The mitochondria are specialized structures—also known as organelles—located inside our cells. They act as tiny energy powerhouses and produce the vast majority of energy, in the form of ATP, that each cell needs to function.
If you are wondering why you should be concerned about your mitochondrial health, dysfunction in these important organelles has been implicated in health concerns ranging from dementia to migraine headaches to chronic fatigue. And it's suspected that many common medications, like acetaminophen and antibiotics, can cause damage to the mitochondria.
As a holistic neurologist, I provide full neurological care and also utilize acupuncture, neurofeedback, and herbal and nutritional guidance to help my patients heal. Our mitochondrial health is a crucial piece of the puzzle of our overall well-being, and we want to keep them happy. Each organ in our body is made up of millions of cells and without effective mitochondria in our cells, our organs will lack the energy to do their jobs.