Are Your Cells Secretly Draining Your Energy?
Oxygen Magazine Australia|Issue 100

So, you have been reading Oxygen Magazine articles for a while now and following the lessons to get your dietbalanced and calculated properly for your goals; you understand micronutrients and have all bases coveredwith your essential nutrients and your gut seems to be working well. You are in a stable state of wellness and freeof disease. You look good! You feeling good? Well, thats good. Now we have a strong foundationto work from; lets go from good to awesome.

Matt Legge

Fine tune the engine

It is important to understand that we are made up of a network of cells. Some cells are ours and some are from other organisms that live with us or in us. There are 10x as many micro-organism cells in our bodies than there are normal cells. So, we must consider their needs too or they will steal our energy.

Each cell is its own little world, trying to survive and do its job. Whether that cell is a brain cell, muscle cell, organ or gut wall; it needs to have enough energy and resources to survive and thrive, and then all those cells functioning will allow an organ to work, your brain to think, gland to secrete a hormone or gut to absorb nutrients.

Optimal functioning cells are essential for an optimally functioning body.

Our cells are full of water and surrounded by water. These pools of water are separated by oily structures. Our cell membrane, our energy warehouse the “mitochondria”, and all the organelles inside our cells, are made of oils and fats.

When our energy production is inefficient we make a lot of waste. We don’t have an exhaust pipe like a car to remove this waste as it is being made. It accumulates in our cells and we can only remove it via sweat, breathing and panting, bowels or urine. This waste is often water-soluble and acidic, and as it moves from the water inside your cells to the water outside your cells it can damage your oily structures on the way. This acidic waste accumulates and our oily structures are bathed in acid water. The more you push yourself to be awesome, the more waste you make - and you hit a roadblock and get stuck.

Protect your cells from damage

If you want more energy produced per cell, we need to protect our mitochondria from damage. Repair our energy warehouse and build more of them to build more energy capacity. It is these cellular energy warehouses that will use our micronutrient and macronutrient fuels to give us energy.

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