Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine: The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself
With information for patients and practitioners on optimizing mitochondrial function for greater health and longevity
Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What's the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes d...more
A worthy follow-up read to Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life. ...more
Basically most of our health issues stem or are made worse by our mitochondria not being happy, due to over-eating, toxins from the environment, not enough exercise, etc. Most of these diseases that result from unh ...more
While the author acknowledges he bare ...more
2) The references make up about 25% of the book and they are clumped together at its back. In other words, when the auther mentions something, there's no citation in the text - neither name;year, nor [number]. So it's practically impossible to figure out with statements connects to which reference.
3) The practical part of the book is really short and the recommendations are super tig ...more
What a read! So much information for how we have energy (or don't), and the REAL CAUSES of chronic diseases and aging. AND what we can DO with this information to improve our health, prevent or resolve chronic disease and increase quality of aging.
Sources of research are extensive in the references section. Much of it is still ongoing!
I have already been in nutritional ketosis for almost two years, but I will be tweaking my approach after reading this. Carnivory is no ...more
This information is available elsewhere, but you have to dig for it. In this book, it's all collected in one place.
After reading this, you will understand the importance of coenzyme Q10, alpha-lipoic acid, l-carnitine, and other nutrients. You'll also understand precisely why a sede ...more
The mitochondrial theory of aging, is the leading explanation that best describes what is happening as we age with an observed decline in mitochondrial function.
Inside the trillions of cells that compose you (and all other living things including plants) the mitochondria are said to be the powerhouse of our cells as t ...more
It ended up being VERY understandable and interesting. Because I had it on an e reader from the library I didn’t realize that there are several pages of ...more
This really helped me understand the Mitochondria and apply a holistic approach to create a regimen. I am on my sixth week of crafting a program of recommended supplements, HIIT training, weights, and I contracted COVID-19 at 62 and my immune system was so supercharged my symptoms were mild. Great book I feel fantastic.
The author, Lee Know, has done an exceptional job in explaining the complex functions of mitochondria, in a simple, vivid and in the most clear way!
This is one of the best science-books that I have read!
This book is a concise look at the current mitochondrial science and research findings. If you spend much time browsing mitochondrial studies on Pubmed read this book. It's a little drier and less applicable than for example, Dave Asprey's Head Strong. Good reading for those really into the science. Take your CoQ10 guys!