Recent studies have shown that 93.2% of American adults have a metabolic problem. This means that in the overwhelming majority of adults, the process in which we convert food energy to cellular energy is not optimal.

This under-powering of our cells, like a puttering car, creates stress on these cells. This stress results in a protective response from our bodies in the form of chronic nflammation,
leading to chronic illnesses.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mitochondria, often referred to as the powerhouses of the cell, play a pivotal role in generating energy for cellular functions. However, when these tiny organelles malfunction, it can lead to a cascade of health issues. Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs when mitochondria fail to produce adequate energy or when they produce excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidative stress and cellular damage.

Link to Metabolic Dysfunction

Metabolism, the process by which our bodies convert food into energy, is intricately linked with mitochondrial function. When mitochondria falter, cellular energy production declines,
disrupting metabolic processes. This dysfunction can manifest in various ways, including many chronic illnesses depending on the specific cells involved.

A new book, ‘Good Energy‘, by Dr. Casey Means, describes these conditions in detail as well as strategies to optimize mitochondrial health and quality of life.

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