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How do our cells produce energy?

The body’s energy comes from outside sources

These energy sources can be natural or man-made:

–   Natural Energy sources.   Include the food we eat, water, sunshine, herbs/essential oils, natural sounds, other people, the air we breathe, and from God Himself – our ultimate source of energy!

–   Man-made sources.   Include electromedicine or other mechanisms providing energy at frequencies mimicking nature. E.g. light or sound therapy, frequency therapies. Note also, that man-made energy sources not “in tune” with nature can reduce cellular energy production.

A human generates ~100 Watts on a 2000 calorie daily diet, 
about the same as a bright light bulb.


Every one of your body’s cells has a “battery” across its outer membrane.  This voltage difference across the cell membrane powers movement of ingredients into and out of the cell. The voltage level of this cell “battery” can be increased or reduced by energy sources or other presences/phenomenon.

The primary energy currency of the body is in the form of an ATP molecule

Your body makes 2/3 of its own weight in ATP every day

(1)  ATP requires some energy to be made

(2)  ATP releases energy when broken down by enzymes

ATP is used to provide energy for most of the work done by the cell, and also for the cell's own maintenance

When you move a muscle, think, breathe, replicate your DNA, and when your heart beats, you use ATP molecules.

Cells produce ATP most efficiently utilizing OXYGEN and ELECTRONS  in a process called “cellular respiration”.    This enzyme-controlled process takes place mainly in the cell’s mitochondria (200-300 of these “energy factories” in a cell), in which OXYGEN strips high-energy ELECTRONS from (“oxidizes”) organic compounds, such as glucose and fatty acids.

Interesting factoid: mitochondria have their own DNA, but it is circular, not helical like cell DNA.  Similar to bacteria, they replicate their own DNA and direct their own division.

These ELECTRONS are then passed to successive steps in the Cellular Respiration Cycle to ultimately produce cellular ATP energy. Active cells, such as muscle cells require more energy and therefore contain more mitochondria.

When no glucose is available, ATP can be produced from ELECTRONS stored in FATTY ACIDS, and the liver can also convert protein AMINO ACIDS to glucose.

In summary,


Cellular respiration

Cells can also produce energy without oxygen.    But by much less efficient fermentation pathways.

▲ Natural or man-made, nature-mimicking energy sources

▲ Positive emotions

▼ Past or present emotional trauma

Non-natural, man-made energy frequencies

▼ Toxins, microbes

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