Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr.Daniel Pompa in the video below give tremendous insight into new Mitochondrial thinking. What is amazing is the amount of Mercola self-analysis. He practises what he preaches. I have noticed some fundamental shifts in his health thinking.
Particularly on the altar of Mitochondrial Health:
He is wedded to substantial mitochondrial benefits of Fasting.
Be it Intermittent, which he undergoes every day. Somewhat varies the total up and down! He has carefully noted his blood glucose levels every ten minutes with a sub-skin device! Has put much thought into the three types of food: Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates.
He also engages…I happen to know this…in Water Fasting:
but not for Five Days which is my belief for an optimum period.
He chooses 4 day Water Fast every month! That in my mind compensates and makes up for the need of that extra day, to make 5 days which I subject myself to once every four months!
In a nutshell Dr. Ron Rosedale summary of advice:
some 80% good fats, with the balance total carbs, maybe only some ten percent!
And the balance of only10% for protein!
Rosedale happens to think protein our real enemy.
For longevity, Rosedale would favour carbs over protein! This because of the process of gluconeogenesis is a major problem for the Western World. This when the kidney exceeds 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass.
Mercola, like I, has little adipose tissue to waste away! So the build-up of the body after fasting should come in the form of ‘good fats’ calories. These are efficient and provide the right Mitochondrial food with a clean fat burn.
Other tips from Mercola experience:
Fruit consumption at the front end of any exercise mode.
Vary the period of Partial Fasting for optimum effects! ‘Sometimes’ one will only eat in the eight-hour window!
But if the food is at lunch, go for a fast walk. In my opinion, it’s akin to reducing the glycemic index!
Tip from Dr. Michael Greger:
Adults require no more than 0.8 or 0.9 grams of protein per healthy kilogram of body weight per day.
Which is about your ideal weight in pounds multiplied by four and then divided by ten.
So, someone whose ideal weight is 100 pounds may only literally require up to 40 grams of protein a day.
I personally exceed that by say 20% as I exercise hard with HIIT and HIST.
I’m also a senior. (excuse?) But it’s a tricky one! Certainly, avoid that 10 lb steak!
Another Mercola advice:
respecting ferritin levels…generally, unless unique problems, give donations two pints blood a year for men..to stay healthy.
serum ferritin should be 40 to 60 nanograms, same as vitamin D …
most about 130 to 140 !!! He says normal range wrong!
But excess iron in our system can work havoc at Mitochondrial level!
Thus Gigantic Mitochondrial Health Trends Uncovered and this is cutting edge for Health and Longevity!