Mito-Repair Foundation is an organisation that has developed a bespoke program that brings together:
• A non-invasive assessment of the body’s regulatory function with • Unique nutritional supplements developed by Dr Michael Kucera, a medical doctor with 30 years’ experience in mitochondrial medicine.
MITO-REPAIR FOUNDATION is a group of dedicated health care practitioners trained and supervised by Dr Michael Kucera MD and Dr Nyjon Eccles MD PhD.
The organisation makes no claim to treat disease only to support the mitochondria nutritionally. Doing this seems to be associated with positive changes at a cellular level.
A Forward from Dr Nyjon Eccles MD PhD and Dr Michael Kucera MD
Both Anti-Ageing medicine and nutrition research has clearly demonstrated that many foods, particularly plant-based, can have profound physiological effects i.e. that they have the ability to alter our physiology.
The MHRA defines a Medicine as the following:
Any substance or combination of substances presented for treating or preventing disease in human beings or animals
Any substance/s…..with a view to making a diagnosis or to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological function
It becomes apparent by their own definition that many naturally-occurring food substances would therefore qualify as medicines. However, the status quo DOES NOT allow the making of any medicinal claims for foods or food supplements. Unfortunate as this is, at its core is a denial of a Creator that surrounded us in the prescribed natural environment with molecules that can preserve our health.
So, we are left with a political-economic stance and not a scientific one. Instead we have a reactive medical system that prefers to focus on reacting to a disease once it is established; with more often than not ineffective, inefficient chemical medicines that have associated side effects. In acute, emergency situations some of these pharmaceutical medicines can be life saving but in the realm of chronic disease process, they do little to correct the causes of the underlying diseases. Add to this scenario that we are tending to detect disease process when it is fully entrenched and therefore not early enough. Various scanning methods e.g. mammography, MRI detect an established disease. If we want to turn the tide on disease process it is logical that we should attempt to detect it earlier. Blood tests, when they are abnormal, are usually indicative that a system is failing; so again often too late in the day. What if we could use blood tests or other technologies that showed a risk of or propensity to disease; an imbalance that could be easily corrected? We move here into the world of Anti-Ageing medicine, where we use methods that measure and preserve OPTIMAL PHYSIOLOGY, CELL SENESCENCE (AGEING). This is a very different world from tackling an established disease. It is the latter world that Dr’s Eccles and Kucera reside in and have done for many years. In principle what do we do? Firstly, we employ a measurement of current physiology (Autonomic Nervous System status) and secondly, we employ combinations of natural food-based molecules to impact that physiology in a positive and measurable way.
That doctors do not recommend specific food supplements is due to their lack of training in this field. This is complicated by the fact that the public is not sufficiently informed about nutrition and the importance of foods and food supplements. Unfortunately, the current teaching of medicine has not changed in this direction and most of the knowledge must be obtained independently by physicians who want to do better for their patients. This said, the demand for information in this area is slowly increasing, and more and more doctors are beginning to show interest in nutrition and food supplements. It is not clear if this is a reaction to an increasing tide of patients seeking non-conventional medicine from alternative disciplines and practices.
It is wholly erroneous that the therapeutic effects and values of dietary supplements are not supported by scientific literature. As long as we hold to this view and have blind trust in pharmaceutical medicine, nothing will change and we will continue to die of the same old preventable diseases.
A telephone threat to the conference speaker if he allows lectures on the positive effect of dietary supplements on the course of some Illness? This happens and is a clear indicator that vested interests are at play in maintaining the status quo. Then there is the oft used criticism of food supplements? “ Food supplements only lead to “expensive” urine, because most of the vitamins administered are excreted in the urine. This is, however, a completely irrelevant and meaningless statement, because the question is not the ultimate fate of these substances, but their influence in the “time of stay” in the organism, their influence on the organs and tissues, including the urinary system.
There is a wealth of evidence in the current literature about the positive effects of dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. Needless to say, these have not usually been read by the opponents of the dietary supplement movement.
It is also important to note that nutrition and food supplements are just one of the components of comprehensive health care. Of course, it must also include, for example, physical activity, relaxation methods, stress management, etc.
The basic premise in prolonging active life is to prevent and successfully reverse early propensities to disease if they occur and the only way to know if they are occurring is to measure physiology before disease presents. The use of dietary supplements is one of the main tools in achieving this goal. If you want to live the longest and healthiest life possible a decision rests on you, not on current medical systems that prefer more political-economic aspects than scientific arguments and that are rooted in late detection and disease management once it is well established.
Many doctors then think that if the diagnosis is not measureable, then your symptoms are not real or “just in your head”. Alternately, they may think the situation is not serious enough to require healing (“come later when the condition gets worse and then we’ll see what to do about it”). The absence of a diagnosis does not mean that you are optimally healthy.
There are about 50 known essential nutrients (essential meaning that the organism is unable to produce them and they must be supplied in the diet) nutrients: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids (fat) and amino acids. A significant shortage of these substances leads to known diseases such as pellagra, beriberi, scurvy etc. These diseases are now not found in the industrialized world since there is no substantial lack of these particular essential micronutrients; we can always find some of them in the diet. To reiterate, the absence of these deficiency diseases does not mean that we are optimally healthy. We can take a sufficient amount of vitamin C to prevent the formation of scurvy, but it does not mean optimal health. Optimal state of function depends on many other factors other than vitamin C. For example, how competent is the function the immune system, the blood vessels, connective tissues, joints, etc? And how do you know if the measure of their function is ONLY the absence of a diagnosed disease?
There are a number of “food factors” that are not essential because the body can produce them from other substances but these play a critical role in maintaining healthy life functions. However, their production can often be insufficient to maintain optimal health, so we should also include them in food supplements.
Their supplementation to the diet can significantly affect the state of health in both prevention, as well as the treatment of some diseases. These include, in particular, Coenzyme Q-10, Vitamin D (which the body makes from cholesterol) L-carnitine, gamma-linolenic acid, some non-essential amino acids, etc. Another very important group of non-essential nutrients is a group of bioflavonoids (some 7,000 of these are found in nature) with significant antioxidant capacity, anti-inflammatory and metabolic effects, to name but a few.
In conclusion, it can be said that it is not natural to use food supplements. But then we cannot ignore the fact that food in industrially-developed countries may well contain enough nutrients to prevent certain deficiency disease but NOT enough to elicit optimal health. Many food supplements, unlike medication, have a greater impact on improving the body’s physiological functions, improving the metabolic processes and protecting the organism from the adverse effects of environmental stressors. Food supplements can also help protect against environmental toxicity (natural and man-made). To repeat, ones own optimal health lies mainly in our own hands, on our own decisions and not on the medical establishment. In our hands we have observed over many years that the use of dietary supplements has had a positive effect, often dramatic, on improving health and this is supported by an increasing number of publications in the medical and scientific literature.
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