Bloating , hunched posture, parasites and signs and symptoms

  • Gas pains
    Belching or passing gas clears gas from the digestive tract, but when gas is stuck it causes abdominal pain.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
    Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition that causes painful spasms and cramping in the large intestine.
  • Gastritis
    Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, causes stomach upset, irritation, and pain.
  • Constipation (child)
    Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.
  • Constipation (adult)
    Constipation is having less than three bowel movements a week, causing hard stools, abdominal pain and more.
    To do: Eat fiber-rich whole foods (raw or cooked).  Exercise and massage tummy with coconut oil and peppermint oil.
    Insert a suppository with coconut oil for bed-ridden seniors who are taking many kinds of medications.
  • Gastroenteritis
    Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and intestine that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Indigestion
    Indigestion is pain and burning in the upper abdomen, an feeling of fullness after a meal, belching, and gas.
  • Osteoporos
    Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak and can break more easily.
  • Gallstones
    A gallstone attack occurs when a stone blocks the bile duct, causes right upper abdominal pain and cramping.
  • Giardiasis
    Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine causing diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea and stomach cramps.
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
    Helicobacter, bacteria in the digestive tract, causes peptic ulcers and their associated pain and burning.
  • Polycystic kidney disease
    Polycystic kidney disease can cause abdominal pain, headaches, and pain in the sides and back.
  • Muscle strain
    Muscle strain occurs when muscles are stressed, overworked, or injured due to physical activity or labor.
  • Food poisoning
    Food poisoning can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and weakness.
  • Panic attack
    When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden, intense fear that can’t be controlled.
  • Peptic ulcer
    Peptic ulcers, sores in the lining of the stomach or upper intestine, cause abdominal pain, gas, and more.
  • Diverticulitis
    Diverticulitis is a condition of the colon and causes pain, cramping, infection, bleeding, and other symptoms.
  • Lactose intolerance
    Lactose intolerance, or the inability to digest lactose, leads to gas, bloating, and other symptoms.
  • Intestinal ischemia
    Symptoms of intestinal ischemia include pain, bloody bowel movements, abdominal swelling, vomiting, and more.
  • Intestinal obstruction
    Intestinal obstruction is when the intestine is blocked and causes pain, swelling, nausea, diarrhea, and more.
  • Intussusception
    Intussusception is an intestinal condition and causes severe pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, and more.
  • Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, and more.
  • Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause fever, fatigue, dark urine, jaundice, and more.
  • Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, tiredness, and more.
  • Celiac disease
    Celiac disease, which is an intestinal reaction to gluten, can cause gas, diarrhea, bloating, and weight loss.
  • Colon cancer
    Colon cancer is often asymptomatic, but it can cause constipation, bowel obstruction, bloody stool and more.
  • Colon polyps
    Colon polyps are growths that form in the lining of the colon, and can cause constipation, diarrhea and more.
  • Crohn’s disease
    Crohn’s disease is a digestive condition that causes swelling, cramping, diarrhea, and nutritional problems.
  • Cystic fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus.
  • Dermatomyositis
    Dermatomyositis is a condition that causes muscle swelling and weakness, and a rash on the face and joints.
  • Proctitis
    Proctitis is pain and inflammation of the rectal lining caused by infection.
  • Pancreatitis
    Pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, causes abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, and rapid pulse.
  • Ulcerative colitis
    Ulcerative colitis causes swelling in the large intestine and can lead to cramping, diarrhea, and more.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    The symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding include black or bloody stool or vomit, dizziness, and cramping.
  • Depression (Child and Adolescent)
    Depression is a painful sadness that interferes with a child’s schoolwork, family life, and social activities.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
    Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include dry mouth, excessive thirst and urination, and more.
  • Diverticulosis
    Diverticulosis is a condition of the colon and causes pain, cramping, infection, bleeding, and other symptoms.
  • Drug overdose
    A drug overdose can be fatal and causes sleepiness, confusion, coma, vomiting, and other symptoms.
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
    Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease marked by swollen painful joints, a rash, swollen lymph nodes, and more.
  • Thalassemia
    Thalassemia is a rare group of genetic blood disorders effecting red blood cells and leading to anemia.
  • Anemia
    Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.
  • Pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is typically asymptomatic until the cancer has advanced, making treatment difficult.
  • Drug allergy
    A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication and can cause a rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing.
  • Narcotic abuse
    Narcotic abuse can cause fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety, euphoria, vomiting, confusion, and constipation.
  • Porphyria
    Porphyria is a condition that can affect the nerves and skin, making the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight.
  • Hydronephrosis
    Hydronephrosis is a condition of the kidneys and causes aching or pain, urinary symptoms, fever, and nausea.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    Inflammatory bowel disease causes swelling and symptoms such as cramping, chronic diarrhea, and bleeding.
  • Iron poisoning
    Iron poisoning causes abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration.
  • Ascaris worms
    Ascarisis is an infection by a roundworm, and can cause visible worms in the stool and respiratory symptoms.
  • Kyphosis
    Kyphosis, a rounding or forward curve of the spine, causes a hump in the back, back pain, stiffness, and more.
  • Intestinal Ileus
    Intestinal ileus is a condition of the intestinal muscles causing cramps and bloating, vomiting, gas, and more.
  • Allergic reaction
    Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction.
  • Aortic aneurysm (abdomen)
    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is swelling of the main abdominal artery and can cause sudden chest pain.
  • Tick bite
    A tick-related illness may cause a rash that expands out from the site of the bite, fever, chills, and more.
  • Chagas disease
    Chagas disease is caused by a tropical parasite and can cause fever, ill feeling, and swelling around the eye.
  • Small intestine cancer
    Small intestine cancer is rare and often has no symptoms, but can cause symptoms in its advanced stages.
  • Appendicitis
    Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix causing abdominal pain that begins near the belly button.
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
    Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare liver condition, symptoms include pain, swelling, and vomiting blood.
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
    Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a rare inherited condition that can lead to cramps, muscle spasms, and more.
  • Ricin poisoning
    Ricin is a dangerous poison in castor beans, and causes trouble breathing, nausea, fever and sweating.
  • Lead poisoning
    Lead poisoning causes sudden pain on either side of the lower back, urinary issues, nausea, fever, and chills.
  • Radiation sickness
    Radiation sickness is caused by a high dose of radiation, and causes vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and more.
  • Toxic shock syndrome
    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious bacterial infection and causes fever, low blood pressure, a rash, and more.
  • Henoch-schonlein purpura
    Henoch-Sch�nlein purpura is a condition that causes a purple bruise-like rash on the legs and buttocks.
  • Typhoid fever
    Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness and causes fever, general aches and pains, headache, and weakness.
  • Aortic dissection (abdomen)
    An abdominal aortic dissection is a medical emergency and causes sudden abdominal or back pain.
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
    Shingles is a painful, blistering, skin rash typically found on the back and sides of the chest.
  • Stomach cancer
    Early stomach cancer may cause commonly misdiagnosed symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, and poor appetite.
  • Abdominal migraine
    Abdominal migraine is recurring stomach pain and vomiting that typically shows up in children between the ages of 3 and 10, although it can also occur in adults.

