Now in paperback, a deep dive into the underlying cellular cause of chronic fatigue, burnout, and brain fog, with a framework for restoring cognitive function, alertness, and an abundance of energy.
Chronic fatigue, burnout, brain fog—no matter what we call it, our constant feeling of being drained affects all that we hold dear. But the real cause of our fatigue doesn't lie in our preconceived notions of caffeine intake or adrenal fatigue. Instead, the core underlying cause lies in our cells, specifically in the cellular energy generators called our mitochondria.
Ari Whitten, M.S., functional health practitioner and founder of The Energy Blueprint, takes a deep dive into our cellular energy centers and the holistic workings of our body systems and provides the clear nutritional methodologies and specific foods, supplements, and compounds you can use to:
Reclaim your youthful energy levels
Get better sleep
Improve your resilience to stress
Reverse insulin resistance and stabilize your blood sugar levels
Lose excess weight
Improve your mood and brain performance
Get your body out of defense mode and into a state of optimal performance.
About the Author
Ari Whitten, M.S., is the founder of The Energy Blueprint and the best-selling author of The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy. He holds a B.S. in kinesiology and a M.S. in human nutrition and functional medicine. He has been studying and teaching health science for over 25 years. You can find his work at www.theenergyblueprint.com.
Alex Leaf, M.S., holds a master's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and has been writing about the science of nutrition, health, and fitness for over a decade. Currently, Alex is a content creator and research writer alongside Ari Whitten at The Energy Blueprint. You can visit him online at alexleaf.com.
“This book is required reading for anyone who wants a scientific road map out of lethargy and into full vitality. Ari Whitten has been my go-to reference for the true science of the human body for years—there’s no one I trust more. No matter what kind of eating approach you currently follow, this book will give you dozens of new nutrition strategies to fully optimize your energy.” --Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of Bright Line Eating
“Ari Whitten shows us how to activate our own internal energy powerhouses—the mitochondria—to lose fatigue and gain clarity and energy. Ari’s approach is innovative, compassionate, and most of all effective. Whether you’re struggling with chronic fatigue, or simply want a bit more energy, I highly recommend Eat for Energy.” --Izabella Wentz, PharmD, New York Times best-selling author of Hashimoto’s Protocol
“Nutrition is one of the five key foundations for turbocharging your energy production and mitochondrial function. Here is a science-based approach that will expertly guide you on how to do this!” --Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., fibromyalgia specialist and author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic!
“If you’re ready to have the energy of a child again and want the most cutting-edge methods to make it a reality, Eat for Energy will literally have you bouncing off the walls. Read it. Apply it. And reignite the energy stores within you!” --John Assaraf, New York Times best-selling co-author of The Answer and CEO of NeuroGym
“In these informative pages, you’ll learn why, how, what, and when to eat. Eating is simple—when done right. And Ari makes that happen for you.” --Dr. Ben Lynch, best-selling author of Dirty Genes and founder of SeekingHealth.com
“Ari has put together an invaluable science-backed resource on achieving optimal health at a cellular level! Eat for Energy offers insightful, and comprehensive blueprints that will empower your powerhouse. If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, this is the book you’ve been waiting for." --David Friedman, N.D., D.C., DACNB, syndicated TV and radio show host, and international best-selling author of Food Sanity
“There are few feelings better than having effortless energy to power through a day of activities. Eat for Energy provides an understanding and a plan of action to reboot and regain that energetic life.” --Joel Kahn, M.D., FACC, clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, author of The Plant-Based Solution, founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity
“Ari Whitten highlights cutting edge mitochondrial research while busting longstanding myths around fatigue and aging. For anyone seeking accessible and effective approaches based in science that will boost energy, sleep, cognition, and longevity, read this excellent book!” --Maya Shetreat, M.D., pediatric neurologist, herbalist, and author of The Dirt Cure
“Ari provides a systematic road map to burn fat, build muscle, and supplement strategically. This is a compilation of decades of science, synthesized together in a coherent scientific framework of human energy optimization.” --Dr. Stephanie Estima, author of The Betty Body
“Packed with practical, evidence-based advice, this book not only helps you understand what is going on in your body but empowers the reader to take what they learned to supercharge their life!” --Madiha Saeed, M.D., author of The Holistic Rx and The Holistic Rx for Kids, and creator of The Holistic Kids’ Show podcast
“Learning how to optimize your child’s mitochondrial function through Ari’s proven approach will lay the foundations to both prevent and reverse chronic disease no matter what stage of health your child is currently in.” --Elisa Song, M.D., integrative pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert, and founder of Healthy Kids Happy Kids
“Ari Whitten has done a masterful job of explaining the mechanisms of energy production and how you can learn to optimize your body’s potential. This is a must-read book for anyone suffering from fatigue.” --Datis Kharrzian, Ph.D., DHSc, DC, M.S., MMMSc, FACN, Harvard Medical School researcher, Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine
“Ari’s book is for everyone who wants to learn and practice the what, when, where, why, and how to nourish oneself for vibrant life energy.” --Theodore B. Achacoso, M.D., founding pioneer of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice Association and European double-board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and Nutritional Medicine
“In Eat for Energy, Ari Whitten looks at almost a thousand scientific papers to provide you with the science behind the relationship between nutrition, mitochondria, and energy.” --Evan H. Hirsch, M.D., chronic fatigue specialist, and author of Fix Your Fatigue
“Ari touches on imperative topics that are often overlooked, including skeletal muscle and protein. This book contains easy-to-follow science that can be utilized for daily actions to energy and improve body composition.” --Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine™
“Eat for Energy provides a clear blueprint that will take your life up a level and more. It is practical, informative, and easy to read.” --Michael T. Murray, N.D., co-author of Textbook of Natural Medicine
“As a scientifically trained college holistic nutrition professor, finding adequate nutrition texts for my students has been impossible . . . until now. With Ari Whitten’s long-needed Eat for Energy, the nutrition world finally has a text that is rooted in scientific honesty.” --Lori Valentine Rose, Ph.D., CNP, board-certified holistic nutrition consultant, RH (AHG), NBC-HWC, FDN-P, and Hill College life sciences professor
“In a world that is overwhelming us with information, this book distills the most up-to-date and useful scientific data and creates a fully actionable blueprint for people that want to look and feel 20 years younger.” --Ben Pakulski, former Mr. Canada, IFBB pro bodybuilder, and founder of Muscle Intelligence and MI40
“In this comprehensive book, Ari walks you through what causes low energy and how to eat and live to increase energy.” --Rajka Milanovic Galbraith, M.D.