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Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT is a medical practitioner who realized traditional means of manual therapy and orthopedic care benefited only some of his patients. He began to dive deeper into the concept of overall wellness and gained knowledge about functional and environmental medicine, as well as digestive health.  

In today’s episode, Tim talks about Mitochondrial Dysfunction and how just about every disease known to man is caused by issues with mitochondria. He also recommends supplements people should take to make sure your body’s mitochondrial health is up and running.


“A classic sign of Mitochondrial Dysfunction is if you have multisystemic involvement.” Dr. Tim Jackson


In this episode, you’ll learn:


  • The first to be affected by mitochondrial dysfunction is the nervous system due to it having the largest number of mitochondria in the body. This often results to what we call Brain Fog.
  • Having enough immune cells is one thing but having enough active or functioning cells is another. Mitochondrial Dysfunction causes immune system inefficiency.
  • L-Carnitine and glutathione are great supplements to take when you want to improve mitochondrial health and efficiency.
  • The more you have symptoms in varying systems the more likely are you to have mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • Glutathione supplementation is almost a necessity due to the number of toxins your body is introduced to on a daily basis.
  • Thyroid dysfunction can lead affects the mitochondria and leads to dysfunction.
  • An efficient circadian rhythm prevents mitochondrial dysfunction and improves pathways in the body.
  • Low melatonin may affect mitochondrial health.
  • The first step in healing mitochondria is calming down inflammation and reducing oxidative stress.
  • Glyphosates, an ingredient commonly used in weed killers in farms, damages mitochondria.
  • Antibiotics are harmful to your mitochondria. Cipro is one of the most harmful and should only be taken during life threatening situations.
  • Too much EMF exposurefrom cellphones trigger what we call the “Cell Danger Response” and causes mitochondrial damage.



Key Takeaways:


  • Taking supplements for your mitochondria is great but daily habits have a larger contribution than any supplement you can buy.
  • Justbecause something is approved by a government organization doesn't mean it's safe for the mitochondria.
  • Find a practitioner that will try to treat you without using antibiotics every day.


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