cause faulty and abnormal or unreliable signals.  This can cause dangerous spikes in blood sugar levels.3

To get optimal results, we must treat the causes and not just chase symptoms by using the “Six Steps to Wellness”.  Structural, electromagnetic, nutritional, emotional, allergies/sensitivities and toxins must be identified and brought into healthy balance.

We must know about and treat our mitochondria to create healthy resuscitation.  We must eat properly to allow for balanced blood sugar.  The ketogenic diet helps both of these concerns.  All six steps help to allow for AMPK activity in our cells.  It is a very important enzyme in our body.

AMPK regenerates cAMP… what some call it "The Molecule of Life." cAMP is where we get all our energy. Without adequate amounts we become tired and lethargic.

As always the young have greater numbers of mitochondria and AMPK activity.  The older we get, the numbers and activity decrease. Adequate AMPK also increases the number of new mitochondria in the body and reduces inflammation and toxic accumulation that cause damage to existing mitochondria.

In summary, adequate mitochondria increase ATP, which increases our cells' ability to take up glucose, turning it into energy instead of spiking blood sugar levels or storing it as fat.

Some important nutritional considerations are OHS’s Opti-Mito-Force and Optimal Fat/ Sugar/ Trim.  We want to also test for Opti-Adrenal, Opti-Iodine and Opti-Thyroid.

Age can be our enemy.  The biggest reason we feel increasing fatigue and tired the older we get is mitochondria die with age much faster than they can regenerate. The Journals of Gerontology discovered the average 67-year-old has lost 80% of the mitochondria they had in their 20s.

This is why we are now teaching and promoting the use of Biological Allografts that come from the umbilical cords of C Section deliveries.  These are progenitor cells that increase our own stem cells and mitochondria.  Take a look at our recent Puzzle Piece articles and webinars.

Opti-Mito-Force contains a super nutrient called PQQ. Mice studies confirm PQQ creates 55% MORE mitochondria in just 8 weeks. Human studies show that this extra energy from PQQ intake, which increases mitochondria, also lowers inflammation, improves high-level cerebral function, protects your heart, and even improves sleep quality and duration.  PQQ also helps decrease insulin resistance.

At OHS we also use CoQ10 (ubiquinone) in the reduced form, called ubiquinol.  Your mitochondria can put it to good use Ubiquinol, which is the only form of CoQ10 that can work the miracles we seek.

After age 45, your body's ability to convert CoQ10 from ubiquinone into ubiquinol diminishes. Diabetics have an even harder time converting it. So if you are over 45 or diabetic, whatever ubiquinone CoQ10 you take is practically worthless!  Take only ubiquinol, which is all that is used in the OHS formulas.

This is why we use PQQ and the special form of CoQ10 called Ubiquinol. It's up to eight times easier to absorb than regular CoQ10 and gives you energy all day through optimal metabolism.

PQQ plus Ubiquinol CoQ10 work together to balance blood sugar and help to prevent diabetes according to the literature.  We have given you a lot to think about and to put into action!

1. Noland RC, Koves TR, Seiler SE, et al. Carnitine insufficiency caused by aging and overnutrition compromises mitochondrial performance and metabolic control. J Biol Chem. 2009 Aug 21;284(34):22840-52.
2. Terman A, Kurz T, Navratil M, Arriaga EA, Brunk UT. Mitochondrial turnover and aging of long-lived postmitotic cells: the mitochondrial-lysosomal axis theory of aging. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2010 Apr;12(4):503-35.
3. Yale University. "Sugar rush shrinks brain cell powerhouse." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 February 2016.
4. Huyen VT, Phan DV, Thang P, Hoa NK, Ostenson CG. :Antidiabetic effect of Gynostemma pentaphyllum tea in randomly assigned type 2 diabetic patients.: Hormone Metabolism Research. 2010. 42(5):353-7.
5. Hardie DG. "AMP-activated protein kinase

Yours in Health and Wellness,
John W Brimhall, DC, BA, BS, FIAMA, DIBAK

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