Now there are exciting, new tools to strengthen your healthy pathways and reduce the damaging ones during normal aging.
We have learned how important excessive production of free radicals and their products are during the aging process, and so we have devloped techniques to improve our natural defenses (production of glutathione and others) as well as reduce our exposures to them.
1. The “Front Line” against excessive free radicals is glutathione, but our glutatatione levels begin to decrease during our 20’s. Restoring glutathione levels can help you feel much better and protect you from many types of cellular damage.
There are many techniques and opinions on the best way to restore your youthful glutathione levels–From the simple and inexpensive to the more effective and expensive tools to restore those levels. We can discuss the positive and negative aspects of each of these.
Glutathione protects against the many sources of free radicals that are created inside and outside your body.
2. Even more importantly, a recent discovery has been the natural products which stimulate the gene production of antioxidant enzymes for powerful protection. Each enzyme eliminates free radicals at a rate of one million to one per second every second. None of your antioxidant supplements can approach these powerful effects
3. Finally, we can help the body to stimulate your production of the “batteries” of the cells with natural products that can help you feel much better and function at a higher level.
I have seen dramatic results by measuring the free radical load before and after the use of certain supplements. Ask your doctor if an AM APEX test or a TBARS test is right for you.
The most accurate test for HEALTH AND AGING ASSESSMENT for free radicals is the TBARS
4. Focus on the other underlying imbalances which are at the root of premature aging:
a) Evaluate the underlying strengths and weaknesses of your body’s systems. Learn how hormone levels can decrease with aging and the importance of monitoring, and in some cases supplementing low levels of key hormones.
b) Understand that with aging, your body begins to produce too few of the enzymes needed to break down the garbage of the cell. From the age of 25 to 34, the levels of your enzymes plummet, and the pancreas can suffer from repeated bouts of inflammation and scarring as it tries to create enough enzymes for not only the food you eat, but also to “clean up” the arteries, lymphatics and organs from their build up of bio-toxins from the vessel and tissue walls.
Your body also picks up a number of microbes, some of which can become chronic companions to your system and wreak havoc without you even knowing it! (See Biotoxins)
Because of the introduction of thousands of new chemicals during the past century, in some cases that cell has not had the time to evolve the proper enzymes to deal with some of the petrochemicals and other environmental toxins. Therefore, your body may need help with detoxification (see Detoxification section)
c) So the cell debris overwhelms the “lysosome”–Which is the “garbage disposal” of the cell. The cell debris also gets blocked by swelling around the lymphatic vessels–Which are needed to clean the garbage away from the cell.
However, with treatments, your cells can release the garbage. You just need to optimize the other parts of the body that help excrete unwanted waste—Including the gall bladder, liver and other organs. The movement of the lymphatic system will also help release important immune molecules to help your immune system health. Without moving the lymphatics, you may not be able to release the proteins and other waste products, as their valves are easily closed.
d) My goal is to help you prioritize your health needs so you to not have to understand all of this basic science, but instead you can learn the simple concepts and therapies to strengthen the complex workings of the body—I will also help you with explanations and pictures.
e) Detoxification of external toxins in your cells and bodily tissues is important, and it deserves an example to help explain the problem. Here is a picture of how one common and dangerous class of chemicals (“Dioxins”) can use the receptors on your cell membranes (See how the Dioxin bind to your receptor called “AhR” to “highjack” cell functions:
By attaching to your DNA, dioxins change the proteins which are being produced by the cell. This is just one of many toxins that are affecting your body.
Learn our tools which utilize natural substances to block these dioxins from attaching to the receptors of your cells. In addition, natural binders can “stick” to these toxins in the gut and help eliminate them from you body.
Multiple toxins are disturbing the balance and cell environment, and because there are so many toxins in human fat stores and blood, there is no way to know exactly what these toxins are doing.
Therefore, you will benefit the most with an overall plan to reduce the external toxins and restore your cellular health.
Finally, and most importantly, your trust in this information and in your practitioners are one of the most important parts of your healing process.
The exciting discovery of Protandim and testing that demonstrates its effects:
1) Get a TBARS test: Your doctor can measure YOUR baseline TBARS (a measure of your free radical inflammation).
2) If it is high, check one of my websites (www.lifevantage.com/drjohntafel) to learn about what appears to be the most powerful supplement to decrease free radicals: Protandim.
3) Or, if you choose another specific therapeutic technique, measure your TBARS again in 1-4 months to see how it is working.
On my lifevantage website, if you go the 2 minute mark on the ABC video that comes on, you will see pictures of how protandim works for your free radical defense. Whether you are suffering from an illness or just want to optimize your health, you might be surprised at how powerfully Protandim can help your illness, symptoms, and health as it reduces your TBARS level.
Protandim reduces cell aging by an average of 40 percent by reducing inflammatory free radicals and in your body.
One Protandim a day eliminates free radicals at a rate of one million to one per second every second.
None of your antioxidant supplements can approach these powerful effects. Clinical studies show that you can’t possibly ingest enough antioxidants to eliminate the number of free radicals your body makes every day. Due to its tremendous production of antioxidant enzymes, Protandim promotes a healthy immune system, healthy cardiovascular system, a healthy brain, and improved overall wellness.