Membrane health is an often overlooked yet crucial aspect of biochemical health. Cell membranes are the conductors, communicators, and in many ways the dynamic driving force of our biochemistry. They act as the vital functional interface between the interior of our cells and the extracellular environment, and between multiple dynamically separated domains. The capacity for this separation of opposites is key to its functioning and measured as the “membrane potential”, – an electrical polarization with the most well-known example being ATP generation through the proton-motive force generated by proton gradients formed between the inner and outer membranes of the mitochondria via the electron transport chain.
Recent discoveries reveal rapid electrical signals firing between the plasma membrane and the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) – the largest continuous membrane network enclosing a single lumen in eukaryotic cells. ER tubule structures are vast and connect the plasma membranes, the mitochondria, lysosomes, golgi apparatus, and the nucleus, creating a complex intracellular communication network based on Ca2+-signaling. This communication structure has been labeled the “organelle interactome” and reflects the mysterious and divine beauty and self-organization of life.
Membranes have been found to have coherent oscillations that track with their ability to execute processes such as pathogen “encounter-and-capture” efficiencies for immune cells. This coherence and execution ability decline with toxin exposures as the toxins damage the membranes and the power and communication structures in their domain.
In this webinar, Dr. Shade will discuss the importance of membranes for overall health, how membranes influence organelles, and the dynamic compartmentalization of healthy cell membranes offering membrane potential that turn the wheels of many biochemical reactions in the body. He’ll go on to discuss lipid membrane renewal therapy as a core aspect of foundational wellness sharing key nutrients and protocols.