by David DeHaas

1 cigarette creates over 1 quad-trillion free radicals in your body. The average person right now is smoking the equivalent of 20 cigarettes per day without lighting up thanks to the endless smoky days caused by fires.

Free Radicals are molecules that damage your cells and left to run rogue can create cancer cells.

Antioxidants stop free radicals by neutralizing them.

Antioxidants include, Vitamins, A, C, E, minerals like zinc, selenium, and polyphenols such as alpa logic acid, Zeazanthin, Catechins from Green Tea, Azanthanin, CoQ 10, Resveratol, etc.

Fruits and Vegetables have antioxidants, however in the last 80 years the nutritional density of vitamins and minerals (antioxidants) in food has decreased by 50-90%. This leaves the bodies antioxidant defense mechanism vulnerable to disease.

Think of a cut open apple or banana that turns brown. This is caused by Free Radicals. Cover that apple and banana with antioxidants the browning stops or is slowed down.

You can’t stop breathing but you can pump up the antioxidants in your body by ingesting antioxidants via supplements and food.

We can measure this in real time by putting your hand on an Antioxidant scanner. In less than two minutes you can have a reading.

This time of year I see healthy peoples antioxidants scores drop by 20 to 50%!

The average person that doesn’t take any antioxidant supplements is at a huge disadvantage and vulnerable to the pillaging damage of free radicals.

Why should you care? Free radicals can cause cancer, macular degeneration, glaucoma, night blindness, heart disease, strokes, memory loss, Parkinson’s, MS, Atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, and more.

So, what can you do? First get your antioxidant score. We have an antioxidant device in our office. Then try a high quality supplement. In two months measure your antioxidant level again to see how you have improved. Keep track of your progress by getting periodic measurements. This will give you the feedback you need to see if your diet is on track to keeping you away from the grip of disease.

Prevention is worth its weight in gold.

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David DeHaas is a colon hydrotherapist and naturopathic health coach at
Living Waters Wellness Center, in Boise. For more information,
call 208-378-9911 or visit