Seven Deadly Diseases will kill 80% of our population. That's 8 out of every 10 people. These seven deadly diseases will send millions of people to an EARLY grave, not thousands, but millions. Listed in order of death rates they are:
- Heart Disease
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Heart disease kills one of every two of us. One of every three of us contracts cancer, and 80% will die from the disease.
The tragedy of this carnage is not just the huge numbers or untold suffering, but the fact that there is a proven, natural substance readily available that can PREVENT these diseases from ever happening. Even more, biochemistry has proven that large doses of this natural substance will REVERSE and even heal people from these diseases.
The Root Cause:
All seven diseases have ONE common denominator directly responsible for their onslaught. That one common denominator is called free radical damage!
There are other denominators in the mix, for sure. But the largest, single factor that opens the door to the seven deadly diseases is FREE RADICAL DAMAGE.
What is a Free Radical and Why is it so Harmful?
To power our bodies, about a trillion molecules of oxygen pass through over 60 trillion cells every day. As we use the oxygen, "free radicals" are produced by the natural by-product of oxygen metabolism.
Oxygen free radicals serve a purpose in the body by burning bacteria and refuse matter. But in places they don't belong and when out of control, free radicals become toxic molecules which damage the body through a process known as OXIDATIVE STRESS.
Free Radical Damage (oxidative stress) is measured by Oxidation Hits. Research shows every one of our billions of cells has about 10,000 oxidative hits per day. That is very cell, 10,000 times per day. Think about that.
Our body has protective defense systems that protect us from the free radical onslaught that can result in chronic disease and aging. But there is a problem.
Soil depleted of trace minerals; harvesting and shipping of produce before it's ripe; highly refined food processing with chemical additives; cigarette-smoking; exposure to electromagnetic radiation from micro-wave ovens, copy machines, computer monitors, cell phones, television sets; and exposure to free radicals in the air and water are all reasons why our body suffers from its innate ability to ward off free radical damage.
When the burden from our environment becomes too much and the quality of our food supply becomes poor, the free radicals become overwhelming leading to oxidative stress and disease.
If the attack comes in the arteries, cholesterol and calcium heals the wound causing "hardening of the arteries" and high blood pressure.
If it happens in the capillaries, they may begin to leak, causing easy bruising and loss of blood internally.
If it happens in the joints it's called arthritis.
In the pancreas it's called diabetes.
On neurons it's called Parkinsonís or Multiple Sclerosis.
Free radical damage has also been associated with many types of cancer.
Anti-oxidants: Free Radical Scavengers
Since oxygen is the most common type of free radical, the method of neutralizing free radicals has taken on the name "anti oxygen" or "anti-oxidant."
Anti-oxidants in the body destroy free radicals by feeding electrons to them which changes their chemical structure. These new stabilized compounds actually enhance the oxidative process.
Anti-oxidants are so important to your health, "The amount of anti-oxidants that you maintain in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live." (Dr. Richard Cutler, Director of the government's anti-aging research department of the National Institutes of Health).
Though our bodies try to protect us from free radical damage by producing enzymes which neutralize them, as our body ages, our natural body antioxidant system diminishes. This is why middle age and older people need anti-oxidant supplements to make up what time and age have changed in their body.
This is not theory but fact. Sadly, what modern medicine is slow to accept, biochemistry has known for years ... Free radical damage causes disease!
What We Know:
Denham Harmon, MD, PhD, has devoted fifty years to free radical research. He was the first researcher to advance a theory of aging as the indiscriminate CHEMICAL reactivity of free radicals possibly leading to random biological damage.
The theory implies that anti-oxidants such as vitamins E and C, which prevent free radicals from oxidizing sensitive biological molecules, will slow the aging process. Dr. Harman launched his theory by showing, for the first time, that feeding a variety of anti-oxidants to mammals was able to extend their life spans. He reported:
"The average life expectancy of many species has been increased by more than 20 by adding anti-oxidants to the diet ... This increase is equivalent to raising the human life span from the present 74.8 years to 97.2 years." (Dr. Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska)
The aging question has direct correlation to disease, since it is disease that shortens our life span. Remove the conditions which cause disease and life spans will increase dramatically. And according to the original and subsequent research of Dr. Harmon, free radical damage is the primary cause of disease.
World famous expert on nutrition, Dr. Michael Colgan, and author of The New Nutrition, had this to say;
"The evidence is now irrefutable that the right use of the right anti-oxidants can prevent and even reverse many forms of cancer, heart disease, atherosclerosis, adult-onset diabetes, and a host of other diseases whose primary cause is excess free radical oxidation, including cataracts, lung disorders, liver disorders, and degenerative diseases of the brain."
Dr. Colgan goes on to say that heart disease is the "easiest of all man-made diseases to prevent and even to reverse, if only you follow the right nutrition, plus a little easy exercises to blow away the cobwebs."
To Live a Long Life Free of Disease, Supplement Your Diet With Anti-oxidants:
The best known anti-oxidant supplements include Vitamin C and E, Selenium and Pine Bark extract, grape seed extract, raspberries, blueberries and pomegranates. One of the most concentrated form of anti-oxidants is found in a berry that comes from Ningxia province in China called the Wolfberry. (Tufts University Study)
While Chinese Wolfberries may be grown in many areas, the most antioxidant rich, nutrient rich berries are grown in the Ningxia province. Extensive studies show that the Ningxia wolfberry contain 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 29 fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, vitamin E, and more beta carotene than carrots. This makes the Ningxia wolfberry one of the most prized supplements available.
The primary source of disease for aging adults is lack of anti-oxidants, a natural substance found throughout nature, It means the seven deadly diseases that kill so many is more a matter of chemistry than of medicine. This means you have it within your power and resources to prevent all seven disease and more.
The seven deadly disease are part of our reality because we live in a world where the right amount of nutrition is impossible to have without supplementation. What we do not know can and does kill us.
Knowledge and taking action on that knowledge can mean the difference between health and longevity, and an early, agonizing death. Supplementing your daily diet with anti-oxidants is one major key to good heath and longevity.