NAC, activated charcoal , sleep and parasites

ParasitesParasites, another cause of IBS symptoms, can cause diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramps, nausea, poor digestion, fatigue, muscle aches, bleeding, rectal itching, and abdominal pain. Parasites cannot live without you.

If you are embarking on a natural treatment for Candida, fungi or parasites, remove all sources of natural sugar from you diet, including sources like honey and fruits. … Diatomaceous Earth– This is a naturally occurring substance that has amazing ability to kill parasites, yeast and parasite eggs.

Parasites and 7 Other Reasons You Aren’t Sleeping – Alternative Daily

Dec 9, 2015 – When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? If you’re working back through your memory, and can’t remember, or maybe even forget what you were doing halfway through, that’s a good sign that you’re chronically sleep deprived. It’s a very common problem these days with nearly one quarter of …

WHO | Trypanosomiasis, human African (sleeping sickness)

Sleeping sickness occurs in 36 sub-Saharan Africa countries where there are tsetse flies that transmit the disease. … Human African trypanosomiasis takes 2 forms, depending on the parasite involved: Trypanosoma brucei gambiense accounts for more than 98% of reported cases.

10 Signs That You May Have A Parasite & How To Get Rid Of It! – Why …

Jump to Sleep Disorders – Parasites, especially the ones that prefer to nest in the intestinal tract, can cause a host of sleep disorders such as insomnia. Parasites affect the nervous system as well, giving rise to sleep disorders. All through the night, the body is hard at work eliminating toxins through the liver.Parasites …

CDC – African Trypanosomiasis

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May 24, 2016 – African Trypanosomiasis, also known as “sleeping sickness,” is caused by microscopicparasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina species), which is found only in rural Africa. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a …

3 Signs You May Have Intestinal Parasites (and what to do about it) –

Irregular Sleep Patterns: If you’re sleep patterns are off this may be a cause of parasites or a parasiticinfection. Parasites are awake at night when you’re asleep and they disrupt important sleep hormones. Your stomach may become more active with gas or bloating right around the time you go to sleep. Other potential signs …

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Intestinal Parasites May Be Causing Your Energy Slump | HuffPost

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Jan 6, 2011 – Last year I saw a patient who had returned from her Christmas vacation complaining of persistent dizziness and fatigue that had not improved for over a y…

The Correlation between Intestinal Parasitic Infections and Bruxism …

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Bruxism is defined as the nonfunctional, mostly nocturnal, grinding or clenching of teeth during sleep. Most children, however, tend to exhibit the habit diurnally as well. If continued over long periods of time, the habit leads to wear and erosion of both primary and permanent teeth. Attanasio and Cash declared that bruxism is …

Research Finds Sleeping Sickness Parasites … – Chronobiology.com

Mar 22, 2017 – Understanding the circadian rhythm of the organism behind sleeping sickness offers insight into human clocks as well as hope for treatment of this serious disease. Can a parasite change your circadian rhythm? A parasite from the genus Trypanosoma is known to do so, causing a disease known as …

Diet for cleansing parasites? Can’t sleep, tons of gas/bloasting …

Nov 5, 2017 – 3 posts – ‎2 authors

hi everyone… I saw this question was asked a few days ago by someone else and no one responded. Feel free to direct me to a protocol if you know a link, I couldn’t seem to find one (although I read the hulda clark stuff on this site already) anyway, I am pretty certain I have parasites. When I try to go tosleep, I get unending …

Sleep Problems – Dr. Clark Information Center

IN A NUTSHELL… Remove environmental toxins; Zap; Do dentalwork; Do the parasite cleanse; Take supplements such as ornithine, arginine, valerian, skullcap. Sleep Problems. All big animals sleep, but some sleep by day instead of night. When humans do this, that is, work the night shift, they don’t feel as well. Humans …

Parasites | Feel Better & Live Longer with Natural Medicine

MSM (alternative: NAC 1 capsule twice a day), at least 2 capsules (or 1/4 tsp powder) 3 times a day between meals, to reduce ability of parasites to bind to intestinal mucosa, assist cleansing of liver & bowels, reduce gut inflammation, and healing of ulcerated membranes lining the intestinal tract. Colloidal Mineral Clay …

Unexpected side-effects from NAC – Histamine : Nootropics – Reddit

Jun 2, 2015 – 7 posts – ‎6 authors

The same thing happened with a keto diet in which the parasite adapted and the keto diet stopped working as well. Well it must have adapted because it didn’t die from the 4 months I was on keto. Anyways after I got rid of the parasite, my allergies/irritability have gone away. I’ve also heard that naccan …

Intestinal Parasites & Worms: – catsfork.com

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N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) may also be a useful alternative treatment, as it thins mucous (such as in the intestines and lungs) to the point that will not support the worm. See Medscape for a good discussion of this parasite (multiple pages). (11). Allopathic/pharmaceutical treatment includes: •Ivermectin which inhibits the worms’ …

10 Reasons You Can’t get Rid of Lyme Disease, Parasites, Candida …

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Dec 13, 2015 – It is easy just to focus on one type of infection such as Lyme Disease or candida and overlook other co-infections, such as parasites. But once the … So true! For candida cleanse, what do you think about using Serrapeptase enzyme or NAC – N-Acetyl Cysteine amino acid in addition to the usual dewormer?

