So let’s get serious for a minute…we have a couple items to cover.
Oxidative Stress? Too many free radicals, not enough antioxidants and is suspected of being a contributor to many chronic diseases.
Free Radicals? Occur when our body uses oxygen in our body and cause damage to our cells. Occurs naturally during metabolism and from environmental exposure - pollution, smoking, trans fats in processed foods, etc. This damage from free radicals increases our risk of many chronic diseases. Heart disease is one example. When LDL cholesterol is damaged, or oxidized, by free radicals then it causes harm. It then attaches to the blood vessel lining, increasing inflammation and leading to atherosclerosis.
So what’s the goal? Keep oxidative stress down and free radical damage to a minimum, right? So how do we do that? First, eat a wholesome diet including more organic fruits and vegetables while minimizing processed food intake. These processed foods usually contain bad fats, such as trans fats, which cause more free radical damage. Every day I teach people how essential it is to modify their behavior to lower their health risk. Second, reduce your exposure to those environmental pollutants. And third, learn what you can about minimizing oxidative stress within your body.
As a health care professional, I know Oxidative Stress gets a lot of attention in the medical field. The other day I entered Oxidative Stress into PubMed.gov and got 85,695 results of research abstracts on oxidative stress linked to various health conditions. PubMed.gov is the premiere search engine used by health professionals to browse research articles on health conditions. It is a free online resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
So where am I going with is? Well along with the help of another dietitian and a cardiologist, I have found something else to add to my arsenal of good nutrition to fight for good health! Protandim. A product that has very promising research on fighting oxidative stress and free radical damage. A Nrf2 activator. Activating the bodies “survival genes” to protect us from free radicals, oxidants and inflammation.
The science and clinical proof behind Protandim is impressive – which has led to my interest! In fact, a peer-reviewed, human clinical study showed that after only 30 days of taking Protandim, free radicals decreased an average of 40 percent, slowing the progressive aging factors to the level of a 20 year old! View the study.
So I’m fired up! Super excited to be part of this fight against free radicals and the best part?! You can join me….there are meetings coming up where you can hear the research presented by a preventive cardiologist and learn more about how this can benefit you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and information. Upcoming meetings this weekend March 26th and 27th – something you don’t want to miss!
And here’s the link to the news story – just in case you’re as excited about it as I am!