Mark Pettus and John Bagnulo discuss the role mitochondria play in health, in quality of life and in disease. They review some nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to diminish mitochondrial disruption and to promote mitochondrial health.
This podcast packs some power, just like the mighty mitochondria in every cell of our body. Mitochondria are our body’s powerhouses and necessary for healthy myelination. Myelination occurs when a fatty layer, called myelin, accumulates around neurons and enables nerve cells to transmit information faster and allows for more complex brain processes and central nervous system functioning.
Just like household electrical wires, cells need a thick layer of insulation to buffer “shocks” and allow electrical impulses and messages to travel through the body freely. It takes significant energy for a neuron to maintain the high level of order required for myelination. If mitochondria become sick or diseased [aka “leaky”] then the neuron will lack the energy it needs to maintain the high levels of order necessary to messaging and fluid movement.
Research on mitochondria is a HOT area of research as it relates to the growing number of cases of chronic complex diseases that are historically progressive and difficult to treat - Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Disease. Diseased mitochondria are at the helm of the growing number of neurological problems that are triggered by infectious agents, chronic inflammation, high levels of free radicals and oxidative stress. What can we do to resuscitate our mitochondria? Healthy life style and dietary choices can reduce the symptoms caused by sick mitochondria [fatigue, brain fog, pain, depression]. In addition, Mark and John offer up a list of beneficial dietary supplements that will keep your mitochondria mighty mighty.