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IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...
…you’ll find out why you’re tired, how to fix it and ways to increase your energy. Fatigue is a hidden epidemic, with chronic fatigue syndrome being the most severe end, but most people (in the U.S.) are experiencing some level of being flat-out tired as hell.
Guest Ari Whitten, Ph.D. (Cand.), CES, PES, says that as a culture, we have normalized fatigue. In his newest book, “EAT FOR ENERGY: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy,” he explains that 5.4 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (the most severe case of fatigue). However, the true fatigue epidemic affects 50 to 100 times more people.
This episode’s discussion gets right into the role of mitochondria in human energy. Ari’s research (420 citations in “Eat for Energy”!] is clear. The cause of fatigue is mitochondrial dysfunction, he says. And the biggest factors that affect your mitochondria include:
- Circadian rhythm dysregulation and poor sleep
- Carrying too much body fat and too little muscle mass
- Poor gut and microbiome health
- Blood sugar dysregulation
- Nutritional toxicities and deficiencies
- Neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances
So what can you do to increase your energy currency? A lot, as it turns out. When you understand factors like resilience, cell defense, nutrition and supplementation, you’re on your way to better energy. In this conversation, you’ll learn:
- what’s causing the dysfunction in your mitochondria and how you can repair these critical energy cells.
- strategies that will double your energy levels.
- 7 top supplements (and more) that help get your mitochondria back on the energy track.
Ari has been studying and teaching natural health science for more than 25 years. He went through his own battle with chronic fatigue that inspired his obsession with energy. For the past seven years, he's focused specifically on improving human energy. His education and work in this area touches on critical aspects of human health from nutrition to physical training, to light science, to psychology, and more.
He created The Energy Blueprint science-based lifestyle programs that target brain energy and mitochondria. He also hosts The Energy Blueprint podcast that features world-wide experts on the subject of understanding fatigue and how to get more energy.