The energy powerhouses of cells are called mitochondria. These tiny organelles are derived solely from our mother’s DNA and are reposible for generating the energy our bodies need to run.
- Make up about 10% of our body weight
- 200-2000 per body cell
- relies on the fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat
- loves to run on ketones
- Needs nutrients like calcium, B vitamins, CoQ10, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Magnesium, Alpha lipoid acid, lysine
Fatigue comes from drains on the mitochondrial function. This can happen with any type of toxic burden:
- long term nutrient deficiency
- poor sleep habits
- hormonal disruption
- eating too much in general
- eating too much sugar
- excessive exercise
- heavy metals
- viruses and spirochetes (Lymes)
- plastics, PCB’s
Signs of Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Unexplained fatigue, the need for more than 8 hours of sleep on an ongoing basis, poor exercise recovery, impaired sense of smell or taste, headaches, poor motivation, depression, anxiety, brain fog, forgetfulness, extra sensitive to light and noise – are all indicators of poor mitochondrial dysfunction. While other things may be at play like poor thyroid function, hypothalamus, pituitary or adrenal function, it is important to also consider the mitochondria.
Boost Your Energy
Support the mitochondria and reclaim your energy. An initial naturopathic appointment will start the process to understand the source of your energy drain. Together a same day plan could initiate the changes required to boost energy.
Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND