Apr 7 • 42M

The Unfair Advantage Podcast: Power House with Dr. Greg Wells

The science behind mitochondrial health

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Alex Auerbach
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In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Greg Wells. Greg is a scientist and performance physiologist and has dedicated his career to exploring and researching human limits and making that science understandable and actionable. He served as a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto and is currently a scientist in Translational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, where his research is focused on improving outcomes in children with chronic diseases via physical activity. As part of his academic life, he published over 60 papers in scientific journals and raised over $1 million for research. He also worked as the Director of Sport Science for the Canadian Sport Centre where he acted as a physiologist for more than 200 international-level athletes.

In this episode, We talk about his newest book, Power House, a book that shows you easy ways to boost your energy, fight inflammation and optimize your health—cell by cell.

Your body is constantly rebuilding, depending on what you do, eat, and even think. Every six months, over 98% of the cells in your body are new; it’s like getting a new brain and body twice a year! At the core of every cell are mitochondria, the “energy factories” that power the cells. In his new book, Powerhouse, Greg Wells shows you simple yet revolutionary ways to heal and boost your mitochondria, repairing and improving your whole body. These methods include practicing quick and easy breathing exercises, taking new supplements, and avoiding the use of technology that can damage your mitochondria. As a result, you will feel less tired, experience better moods and increase your hormonal health.

Based on groundbreaking science, including Wells’ own leading research at the Hospital for Sick Children, Powerhouse is packed with sensible and practical advice, giving you the tools to improve the overall health of every single cell.

You can follow Dr. Wells here for updates about his work.