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Mitochondrial Health

August Functional Forum: Mitochondrial Mayhem

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In 2019, we brought our cameras to an event in Dallas hosted by The George Washington University, where we learned about and captured presentations on the role of mitochondria in health and disease.

This topic is rapidly evolving within the personalized and functional medicine communities.

In October of this year, we will attend the A4M conference on mitochondria in Dallas to bring you updated research in presentations from new and returning speakers.

The 2019 conference focused on mitochondria as the powerhouse of the cell. However, the latest research demonstrates mitochondria possess a much broader range of functions involving many bodily systems, including the immune system.

In our August Functional Forum, we will share with you a presentation clip featuring Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD, one of the 2019 conference keynote speakers.

Dr. Naviaux is internationally known for his expertise in human genetics, inborn errors of metabolism, metabolomics and mitochondrial diseases. At the University of California San Diego (UCSD), he runs the Robert Naviaux Laboratory, which researches mitochondrial dysfunction genetics. He is also the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center at UCSD, the co-founder and a former president of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society, and a founding associate editor of the journal Mitochondrion.

In addition, we’ll have special interviews with two other speakers: Andrew Heyman, MD and Ritchie Shoemaker, MD.

Dr. Heyman is a pioneer, scientist, clinician and educator, and he is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University and the Director of Academic Affairs for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). He is triple board certified in family medicine, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Heyman is considered a world expert in biotoxin illness and chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS).

Dr. Shoemaker is well-known for his work on infections and how they drive downstream inflammatory pathology. He has devoted his career to unveiling the complexities of CIRS, which can be caused by exposure to damp buildings, cyanobacterial blooms, dinoflagellates, spirochetes, apicomplexans and recluse spiders, among others. He began the first biotoxin illness practice in the United States in 2002 and has treated over 10,000 patients with CIRS and related illnesses. His research has led to the publication of 11 books, several book chapters and over forty peer-reviewed publications.

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4 thoughts on “August Functional Forum: Mitochondrial Mayhem
  1. Dr.Shoemaker mentions transcriptomics at what point in biotoxin illness/mito dysfunction does he check these? And is there a certain place this is done?

    Heyman- if someone has novel deleterious mito DNA mutation and nuclear DNA mutation with some of the labels you mention does VIP help?

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