Here’s Why You Feel Off


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When you’re off you know it. You feel tired, down, and you get sick too often. You might also feel lethargic, lacking in motivation or you might even suffer from depression. These are very often symptoms of something big that is wrong with your body. When you’re not feeling right too often, it’s your body’s way of telling you that you have malfunctioning mitochondria.

Mitochondria are ancient bacteria that reside in every cell in the human body. Billions of years ago this bacteria hitched a ride inside our cells. It’s purpose is to produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), the energy that powers every cell within our bodies. The average human cell has between 1,000 – 2,000 mitochondria inside each cell. When that mitochondria is functioning inefficiently you feel like crap all the time. You’re unable to focus and think clearly, causing brain fog.

What’s causing your mitochondria to malfunction?

  • You’re not getting enough oxygen – You don’t exercise aerobically every day and your stores of oxygen are low. Mitochondria uses oxygen to create ATP. When you are not getting enough oxygen, your mitochondria are not producing enough ATP to power your body.
  • You’re microbiota inside your large intestine is unhealthy – Eating too many carbohydrates and not enough fibrous vegetables can kill good microbiota. If just about every meal you eat lacks vegetables, you are literally starving the good microbiota inside your gut. This impairs your immune system, making you sick too often and could actually lead to cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many other ailments.
  • You’re not getting enough sleep – During sleep, your brain does a lot of janitorial work. It recharges your brain cells and clears away the junk inside those brain cells (free radicals and waste produced by brain cells. During sleep, the brain sends out a swat team of immunological cells that rids the brain of unhealthy, dying or malfunctioning brain cells. You need at least four sleep cycles every night in order for your brain to perform maintenance. Each sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes, so you need a minimum of six hours of sleep every night. Five sleep cycles, or 7.5 hours of sleep a night is optimal.

For more information about how to increase your energy read Head Strong, by Dave Asprey.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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