Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine

Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine

The Keys to Understanding Disease, Chronic Illness, Aging, and Life Itself

This book is very readable and attention-grabbing! It is known that many chronic diseases have their roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. Modern research shows nutrition can optimize its function along with other good lifestyle decisions. The book answers the questions: Why at times do antioxidants do more harm than good? What’s the connection between heart disease and Alzheimer’s, or infertility and hearing loss?


The topic of mitochondria may seem dry and uninteresting to the uninitiated, but this book makes mitochondria come to life with vivid descriptions accessible even to those with no training in biology. From infertility to aging to cancer and neurological disease, Dr. Lee Know will teach you that mitochondria playa central role in much that we care about in health and disease. - Stephanie Seneff, PhD, Senior research scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Over the last two and a half decades, more and more researchers and clinicians are finding themselves interested in these little powerhouses and proclaiming themselves “mitochonriacs.” Dr. Lee Know does a brilliant job shedding light on this once ignored organelle and shows us how to care for our most important metabolic system. - Dr. Nasha Winters, co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

Love the idea of influencing mitochondria to aid with aging. – Alicia O. 5/23/22

I learned so much from this book! New territory. Thank you for the opportunity to enhance my knowledge base regarding mitochondria! - JS 5/2020

Great information! I’m already applying some of it to myself and exploring ways to influence others as a RDN. - CM 4/2020

One of the most interesting books I have read. Excellent overview and discussion of supplementation and diet to improve health and longevity. 1/5/2020

Excellent study! Loved the technical as well as practical applications. I learned so much! SJ 11/2020

I am so happy I chose this course. It is facilitating my work and just amazed me how amazing the human body is. Thank you for this study! NS 6/2020

Very detailed but easily understood material because of the excellent way it was presented. The wording of the study questions helped me learn best.  2-20-2021

Dr. Lee Know, ND
Course Expiration Date: Feb-27-2027
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.2.3, 10.2.2
Product Name

Book Only (1660)

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15 CE Online Test Only (W2211)

Regular price $122.00

25 CE Online Test Only (W2212)

Regular price $157.00

15 CE Book & Online Test (W2213)

Regular price $140.00

25 CE Book & Online Test (W2214)

Regular price $170.00

Book Details

Author Dr. Lee Know, ND
Year Published 2018
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Chelsea Green
ISBN 978-1603587679
Format Paperback
Page Count 272
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 15 CE Online Test Only: 181678
  • 25 CE Online Test Only: 181677
  • 15 CE Book & Online Test: 181678
  • 25 CE Book & Online Test: 181677

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Explain the mitochondrial theory of aging, and also, its association with degenerative diseases.

2. Describe how energy is created in the cells by fatty acids and glycogen.

3. Explain the electron transport chain and its association with free-radicals and oxygen use.

4. Identify three functions of oxidative phosphorylation.

5. Describe the purpose and process of apoptosis.

6. Define retrograde signaling.

7. Describe three benefits of caloric restriction.

8. Explain four beneficial functions of Coenzyme Q10.

9. Identify the organo most affected by mitochondrial disease.

10. Discuss the role meat plays in mitochondrial function and name the “mitochondrial nutrients.”

11. Explain the function of D-ribose.

12. Identify the compound that can protect mitochondria from oxidative damage and stimulate growth of more mitochondria.

13. Discuss the main function of the following: L-carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.

14. Describe the function of resveratrol.

15. Explain the role of brown adipose tissue in human health.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)

Why We Chose This Book

This highly qualified practitioner has organized known biochemistry, researched disease processes, and extensive clinical experience into a highly readable and fascinating book on mitochondria and its functions, vulnerabilities, and contributions to health and longevity.

About the Author

Dr. Lee Know is a Canadian naturopath practicing in Toronto. He has held positions as medical director, scientific evaluator, and director of R&D for major organizations. He serves on the editorial advisory board for Alive magazine, Canada’s most-read natural health magazine.