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ANTIOXIDANTS

Food/Supplemental Antioxidants

Food/Supplemental Antioxidants

Antioxidants are needed to balance the oxidants produced by and present in the body

Antioxidants "sacrifice" themselves to preserve our body parts from damage by oxidants

For more information on the function of antioxidants in the body:

Antioxidants - "Oxidant Damage Control"

Antioxidants include:

•   Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K

•   Phytonutrients:   

Carotenoids.   E.g. beta-carotene (in carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes), lycopene (in tomatoes)

Polyphenols.   E.g. resveratrol (in grapes, red wine), anthocyanins (in berries) curcumin (in turmeric), epicatechins (in dark chocolate, green tea)

•   Other antioxidants.   E.g. CoQ-10;  alpha-lipoic acid;

Antioxidants are water-soluble and/or fat soluble:

•   Fat soluble.   Protect cellular plasma and nucleic membranes (housing DNA) from lipid peroxidation. (Canfield et al, 1985). Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in the body (except K storage is minimal).Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, CoQ-10, alpha-lipoic acid;

•   Water Soluble -  Provide oxidant damage control in the blood and cell plasma. Water soluble vitamins can NOT be stored in the body. Include: Vitamin B, Vitamin C,  alpha-lipoic acid.

How do we obtain antioxidants?

-   From food and/or supplements

-   Produced “In-House” by the body.   E.g. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx), Glutathione (GSH), CoQ10 (production decreases with age)

All Antioxidants need optimal amounts of certain dietary, MINERALS to function properly

The Antioxidant “Team”
Antioxidant Water or fat soluble? Example foods
Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) Fat Liver, some cod liver oil, "grass-fed" butter, cream, cheese, whole milk Highly colored fruits/veg. esp. carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe
B Vitamins Water
Vitamin C Water Pomegranate, blackcurrants, kiwi, mango, lemon, orange, cantaloupe, red pepper, red cabbage

Vitamin D

Fat Sunshine; High vitamin cod liver oil; Oily fish; Butter, eggs, milk from outdoor livestock
Vitamin E Fat Nuts, wheat germ, palm oil
Vitamin K Fat Kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, natto, sauerkraut, aged cheeses
Lipoic Acid Fat/Water Kidney, heart, liver, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extract
CoQ10 Fat Beef, herring, chicken, trout
Polyphenols Red wine (2 glasses/day), cocoa / dark chocolate

Supporting Trace Minerals/Vitamins for body's "in house"- produced antioxidants:

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx), Glutathione (GSH)

  Supported AOX Food(s) containing Mineral
Selenium GPx, GSH Brazil nuts
Zinc SOD Pumpkin seeds
Manganese SOD Whole grains, nuts, chickpeas
Copper SOD Whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes
Iron CAT
B6, B12, Folate GSH Required for methylation and transulfuration pathways - See SAMe

References

Canfield LM et al (1985) Anti-oxidant/pro-oxidant reactions of vitamin K.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++