The Amazing Benefits of N-A-C (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) – Vitality Magazine

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An underestimated and under-utilized natural supplement I have recommended to my patients is the amino acid derivative N-A-C (N-Acetyl-Cysteine).

N-Acetylcysteine as adjunctive treatment in severe malaria: A …

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NAC had no significant effect on mortality, lactate clearance times (p=0.74) or coma recovery times (p=0.46). Parasite clearance time was increased from 30h (range 6h to 144h) to 36h (range 6h to 120h) (p=0.03), but this could be explained by differences in admission parasitemia. Urinary F2-isoprostane metabolites, …

NAC N-Aceytl Cysteine – Fungus Focus

NAC N-Acetyl Cysteine: Candida, Fungal, Yeast, Anti-Bacterial, and Anti-Parasitic Products To Self-Treat And To Supplement Prescription Treatments. Click on this link to go to our Product Guide.

Natural Remedies for Parasite Cleansing – Secret Energy

https://www.secretenergy.com › Holistic Database

Always stay away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and black tea as they may slow our body from being able to get rid of parasites. Essential nutritional supplements for cleansing parasites: New Chapter Berry Greens to alkalize the intestinal tract and to make the environment unsuitable for parasitesNAC(N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) …

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) – David Wheldon

Jan 15, 2008 – The parasite probably uses an intricate system of microscopic syringes and needles (the type III secretion system) to inject subversional proteins into host cytoplasm to induce endosomal formation. (Other bacteria, easier to study – for instance, Shigella flexneri – do this by injecting proteins which cause the …

What Type of Parasites do You Have? – DrJockers.com

2) Activated Charcoal: The activated charcoal helps to bind and grab up these organisms and sweep them out of the body effectively. 3) Gut Repair: This is a blend of nutrients designed to heal and seal the gut membrane and replenish the mucosal membrane. This is especially important due to the damage the parasites …

How to Kill Parasites With Activated Charcoal | Healthfully

Jul 27, 2017 – Parasites, if left unchecked, can thrive and accumulate in your digestive system and lead to a broad range of health issues including diarrhea, fever and significant loss of energy. Activated charcoal alone is not sufficient, but when included as part of a basic cleansing program will help to eradicate parasites.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal: Medicine of the Egyptians and Greeks

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Jun 18, 2013 – Activated charcoal is used as a detox agent to absorb a host of heavy metals, chemicals, and pharmaceutical drug remains that flow through your blood stream and cause a hindrance to your best health. Activated … This includes bugs that cause everything from a stuffy nose to more invasiveparasites.

Activated charcoal? at Ask Humaworm: Parasites, topic 1148284 …

Nov 3, 2017 – 3 posts – ‎2 authors

Over in the Parasites forum, Megan banished anxiety/panic she had always felt when taking anti-parasiticals. She drank one teaspoon of activated charcoal powder mixed into an eight ounce glass of water. This reduced her anxiety about 80 percent, for about two hours. When the anxiety began to return, she drank another …

Eliminating the Parasites That You Almost Certainly Have and Curing …

I’ve heard of good results with activated charcoal alone too. Then there are the recommendations that include 6-12 other substances in various combinations often with activated charcoal and/or bentonite clay. The subject really gets my head spinning and I find it hard to make a decision (probably due toparasite infection), …

Detoxing The Body Of Parasites | Shift Frequency

Aug 16, 2014 – “Intestinal cleansing is also important to remove pathogens from the system. Focus on a high fiber diet with additions such as organic psyllium husk, flaxseed, chia seed and beetroot. Likewise, bentonite clay and activated charcoal help absorb and escort parasites out of the body.” C Wright Linked with …

Dealing with Lyme Disease and Parasite Die Off – Dr. Jay Davidson

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Apr 12, 2017 – … to reduce your discomfort. For instance, it’s important to keep the bowels moving to prevent toxins from being re-absorbed into the bloodstream. Other solutions for managing die-off symptoms may include staying hydrated, consuming the right supplements and herbs, adding activated charcoal to the diet, …

How To Naturally Rid Your Body Of Parasites | Olivia Budgen

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Feb 21, 2017 – OTHER ANTI-PARASITE FOODS. Pumpkin seeds, papaya seeds, turmeric, probiotics, neem, bentonite clay, activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar and pineapple are other options you can incorporate into your diet.

