Exercising is a powerful tool for promoting healthy longevity, as it can help to improve mitochondrial health, biochemistry, and metabolism. The biochemical processes associated with exercise are complex, but the benefits include preventing obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders while improving mood, bone density, and detoxification pathways.
Despite the overwhelmingly positive benefits of exercise on longevity, few Americans hit the target of 30 minutes five times a week. Natural substances that mimic exercise could be a boon to enhancing longevity, particularly for sedentary Americans. In this presentation, Dr. Cheryl Burdette, ND will review the biochemistry of exercise and pathways such as PGC-1 alpha, AMPK, Sirtuins, and increases in NAD+ that are influenced by exercise. She will then examine natural compounds such as berberine, resveratrol, quercetin, and niacin and their place as exercise-mimetics or -augmentation. She will also compare niacin and niacin derivatives for their efficacy in increasing NAD+ and evaluate data that utilize natural exercise mimetics.
Cheryl Burdette, N.D.
Cofounder, Precision Point Diagnostics
Precision Point Diagnostics is a laboratory that focuses on gut-based health and wellness. There Cheryl designs clinical profiles and trains clinicians on their utilization. Precision Point services has an international presence and is distributed in over 15 countries. She is also Director of Education and the Naturopathic Residency program at Progressive Medical, one of the largest integrative clinics in the Southeast. She is on the board of advisors for an Inc.500 supplement company. She is a partner in TheraDura, a physician line distribution in Germany. She serves on IRB boards, is involved in study design and translational research, and has lectured extensively worldwide. She designed and teaches the clinical curriculum for Origins Incubator, a practice management group, that has helped to launch many successful practitioners. Her passion is teaching about the practices of Integrated and Naturopathic Medicine, to increase awareness of evidenced-based natural therapies, to both rule in and rule out tools that are effective in-patient care.