Cellular Metabolism, Mitochondria, and Energy Production

Ep 24
In this episode, we discuss the importance of energy, and the many factors that keep our energy levels up. Fatigue is a sign that something is not functioning properly and it can be due to any number of underlying dysfunctions. Many things affect our energy, including vitamins and nutrients, physical health, mood, sleep and our mitochondria, the cell organelles that produce most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell's biochemical reactions. Tune in to learn how you can support your clients to build their energy levels.


  • [03:00] What are the causes of fatigue and exhaustion?
  • [10:00] Important B vitamins in the mitochondria.
  • [13:00] Important vitamins to protect the mitochondria from oxidation.
  • [16:00] Cortisol damages the mitochondria and we need to manage stress.
  • [22:00] Different types of cleanses to assist your clients.
  • [30:00] Structural alignment is also important for energy, to have the joints in place and moving properly.


  • There are many factors which may cause fatigue and exhaustion, including lack of nutrients and sleep, stress, depression and the mitochondria.
  • Adding key nutrients to the diet may assist your clients to build their energy levels one step at a time.
  • By digging deeper into each individual’s health and by supporting the mitochondria, this will further support your clients to build and maintain their energy levels.


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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.