Kaboom, kaboom, kaboom.... 3 beats is all the stored energy your heart has available before it needs to recharge. The recharge powerhouse in our cells that keeps us alive and energised is called Mitochondria.
Mitochondria the powerhouse of the cell..... They create the energy in our bodies, and every cell apart from your red blood cells (whose job is to transport oxygen around the body) have them in their thousands. They are best described as the battery packs in our cells.
The journey into Mitochondria and their importance to our survival began as space exploration expanded, and scientists looked at how space travel impacted the human body. These tiny organelles inside our cells have their own DNA which is separate from our Nuclei DNA.
When I watched the Netflix series "One Strange Rock" - Episode 9 and they talk about how large complex life on earth began I really started to get it.....
One instant in time long long ago one bacteria invaded another. This happened all the time but on this occasion the invading bacteria had something special, it used oxygen to create energy. The two bacteria formed a 'symbiotic' relationship and working together they created more energy.
Energy is the key to Life itself. Together they began to build life on earth as we know it....large life forms were able to flourish because of the energy they could produce. They are what we now call Mitochondria......
We inherit them through the female line (from our mothers), and they are how Geneticists have traced our journey back to Eve...the first mother.
Mitochondrial disease is relatively new research.
Dr. Naviaux is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center and former President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society (MMS). Here is what he has to say:
"Virtually all chronic complex diseases have mitochondrial dysfunction. This means that over half of all Americans—over 150 million people—will suffer with a chronic disease that can be traced to mitochondrial dysfunction. Even the aging process itself has been found to be controlled by mitochondrial function. Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Parkinson, Alzheimer, mental health disorders like bipolar disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis (MS), and childhood disorders like autism, ADHD, asthma, and many more all have been shown to have mitochondrial dysfunction."
The journey to investigate our core cellular being began as we looked to space and space travel.
What might Mitochondrial energy do for you?
Energy is the key to your life. Without it you are not alive !!!
It is required for every function of your body
May increase energy levels
May improve sleep
May improve management of stress
May improve overall mental vitality and clarity
May lower inflammation in the body
Possible reduction in allergies
Stimulation of collagen production
May reduce damage to blood vessels
Help in promotion of toxin elimination
May assist digestion
May enhance hormonal function
Possible relief from symptoms of hormonal changes like Menopause