Healthy Connection: Parasites! Ridding Your Body of Unwanted …

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Aug 2, 2012 – Goldenseal and Activated Charcoal are helpful natural remedies for giardia. Yeast and Fungus Various strains of yeast and fungus (such as Candidaalbicans) can be considered parasitesbecause they weaken intestinal membranes and make them more permeable. They also weaken the immune system.

Fighting Back Against Parasites – Four Winds Nutrition

Activated Charcoal is also helpful for severe diarrhea associated with parasites. Even when diagnosed correctly, parasites can be very hard to eliminate. It takes very powerful medications to kill parasites and typically, those medications are toxic to healthy tissue as well. Even some of the stronger antiparasitic herbs have …

How To Heal Your Metabolism , reset your hormones and make you feel young

How To Heal Your Metabolism

How to Heal Your Metabolism

Lately, as many of you know I have been deep in reading and researching about the systems of the body, healing the body, nutrients, foods that heal and how they are all related in increasing metabolic function.  I think we can agree that we would all like to increase our metabolism…right?  As we get older we are led to believe that our metabolism will just naturally slow down.  We will have to work harder and eat less just to stay thin and feel good about ourselves.  Do these statements ring true to you?  They certainly did for me…of course, until now.

Here are ELEVEN things that will help increase cellular respiration and help heal your metabolism.

  1. Stop dieting
  2. Reduce all other toxins
  3. Get more Sleep
  4. Get more Sunlight
  5. Decrease polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) in meats
  6. Decrease phytoestrogens (soy)
  7. Increase saturated fats in coconut oil
  8. Eat the right types of carbohydrates (sugars) in ripe fruits, root vegetables
  9. Eat the right type of protein in eggs and white fish
  10. Increasing Carbon dioxide (C02) by eating baking soda or carbonated water

You see, for many years, I believed the only way that I could increase my metabolic expenditure (increase calories burned) was to add more muscle to my body and/or to exert more energy through increased exercise load and intensity.  However, there is actually a third way to increase your metabolism.  One that is not discussed very often, either because people do not know about it or they just do not understand it.  Are you wondering what it is?  Oh, I bet you are…

Over the last few years of my studies, I have begun to look at the body and its functions very differently.  I have realized that the health of our metabolism is more than just how much we move and how much muscle we have; a healthy metabolism is about what is happening in every cell of our body and the actual respiration of every cell of our body.  Thus, if we can increase cellular respiration we can increase metabolic function.

First, what is cellular respiration?

Cellular respiration is the set of the metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products.

Basically, it is what happens when glucose (sugar) enters the cells and converts to usable energy.  Without getting too scientific, it’s the most efficient way for cells to harvest energy stored in food.

Cellular respiration has three main stages: glycolysis, the Kreb’s cycle, and the electron transport chain.  For all the geeks, here is a basic explanation of each, for everyone else, skip ahead…

  1. Glycolysis is the metabolic process occurring in the cytosol of your cells that converts glucose (sugar) into two pyruvate molecules.  Glycolysis is an anaerobic (does not require oxygen) reaction that has an end production of 2 ATP (ATP is usable energy) molecules.
  2. Kreb’s Cycle (Citric Acid Cycle) is an aerobic (requires oxygen) reaction that occurs in the mitochondria of every cell in your body.  The mitochondria are referred to as the cell’s power plant because they produce most of the cells supply of ATP (energy). Once oxygen is present, Acetyl Co A is produced from the two pyruvate molecules.  Through an 8-step process 6 NADH, 2 FADH2, and 2 ATP are formed (yes, I know you have no idea what this means…but keep reading, it will all make sense soon).
  3. 3. Electron Transport Chain (ETC) is also an aerobic reaction occurring in the mitochondria.  The ETC transports electrons from donors (like NADH and FADH2) to acceptors (like Oxygen).   When working properly the Kreb’s cycle and the ETC produce most of the cells energy.  The end result is an additional 34 ATP.  As you can see we need adequate amount of glucose, oxygen and a healthy mitochondria to produce sufficient amounts of energy…without these our cells become inefficient and eventually die.

