The difference between thriving and dysfunctional mitochondria (is tiny)

By Carrie Bennett

I ignore social media debates around food and macros when they don’t include talk about mitochondrial electron flow. If you can improve electron tunneling through the electron transport chain (ETC), I have seen people eat crap and thrive (assuming they also have a robust circadian rhythm).

Note: I do not recommend eating processed garbage. I prefer eating seasonally while also tending to the electron flow.

The graphic shows the 5 steps of the mitochondrial ETC. This is where the flow of electrons leads to water production (step 4) and ATP (step 5). How well electrons flow AKA tunnel depends on how far apart each step is. The “steps” are proteins in the inner membrane of the mitochondria.

Electrons only like to tunnel (“jump”) so far. If the distance to jump between the proteins becomes too great, electrons get lost. Lost electrons do not become water or make ATP and instead become ROS inflammation. Diseases occur when the size between the proteins spreads too far. The number of mitochondria that have this “spread” in a tissue dictates the disease/symptoms you will have.

What causes the spread?

    • artificial blue light
    • non-natural electromagnetic fields (nnEMFs)
    • lack of exclusion zone (EZ) water
    • lack of infrared (IR) and ultraviolet  (UV) light
    • glyphosate
    • and even noise pollution

What brings the proteins closer together?

    • Melatonin (via morning light and darkness at night)
    • IR production in the mitochondria via cold thermogenesis

Cold thermogenesis also increases cardiolipin on the inner mitochondrial membrane, which helps mitochondria retain their folds and shape to lock the ETC proteins in place.

Other things help promote electron flow through the ETC are:

    • grounding: strengthens the magnetic current of protons through Step 5
    • eating seafood (DHA): brings more electrons to the mitochondria
    • red light frequencies: flow electrons through Step 4
    • nose breathing: creates high oxygen tension and thus allows adequate oxygen delivery to the mitochondria

There are 10,000,000 angstroms in 1 millimeter. The distance from ETC step 1 to step 5 needs to be 35-60 angstroms. For every 1 angstrom increase above this, there is a 10% reduction in electron flow.

This means more inflammation, less ATP, less water, and a greater chance of disease.

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