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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kari Young

Mitochondrial Health - The 6 Dangers and 7 Solutions

An Overview of the Mitochondria

The mitochondria is the energy powerhouse, and 90% of energy is generated by mitochondria. While powerful, they’re still vulnerable to damage and dysfunction.

A single cell in the body may contain 1,000-10,000 of mitochondria, and even have their own DNA, separate from the rest of the cells. They are capable of replicating without dividing cells.

The cells have differing numbers of mitochondria based on their particular energy needs. Cells that require a lot of energy to function need more mitochondria. For example, the eyes, brain, and heart need 10,000 per cell, while the liver needs around 2,000 per cell.

When your cells are significantly depleted of the number of mitochondria it needs, you are likely already chronically ill. This is how important our mitochondria are to our health.Your energy and level of health depends on how well your mitochondria are functioning.

The Top Mitochondrial Symptoms

  • Fatigue

  • Digestive problems

  • Muscle aches

  • Cardiovascular problems

  • Liver disease or dysfunction

  • Kidney disease

  • Neurological problems

  • Respiratory problems

  • Migraines

  • Hormonal issues

The 6 Dangers to Mitochondrial Health

1. Toxins and Infections

2. Poor Diet

3. Chronic Stress

4. Poor Sleep

5. Aging

6. Being sedentary

  1. Drink Pure Water & Electrolytes - Drink distilled water. RO, and filtration will not remove the possible 86,000 chemicals from your water. Electrolytes are key to being truly hydrated and allowing the good pure clean water to cross the cellular membranes. Install a whole house filtration system.

  2. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Nutrient-Dense Foods - This includes pasture raised meats, organ meats or organ supplement, wild fish, pasture raised egg yolks, grass fed butter, avocados, sweet potatoes, and fruit.

  3. Remove Toxins & Infections - Heavy metals, parasites, virus, bacteria, fungal, mold, Lyme, and Lyme co-infections, and other chemicals are dangerous to mitochondrial health. Address specific interferences by targeting them.

  4. Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep - Establish stress reducing habits, such as taking baths, going outside, and being in nature. Sleep 7 to 8 hours per night regularly, and establish a regular sleeping and waking schedule.

  5. Intermittent Fasting & Block Fasting - Fasting allows the body to use 100% of its energy to repair and heal.

  6. Get Regular Exercise - Choose an activity you enjoy.

  7. Red Light Therapy - Great for mitochondrial repair.

Health and Energy

Once your biological batteries are charged, you’ll be ready to address the CAUSE of your health challenges. Your body will be prepared to repair, rebuild, detox, and heal.

Your body can heal itself, so you can live the life of your dreams.

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