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Powerhouses

Your mitochondria aren’t exactly something you spend much time thinking about. Then again, neither was your microbiome just a few years ago. But emerging research suggests that the bean-shaped structures in your cells could be just as important as those microscopic gut bugs.

Quick eighth-grade-bio refresher: Mitochondria advisory board member Frank Lipman, MD, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center—believe mitochondria play an even larger role in wellness, and having healthy ones can help boost energy levels.

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