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  • The Key to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself
  • By: Lee Know
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine

By: Lee Know
Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
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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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Mind blowing book

I'm not a physician, I'm a high school drop out who loves learning about the human body and health. I had to replay the first chapter literally 10 times just to truly grasp cell structure.

The information in this book is rich and the narrator was great. At first I thought his way of talking way a bit exaggerated but it grows on you and he keeps you engaged.

I love this book and I'll probably go through it again lol

EDIT: I've now repeated it 5 times and some chapters 10-15 times. This book is insane!

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Amazing insight into the biology of Mitochondria

Firstly this book is very heavy if you do not have a biology and more of a medical background. I thoroughly enjoyed the clear narration and gained a lot of understanding of how important Mitochondria is for virtually everything!!! In medical school we just touch the very basics of mitochondria in biochemistry physiology and some mitochondrial diseases. This has made me want to go deeper into biochemistry as well. After all, we are all group of specialised cells run by chemical reactions and ATP !!

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Amazing. Difficult subject to write and narrate - both done with aplomb.

I've started an experimental regimen of NMN (NAD+) and it was difficult to garner enough information on the how and why's. This book helped me understand so much about the systems that drive out bodies - as well as inadvertently helping me understand why the NAD+ cycle is such an interesting avenue into longevity and health.
I applaud the writer for taking such a technical topic and making the research so clear and easy to understand. I read/listen-to a lot of science and tech books and I'm very aware of the skill involved in doing these topics well for the average reader.
I don't write reviews often - but this one was a MUST.
The narrator needs a special shout-out - one thing to write in way that connects - a different (and just as challenging, I'd wager) task to find someone to read it in a way that's both engaging and portrays an understanding of the science and terminology.
Hats off to this entire production.
Exceptional book, exceptional narration, fascinating content.

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Fascinating and informative

There's a lot to digest so I decided to listen a second time. Definitely time well spent for anyone who wants to increase their healthspan.
This is the only work I have read that has explained the Why? of why exercise and calorie restriction extend healthy life whereas excess/poor food and a sedentary lifestyle shorten healthspan.

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Awesome

Fantastic, well structured, well performed and informative journey into mitochondria. Sufficient detail without being mind boggling or dreary. 👍

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Stuff you've got to know

The information provided was invaluable there was some basic stuff on minerals & vitamins that should be common knowledge but sadly is not.
Then we have the Doctors pushing Statins which appear to have no saving graces really. Guessing everybody over 50, should trickle in a little co-q-10.
I didn't enjoy Madison Niederhouser's voice he had no emotion, just monotone almost robotic.
I actually checked to see if he was a robot, but he's a real person apparantly.
Some very important advice in this book.
Almost need a hard copy for reference

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Excellent book

Really enjoyed this book. Very informative. Avoids dumming down the content by giving clear explanations of biological processes so that both those with and without a medical/science background can understand and benefit from the information. The narrator also added value with a clearly enunciated but relaxed and pleasant performance, making this an enjoyable book to listen to.

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The chapter on evolution was a bit much

The chapter on evolution and religion lumped all religion and belief into one and claimed compatibility with evolution theory (it is a theory). This just made me question the authors ability to reason and had me questioning him throughout the entire book. despite your position on evolution theory, it is not difficult to see how, in Christianity for example, there is a difference between the beliefs in macro evolution (evolution theory) and micro evolution (Christian belief)... a massive difference. the difference between a wolf to a poodle and a rock to an elephant.

the rest of the book was fantastic but had to mention this part.

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Very Informative

recommended reading for anyone interested in understanding the importance of genes as it relates to the over all health and wellbeing of a society.

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mito health is important

Clear, concise n cogent.
Not overly complex.
Exercise plays a key role in mito health.
Keeping it simple is important too.

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