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Learn To Assess And Treat Mitochondria Dysfunction With The Mitochondria Mastery Course

Why You Need The
Mitochondria Mastery Course:

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The mitochondria are known as the energy production factories of a cell. Through their sophisticated biochemical reactions, the mitochondria produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as a critical chemical used throughout the cell and the entire organism for various metabolic and physiological actions. 

For example, the heart needs about 700 milligrams of ATP which is needed to fuel one beat per second for ten seconds. Minimally, the heart requires approximately 6 grams of ATP every day to function normally. The heart is the most metabolically active and demanding organ in the body and each heart cell contains thousands of mitochondria.This same ATP is required elsewhere, too, in other high demand body areas such as the gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems. 

The amount of ATP needed daily for normal function is almost incalculable. When problems occur in the mitochondria from intrinsic biochemical dysregulation or outside influences such as environmental toxins, an individual’s health is greatly compromised. Many chronic health conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, diabetes, neurological problems, etc. are now, in part, recognized to be linked to mitochondria dysfunction. 

A deep understanding of the mitochondria’s normal function is critically important for any health professional, particularly those involved in functional and integrative medicine. Once this knowledge is established it becomes easier to recognize the multitude of factors that cause mitochondrial problems and then intervention and therapeutic strategies to help the situation. 

This, in essence, is the focus of the Mitochondria Mastery Course.

"The mitochondria are more than just the powerhouses of the cell. They are an integrated network of critical chemical conversions and energy production, systems organization, and a cellular activity regulatory of profound significance. In essence, they are the physical manifestation of the unseen life breath of the cell."

                             - Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

What Are Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are a double membrane organelle found in most eukaryotic (contain a nucleus) organisms. Within the human body they are replete in high metabolic organ systems such as the heart, liver, and muscles. Through their generation of ATP, the mitochondria stand at the center of cellular metabolic activity for energy production and maintenance. However, mitochondria are vulnerable to damage from various things such as poor nutrition, oxidative stress, environmental toxins, heavy metals like lead and mercury, inflammation, and mycotoxins (mold toxins). 

Does The Mitochondria Do More Than Just Produce ATP?

The mitochondria are more than just producers of ATP. In addition, these organelles function in cellular signaling, maintain and regulate cellular division and growth, and normal cell death. The ability of mitochondria to regenerate through a process called mitochondrial biogenesis or mitogenesis is an important component in mitochondria function and preservation of health. Mitochondria also are involved in calcium signaling and storage, membrane potential regulation, heme production, and steroid synthesis, immune and hormone signaling, and much more. Fundamentally and very importantly, the mitochondria are necessary for producing energy for physical movement and activity.

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What Is An Example Of An Environmental Toxin Affecting Mitochondria Function?

Certain mycotoxins of mold can directly damage mitochondria. For example, Gliotoxin, linked to Aspergillus mold, directly damages mitochondria through reactive oxygen species production. A powerful mycotoxin called T-2 derived from Fusarium mold creates mitochondria membrane instability triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death) with the release of an integral inner membrane protein called Cytochome c. There are many other examples of environmental toxins and their adverse effects on mitochondrial function that are discussed in the Mitochondria Mastery Course.

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What Conditions Are Linked To Mitochondria Problems?

The list of conditions is extensive, but here are some of the more common disorders and diseases known to be associated with mitochondria dysfunction:

Autoimmune Diseases Such as Multiple Sclerosis


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cardiovascular Diseases Such as Atherosclerosis & 
Other Heart & Vascular Conditions

Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Neurobehavioral and psychiatric conditions like autism and depression

Neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, etc.

Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome

Musculoskeletal Disorders

"The mitochondria are more than just the powerhouses of the cell. They are an integrated network of critical chemical reactions for overall cell function, including energy production, systems organization, and cellular regulatory activity of profound significance. In essence, they are in part the physical manifestation of the unseen life breath of the cell."

- Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

Who Is The Mitochondria Mastery Course Designed For?

Our Mitochondria Mastery Course is designed for the health care practitioner who is looking to delve deeper into the science underlying mitochondrial activity related to health and illness. This course is designed for any type of health professional with a focus on the functional and integrative practitioner wanting to understand the mitochondria’s role in medical biochemistry and cellular metabolism. In addition, this course emphasizes clinical aspects of inducers of mitochondria dysregulation that leads to its dysfunction. This includes environmental chemical toxins, heavy metals, nutritional imbalances, mold, and mycotoxins. In addition, we cover laboratory testing, including the Organic Acids Test (OAT), mycotoxin and environmental chemical profiles, heavy metal analysis, and other lab tests useful for mitochondria assessment. 

Practitioners looking to expand their knowledge related to mitochondria function and its connection to health and disease.

Practitioners who have personally used the OAT, mycotoxin profiles, heavy metal testing or other laboratory profiles that emphasize mitochondrial function or compounds known to trigger its dysfunction.

Practitioners who have taken Dr. Kurt Woeller’s one-day OAT seminar through the GPL Academy sponsored by Great Plains Laboratory.

