Metabolism is the process by which the cells in your body turn environmental inputs (like food, but also light, water and magnetism) into the energy they need to do work—things like breathe, grow hair, walk, run, and work out. What most people don’t know is that the key orchestrator of metabolism in every cell is a tiny organelle called the mitochondria; and that most of the diseases that plague our society today—Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol etc.—are a result of dysfunctional mitochondria.

We have been taught to believe that exercise is good because you burn calories. The mantra goes like this: spend more calories than you eat, and you will lose weight. Our bodies are not calculators. It is true that when we exercise, we burn calories—which may or may not help you lose weight­—but the real reason exercise is such a powerful tool for wellness is because it is a powerful stimulus to make more mitochondria! The more mitochondria we have, the better we will be able to burn fat, and the less likely fat is to accumulate in your organs. However, it’s important to note that exercise will only have this effect, provided that we do other things to take care of our mitochondria, such as maintain proper nutrition and get out in nature, especially when it’s sunny. Remember, we cannot outrun a bad diet or a bad lifestyle!

This is all part of the Solymar Method for Health and Longevity.

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