At the Core of Metabolism is the Mitochondria in each Cell
Mitochondria are specialized structures unique to the cells of animals and plants. They serve as batteries, powering various functions of the cell and the organism as a whole.
Because mitochondria are concentrated at neuronal synapses (site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells (neurons), mitochondrial dysfunction can directly affect neurological function.
Recent studies have increasingly implicated mitochondrial dysfunction in children with cognitive and behavioral issues. (1, 2)
Metabolic impairments can be positively impacted by diet and lifestyle. The foundation for improved metabolic function should begin with nutrition, particularly whole foods that contain beneficial bacteria and are anti-inflammatory.