Do you need to lose weight, increase energy, improve focus, and reduce body pain? Then you should know about the Mito Diet.
The term Mito is an abbreviation for mitochondria. Mitochondria are structures in every cell that make energy by using oxygen and nutrients from food.
Studies show that our mitochondria operate more efficiently with fat for a primary source of fuel as opposed to sugar or carbohydrates. Our cells in our heart, brain, muscles and nerves have high concentrations of mitochondria, thus are especially susceptible to disease when our mitochondria do not get their proper nutrition. With optimal mitochondrial function my patients have reduced fatigue, improved energy, improved hormone function, increased muscle mass, and decreased excess fat.
The Mito Food Plan is high in quality fats, moderate in quality protein, low carbohydrate and gluten-free. The focus of the diet is to support healthy mitochondria by consuming therapeutic foods that improve energy production.
There are similarities with the Mito Food Plan and the Ketogenic Diet. The benefit of the Mito Food Plan is that it is designed for long term use. Many people have trouble following the Ketogenic Diet long term. The Mito Food Plan can also be cycled with a Ketogenic Diet or Paleo Diet.
Linette Williamson MD is a Functional Medicine and Integrative Medical Doctor, who specializes in helping her patients identify lifestyle factors that affect their everyday medical issues. Dr. Williamson uses cutting edge testing to find imbalances that are related to your health problems. She will spend time with you to find out what specific issues you have and help you develop a specific plan that is unique to you.