Just like anything else mechanical, your body needs a source of energy in order for it to do what it does –
all those miraculous and delicately balanced processes that our systems just do without us ever having to think about them, and which keep you alive and healthy second by second.
Some of those processes are themselves part of the intricate energy producing mechanism, digesting our food and breathing in oxygen, for example. But at the heart of it all are some minute, often overlooked but very powerful generators – our mitochondria.
Each of our cells contain thousands of these tiny batteries,
all working tirelessly to produce enough energy to keep us going, but it probably comes as no surprise to you to hear that much of our modern world is now having a profound and negative impact on this all important function.
About 70 – 80% of the energy available to the body at any given time is used to simply keep us ticking over, so to speak, which doesn’t leave a lot left over for any other activities – and when I say ticking over I literally mean when you are sat still doing nothing! As our mitochondria begin to struggle under the onslaught of pressures from our environment and lifestyles, and energy levels drop as a result, it is easy to start to see why so many of us complain of feeling tired all the time. There’s too little ‘spare’ energy – our batteries are literally going flat!
But as with anything health related, a few easy steps can help you combat the drain on your all important power packs.
Here’s are some things you can do to boost your mitochondrial function:
Toxins from chemicals, heavy metals and pollution literally clog up the mitochondria, rather like old oil, dust and dirt stop a generator from running efficiently, so reduce your exposure to keep levels down.
Stress can also have the same effect. All the ‘good stuff’ the body produces in response to a perceived threat as part of your fight or flight immune response, such as adrenaline, become toxic if produced for too long or in too high quantities, again coating the mitochondria and reducing power production. Aim to keep stress levels down – remember stress is simply the result of stressful thinking in the moment – nothing else – and it will pass naturally if you leave it alone because that’s what it’s designed to do.
A stress response also uses a lot of energy making your batteries work even harder than normal. Like any other generator, your mitochondria can become worn out and break if overused!
Your body cleverly lets you know when energy levels are low and it needs to recoup – you get tired or ache after too much exercise. Take note of what you’re being told and give your system time to restock supplies. If you don’t, again you run the risk of creating long term damage.
Just like a piece of machinery, your mitochondria benefit from a service from time to time. Therapies such as Bioresonance can help. The Rayonex system I use, for instance, allows us to work directly with the mitochondria to address issues relating to poor energy production, toxin build up, etc. An incredible level of detail when you think about it!
So is your body telling you that energy supplies are getting low and, if so, would your mitochondria benefit from a little care and attention?