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Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine

The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself
By: Lee Know
Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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The book has 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 do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion: mitochondria and bioenergetics.

In Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine, naturopathic doctor Lee Know tells the epic story of mitochondria - the widely misunderstood and often-overlooked powerhouses of our cells. The legendary saga began over two billion years ago, when one bacterium entered another without being digested, which would evolve to create the first mitochondrion. Since then, for life to exist beyond single-celled bacteria, it's the mitochondria that have been responsible for this life-giving energy. By understanding how our mitochondria work, in fact, it is possible to add years to our lives, and life to our years.

Current research, however, has revealed a dark side: many seemingly disconnected degenerative diseases have tangled roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. However, modern research has also endowed us with the knowledge on how to optimize its function, which is of critical importance to our health and longevity. 

Lee Know offers cutting-edge information on supplementation and lifestyle changes for mitochondrial optimization, such as CoQ10, D-Ribose, cannabinoids, and ketogenic dietary therapy and how to implement their use successfully. 

Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine is an invaluable resource for practitioners interested in mitochondrial medicine and the true roots of chronic illness and disease as well as anyone interested in optimizing their health.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Lee Know (P)2019 Chelsea Green Publishing

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fascinating book

awesome book. so many things involved that i will listen to this more than 10 times. mitochondria is involved with everything

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An eye opener!!

This is paradigm shifting. Our doctors should be forced to read such cutting-edge research ...
Highly recommend for any health enthusiast.
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  • Robert Robinson
  • 18-12-2019

Fascinating

Really loved this book. If you only read this comment and not the book, start taking coq10.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-2020

Great knowledge/ tough read

The book is on the next level and is hard to understand if you don't know a little to begin with. A significant book in the search for curing of diseases, part of the puzzle

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  • James Bruno
  • 14-02-2020

Informative!

Good detail on mitochondrial function and cellular energy production , without a biochemistry background this book is great to understand the core pincuplies of some key processes and in good step by step detail that many either books on nutrition just gloss over as if readers wouldn't be interested, wish there were more audible books like this .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2020

Awesome Info

Narrator was very good. Clear conscice , Easily understood therefore making the information is you to understand as well.

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  • BarryPeters
  • 07-03-2020

Not for Audio, please!

If this review title is not enough, don't bother going further. While it's an alluring title, it quickly became monotonous and annoying with excess technical descriptions. Hopefully, medical schools still require reading texts!

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  • Richard Wismar
  • 05-03-2020

loved it. i need to reread to unpack it all!

loved it. i need to reread to unpack it all! download the PDF to complete the experience.

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  • Martin Lockyer
  • 19-02-2020

health: longevity and illness explained

plough through the first couple of chapters in spite of any lack of experience in biology that you might be concerned about. absolute gold dust. helping to connect the dots in a nee health paradigm.

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  • Richard B
  • 04-02-2020

Absolutely Fascinating even for a layman

The first book I played twice since joining Audible, firstly because the content is quite complex but equally it puts a fascinatingly different perspective on common diseases, longevity, weight loss and more...

Thoroughly recommend for anyone interested in the next era of medical science!