Beware of This Dangerous “Answer”
One of the most prevalent and most dangerous perspectives in modern medicine has been to simply attribute diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and arthritis, plus a host of other medical problems, to the aging process. You either get it or you don’t, and other than following some very basic food recommendations, we’re essentially told we have no control over our bodies from a disease prevention standpoint.
How do I know? People around the world have expressed how other doctors have told them not to worry about their ailments because they’re “just part of getting old”. Sweeping these conditions under the all-inclusive rug of “aging”. Just because doctors can’t provide an adequate answer is one of the greatest untruths and blatant cop-outs in medicine. It’s NOT because you’re getting older! It’s because your doctor doesn’t have a drug to cover up the symptoms of the increasing oxidative stress.
Virtually all of these so-called aging issues result because you haven’t been correctly told what you need to do on a daily basis to prevent these conditions from developing. To attribute these conditions to the aging process is an admission of how ignorant doctors can be about the causes of chronic disease, as well as a pathetic excuse to placate the patient and appease our own sense of inadequacy. It’s proof of our inexcusable ignorance and blatant arrogance that just because we don’t understand, therefore it cannot exist.
Inflammation—The Good and the Bad
Even though most doctors and scientists see disease and aging as unavoidable, there is a growing exception, which gives hope to a new thought process. This good news on the horizon comes from a small but ever-growing group of scientists who believe that the ultimate cause of all the chronic diseases is oxidative damage due to free radicals. Notice I didn’t say “virtually all” or “almost all.” I said “all!” Yes, genetics does play a role in predisposition, but it is toxicity-induced oxidative injury that causes the disease process to start in the first place.
By becoming a member you will have access to all the details about the nature of “oxidative injury” and “free radicals”. But for now, just keep in mind that any substance that accelerates the process of oxidative damage or oxidative stress is considered a “free radical.” Thus, a heavy metal or a persistent organic pollutant (POP) would be considered a “free radical,” as would any atom that has lost an electron. The overall process is sometimes referred to as oxidative stress or the “reduction reaction.” This process results in oxidation, or the free radical reaction commonly known as the “rusting process.” This oxidative reaction causing injury lasts merely a fraction of a nanosecond, but the resulting inflammatory response may last for hours or even days. Inflammation is widely accepted as a leading cause of aging. Although overly simplified, this concept has huge implications.
Free radical damage or the reduction reaction, also known as oxidative injury, is the simple process you see happening when a banana turns brown after having been peeled and allowed to sit in open air for a few minutes or what happens a few minutes after cutting an apple. It’s the same process that happens to a nail that slowly rusts while sitting out in the rain. Oxidative stress in fact can be simply thought of as the rusting processes in a system that is alive. It’s this same process that is also responsible for the slow but steady onslaught of aging.
Therefore, it would be a forgone conclusion to assume that if oxidative damage was the cause of accelerated aging, then slowing down oxidative injury would theoretically slow down the aging process. In actuality, that is exactly what happens. By reducing the source of oxidation and the resulting inflammation in the body, you can essentially slow the aging process down. We may not be able to stop oxidative damage completely, but we can significantly reduce the extent of oxidative damage by removing any source of oxidation (removal of toxic substances acting as and creating more free radicals) and thereby reduce inflammation. We can also reduce this inflammatory cascade by changing our habits and making specific lifestyle choices.
Even as you continue to grow in chronological years, this process can be slowed. Some of the information our members have access to is an incredible advance in science, which occurred more than ten years ago, that reduces this cascade of inflammation from occurring. Although this advance in science has relatively gone unnoticed, it is the secret of many of the rich and famous and those who make it a point to remain informed and stay young.
The Way Out
Cleaning up a toxic world is a monumental task. Cleaning up our individual lives is equally monumental, but it is simpler in the sense that we have greater direct control. Our goal is to give you the important “take home” practical steps with the most important life-preserving information available at your fingertips. Some of this information will help you reduce the toxic substances in your body that contribute to poor health and early aging while helping you overcome much of the damage you can’t avoid simply because we live in a toxic world.