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EPISODE 9 Long COVID, Chronic Fatigue, and the Mitochondrial Network

The connection between the mitochondrial network, chronic fatigue, and Long COVID is rooted in the critical role mitochondria play in cellular energy production. Chronic fatigue and Long COVID both often result from mitochondrial dysfunction, where the cells’ energy factories fail to meet the body’s demands, leading to persistent fatigue.

Modern-day stressors, including poor diet, lack of sleep and movement, and high levels of psychological stress, exacerbate this issue by causing oxidative stress and inflammation, which cause mitochondrial shutdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted these underlying issues, as the virus’ impact on the body often triggers a cascade of immune responses and inflammation that disrupt mitochondrial efficiency, bringing previously latent chronic fatigue conditions to the forefront.

Dr. Eric Gordon sits down with Ari Whitten to take a deep dive into how to optimize cellular repair and renewal.

Episode highlights include:

  • What is causing our fatigue?
  • Mitochondria, beyond being the “powerhouse of the cell”
  • The critical role hormetic stress plays in mitochondrial optimization
  • Autophagy and mitophagy
  • The gut-mitochondria axis
  • Practical steps to improve mitochondrial function

About Ari Whitten

Ari Whitten, MS is the founder of The Energy Blueprint. He is the best-selling author of The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy, and Eat For Energy: How To Beat Fatigue, and Supercharge Your Mitochondria For All-Day Energy. He’s a natural health expert who takes an evidence-based approach to human energy optimization. He has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, completed extensive graduate training in Clinical Psychology, and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 25 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting edge of the science on health and energy enhancement. He has deep expertise in mitochondrial health, circadian rhythm and sleep, nutrition, gut health, light therapies, fitness, and hormetic stress.

** This information is not to be taken as medical advice. Always consult your practitioner before making any changes to your treatment.

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