Technology: Track My Mitochondria Please!

Mitochondria are sometimes described as “cellular power plants”. Wikipedia


Nobody would expect the price tag for traveling to another continent for treatment to be inexpensive. But damn, the blood test I had in November 2012 to measure how much of my mitochondrial sites were blocked and to find out what was blocking them, that was crazy expensive. To give you an idea, this test was developed in the UK and is not currently available anywhere else in the world.

And just to make sure my head exploded, my doctor also did a test to determine the genetic profile of my liver, so that an effective way to remove the mitochondrial blockages could be designed. 

I will not go into the things we learned about how the cigarette smoke in my non-smoking building was damaging my system. I can’t even deal with that anger right now…

9: Mitochondria

Instead let me ask you, do you remember your high school biology? The mitochondria in each cell are responsible for energy combustion. I already knew there was something wrong with mine since I am dependent on d-ribose. But I could see from the mostly-concealed emotional reaction of each of the three London professionals who looked at the tests, that something was really wrong. One said, “Well you must be happy to get a result that reflects how you feel…?”

She had a point. When a doctor says all your tests look great, that’s not good news when you feel like hell! But in this case I was thinking, what would the results have shown when I was at my lowest point (2005 to 2006)?

I have begun the protocol to help my liver and mitochondria heal. And I wish there were a device that could tell me continuously how my mitochondria were improving. This way, there wouldn’t need to be any further popping of the eyes in order to pay for the test again. I like my eyes, and I like being able to see the world around me thank you very much. :-)

Day 23 (April 23) – Technology

  • “I wish this gizmo could track my condition!” Write about which device, application, program, etc. you wish helped to track your health. OR
  • Write about how your life would change if there was no social media.

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