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Why Do We Age, Get Sick And Get Diseases?

The health of our body is dependent on the health of our cells. So to slow down aging, limit sickness and prevent disease, we must protect and properly feed our cells. Remember, disease is simply the deterioration of the cell.

Cells are made up of many atoms. When these atoms are healthy, the cells replicate and keep the body young, well and free of disease. What makes an atom healthy is "paired" electrons. Atoms missing an electron are not just "bad" - they actually destroy surrounding atoms by stealing their electrons.

An atom missing an electron is called a free radical. Free radicals alter or destroy cells. Cells that die and cells that replicate in a damaged state are the cause or contribute to premature aging, sickness and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many others.

Free radicals come from:
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Sunlight
  • Pesticides
  • Pollution
  • Airline Travel
  • Medications
  • Foods
  • Food additives
  • X-rays
  • Exercise
  • Chlorine in drinking water
  • Mercury in seafood and teeth fillings
  • And many other sources

The solution to free radical damage is something called antioxidants. Antioxidants have "extra" electrons that they can give to free radicals, which eliminates their harmful effects. Antioxidants are the defense your body uses against destructive free radicals. Therefore, they are your defense against aging, sickness and disease.

So where do antioxidants come from?

Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables. They are also found in other types of foods, such as nuts, oils and beans. Research suggests that organic foods have higher concentrations of antioxidants than processed foods grown with pesticides.

Antioxidants can also be found in high quality vitamin supplements. The American Medical Association recommends nutritional supplements, since most adults do not eat enough of the right foods to properly feed their cells.

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