Nutrition and Mitochondrial Health - How to Detox Safely and Boost Your Immune System for Optimal Health with Sara Banta


On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, I discussed mitochondrial health with Sara Banta, owner of Accelerated Health Products, a line of natural supplements aimed at balancing your overall health. She is a health coach and biohacker, with her supplements you can bolster your immune system by giving your body everything it is not getting from the food you’re eating. Mitochondrial health is critical to the health of your entire body and begins at the cellular level which is why supplements are so important when addressing any health issue. 

Sara works synergistically with nutrition, lifestyle and her supplements, which focus on frequency enhanced detox that help your body get rid of the toxins overloading your system. Your body is a delicate ecosystem and can easily become dysregulated when exposed to common toxins used in daily life. Your liver is the detoxification pathway of your body and many foods that are staples of a healthy diet may actually be burdening your liver. By conscious eating and adding Sara’s dynamic supplements you can expect to see a drastic improvement in overall wellness because whatever your ailment is, rebuilding that cell to cell communication will allow the body to self regulate and heal itself.


[2:00] When you improve cell to cell communication your overall health improves

[5:00] Sara’s journey from rock bottom to fully restored health

[7:47] If your immune system is weak it causes inflammation and poor mitochondria health

[9:50] Your body cannot break down inorganic proteins so you must eat wild and organic meats

[11:25] Adrenal fatigue is common as women age as the adrenals take over hormone production

[13:30] Liver health is essential because it is the detoxification pathway of the body

[21:30] Only 3% of Leucine turns into HMB which is the metabolite that prevents muscle wasting

[23:22] Diatomic iodine increases the risk of an allergic reactions and does not fully absorb

[25:00] Iodine regulates estrogen production; Iodine deficiency can lead to estrogen dominance

[35:40] Lack of sleep dysregulates your body and can negate the effects of healthy living


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“The goal is to reduce inflammation, increase metabolism and increase metabolic health.”  [11:17]

“Women in the menopausal age suffer from adrenal fatigue, more than most, because our adrenals are having to take over the production of our female hormones.” [11:57]

“HMB comes from leucine and leucine is  what bodybuilders use to maintain their muscle mass but what they don’t know is that only 3% of leucine turns into HMB and HMB is what prevents muscle wasting.”[12:36]

“Iodine deficiency is connected to depression, to hypothyroidism, to toxicity and when we are talking about weight gain and those stalls, it could be because you’re overloaded with toxins; so the best way to protect yourself is to be taking the  right iodine and that will keep your receptor cells from holding onto those halogens and even EMFs.” [24:14]

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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