Understanding Free Radicals and Antioxidants


Monday, February 6, 2012

What do you know about your cellular health?   This is extremely important in today’s life where we are inundated with environmental toxins, water, household and even food toxins. Even more importantly if you have a family or personal history of cancer or cardiovascular/heart disease and/or if you live a modern busy stressful life.  Our bodies need healthy cells in order to function properly, and healthy cells need healthy diets including lots of antioxidants.

We are what we eat, and unfortunately, most of us don’t eat all that well.  Currently FDA has set the levels for getting the adequate nutrition we need to eating more than 10 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits daily.

What are antioxidants?  An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules.  Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. (Wikipedia) In other words antioxidants help neutralize free radicals.  Free radicals are cells that are unstable because they are missing an electron.  They steal the needed electron from healthy cells, creating more free radicals.  These damaged cells also cause an inflammatory response from your immune system.  The weak, damaged or dead cells contribute to the onset of disease and to premature aging.  The important lesson from this is that we need to consume enough nutrients in the form of antioxidants to keep our cells, and therefore our bodies, healthy.

So how do you find out about your cellular health?  You can get your antioxidant levels measured through a non invasive way via our Biophotonic Scanner that uses state of the art technology.   Low antioxidant levels for patients is more common than we think despite eating well and taking supplements regularly.

To see more about the scanner, please check out this segment from the Dr. Oz Show:
Please call our office at 415.690.8374 to set up your appointment for a $20 scan and to talk about improving your cellular health.  Its an easy 90 second, non-invasive process.  We think you’ll find the results useful.

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