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DIY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HEALTH
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ANTIOXIDANT / OXIDANT BALANCE:

Antioxidant / Oxidant Balance:

Body's Enzymatic Antioxidants

(1) Enzymatic Antioxidants

(Biochemical enzyme catalysts, found in organisms' healthy cells)

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) - this water-soluble enzyme needs Manganese, Zinc, Copper (marginal to deficient in US diet), depending on location (Zinc-Copper SOD in the cytosol, Manganese SOD in the mitochondria.

•  Removes the Superoxide Radical(source ofH2O2 and OH).   By catalyzing the dismutation of O2- into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide

O2•- + O2•-

O2 + H2O2

 

Mn / ZnCu-SOD

 

 

•  Concentration of SOD in mammals is directly proportional to their life span

•  Found in the cells' cytoplasm and mitochondria (energy factory)

Catalase (CAT) - found in membranes of eukaryotic cells (thus not in bacteria); Requires Iron to function

 

•  Catalyze decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2 ) to oxygen and water

2H2O2

O2 + 2H2O

CAT

 

•  Highly reactive enzyme found in peroxisomes (cellular organelles containing enzymes)

Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx).    Contains and Requires Selenium to function; actually a family of 8 isoforms: Gpx1 (in cytoplasm ofmost all mammalian cells), GPx2 (intestines) GPx3 thru GPx8, each found in specific areas of the body)

-   Two main functions (in reactions requiring glutathione (GSH)):

•  Catalyze reduction of lipid hydroperoxides (ROOH) to their corresponding alcohols

2GSH + ROOH

GS-SG + ROH + H2O

 

GPx

 

•  Catalyze reduction of free Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) (source of hydroxyl radicals) to water - H2O2 is the preferred substrate of GPx1

2GSH + H2O2

GS-SG + 2 H2O

 

GPx

Without GPx or CAT to remove Hydrogen peroxide, SOD is of little value.

To deal with specific problems, such as wound healing, the body produces H2O2, which must then be removed from where it is not needed, to prevent damage.

NEWSTARTS CHART

Attend to Diet, Lifestyle & Emotional State

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S T A R T S


C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
hot flame

Inflammation

Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII


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 +++