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Maria Zaretti - 22nd August 2016
Q:5. Increasing energy and reducing oxidative stress, a cause of ageing
Energy is needed to maintain life, to make you feel energised and to allow you to move and be active. Energy is produced in mitochondria which are specialist structures in cells that covert potential energy available in food (mainly as glucose) into energy that can be used by the bodies as fuel. When there is an imbalance in energy production or utilization, or energy demand / supply within the body, tiredness and lack of stamina can result. In some cases fatigue can be debilitating.
Maria understands how food, lifestyle and environmental influences contribute to energy imbalances and works with her clients to normalise their energy production using personalised food, lifestyle, and sometime supplements.
A normal by-product of energy production processes in mitochondria is the production of free radicals which are highly aggressive chemicals that damage and destroy tissues (a process known as oxidative stress). Free radicals can create ill-health and rapid ageing if your body is unable to halt the cascade of damage they are capable of producing.
Maria understands how to support your body's anti-oxidant defence systems which 'quenches' free radical activity keeping their levels relatively low in order to minimise damage to tissues and maintain a healthy physiological state. This sometimes involves looking beyond the obvious to address another biological process, or external source of free radicals, which is difficult to do on your own. Nutrition is an key part.