Seasonal eating & mitochondria

By Kiera Lea

Let’s discuss seasonal/local eating and why I will not be drinking orange juice this winter.

I don’t know if I’m ready for the backlash I’m going to get from this post. We all have our own views, and that is okay! Let me first explain how our mitochondria work. Our mitochondria are not static, they are constantly changing and morphing to suit their environment. This means that if you draw a diagram of the structure of the mitochondria, you would need to draw several variations because the mitochondrial structure is always rearranging itself to suit the environments in which you reside.

Why do our mitochondria do this? Because your mitochondria love you and are always trying to give you abundant amounts of energy all year round. So much so that they will change their physiology to suit your needs. So what does our mitochondria do for us? Our mitochondria are in charge of tunneling electrons (the things food stuff is broken down into) to create electricity inside of us (stick with me here). These electrons can come from food and these electrons can also come from our environment. So what really is the fundamental difference between fat + protein and carbohydrate? It’s the light that is embedded in the electrons that are broken down and fed to the mitochondria. Carbohydrates have high-energy electrons because they are stored high-energy photonic light. Fat and protein are lower energy electrons because they hold lower energy light within the depths of their being.

Within the Electron transport chain (ETC), we have four complexes + the ATPase. Complex 1 is where high energy electrons are ferried into the ETC utilizing NADH before moving to Complex 4, where water is made. Complex 2 is where low energy electrons are inserted into the ETC, utilizing FADH as their carrier before moving to Complex 4, where water is made. Why do we need an extra complex for high-energy electrons?

Because we need more time to rip off and bury the light emitted from these electrons during their redox reaction at each complex due to their high energy state. Our body is very efficient and hides energy through both vibrational and light sources throughout our physiology. Remember how I said our mitochondria change for us? they can become coupled or uncoupled. They can minimize complex ones when it is not needed. How do our mitochondria know what form and shape they should take at any given time? Our mitochondria are constantly sensing their environment. One of the ways they do this is through light.

If no UV light is present and you are cold, your mitochondria will prepare themselves to ferry low-energy electrons from fats and protein, not carbohydrates. For this reason, it would be best if you were not eating carbohydrates (high-energy electrons) when they do not naturally grow in your location. If you do, you will increase inflammation and develop leptin resistance quickly while also ruining your thyroid function. You might end up getting a prescription for bioidentical hormones or the likes (aspirin).

You should not need to take supplements to support your thyroid production if you are healthy and living in alignment with your environment. Nature didn’t create supplements; silly people did to cope with the silly decisions and choices they make in their lives, like eating imported foods and bathing under blue light. The way our mitochondria function in winter is completely different from how our mitochondria function in the summer. It’s not just the food that goes into our mouth that impacts our metabolism; it is the light we are around and also our hormones, including our master hormone (leptin). Funnily enough, our hormones are also controlled by light.

seasonal eating - winter sun

Let’s talk about winter mitochondria. During winter, our body feels the cold air and the low solar yield, and our mitochondria change how they are shaped to tunnel low-energy electrons. This system is quantised and yolked to our environment. When we consume low-energy electrons, we conserve energy because we are no longer utilizing complex one of the ETC. Complex two is also not a proton pump; thus, there is less voltage in the inter mitochondrial membrane space. This lack of voltage also means that there is less ATP output per mitochondrion but an increase in heat emission per mitochondrion. This light is not wasted; it is captured by our water network to do work needed (the light/heat is utilized as a form of energy).

So what happens when we consume imported foods such as carbohydrates in the dead of winter when no/minimal carbs grow around us? Inflammation. The light around us is telling and preparing our body to consume food that holds electrons that are full of the same light that shines on our skin. The temperature of our environment will also help to either uncouple or couple our mitochondria to increase our thermodynamic efficiency. What is the bedrock of all systemic dis-ease? Inflammation. In winter, our body knows that we will have a lack of food electrons in our environment. Our mitochondria sense the cool air and the absence of UV light and uncouple. This leads to the creation of more mitochondrial heat production as another form of energy to keep during the cold season.

Consuming carbs (ie orange juice) in the dead of winter that are out of season for your environment is not a good idea. This is not only true for the reasons mentioned above but also due to the heavy deuterium content of fruits. Other things to consider when choosing a species and season-appropriate diet are:

    • deuterium toxicity
    • thyroid health
    • leptin resistance
    • natures laws
    • bio-photon emission (does the light you consume match the light on your skin)
    • Does the person who told you to eat fruit all winter take supplements to deal with the health issues eating fruit all winter gave them?

Consuming non-seasonal, non-local food might not seem like a big deal, but the electromagnetic footprint of the food you eat is rather important when considering the mitochondrial uncoupling process in the trillions of your cells. Eating out of season is not optimal for life quality or longevity, especially If you are leptin-resistant to begin with, which is often the root cause of many health issues.

With love, Kiera.

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