Explaining Mitochondrial Disease
(The way energy in the body is made and how it is affected when you have Mitochondrial Disease)
Another way to explain it:
When the mitochondria does not work properly free radicals are produced. Think of a cinder from a fireplace. The free radicals are the cinders and the carpet our body. Whatever part of our body receives the most free radical damage is the first to wear out and develop degenerative disease. If it is your eyes it may be cataracts or macular degeneration. It is your joint space then arthritis. If it is your brain then Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Over time our bodies can look like the carpet in front of a fireplace. Our enemy is free radicals and our allies are antioxidants. What creates free radicals? Excessive Exercise, Excessive Stress, Air pollution, Pollution of our food and water, Ultraviolet Sunlight, Medications and Radiation Note: Info taken from Dr Ray Strand, M.D's book " What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutriitonal Medicine May Be Killing You".