Mitochondria

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How sugar drains our mitochondria and sets the stage for disease

It’s no secret that most of us eat way too much sugar. It’s also no secret it can lead to diabetes. But that’s not all. It has a very sinister effect on our mitochondria, our cellular power plants, that can set the stage for a metabolic disaster. What can you do? Cut down on sugar and feed your mitochondria what that sugar’s been stealing from them…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Meeting the brain’s energy needs connected to slower aging

The mitochondria found in our cells generate about 95 percent of the body’s energy. As we age, that energy declines. Research has found a connection between the brain’s ability to pull in glucose and the level of energy produced by mitochondria — one that could hold the link to living longer and healthier.

Carolyn Gretton

PQQ: The ‘longevity’ nutrient with big heart benefits

We’re familiar with how the antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) can benefit the mitochondria, the “power plants” of our cells. But it’s been less clear what specific disorders this longevity nutrient can impact. Researchers are beginning to identify those conditions — including a life-threatening heart disorder…

Carolyn Gretton

The connection between aging, mitochondria and COVID-19

Researchers continue to dig into COVID-19’s mysteries and their exploration has turned up some interesting clues and connections between aging, immune defense, viral sabotage and how we might fight it…

Carolyn Gretton

Starving cancer through the cell’s ‘powerhouse’

Cancer can be tough to beat, which is why researchers continue to explore new avenues for fighting the deadly disease. One team has identified a new target that can potentially stop cancer cells from growing and spreading by targeting them from within — and starving them of the energy they need to do their dirty work.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The fast way to fight 3 ways your body ages

You may know of someone who has used fasting to lose weight, get their diabetes under control or just get healthier. But besides helping to drop weight — it helps boost human metabolic activity, generate antioxidants and reverse some effects of aging by elevating levels of certain metabolites that diminish naturally with age…