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Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress

In the normal course of metabolism, your body produces small, high-energy particles that have a single electron in their outer shell (such molecules are unstable because electrons prefer to be paired).  These are called free radicals, and they can be very damaging in their search for another electron.  If too many of them are produced, their extremely high energy can also be damaging to normal tissues.  Free radicals disrupt the normal production of DNA, the genetic material, and alter the lipids (fats) in cell membranes.  We are also exposed to free radicals that are found in the environment or generated by exposure to environmental chemicals.  One way to protect yourself from free-radical damage is to take dietary supplements.  Specifically, vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene; the trace minerals selenium and zinc; and accessory food factors, such as bioflavonoids and coenzyme Q10.

The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care

Michael Janson, MD

Dr. Gardner’s comments:  The name given to the process of free radical damage in the body is called oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is at the root of most degenerative disease and is part of all inflammatory and pain conditions.  Proper diet and antioxidant supplements can help reduce oxidative damage in your cells and body.  A new supplement on the market, ASEA, improves antioxidant efficiency by 5 to 8 times.  You may contact me for further science and explanation of this amazing discovery at keystohealing@gmail.com.  Please put ASEA in the subject line, and our team with get back with you immediately.

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Inflammation All Over

I suffer from inflammation all over my body. I have inflammation problem in my sinuses, intestines, bladder and muscles. I have seen several specialists and all I hear is “inflammation”. I’m sent away with another pill. I don’t want to take pills, I want to find out what is causing this inflammation and try to fix it. I feel like there’s something I’m taking in that’s causing it. How do I figure out what’s causing this?

If you have pain anywhere, there is inflammation at that site.  The inflammation may or may not have caused it, but it is certainly a part of any ongoing pain.

The cause has to be identified and removed or improved.

Conventional medicine uses anti-inflammatories, which often hurt the stomach and even interfere with joint repair.  Safer anti-inflammatories include MSM and a number of herbals:

  • Boswellia,
  • curcumin,
  • quercetin (all of which are found in a product on my website called Primivia Relief, as is MSM).

The potential causes of generalized inflammation may be one or many–viruses (mycoplasma, c. pneumonia), toxic metals, food or other allergies, hormone dysregulation (as you probably know, I look at the numbers of thyroid hormone levels differently than conventional medicine).  There are intravenous treatments that are able to suppress the oxidative stress (free radicals causing inflammation).  If the simple things don’t work, you will need to see an integrative medicine (alternative, complementary) practitioner who understands these issues.  I have a number of tricks up my sleeve that can help with this one.

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Cell Phone Usage and Sperm Counts

Dr. Agarwal of Cleveland Clinic recently completed a preliminary study with 32 men whose semen was exposed to cell phone discharges (850 MHz) at a distance of 2.5 centimeters (the average distance of cell phone in a pocket and a mans gonads). The cell phone was placed on talk mode (as in someone talking with an earpiece) for one hour. A decrease in sperm read more »