"To understand the way that free radicals and antioxidants interact, you must first understand a bit about cells and molecules. So here's a (very) brief refresher course in Physiology/Chemistry 101: The human body is composed of many different types of cells. Cells are composed of many different types of molecules. Molecules consist of one or more atoms of one or more elements joined by chemical bonds.
The human body is composed of many different types of cells. Cells are composed of many different types of molecules. Molecules consist of one or more atoms of one or more elements joined by chemical bonds.
Atoms consist of a nucleus, neutrons, protons and electrons. The number of protons (positively charged particles) in the atom’s nucleus determines the number of electrons (negatively charged particles) surrounding the atom. Electrons are involved in chemical reactions and are the substance that bonds atoms together to form molecules. Electrons surround, or "orbit" an atom in one or more shells. The innermost shell is full when it has two electrons. When the first shell is full, electrons begin to fill the second shell. When the second shell has eight electrons, it is full, and so on.
Normally, bonds don’t split in a way that leaves a molecule with an odd, unpaired electron. But when weak bonds split, free radicals are formed. Free radicals are very unstable and react quickly with other compounds, trying to capture the needed electron to gain stability. Generally, free radicals attack the nearest stable molecule, "stealing" its electron. When the "attacked" molecule loses its electron, it becomes a free radical itself, beginning a chain reaction. Once the process is started, it can cascade, finally resulting in the disruption of a living cell.
Some free radicals arise normally during metabolism. Sometimes the body’s immune system’s cells purposefully create them to neutralize viruses and bacteria. However, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides can also spawn free radicals.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, ending the electron-"stealing" reaction. The antioxidant nutrients themselves don’t become free radicals by donating an electron because they are stable in either form They act as scavengers, helping to prevent cell and tissue damage that could lead to cellular damage and disease."
Is that clear? Ok, it's like this three kids form a play group, there has to be three, one more joins and they are unhappy, so a rescue group joins and there are two groups of three; as happy as can be.
The Lesson: Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!
The antioxidants are believed to help protect the body from free-radical damage. But before you go out and stock your pantry with mega-doses of these vitamins, be warned: more is not always better. The long-term effect of large doses of these nutrients has not been proven. Other chemicals and substances found in natural sources of antioxidants may also be responsible for the beneficial effects. So for now, the best way to ensure adequate intake of the antioxidant nutrients is through a balanced diet consisting of 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Of course as we've seen before not all veggies and fruits are created equal, threre are real foods and GM 'foods', ther is stuff grown in good soil and some grown in poor soil, there is food grown both with and without the 'cides [herba- and pesti-]. So often supplementing is better than doing without or getting bad 'food'.
My first choice for detoxifying is CellPower™. It puffs up our cells with oxygen that is lacking in our environment air, and allows the release of all spent nutrients that build up and also forces the free radicals out.
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. And there's nothing 'organic' in the classic "good for you' sense.
We've all heard that the travel trailers made for Katrina victims has further victimized them with VOC gasses left in them from the manufacturing processes. The new smell you get in automobiles, Mobil homes, new construction on stick-built homes is formaldahydde.
I have a personal story concerning formaldahyde. I worked for 8 months in a dot com business. The office had an issue with formaldahyde in the carpets and I developed a case of bronchitis that has never really left me and it's been 4 years since I was in that building. However with the CellPower™, I'm really on-the-mend.
Not all VOC's are formaldahyde; Perchloroethylene is a cancer-causing VOC used in dry cleaning. Look for environmentally friendly cleaners that do not use this toxic chemical.
Sources of VOCs Include ...
Paint strippers and other solvents
Cleansers and disinfectants
Stored fuels and automotive products
Pressed wood furniture
Tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke)
Acute symptoms of VOC exposure include:
Eye irritation/watering, Nose and throat irritation, Headaches, Nausea/vomiting,
Dizziness, Asthma exacerbation, Allergic skin reaction, Memory impairment,Visual disorders,
However, over time, VOCs can lead to many serious conditions including:
Cancer, Damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous system,Loss of coordination.
Agri-business just doesn't have the resources we've had in times past to individualy pick weeds or pluck insects off crops to keep the crop safe from either, so they use buckets of herbacides and pesticides to do that job for them.
Let's just face facts here we on this planet are all carbon-based and what kills the cells of a batch of quack grass will kill cells in our own bodies. What distroys an insect that sucks the juices out of a plant will do something yucky to us too.
I am not going into a huge dissertation of what the individual chemicals that are used for each of these 'cides will do to us, I will just give you an anecdotal account. My step-father was a State Agricultural inspecter in Minnesota. he knew lots of varied people in this capacty and since hje had a large potato farm he met with and had lots of experience with chemicals. He told me he watched as a friend of his who was a pesticide sprayer; piloting a spray plane, accidentally flew into a cloud of pesticide he'd just sprayed. Well, he landed, got out and promptly fell dead on the tarmac, 'Nuff said.
I don't like to think of this but it's quite true that much of these chemicals are not just on the veggies and fruits but inside them. More free radicals.....We are constantly exposed to this chemical stew, and it's no wonder we stay so sick, and even if we "have a longer life span" than previous generations the quality of that life is certainly not lasting. This is why a good supplement like CellPower™ is so necessary for those who are beginning to feel our environmental stresses, and especially for those who aren't yet. I was so very sick when I started taking it that it immediatly gave me a huge boost of energy, cleared up some problems I've had with me for many years and is working quite well on getting the chronic troubles chased outta me.
It is a natural product, which unlike drugs that shock and awe your body into change, often causing side effects, cellpower will gently adjust your systems towards health, without causing sides at all. Sometimes there is a Herxheimer effect, Your body; while throwing off toxins and pollutants, will feel a bit sickish, sometimes for as long as two weeks, then a huge burst of health will follow.
I had just done a few flushes, liver and colon, so I got the Herxheimer's with them and was primed for that lovely burst of health. See:for an explaination of Herxheimer's
Some more help that I need is coconut oil
,Essential fatty acids,FLAX SEED OIL
Have a great day, may you be always blessed and your wallet always full, May you find fresh pasture and cool shade. Be blessed my friends!
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A patient underwent intense therapy to rid him of the delusion that a huge fortune awaited him. He was expecting two letters: one would give him sole title to a huge Spanish treasure lost by Francisco Orellena in the Amazon River; the other, of course, from Publisher's Clearing House awarding him 11.7 million dollars.
Just when the psychiatrist was making real progress in curing the man, both letters arrived.
I'm still waiting for my letters. Today's the day!
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Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
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A football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, "I'm not supposed to let you play since you failed maths, but we need you in there. So, what I have to do is ask you a maths question, and if you get it right, you can play."
The player agreed, so the coach looked into his eyes intently and asked, "Okay, now concentrate hard and tell me the answer to this. What is two plus two?"
The player thought for a moment and then answered, "4?"
"Did you say 4?" the coach exclaimed, excited that he had got it right.
Suddenly all the other players on the team began screaming, "Come on coach, give him another chance!~~~
on that note I will bid adieu.
(1)healthcheck systems/Understanding Free Radicals and Antioxidants
(2)Sixwise.com/Volatile Organic Compounds: The Health Dangers of VOCs, Where They are Hiding & How to Avoid Them