Pesticides and Oxidative Stress

Pesticides and Oxidative Stress

Pesticides, by definition, kill pests. But they are also harmful to humans and other non-target animals. One of their most damaging effects is inducing oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. Too many free radicals...
Effects of Social Isolation: Oxidative Stress

Effects of Social Isolation: Oxidative Stress

The health effects of social isolation are real. Researchers have studied the effects of weeks of social isolation in mice and humans and found that it increases oxidative stress.  Why you don’t want oxidative stress Oxidation is a normal process of metabolism....
Free radicals in foods

Free radicals in foods

Minimizing your consumption of free radicals in foods is as simple as following a balanced, whole food diet. Minimizing the damage from those free radicals you’re bound to consume, if you prefer some free radicals to an orthorexia diagnosis, is as simple as smart...
Where do free radicals come from?

Where do free radicals come from?

Free radicals come from normal metabolic and immune system processes. They are a vital part of the inflammatory process that promotes wound healing and the conversion of food to energy. Our natural antioxidants supplies neutralize these free radicals before they lead...
Stress and Aging

Stress and Aging

Chronic and severe acute psychological stress have been linked to biomarkers of premature aging. Researchers have found that stress can lead to oxidative stress, which damages and ages cells. Learn why you can control your response to stress to mitigate the oxidative...
Oxidized Cholesterol

Oxidized Cholesterol

What’s the difference between cholesterol and oxidized cholesterol? For the past few decades, scientists have been investigating the flaws in the long-held belief that total cholesterol is a major health problem. Doctors and researchers are (mostly) in consensus...