Healing Power of Mitochondria

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn about mitochondria and how to enhance them for better health.
Air Date: 4/11/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Alan Keith Tillotson, LAc, RH, PhD
Alan-TillotsonAlan Tillotson is a Registered Herbalist who has been practicing herbal medicine for over 30 years, and is a professional member (R.H.) of the peer reviewed American Herbalists Guild. He holds an accredited Master's degree in Asian Medical Systems (Goddard College), a non-accredited Ph.D. in Integrative Health Sciences (IUPS), and is licensed to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Delaware (L.AC.). Alan is well known in America for his apprenticeship study of Ayurvedic herbology beginning in 1976 in Nepal under Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya. He has studied and practiced Chinese medicine in detail working side by side with his wife Naixin Hu Tillotson since 1991.
Healing Power of Mitochondria
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell.

They are organelles that act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell.

You can tune up your mitochondria by eating healthy and taking nutritional supplements that mimic the positive effects of exercise and caloric restriction.

One of them is resveratrol, which activates SIRT1 genes; the same ones that are turned on by caloric restriction.

Dr. Alan Tillotson, a master of Western, Ayurvedic, and Oriental medicine, returns to The Wizard of Eyes to share his vast knowledge in these tiny intra-cellular organelles.