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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:56 AM
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Minimizing costs as seniors age, an adjunct to a proper social security
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This material taught and understood at universities such as Bastyr and Clayton College of Natural Medicine. I seriously doubt that seniors who have been brainwashed by the status quo will consider that these graduating students have anything to offer them, much less go to them.

First thing... get the Centrum Silver ads off the television... then put up a REAL series to explain to the elderly what is truly going on with their bodies as they age. WHY IS THIS NOT ON THE TELLY EACH AND EVERY NIGHT??? The following material does not apply to diabetes alone.

Almost ALL debilitating medical conditions are associated with a depletion of antioxidants, especially the ones that a "healthy" body produces on its own, such as the all important glutathione, coenzyme Q10, and alpha-lipoic acid.

Case in point:
In order for many of the complications of diabetes mellitus to manifest, a person's antioxidant status must be depleted for a time. This has been proven, and is explained in this study.

http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/6d7be.htm
FASEB MEETING: Antioxidants May Reduce Harmful Complications Of Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- April 20, 1998 -- Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that the depletion of body chemicals called antioxidants may increase the risk of complications from the most common form of diabetes.

The scientists recommend that diabetics take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C or E, to help stave off or even forestall the hallmark complications of diabetes, including blindness, kidney failure, amputation and even death.

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1...
Health Benefits

When you have too few antioxidants to counteract your free radicals, significant damage can occur, leading to a variety of chronic degenerative diseases, ranging from stroke and fibromyalgia, to sinusitis, arthritis, vision problems, and even Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. A poor diet, cigarette smoking, environmental pollutants, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun also increase the free-radical load, creating a situation known as "oxidative stress."

Ongoing research, however, indicates that a high antioxidant intake really does help stave off some of these illnesses, specifically the risk of various cancers--those of the stomach, prostate, colon, breast, bladder, and pancreas among others--over a person's lifetime. Antioxidants also appear to boost overall health and resilience.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:05 AM
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1. Associated conditions....
And I might as well put up the papers regarding pycnogenol (pine bark extract) and neurodegeneration....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retri...
The association between the reduced number of apoptotic cells and the reduction in inclusion bodies may explain in part the increased longevity of mice fed CAT, and supports the contention that the combined actions of selected antioxidants may be therapeutically effective against neurodegenerative diseases.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retri...
Pycnogenol protects neurons from amyloid-beta peptide-induced apoptosis.

Peng QL, Buz'Zard AR, Lau BH.

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA.

Neuronal apoptosis is one of the pathological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Morphological pathology reveals that neuronal apoptosis is associated with senile plaques containing amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) in AD brains. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been proposed to be involved in the apoptotic mechanism of Abeta-mediated neurotoxicity. In the present study, using a rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cell line, we investigated the effect of Pycnogenol (PYC), a potent antioxidant and ROS scavenger, on Abeta(25-35)-induced apoptosis and ROS generation.

http://www.gsdl.com/home/assessments/oxidativestress/fa... /

Conditions associated with Oxidative Stress

* Alcohol-induced problems
* Alzheimer's disease
* Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
* Cancer
* Contact dermatitis
* Diabetic cataracts
* Drug toxicity
* Emphysema
* Heart disease and heart attacks
*
* Immune deficiency of aging Inflammatory bowel disease
* Iron overload disease
* Kidney disorders
* Liver cirrhosis
* Nutrient deficiencies
* Obstructive lung disease and other respiratory problems
* Parkinson's disease
* Premature aging
* Premature retinopathy
* Senility and neurologic degeneration
* Stroke Viral infections, including AIDS
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