I entitled this book "Immortal Mitochondria" because thousands of them in every one of my cells with
their own genome make me live, grow, and function as a person with power to feel and heal. I inherited
this old eukaryotic symbiont from my maternal mothers may be a 1000 years ago and there may me a
1000 or more males and females out there with mitochondrial genome similar to mine. This biological
truth relates to our daily life in terms of foods we eat for energy and our vitality, our electro-magnetic
life processes, life span, aging and death. As mitochondria do all this, they fuse, split, change shape,
and get destroyed under their own specification of purposeful quality control.
I wish to tell my readers that the mitochondrial genome talks to our nuclear genome regularly and
caring for it is critical to our health and longevity. The first chapter is about biochemistry of chemical
energy production from glucose, the second is about "how,
how often, and what kind" of foods that we should eat, the
third is about vital signs and organ failures due to failing
mitochondria, and the fourth is about diseases controlled
my mitochondrial genes. The fifth chapter is an integrated
summation of all. It describes the evolution of and power
production by mitochondria, mitochondrial health as it relates
to aging, and the effects of how we choose to live on the health
of mitochondria. I should emphasize that "How we choose
to live" includes exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness,
acupuncture, self-message, and even the way we use our
mind. We live by 3,750 million of these nanomagnets in our
cells and our life is all about the life of mitochondria within
us. We can live long and well only by healthy mitochondria.
We must help them remain immortal by good foods.