In prior episodes we discussed how glucose gets into cells from the bloodstream, but now it’s time to dig deeper and understand how glucose and nutrients actually get into the mitochondria to produce energy.  Optimal mitochondrial function is essential for energy, weight control, and disease prevention, so understanding its function is key.

  • Brief overview of insulin resistance basics from prior episodes
  • The origin and function of mitochondria
  • A college admissions anecdote to explain how glucose gets “admitted” into the mitochondria
  • Understanding aerobic vs anerobic metabolism
  • Optimal exercise intensity to activate mitochondria, maximal energy production, and curb hunger

Check out this episode!