How To Eat To Supercharge Mitochondria With Ari Whitten

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In this episode, we discuss the Mitochondria, and how to support the energy function of the Mitochondria with food, nutrients, supplements and sleep for optimal energy metabolism. Our guest today is Ari Whitten, someone who knows the Mitochondria better than anyone else. He is the author of ‘Eat for Energy: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria and Unlock All Day Energy’ and the host of ‘The Energy Blueprint’ podcast.  Tune in to learn how to support and supercharge the Mitochondria. 


  • [05:00] How does the circadian rhythm of sleep fit into mitochondrial health and energy regulation? 

  • [08:00] Melatonin is an energy hormone as well as a sleep hormone.

  • [16:00] Results of food studies with the exact same type and amount of food provided at different periods of the day.

  • [21:00] The best way to eat is flexible and dynamic, with dozens of nutritional strategies that are easy to implement and integrated with any dietary pattern.

  • [29:00] What are the benefits of broccoli sprouts?

  • [40:00] Supplements which support the Mitochondria.


  • Mitochondrial health is supported by many things like the circadian rhythm of sleep, food, and nutrients.

  • The best way to eat for energy is flexible and dynamic, with many nutritional strategies that are easy to implement and integrated with any dietary pattern.

  • Food and nutrition are key to supporting the Mitochondria, but key supplements also play a part.


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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.