Have I lost you with all this scientific jargon?  Stick with me; things will start to come together soon…

What I want you to see is when everything is working optimally and our cells are getting adequate glucose and oxygen we produce lots of energy (increased cellular respiration).  With increased cellular respiration our metabolism increases.  A great running metabolism means we are meeting our body’s energy needs, we are repairing tissue, we are detoxing properly, we have proper hormone function, we have good energy, we feel happy and life is good.

Did you ever have a friend when you were young who was thin, didn’t workout and could eat whatever she wanted and never gain a pound?  You know, that friend you hated… we will call her Britch.   Britch had great cellular respiration.  It is not the amount of muscle she had or the amount of exercise or activity she did that kept her thin.  Her increased metabolic function came from great cellular respiration.  However, if Britch continued to live her crappy-eating, non-exercising lifestyle her cells would become damaged and her lifestyle would catch up to her.

Many of us would attribute this phenomenon to great genes.   This is partially true since our mitochondria has its own set of DNA.   However, we can help or harm the health of our cellular respiration through the foods we eat, the lifestyles we choose and the decisions we make.  So even if you were not born with great mitochondrial genes you can still improve OR worsen your cells energy production.

  1. Decrease polyunsaturated fats (PUFA).  As I have discussed before PUFAs are highly unstable and oxidize easily in the body.  PUFAs cause mitochondrial damage and reduce respiration.  PUFAs also bind to the same protein receptors that transport your thyroid hormone, reducing thyroid usage…which, once again, has an adverse effect on your cells respiration.  Some examples of PUFA’s are vegetable oils, corn oils, seed oils, nut oils, fish oils, most nuts and seeds and most conventional meats.
  2. Decrease phytoestrogens (soy). An increased level of phytoestrogens increases free fatty acids (FFA) in the body.  FFA acids are known to inhibit the thyroid function and disrupt glucose metabolism.  Soy, like PUFAs, lowers cellular respiration.
  3. Increase saturated fats. Yes, you heard me.  Increasing the right types of saturated fats like coconut oil, organic butter or ghee, cocoa butter, raw organic dairy, and grass fed meats can be very beneficial for your cells.  Saturated fats are stable. Unlike PUFAs, saturated fats bind to proteins in the correct way.  They are used properly and do not break down causing damage to mitochondria genes (DNA).
  4. Eat the right types of carbohydrates (sugars). I know everyone is scared of the words carbohydrate and sugar these days.  You would think by telling you to consume them, it is like telling you to go jump off a bridge.  We must understand not all carbohydrates (sugars) are created equal.  When I say the right types of carbs or sugars, I am referring to ripe fruits, root vegetables, organic raw dairy, pulp free OJ and some low starch above ground vegetables.  I am not referring to processed cookies, crackers, grains, breads and candies.   Sugar is the bodies preferred source of energy.  When we use the right sugars to fuel our cells they produce the most energy by using the least amount of our own bodies resources.  When we use a less optimal fuel (like protein or fat) our body uses more resources to produce less energy.
  5. Eat the right type of protein. Consuming easily digestible proteins like organic beef broth, gelatin, white fish, eggs, dairy and shellfish help support the liver and thyroid.  Increase thyroid hormone increases mitochondria respiration and increases CO2 production.
  6. Increasing Carbon dioxide (C02). C02 helps increase cellular respiration.  You can increase your C02 levels by living at high altitudes (Denver, you are all set), bag breathing, ingesting or bathing in baking soda and increasing your intake of carbonated water.
  7. The right exercise.  Stressful exercise increases mitochondrial damage.  Long duration cardio is incredibly stressful to the body.  Endurance athletes, although fit, have decreased cellular function, you can see this in their very low pulse and low body temperature.  According to Dr. Ray Peat “concentric” weight training is actually restorative to the cells mitochondria.  This means lifting with a load and relaxing without a load.  Burst training (short burst of exercise followed by rest) is also supportive of a healthy metabolism.
  8. Get more Sunlight. According to Dr. Ray Peat, “It turns out that day light 
stimulates our ability to use oxygen for energy production, and
 protects our tissues from some of the free-radical toxins that are
 produced by normal metabolism, by stress, or by radiation.”   This does not mean lay in the sun for 10 hours/day.  Refer to my blog on Vitamin D to help decide how much sun you need.
  9. Get more Sleep. Getting restorative sleep helps with proper cellular function.  This can mean anywhere from 6- 10 hours depending on the person.  Deep sleep is better than more sleep.  Best hours for sleeping are between the hours of 10:30PM -6:30AM.  When the body is at rest its primary energy source should be fat.  Burning fat while sleeping is far less harmful to the cells than oxidizing it while working out.  Remember to optimize energy production sugars should be used while awake and fats should be used while asleep.
  10. Stop dieting. Dieting, starvation, and detox programs may all help you lose weight fast and help you feel better in the short run.  However, long term they are all doing the same thing…they damage your mitochondria and decrease cellular respiration.  Have you ever wondered why ever time you “diet” it gets a little harder to lose weight?  It’s because “dieting”deprives our cells of proper energy and nutrients, damaging our cells and decreasing metabolism.
  11. Reduce all other toxins.  Remove as many toxins from your life as possible.  This includes processed foods, trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup, additives, preservatives, carrageenan, hormones, anti-biotics, drugs, alcohol, environmental toxins, fluoride, pesticides, herbicides, mercury, radiation, etc.  All toxins will disrupt and interfere with proper cell function.  All toxins will lower cellular respiration.

