The very foundation of life & health rests on delivering nutrients and oxygen to the trillions of cells that comprise our bodies. That is the job of the cardiovascular/cardiorespiratory system. Although we conceptualize our ‘systems’ as being separate from each other, they are ALL interconnected and interdependent.

The Circulatory & Vascular system consists of the Heart, Arteries, Veins, and Microvascular system (arterioles, capillaries, and venules).

Very few people realize that 99% of the entire circulatory system is made up of the microvascular component with the Heart, Arteries, and Veins being only about 1%!

Of course, this system is intimately interconnected with the Respiratory system whose purpose is to bring in oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide.

One of the core components of our Wolverine Healing Protocol and the 4Ms involves restoring & resetting the Microcirculation/Microvascular component of the circulatory system.

As we age, everyone’s microcirculation becomes compromised due to a variety of stressors, toxins, wear, and tear, etc. But that doesn’t mean it is inevitable, it simply means that we have to be aware of it and take corrective action. The details of all this began to be revealed in the 1920s by the Nobel Prize-winning work of Dr. Otto Warburg. He discovered and documented that there is only ONE primary cause of cancer, damage to mitochondrial respiration. By the way, the mitochondria are the only thing in our body that directly uses OXYGEN! These subcellular, bacterial, organelles are able to process oxygen to make energy MUCH more efficiently than our cells can.

Further work by an even more famous German scientist, Manfred von Ardenne, explained the primary cause of mitochondrial damage and how to fix it. By the way, von Ardenne had over 600 patents to his name, one of which was the scanning electron microscope. The point is that there is a tremendous amount of science behind what we do. The foundation of what we do to build health involves supporting both microcirculation and mitochondrial health.

Microvascular health is absolutely essential for optimum healing, maintenance, and overall health. Learn how we can assess, monitor, and restore microvascular health here.

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Von Ardenne determined that the damage to mitochondrial respiration, as demonstrated by Warburg, primarily involved a chronically reduced diameter of the capillaries. Of course, there are many other things that can damage our mitochondria but most of those things involve toxins and medications that came along later. The restriction in capillary diameter was the primary cause of reduced oxygen delivery to the mitochondria and therefore damaged oxidative phosphorylation which is the primary pathway for the mitochondria to produce ATP (the primary energy currency of the body).

He discovered how to open and reset the microcirculation via a system he called Multistep Oxygen Therapy, later to be called EWOT for Exercise With Oxygen Therapy. This is one of the foundations of our Wolverine Healing Protocol.

There is additional fascinating research about the vascular system that has also been recently discovered. It involves what is called the glycocalyx, a micro-thin, a gel-like layer that lines, or should line, all blood vessels of the body. It is composed of glycoproteins and performs several vital functions including protecting the vessel wall from damage.

There are many things, including toxins, poor dietary & lifestyle choices, and nutritional imbalances that lead to damage to the glycocalyx. We utilize a piece of state-of-the-art, Age Reversal Technology, to visualize and assess the health of the glycocalyx while providing appropriate nutritional and lifestyle support recommendations to help restore a healthy glycocalyx and vascular system.

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