Friday, September 22, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Mitochondrial Health & Misconceptions, and the Holobiont Perspective

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Ted Achacoso joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

What are some things that are commonly misunderstood about the mitochondria?
How are common drugs in the anti-aging world poisoning the mitochondrial complexes?
Why is the holobiont perspective particularly important for the mitochondria?

Dr. Ted is the founding pioneer of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping doctors and practitioners learn how to optimize for health rather than treat disease. He is also the founder of Smarter Not Harder Inc, makers of Troscriptions. He went to med school at the age of 18, and is trained in interventional neuroradiology, toxicology and pharmacology. He is also trained in anti-aging medicine, nutritional medicine, and is an expert in hormone balancing.

What we discuss:
[00:08:22] Intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets affect autophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis
[00:20:17] The body uses signaling molecules to sense the body’s energy needs
[00:24:22] Mitochondria decrease in population and acquire mutations as we age
[00:31:18] Mitochondrial haplotypes can vary based on geographic location and climate
[00:39:44] Keeping cells in network control prevents proliferation
[00:42:07] For any supplement to work, it has to pass the double membranes of the mitochondria
[00:50:16] Testing is necessary to recommend lifestyle modifications objectively
[01:00:04] Supplementation can correct imbalances in the mitochondria

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