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Book Review of LIFE: The Epic Story of Our Mitochondria

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Found; a superbly informative book that explains in practical language how to care for and nurture your mitochondria. If nutritional biochemistry is not your bag, you may ask what are mitochondria, and why would I want to care for and nurture them?

The first part of the question is easy to answer for readers who vicariously make periodic visits to the planet Tatooine in a “galaxy far, far away.” There, “intelligent microscopic life forms called Midi-chlorians live symbiotically inside the cells of all living things.” In that far away galaxy, midi-chlorians are essential for life and provide communication with the pervasive energy field known as the Force. High amounts of midi-chlorians are possessed by the Jedi, warrior monks who serve as guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy that includes Tatooine. The higher the midi-chlorian content the greater the link to the Force. Readers who know of midi-chlorians will find that mitochondria are familiar creatures.
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