Practitioners who are using other integrative medicine laboratories. No prior experience with the OAT, environmental chemical, and mycotoxin profiles are necessary or required to participate in this course. 

Physicians (M.D., D.O., N.D., D.C.), naturopaths, nurses, physician assistants, acupuncturists, registered dieticians, nutritionists, health coaches, or other health professionals.

Practitioners who are Alumni of at least one of the Mastery courses offered from Integrative Medicine Academy: Autism Mastery, Candida Mastery, Essential & Advanced OAT Mastery, Functional Mastery, Hormone Mastery, SIBO Mastery, Toxicity Mastery.

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Mitochondria Mastery Course Content:

Live Module Lectures –
1.5 to 2 Hours Each

4 LIVE Pre-Scheduled Q&A Sessions With Dr. Kurt Woeller 

Bonus Material

Course Documents (Handouts, Articles, Resources)

Multiple Course Exams

Certificate of Completion (With Successful Passage of Course Exams)

CME/CEU Credits

Mitochondria Mastery Course Syllabus



Introduction to Mitochondria and Their Role in Health and Disease

This module will explore the varied aspects of mitochondrial function for health and disease.
Overview of course and introduction to the mitochondria.

Fundamentals of mitochondria as a central organelle in cell metabolism
The role of mitochondria beyond just producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Disease and disorders linked to mitochondrial problems.
Introduction to laboratory testing related to mitochondrial activity.



Mitochondria Fundamentals: Structural Organization and Basic Function

This module will describe the important components of mitochondria structure and their individual functions.
Breaking down the mitochondria into its individual components.
Introduction to the Krebs Cycle (KC) and the Electron Transport Chain (ETC).
Mitochondrial membrane physiology.
Points of vulnerability in mitochondrial function.



Mitochondria Fundamentals: Genetics & Mitochondrial Diseases

This module explores the genetics of mitochondria and respective diseases from an integrative medicine viewpoint.

The role of genetics in mitochondria structure and function.

Evaluating common mitochondrial diseases and their clinical manifestations.
Conventional laboratory testing for mitochondrial genetics and function.

Mitochondrial disease versus dysfunction.



Cellular and Mitochondria Biochemistry Fundamentals - Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis 

This module goes through the key steps of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis with regards to mitochondria and cellular metabolism.
The glycolytic pathway and its relation to mitochondria function.
The Pentose Phosphate Pathway.
Glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogenolysis.
The OAT and glycolytic markers.
Clinical correlation of glycolytic metabolites to various health problems, e.g., chronic fatigue, mold toxicity.
Various intervention options for elevated Glycolytic Cycle Metabolite markers on the OAT.



Cellular and Mitochondria Biochemistry Fundamentals - Krebs Cycle

This module goes through the key steps of Krebs Cycle biochemistry in relation to mitochondria activity and dysfunction.
In-depth analysis of the Krebs Cycle (KC).
Step by step progression through KC biochemistry, including major points of vulnerability in its normal function. 

Iron-Sulfur cluster importance and vulnerability.
Pyruvate dehydrogenase, alpha-ketoglutaric acid dehydrogenase, and succinic dehydrogenase activity and relationship to each other. 
NAD+ and NADH.
KC compounds and the points of connection between the KC and the ETC.
The Krebs Cycle Metabolites and the OAT.



Cellular and Mitochondria Biochemistry Fundamentals - The Electron Transport Chain

This module explores the intricacies of the electron transport chain, dysfunction, and points of vulnerability.
In-depth analysis of the Electron Transport Chain (ETC).
Step by step progression through ETC biochemistry, including points of vulnerability in its normal function. 
The relationship of succinic dehydrogenase of the ETC and the KC.
The importance and vulnerability of iron-sulfur clusters
CoQ10, flavin proteins, the role of magnesium, and copper metabolism as part of ETC function.



Environmental Inducers of Mitochondrial Dysfunction - Heavy Metals and Chemicals

This module outlines environmental chemicals and heavy metals and their influence on mitochondrial function.
Expanded information on mitochondrial vulnerability and toxicity secondary to environmental toxins.
Heavy metals and their influence on mitochondrial function.
Environmental chemicals and their influence on mitochondrial function.
Important laboratory testing for heavy metal assessment, environmental chemicals, and mitochondrial function. 



Environmental Inducers of Mitochondrial Dysfunction - Mold and Mycotoxins

This module outlines mold and mycotoxin negative influence on mitochondrial function.
Expanded information on mitochondrial vulnerability and toxicity secondary to mold and mycotoxins.
How certain mycotoxins cause damage of mitochondrial structures.
The release of cytochrome c secondary to mycotoxin exposure. 

Mycotoxin profiles and the detection of important mycotoxin inducers of mitochondrial dysfunction.



Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise and Their Influence on Mitochondrial Function

This module explores the importance of healthy lifestyle choices for diet, exercise, etc. on mitochondrial health.
The integral role of the mitochondria on health.

Lifestyle factors that affect mitochondrial function.

Inducers of mitogenesis.

Key nutrients necessary for optimal mitochondrial activity.

