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Defend Against the Free Radical Damage of Radiation

Our hearts and minds goes out to our brothers and sisters in Japan. The earthquake, tsunami and the ensuing nuclear reactor issues would have been a 1, 2, 3 knockout for the average country and its citizens. Yet the Japanese people are resilient as history has clearly document. Yet at this time, the amount of stress that pervades the daily existence in many parts of Japan are exorbinantly high. We will discuss stress in some of our upcoming blogs relative to natural ways to support the body. This blog though is dedicated to another kind of stress, the physical stress of radiation exposure. When radiation interacts with the cellular structure and function of the 75 trillion cells that comprise the human frame, the actual DNA that encodes our very essence can become damage.

I recently assisted 10 Japanese-Americans prepare for their mission of going over to Japan to help out, as I coached them on ways to protect their DNA and overall health. My advice included use Alpha Lipoic Acid along with other antioxidants. Researchers have pointed out that alpha lipoic acid conferred protection after the Chernobyl radiation exposure. In addition to alpha lipoic acid, I even recommend for my patients that are even going in for dental x-rays, CT diagnostic imaging, tradition X-rays for broken bones and alike, a combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and either grapeseed and/or resveratrol. Why the combination in addition to alpha lipoic acid?

The answer is simple, a combiantion of water soluble, fat soluble and supporting glutathione production (natural antixoidant made in the body) are all vitally important to proect the various aspects of our body, tissues and fluids.

Bottomline: We should not wait for a disaster to start upping our antioxidants. Daily living in our modern world warrants a strong protective approach to guarding against the ravages of modern living. It is time to quench the free radicals that left to their own devices would destroy our body from the inside-out.

Alpha Lipoic Acid
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Grapeseed Extract or Resveratrol


Health Tips On the Go!

Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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