Episode #438 – Optimizing Mitochondrial Health and Longevity with Algae & Sunlight with Catharine Arnston

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In this podcast, I interview algae expert Catharine Arnston about how chorophyll rich algae and blue-green algae help support mitochondrial health for optimal energy, immunity, detox and brain health.

Feeling a dip in your energy levels or concerned about aging healthily? You might be overlooking a critical aspect of your cellular health—your mitochondria.

In this episode of the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition podcast, we’re diving deep into the incredible benefits of algae, particularly spirulina and chlorella, and how they can revolutionize mitochondrial health and overall longevity. With the expertise of Catharine Arnston, we’ll explore the potent impact of these superfoods on energy, detoxification, and more.

Exploring the Science of Algae

Join us as Catharine Arnston sheds light on the powerful properties of algae. Learn how spirulina’s phycocyanin not only boosts mitochondrial efficiency but also has remarkable cancer-fighting abilities.

Discover the detox power of chlorella, which effectively removes heavy metals and other toxins from your body, promoting a healthier, more vibrant system. We also discuss how these algae support fasting and ketogenic diets without breaking the metabolic benefits, making them perfect for enhancing your nutritional intake without compromise.

Harnessing Natural Solutions for Health

By integrating algae into your diet, you tap into ancient natural remedies that support both brain health and bodily functions. We’ll also delve into how combining sunlight exposure with chlorophyll from algae can enhance your mitochondrial energy production, literally energizing you at a cellular level.

Stay tuned to learn how simple adjustments to your diet can lead to profound changes in how you feel and function daily.


Today’s discussion highlights algae’s powerful role in not just sustaining but significantly enhancing our health by supporting mitochondrial functions and detoxifying the body. Remember to explore these natural solutions to not only improve your health span but also your life’s quality as you age.

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  • 04:58 Deep Dive into Spirulina: Nature’s Nutrient Powerhouse
  • 14:44 Chlorella: The Ultimate Detoxifier and Immune Booster
  • 19:57 The Synergy of Sunlight, Chlorophyll, and Mitochondrial Health
  • 27:10 Discover the Power of Algae: Nutritional Insights and Health Benefits
  • 27:32 Unlocking the Secrets of Chlorella and Spirulina
  • 28:48 The Journey from Cancer to Algae: A Personal Story
  • 31:12 Algae’s Role in Detoxification and Nutrient Absorption
  • 34:30 Mitochondrial Health and the Magic of Algae
  • 40:05 Algae: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Solution
  • 45:56 Choosing the Right Algae Product: Quality Matters
  • 47:54 Algae as a Nutritional Powerhouse: How to Use It
  • 51:45 Closing Thoughts and How to Get Started with Algae

“Chlorophyll is to our bodies what oil is to a car: the more stress we’re under, the more we need it.”   

-Catharine Arnston

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