Mitochondria are the powerhouses of your cells - but what does that really mean?
Let’s find out!
The mitochondria is a tiny ‘organ’ in the cell that generates the electrical energy you need. But these mitochondrial powerhouses get damaged easily - leaving us feeling fatigued and cells struggling to survive.
Learn how to increase electrical energy, and naturally fight fatigue, by taking care of your mitochondria. Sustain and cleanse your cells with Dr. Sebi’s Viento to help mitochondria increase their output and keep you fully charged!
“It is the food that you eat that would reconnect you with the energies of life, and then the words are unnecessary because you could see. You’re connected.” – Dr. Sebi.
Mitochondria are rod-shaped micro-organs inside your cells. They combine nutrients (from your food) with oxygen (from the air) to make molecules of energy (called adenosine triphosphate or ATP). Mitochondrial waste products (kind of like ‘poo’) are toxic to the cell, and the fuel you feed them has a huge impact.
Cells have varying numbers of mitochondria, depending on their needs. Cells in the liver, muscles, and nerves need the highest number of mitochondria to produce enough energy for all their hard work. Mitochondria are easily damaged by toxicity and if enough get damaged it can kill the cell entirely.
If your mitochondria aren’t properly nourished, your cells can’t produce enough energy. This also means your body won’t function optimally. Fatigue is the most common symptom of dysfunctional mitochondria, which also contribute to:
- Nearly every chronic disease.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Accelerated aging.
- Memory loss.
- Nerve pain.
Fortunately, supporting your mitochondria is consistent with Dr. Sebi’s methodology. Mitochondria are damaged by acidic, high calorie, low nutrient foods, and energized by alkaline, organic, bio-electric foods. Dr. Sebi knew decades ago what scientists are now discovering about our cells.
When food is metabolized (oxygenated to release energy) by the mitochondria, waste products (called free radicals) are left behind. These cause oxidative stress (like acidic ‘rusting’) inside the cell. Acidic food creates free radicals that destroy mitochondria. Acidic foods directly inhibit our cell’s ability to make energy.
Keep your cell’s powerhouses producing a strong bio-electrical current:
Eat Real Food! Eliminate ‘foods’ damaging your mitochondria’s ability to make energy - alcohol, bread, meat, pastry, and all processed, acidic, sugary, artificially sweetened, chemically engineered junk food. Instead, go for the natural, alkaline fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains found in Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide which are full of nourishing antioxidants and phytochemicals.
“Sugar is not for us. Sugar is very bad.” – Dr. Sebi.
Eat Sufficiently. Excess food, especially carbohydrates, can be toxic to mitochondria. One of the best ways to extend mitochondrial lifespan is by fasting. During a fast energy is made available for mitochondrial repair. However, do not starve yourself as mitochondria also need fuel. Find a natural balance between periods of fasting, cleansing and fully nourishing yourself.
Exercise. When we exercise using our muscles (even just walking) mitochondria signal that more energy is needed in the future. This signal increases the production of new mitochondria, so in a few days' time, more energy is available. This ‘movement-driven’ up-regulation increases the cell’s ability to produce energy next time. This counter-intuitively reduces how tired we feel by making more energy, so exercise is actually energizing.
Cleanse. Free radicals, and acidic damage, have accumulated in your body over many years. Doing a cleanse gives your system a chance to reset and free up the biological resources for the body’s restorative processes and making new mitochondria.
Sleep. While we sleep our brain removes waste products that damage mitochondria, but if we don’t get enough sleep this doesn’t happen. Refresh overnight and allow yourself to nap if needed.
Oxygenate. Mitochondria need to breathe. Take full breaths of fresh air to fuel the furnace inside every cell. (Training at high altitude can also increase the number of mitochondria you produce!).
Supporting your mitochondria enhances every aspect of your health. Make sure those tiny powerhouses get the nutrition they really need to thrive. Fatigue is just the first sign of compromised energy production, which typically gets worse if left unchecked (brain fog, poor concentration, short-term memory loss, irritability).
Re-charge your cells and promote clean energy production with Dr. Sebi’s Viento. Enhance bio-electricity with Hombre Grande to directly boost mitochondrial energy production. Chaparral removes toxic waste and built-up heavy metals, restoring your ability to energize on the inside. Viento will make your mitochondria feel young again.
If you want to lift your spirits, boost your mood or elevate your mind, it’s your mitochondria that need attention. Mitochondria are critical for movement and self-healing, energy, and attention, but their simple structure (closely related to prehistoric bacteria) is damaged by dietary toxicity.
Make friends with your mitochondria to maximize your vitality!