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Jul 1, 2022

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about the mitochondria and The Energy Blueprint.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Ari Whitten.  Ari Whitten, PhD (Cand), CES, PES is the founder of The Energy Blueprint system, a comprehensive lifestyle and supplement program which has helped more than two million people (and counting) experience optimal health, better performance, and more energy.  He's also the bestselling author of The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy and the host of the popular The Energy Blueprint Podcast which features the world’s leading natural health experts.
 In 2020, Ari was voted #1 Health Influencer by Mindshare, the largest natural and functional medicine community.  For more than 25 years, Ari has been dedicated to the study of human health science.  He holds a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a B.S. in Kinesiology, certifications as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and he has completed all of the coursework for a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. You can find his podcast, programs, and supplement formulas at

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction?
  • What "signals" lead to impairment of the mitochondria?
  • How might supporting the mitochondria need to consider whether or not one is in a Cell Danger Response?
  • What are "zietbegers" and their relevance to brain and body clocks?
  • Can too much protein lead to overactivation of mTOR and potentially be harmful?
  • What role do short-chain fatty acids play in energy production?
  • Can prebiotics and resistant starches be used in those with SIBO?
  • What role might vinegar play in supporting the mitochondria?
  • How might Urolithin A be supportive of the mitochondria?
  • Are niacin derivatives such as NR or NMN proving to be helpful?
  • How might melatonin support the mitochondria?
  • Are the adrenals a key player in fatigue?
  • What role might red light therapy or photobiomodulation have in supporting mitochondria?

Connect With My Guest:

Related Resources:

Book: Eat for Energy: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy

Breathing for Energy Program

The Energy Blueprint Store

Interview Date:

June 28, 2022


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.