Listen: Restore Your Energy Levels, Naturally

Content reviewed by Donna Gates
Written by Body Ecology on January 24th, 2023

In this episode, Donna is joined by the Founder of The Energy Blueprint, Ari Whitten, M.S. He is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement, nutrition, and exercise, a natural health expert and #1 best-selling author.

Ari explains the role mitochondria play in cellular defense and how it impacts their ability to produce the energy the body needs—explaining the many stressors that stop your body from generating enough energy.

He shares several super simple changes anyone can make to reduce these stressors, which enables mitochondria to break free from defense mode and go back to generating the energy levels the body needs.

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  • Mitochondria play a big role in generating energy for your body but are also part of its defense mechanism.
  • Your mitochondria are constantly looking for threats and asking – Is it safe to produce energy? If they detect a threat, they switch from energy production to defense.
  • It is possible to power up the mitochondria to trigger more energy production. But doing it at the wrong stage is not a good thing. There is a right and a wrong time to rev up the engine.
  • Your mitochondria are deliberately turning down energy production in response to too much fat in your body.
  • Eighty percent of U.S. citizens have high blood sugar at some point during the day. Mitochondria see that situation as a threat.
  • Mitochondria are the central hub of your metabolism; they’re connected to everything.
  • To fix your mitochondria start small with a few simple things, e.g., eat your veg first or add vinegar to your meals.
  • Change how you eat to reduce weight without necessarily having to eat less. Several options are discussed in the episode.
  • Melatonin, a hormone our bodies produce, is the most potent mitochondrial antioxidant. How you can generate more is discussed in the episode.

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Ari Whitten is the founder of The Energy Blueprint system, a comprehensive lifestyle and supplement program which has helped more than two million people (and counting) experience optimal health, better performance, and more energy. 

He’s also the bestselling author of The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy, and the host of the popular The Energy Blueprint Podcast, which features the world’s leading natural health experts. 

In 2020, Ari was voted #1 Health Influencer by Mindshare, the largest natural and functional medicine community. For more than 25 years, Ari has been dedicated to the study of human health science. He holds an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a B.S. in Kinesiology, and certifications as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has completed all coursework for a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. You can find his podcast, programs, and supplement formulas at www.theenergyblueprint.com.



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