Because mitochondria power the biochemical reactions in most of your cells, when you don’t care for them, your body just isn’t going to work very well. If you’ve noticed that your energy isn’t what it used to be, or maybe you’re struggling more frequently with brain fog, that’s a clear signal to pay your mitochondria more attention.
In the past half-century or so, the average American lifespan has pushed out from sixty-plus years to eighty-plus. And yet, as a recent piece in The New Yorker described, the buzz in research circles is about radically extending longevity with hi-tech interventions using stem cells or gene therapies. If we’re not thinking about how we can live as long as possible, in good health, then we’re missing the boat.
Far too many of us these days have had some experience with friends or loved ones who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and it’s heart-breaking physical, emotional and mental impact. Though many of us witness the disease at arm’s length, it’s hard not to think about the frightening specter of Alzheimer’s possibly affecting our own brains someday.
In the wellness world these days, there’s a new(ish) concept, labeled ‘autophagy’ that’s changing the way we think about health. And it may just be the key to slowing-down the aging process, enhancing our capacity to live longer and better. Interested?
Every day, we’re bombarded with the message: eat less, lose weight. Too bad, humans aren’t wired to voluntarily feel deprived all the time which is why standard-issue calorie-counting fails most dieters over the long haul. The truth is, more important than how much we eat is what we eat…
When patients tell me they’re feeling wiped out, exhausted and dragging through their days, often it’s because they’re not treating their mitochondria right. Most people don’t realize it but mitochondria play a massive role in their energy levels, how well their metabolism functions and even how much brain fog they deal with every day.