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Burn Fat & Boost Energy with Dr. Dan Kalish

By JJ Virgin

Author and founder of the Kalish Institute, Dr. Dan Kalish is dedicated to training practitioners in functional medicine philosophies and practices. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about the powerhouse of your cell: the mitochondria! Listen as Dr. Kalish explains the role of your mitochondria in regulating your metabolism, as well as why your ability to burn fat and maintain your energy levels can suffer if your mitochondria aren't functioning properly. Dr. Kalish also shares the top sources of oxidative stress that can damage your mitochondria like excessive endurance exercise and exposure to environmental toxins. Plus, Dr. Kalish reveals how to rebuild your mitochondria, including the simple diet and lifestyle tips you can start putting into action today to jumpstart fat burning, regain energy, and take back your health!   Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Dr. Dan Kalish’s free Mitochondria Masterclass by going to JJVirgin.com/mito.   Main Points From Today’s Episode The mitochondria are the controlling aspects of your metabolism. They’re the area in your cells where you're burning fat for fuel. Your mitochondria can be easily damaged by oxidative stress. Sources of oxidative stress include excessive endurance exercise and exposure to environmental toxins. It’s important to drink enough water to flush out water-soluble toxins. Most folks who are chronically dehydrated lose their natural sense of thirst, which is why it’s important to track your water intake.   Episode Play-By-Play [1:35] How JJ originally met Dr. Dan Kalish [2:15] Dr. Kalish’s career briefing [3:29] Listener shout-out [6:08] What are mitochondria? [7:03] How your mitochondria impact fat burning and maintaining energy levels [7:26] Mitochondria are easily damaged by oxidative stress. [9:40] Exposure to environmental toxins can wreak havoc on your mitochondria. [10:48] How big of a problem are environmental toxins? [12:43] Organic acid testing can be used to assess mitochondrial activity.   [13:48] How to start rebuilding your mitochondria [15:03] Why you should avoid excessive cardio exercise [15:22] The three key nutrients for mitochondrial health [16:25] How to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins [17:17] It’s important to drink enough water to flush out water-soluble toxins. [18:02] Most folks who are chronically dehydrated lose their natural sense of thirst. [19:30] How to choose an affordable, effective water filter [20:12] Dr. Kalish’s top tips to eliminate fat-soluble toxins [21:05] Start with one thing and focus on that until you master it.   [23:50] Want to lose fat fast and keep it off forever? Discover the number one resource for fast and lasting fat loss by visiting jjvirgin.com! [24:30] Listener’s question: What should I be doing for exercise? [26:14] The benefits of high-intensity interval training   Mentioned in this episode: Kalish Institute Direct-to-Consumer Lab Testing Xiser Fast Fitness Online Program Got 8 Minutes? How to Build a Fat-Burning Burst-Training Workout Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

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