Since time began, the body has suffered from both psychological and gut STRESS. Whether the stress comes from wars, famine, drought, abuse, disease, etc etc etc we have always suffered from stress.
Some eras in history were more stressful than others. Some cultures have suffered more stress than others. Not only do some eras, some cultures, some families, some individuals suffer more stress than others- but these stressors can change throughout a life.
So surely, our bodies have developed ways to cope with these stressors – the good aspect of this is – yes they have. The bad aspect of this – is that our bodies are loosing our capacity to deal with these stressors.
Now, some may argue that over time our bodies may “evolve” and learn how to cope with these stressors by changing how the body functions – others may argue that we will simply kill ourselves – others may hope and pray that we just smarten up. I can’t solve this question, but I can address the present.
We live in the here and now – so let’s look at what is happening to our bodies in the present. Whether stress is produced in the mind or the gut – or anywhere in between, what does the body do with it?
1) Stress produces free radicals -> oxidative stress -> inflammation -> fibrosis
2) The body deals with free radicals by making anti-oxidants such as:
- a. Glutathione
- b. Superoxide Dismutase
- c. Catalase
- d. And those the body extracts from our diet
3) The body works with anti-inflammatories
- a. Glucocorticoids, glucosamine, etc
- b. and those we get from our diets like Omega 3s, salicyclics, acetylsalicylic acids, cannabinoids, curcumin, various enzymes, vitamins and minerals
- c. the adrenal hormone, cortisol, prevents the release of the body’s anti-inflammatories
In today’s society we need more anti-inflammatories than ever. Why? We have more toxicity than we ever did. We have a greater ratio of omega 6s (cause inflammation) in our diet and less omega 3s (eliminate inflammation) in our diets than ever before.
So we have some options.
1) We can take pain killers to suppress the pain, inflammation causes and allow the underlying cause to continue to develop.
2) Or we can take anti-inflammatories, like NSAIDs that cause all kinds of side effects and again allow the underlying issues to continue to evolve.
3) Or we can fill our diets with food based anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants: the following foods acts as either anti-oxidants or anti-inflammatories – many function as both:
- Xocai chocolate
- Aloe vera
- Legumes & Colorful beans (8 flavonoids)
- Fruits & vegetables with Quercetin
- Vegetables: artichokes, russet potatoes, green leafy vegetables
- broccoli, chard, spinach, carrots, squash, kale, cabbage
- Oils: coconut, Krill oil, argan oil, good olive oil, Coconut oil
- Nuts & legumes: walnuts, almonds, pecans, brazil nuts
- Proteolytic enzymes: bromealin, papin, trypsin, serrepeptase
- Spices : Tumeric, Cloves, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, Parsley
- Sage, Fennel, Mustard, Anise, Marjoram, Garlic, Basil
- Supplements: Melatonin, Serrepeptase, Vitamins A, B6, C, D; Glucosamine, Lycopene, Hops, Grape seed, Kaprex, Selenium
- Minerals: Magnesium,
4) We can enable the body to make its own anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. We can do this with Protandim. A 5 herb formulation that is being studied in over 20 universities. The formulation was initially developed to increase the body’s superoxide dismutase, but since that time has been identified as turning on the “survival mechanisms” of each cell at a genetic level. The survival mechanisms include:
- Anti-oxidants: glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalse
- NOTE: glutathione is purported to be a million times more powerful than any anti-oxidant we can find in our food or supplement
- Anti-inflammatory pathways
- Anti-fibrosis pathways
Note, that many of the foods that work as anti-inflammatories also wok as anti-oxidants. So our task is simple. We simply include a variety of these foods and take Protandim and viola!
We become a much healthier person that has a much more effective means of protecting ourself against the various types of stressors – both psychological and physiological.
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