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What’s the biggest organ in your body?

It’s big. And it’s not your liver or your brain.  It’s ‘once bacteria’, and 250 quadrillion of them make up 20% of your body weight…and are the control center for your health!

Mitochondria drive every single cellular process in your body. They determine how we adapt to stress and how fast we age. At 40, they become LESS EFFICIENT and THIS is the root cause of almost every chronic illness. Fix this, and you turn back the hands of time

 50% of people over the age of 40 experience Early Onset Mitochondrial Dysfunction (EOMD).  EOMD is a state of fatigue and poor performance that the majority of people over the age of 40 just contribute to “getting older”. Unfortunately, Mitochondrial Dysfunction has been linked to almost every major chronic illness:

Mitochondrial support can have many benefits:

  • Obtain noticeable increases in energy

  • Look and feel younger

  • To maintain that calm, ‘peaceful easy feeling’ to help you adapt to times of stress.

  • Get better sleep

  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure

  • Lower cholesterol

  • Lose weight

  • Improved or resolved your depression/anxiety

  • Recover from chronic health challenges (Lyme, Mold Illness, etc.)

  • Get off your thyroid medicine and/or adrenal supports

  • Build a strong immune system (in the face of Covid-19)

  • Detox heavy metals and other toxins

Mitochondrial support allows for the proper functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System, as measured by Heart Rate Variability Testing. Get into the ‘Green Zone’ on your Heart Rate Variability test! The green zone means that you have the ability to ADAPT and RESPOND to STRESS in a MUCH MORE efficient way.

                  August 2019                                        June 2020


This is an example of a real patient who took the supplementation for over a year, while also engaging in a comprehensive wellness program…

I had the pleasure of receiving Training in advanced mitochondrial wellness with Dr. Kucera MD at the American Academy of Anti-Aging (A4M) May 2019. Similar to how this program helped Russian cosmonauts endure the stresses of space travel, this program has helped many of our patients overcome chronic health challenges by helping them to ADAPT, RECOVER and REPAIR their bodies more efficiently.

Mitochondrial Disruptors

Unfortunately, due to hidden chronic infections, gut absorption issues, and sometimes a Cell Danger Response, some may be slow to respond to this therapy. In many cases, the underlying toxicity and infection issues* affecting the mitochondria may be needed to be addressed. Sometimes other advanced supports are needed, such as an advanced humic/fulvic acid complex that has been able to enhance certain metabolic pathways and to provide the essential fuel to POWER UP the mitochondria. In addition, some may need individually tailored solutions. See this video for more information.

*Unfortunately, it turns out the Mold and Mycotoxin stress as well as some other ubiquitous toxins, such as Glyphosate,  present a special challenge for the mitochondria.  Often, Mycotoxin stress must be removed FIRST before we can get the mitochondria working again. In addition, Radioactive Elements are potent mitochondrial disruptors and must be dealt with separately. More on this in future posts!

Sounds too good to be true? Well, like most things, everyone is unique and must be assessed for this therapy. It is not as simple as taking supplements. Lifestyle changes, stress management, emotional work, Nutrigenomics evaluation, sleep optimization, detoxification, and advanced laboratory testing are often needed to optimize the mitochondria. Herein lies the ART of Mitochondrial Medicine.

Please contact our office for further evaluation or go to our Anti-aging and Mitochondrial Medicine page for more info.

Martin Van Lear, MSN, FNP-C