Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free radicals.

Wow, I have a plethora of information that I can't wait to share but I don't want to over load any one's brain with  too much at once. lol.
I went to a training and learned SO much I just have to share, but I'll try to do it in bite size pieces.
Today I'll share what I learned about free radicals.

Every day, our bodies are exposed to toxins that are detrimental to our health. Some of these toxins are free radicals.
Free radicals are unpaired oxygen molecules that can cause damage to the membranes of the cells in our bodies, and this may lead to the development of different types of diseases.
The activity of free radicals in our bodies can cause our cell membranes to deteriorate to the extent that they will fail to function effectively.
Free radicals can cause a lot of problems to our health. When there is an abundance of free radicals in our bodies, the genetic code material of cells can be changed, and this will result in mutations that can lead to serious conditions such as leukemia and other forms of cancer, as well as many other diseases.
In fact, free radicals are said to be linked to most of the chronic degenerative diseases that are known in the world today.

Free radicals in your body is just the same as the oxidation of an apple, if you leave it sit out, it turns brown.
If you have too many free radicals in your body, it deteriorates your body.
Some examples of what causes free radicals are smoking, drinking, eating sugar, eating food with toxins in it, the air we breathe outside that is polluted, water we drink that is dirty.
Our bodies are always having to fight off free radicals. If your body can't handle it, it deteriorates.
Some of the disease from free radical damage are as follows-
Chronic bronchitis
memory loss
Chronic renal fatigue
Heart failure

That is not an exhaustive list!
Free radicals are bad.
What can we do about it?

We can help by quitting smoking, stay away from smokers, drink less alcohol, try to eat food that is not processed and from a box, don't put toxins on your skin, because your skin absorbs whatever you put on it just like you are eating it! Would you eat your lotion? Or Shampoo? Or make up?  :)
and to counter act all the damage, we need to take antioxidants. That can be my next blog.
What are Antioxidants and what do they do for you.

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