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Top Tips to Optimize Your Mitochondrial Health

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Medically Reviewed by Dr. Thomas Seyfried Fact Checked

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  • Cancer is a metabolic disease, not a genetic one. The genetic mutations observed in some cancers are a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism in the mitochondria (the energy stations inside your cells)
  • As long as your mitochondria remain healthy and functional, your chances of developing cancer are slim
  • Ketogenic therapy calls for restricting net carbs to 50 grams per day and limiting protein; I recommend a limit of 1 gram of protein per kilogram of lean body mass. Fasting glucose needs to be below 70 mg/dL

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