Okay, you got all that?  Yes, I know this is a lot to take in.  And yes, I know some of you may think I am crazy.  This is totally okay with me.  However, what you should know is everything I write about is based on the physiology of the human body, scientific research and my own self-experimentation.   I am not here to tell you what you should or should not do.  My intentions for giving you this information is to only share with you what I am learning, and how it is helping not only myself, but also many of my clients.

Please understand the recommendations I am giving are not person specific.  Every person is different, is at a different state of health and has different needs.  You must also understand that healing the body on a cellular level takes time, a real commitment to wanting to get better and a belief that you are doing the right thing.  There is so much misinformation on health and nutrition out there, it is hard to know what to believe anymore.  In fact, you should question everything you learn, including me.  It is important that you investigate on your own, find out what works for you, ask lots questions, and get help from a professional if you feel you need it.  For more information on how to heal your metabolism…Buy The BOOK.

Happy healing!

Your Optimal Health Coach,

Kate

“Disclaimer:  I am an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, nutritional and lifestyle coach, not a medical doctor.  I do not diagnose, prescribe for, treat or claim to prevent, mitigate or cure any human disease or physical problem. I do not provide diagnosis, care treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, nor apply medical, mental health or human development principles.  I do not prescribe prescription drugs nor do I tell you to discontinue them.  I provide physical and dietary suggestions to improve health and wellness and to nourish and support normal function and structure of the body.  If you suspect any disease please consult your physician.”

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Sugar in fruits and weight gain

According to a research review published in the journal Obesity Reviews, most evidence points to an inverse relationship between fruit intake and body weight—meaning that as fruit intake goes up, waistlines tend to shrink.

Similarly, Spanish researchers found that people with the highest fruit intake were less likely to gain weight over a 10-year period than those who ate the least amount of nature’s sweet offerings.

Fruits help with our bowel movement. Do not eat over ripe fruits and when detoxing or during the first 3 weeks of your weight loss program.

Most fruits should be eaten during the day. And beware of food combining.  It is best to eat fruits 30minutes after a meal. Pineapple enzymes help breakdown fat in meat. And fiber in fruits encapsulates the fat and sugar out of the body.

Fruit is loaded with sugar, in particular fructose and sorbitol (a sugar alcohol), and both of those nutrients can cause gas and bloating. It’s also full of fiber—which, in addition to keeping your belly flat in the long term by moving your GI tract along, can be hard to digest and create gas as a result.

Snack on raspberries, strawberries or blueberries at the same time. The berries’ high water content will counteract cherries’ belly-ballooning properties. Or chase a snack with bloat-banishing detox water. Fruits like lemons and blueberries reduce bloating, and the extra liquid will aid fiber digestion.

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