Colloquium Abstracts / Author Information
Dr. Alex Holloway, Dept. of Physics, UNO. Air Intake Regulation (Air) Diet: Feb. 14, DSC 170, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Abstract: In aerobic organisms practically all bioenergy is generated by mitochondria where the flow of food meets the flow of oxygen. I will review published normal numbers for food as well as air/oxygen flow. Conventional Calorie Restriction (CR) diets down-regulate the supply of food by ideally reducing it to Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) levels. This causes relative energy deficit and stimulates a transition from ordinary physiological developmental program to a more economical enduring state, which improves health, postpones and compresses morbidity, and slows down aging by reducing mitochondrial free radical leak back to the youthful setting. Without adequate supply of oxygen some of the food does not convert into bioenergy also resulting in a relative energy deficit. One can then induce energy deficit by reducing hyperventilated state of breathing down to BMR levels and trigger the transition into the enduring state. The consumption of excessive amounts of food that are not properly oxidized feels unpleasant (people say “I cannot breath”) and with enough time and repetitions it conditions us to reduce daily calorie amount. AIR method manipulates the breathing rate by reducing the resting minute volume rate to BMR levels of about 5 liters/min for males or 4 liters/min for females. I will discuss some available evidence supporting the present theory, including Buteyko work and joint insurance/Health Department Report No.: 12-EHC092-EF which recently endorsed hyperventilation reduction techniques for behavioral treatment of asthma. I will also demonstrate my favorite technique for breath regulation.
Dr. L.Marky, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNMC. April 25, 12 noon - 1 pm, DSC TBA.