Dietary intervention for improved mitochondrial health.

Exercise and the mitochondria.

Melatonin and the mitochondria.



Other Interventions for Improved Mitochondrial Function: Fasting, Cold Exposure, Photobiomodulation, etc.

This module outlines alternative forms of positive influence on mitochondrial function.
Expanded discussion on lifestyle factors for improved mitochondrial health

Intermittent fasting and mitochondria activity

The mitochondria’s response to cold exposure

Sauna therapy and mitochondria



Mitochondria and the Cell Danger Response

This module outlines mitochondria stress and the Cell Danger Response (CSR).
Mitochondria stress signaling

Overview of the Cell Danger Response (CDR) 

CDR and its individual components

CDR’s link to the sensitive patient



Mitochondria and Cellular Signals of Immune Activation - Homeostasis Imbalance and the Highly Sensitive Individual. 

This module explores the relationship between immune function, homeostasis imbalances, and mitochondrial function.
The mitochondria’s role in immune function.

Cellular signals for immune activation.

Information related to innate and adaptive immunity.

Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs), Danger Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs) and Homeostasis Associated Molecular Patterns (HAMPs) as potential contributors to mitochondrial dysfunction.

“To fully grasp the significance of the mitochondria in health and disease, a health practitioner needs to be well-versed in the structure, function, and biochemistry of its activity. Once this is achieved, in addition to understanding the various environmental factors that adversely affect the mitochondria, a functional and integrative health practitioner can then confidently and competently design helpful healing strategies for their patient and clients.”

- Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

Meet Your Instructor:

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O.

Health Education Director,
Integrative Medicine Academy

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, integrative and functional medicine physician, and biomedical Autism Treatment Specialist in clinical practice for more than two decades. He is the author of several integrative health books, an international lecturer and educator, and Medical and Health Education Director of the Integrative Medicine Academy an online training academy specializing in functional and integrative medicine courses. He is also the Co-Director (along with his partner Tracy Tranchitella, N.D.) of Functional Medicine Clinical Rounds and Autism Recovery System, two additional online educational resources for health professionals and caregivers of autism-spectrum individuals, respectively.

Dr. Woeller, in addition to be the major educational material creator for many courses offered through his Integrative Medicine Academy, he is the Organic Acids Test seminar creator and presenter for Great Plains Laboratory’s GPL Academy conferences. 
He has served as a clinical consultant for various laboratory companies, i.e., Great Plains Laboratory, BioHealth Laboratory, providing health practitioner education regarding functional and integrative medicine. He is on the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Scientific Advisory Panel and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
His private practice, Sunrise Functional Medicine, focuses on specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, autoimmune and neurological disorders, and other chronic health conditions.

What Some Of Our Alumni Say: 

"The real bonus is the practice development aspect, the intake forms, the questionnaires, and all the handouts are so important and so useful. No other training program offers that. The other program I am enrolled in doesn’t do ANYTHING to support clinical practice development nor does it have an online forum for us to ask questions or interact. We are getting such an amazing training here, and Dr. Woeller is giving us far more than expected."

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- Dr. Michael J.

"I can absolutely say that i learned more in this course than i have than in most other programs I have attended. You made it so simple to create protocols that i can implement in my office."

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- Dr. Bruce F.

"These are highly professional and principled scholars who will inspire you to become the best functional medicine practitioner of which you are capable. The entire staff of Integrative Medicine Academy reflects this excellence and integrity and I am truly blessed to have learned of the Academy."

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- Dr. Janiece A.

"Dr. Woeller helped to simplify the information and gave me confidence in. 

I appreciate his very thorough and well outlined protocols and references for products and testing, and the handouts to use with patients. I loved being able to do the course remotely and not have to pay travel expenses. I would certainly recommend this course"

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- Dr. Deborah G.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Some Other Type of Functional Medicine Training to Participate?

No. You do not need to have prior training in functional medicine prior to participating in the Mitochondria Mastery Course. You will find that this course provides a good overview of this topic.

Will There be Tests and/or Examinations Required For This Course?

Yes. This course will offer exams for those seeking a certificate of completion of the Mitochondrial Mastery Course. Anyone can participate in the course and learn the material without taking the exams, but they will not receive this certificate without taking and passing the examinations. There are 3 exams, and to receive the certificate, an 80% cumulative score from all exams must be obtained.

What Happens if I Miss or Cannot Make The Scheduled Live Webinars or Q&A Sessions?

Each webinar and Q&A session will be recorded and posted on the site within a few hours. Therefore, you will never be without that week’s recorded information.

How Can I Incorporate This Material Into My Practice?

The benefit of this course is your improved knowledge regarding functional medicine. This will immediately make it easier for you to identify those patients or clients who may benefit from this type of approach, and also allow you to assess their needs more efficiently. The course material provided will also help you streamline office systems for laboratory testing, interpretation and treatment protocols.

Do You Provide Lecture Material & Other Patient/Client Forms That Can Be Used in Practices?

Yes. Lecture slides, course material, including office form templates, program examples, etc. are offered through this course.

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