Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. Most wonder what they really are. Well, they sure accomplish a lot for our body.
The mitochondria power every cell within our body. They give the cell the energy to function and give you energy. Researchers are now revealing them to be the most important factor in how we age and feel.
This article will explore mitochondria and their link to our health. Let’s talk about what they are, how they effect our day to day and how our gut effects them directly.
What Are Mitochondria
Mitochondria are small bacteria. Like the bacteria in our gut. They have one purpose and one purpose only; to make energy for our cells. This is the essence of our vibrance and our health.
When the mitochondria are sick or not functioning properly we feel sick or ill. Actually, research is revealing that weak mitochondria cause aging and disease. Some scientists believe that we could stop aging if we could understand the mitochondria on a deeper level.
Regardless, the mitochondria power the cell in one way and one way only. They produce ATP energy. This is the energy that our cells run on. Without it, we would die.
So, the mitochondria take whatever they can for fuel, normally glucose, and translates that fuel into this ATP energy. This process dictates the health of the cell.
Are Your Mitochondria Healthy?
This is the number one question to ask yourself, “Are my mitochondria healthy?” These powerhouses dictate your health. If you feel weak, tired, depressed, lethargic, foggy and/or are sick the answer is no.
Many scientists believe that Cancer is a metabolic disorder. The cell is not the problem. The DNA is not the problem. It is the weak mitochondria’s inability to provide proper energy that mutates the cell.
These are questions you must ask yourself. If you are constantly sick or not able to function you must consider some actions to heal your mitochondria.
How The Gut Effects Mitochondrial Health
Well, we are all about gut health here, obviously. So, to know that the mitochondria play such an important role we also must understand how our gut effects our mitochondria.
Many of us are experiencing a form of leaky gut. Gut permeability or leaky gut is caused by small holes or tears in the gut lining. This gut lining is only a cell in thickness and is not hard to tear.
Normally, our bodies would be able to heal small tears or holes. However, we don’t have the proper nutrition, we are consuming anti-nutrients that prevent healing and we have an overgrowth of bad bacteria. All of this will proliferate Leaky Gut.
The issue with Leaky Gut is that it allows food particles to leak into the blood stream. When these particles leak it is often toxic to our body. Not only are we consuming toxic food but there are now toxic by-products in our environment from mass pollution.
As you ingest these toxic chemicals from your food or water they pass through your gut. Normally, that lining would protect your body. However, when you have a leaky gut your body is not protected.
Those toxins leak into the blood stream. Our mitochondria will actually take on these toxins as fuel. This causes extremely weak mitochondria and poor health.
Healing Your Mitochondria
There are health leaders giving out some of the best advice to ever exist for health on mitochondrial health. They are sharing information that can completely shift your health, life and status.
I was recently reading a book on Wim Hof. If you’ve never heard of this guy you need to check him out. He’s called the Ice Man. He climbed almost the entirety of Mount Everest in nothing but shorts, no shoes! He ran a marathon in Antartica with no shoes, no shirt and shorts on!
He has essentially defied what we understand as the common scientific literature. He has now become a sort of experiment in human anatomy.
What they have found is that from extreme cold exposure and heat exposure he has increased the richness and health of his mitochondria.
So, a great way to kill off the bad mitochondria and grow healthy mitochondria would be ice baths, cold showers or cryo-therapy. Again, this is the leading edge in medicine. This information is an opportunity for you to turn your health around.
A high fat, ketogenic, diet will also heal your mitochondria. Your Mitochondria function best while burning ketones. On the ketogenic diet you train your body to discontinue burning sugar/glucose and to burn ketones. There have been multiple studies to reveal the ketogenic diet as a powerful Cancer therapy.
As we discussed above, having a healthy gut is another way to heal your mitochondria. You have to heal your gut if your going to expect to have a healthy vibrant life.
The reality is that all of these things interplay with each other. Mitochondria effects gut health, gut health effects mitochondria. By going on the Ketogenic diet you will burn fat for fuel, heal your mitochondria and starve the bad bacteria in your gut.
The power lies within your hands. The opportunity is now to act on the greatest health information we’ve ever had! Take advantage while looking the best you ever have.