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Top Tips to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Cancer is a metabolic disease, not a genetic one. The genetic mutations observed in some cancers are a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism in the mitochondria (the energy stations inside your cells) As long as your mitochondria remain healthy and functional, your chances of developing cancer are slim […]

What You Need to Know About Your Mitochondria

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE In simple terms, mitochondria are the powerhouse of your cells, producing about 90% of the energy being generated in your body Everything that happens in your body, each and every muscle contraction and relaxation, biochemical cascade, cellular regeneration, detoxification and so on requires energy Free radicals formed at the […]

How to Measure and Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE As you age, your mitochondrial function decreases, and this is a hallmark of both the aging process itself as well as most chronic disease. Bio-energy testing can quantitatively measure the function of your mitochondria Even asymptomatic people in their 30s can have significantly decreased mitochondrial function. Early onset mitochondrial dysfunction […]

The Type of Fat You Eat Affects Your COVID Risk

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE A compelling report in the journal Gastroenterology offers a radically novel yet logically sound explanation as to why some COVID-19 patients develop life-threatening organ failure, namely their high unsaturated fat intake Data indicate that COVID-19 mortality rates are heavily influenced by the amount of unsaturated fats you eat. Simply […]