We live in a toxic environment. We breathe, eat and drink in toxins that must be neutralized by our lungs, liver, and cells.
Inside every cell, mitochondria exist to detoxify and maintain a healthy environment. The healthier your cells, the less likely you are to suffer from low energy or conditions that allow cancer, heart disease or diabetes to take hold.
Detoxification happens all the time in our bodies, but sometimes mitochondria become bogged down with free radicals, toxins and bacteria.
You can feel toxic overload because you will lose energy, immune function and the ability to recover from illnesses or even fitness workouts.
Mitochondria, like any detoxification system, needs a boost sometimes.
The BX Protocol is designed to upregulate mitochondria so they can filter toxins out of the cells, as they were originally intended to do.
Other energy catalysts are found as enzymes in food. Food enzymes occur naturally in raw food and are destroyed if foods are manufactured, processed or packaged.
Metabolic enzymes are produced by the body and are catalysts for every function in the body. They help facilitate detoxification and energy production in every single cell of the body.
Mitochondrial Nutrition focuses on the ability of the the food we eat to increase energy, restore health and optimize detoxification.
Study results demonstrate that people who include foods that enhance the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) process, improve the energy production and detoxification ability of the mitochondria.
Evidence is accumulationt that poor nutrition and mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, fatigue syndromes and nutrigenomic diseases (where poor nutrition and genetics result in faster aging).
Five powerful recommendations for upregulating mitochondria include:
- Including between 5-15 raw fruits and vegetables every day in the diet.
- Decreasing the amount of processed foods eaten throughout the week to no more than five per week. Eating more fresh or home prepared foods is helpful for mitochondrial energy improvement.
- Selecting low glycemic foods, meaning foods that don’t raise blood glucose levels rapidly. Choosing foods with higher fiber content and more nutrient density slow the body’s reaction to changes in blood glucose. It’s the changes (up or down) that increase the rate of mitochondrial aging.
- Eating 6-12 ounces of grassfed meat or wild-caught salmon provides amino acids and essential fats that rebuild damaged mitochondrial membranes, improving the performance of mitochondria.
- Including a variety of naturally occurring fats like olive oil, coconut oil, and butter rather than relying on laboratory produced hydrogenated fats in processed foods and margarines. Naturally occurring fats contain specific vitamins and vitamin-like compounds that improve the longevity of mitochondria.
Combining the powerful effects of the The BX Protocol with optimal mitochondrial nutrition will provide your coaching clients with some of the most important basic tools to getting started on the road to increased energy and improved mitochondrial health and wellness.