Medicine and Health Podcast

September 2018 Focus: Energy
8 Sep 2018

“Energy” – what does that really mean and how can I get more?

Originally aired on 09-06-18 –

  • In this program Dr. Anderson will break down how we make energy in our body, why we may feel more or less energy and what outside and inside factors change our energy. How do the brain chemistry, the cells and especially muscles talk to each other to make us feel energy? How can diet make that better or worse? What if I feel pretty good but want that extra edge? What if I feel horrible and don’t know where to start?
  • What is “energy” – I “feel” it but what makes it?
  • What are the brain chemicals that are “energizing”
    • Dopamine / Norepinephrine
    • Serotonin
    • Histamine
    • Cortisol
  • What are the mitochondria?
  • What make the mitochondria “work”?
    • Oxygen
    • Vitamins and Minerals
    • Thyroid hormone
    • Fuel (fat versus sugar)
  • Where are they, and how much do those areas affect how I feel?
    • In almost all cells
    • Large metabolizing areas = most “energy”
    • Heart
    • Skeletal muscle
    • Liver
    • Brain
  • Someone told me energy was “all in my head” and I could just think my way to better energy – is that true?
  • What medical or physical issues can affect my energy? (More on this in other shows.)
    • Infections
    • Other illnesses
    • Medications
    • Lack of sleep
    • Sedentary lifestyle
  • What simple lifestyle things can help my energy?
  • How about specific mitochondrial and energy support? (More on this in other shows.)