Slow the Aging Process? Yes You Can... From the Inside out!

During the course of everyday human functions such as energy production, detoxification of pollutants, and defending the body against bacteria, viruses and fungi, free radicals are produced. Free radicals are unstable, highly reactive chemicals that pilfer electrons from other nearby molecules. 

When the free radical ‘steals’ an electron from another molecule, it then morphs into an unstable reactive molecule. These newly created molecules can do damage to the membranes of our cells, the energy centers of the cell, and our DNA. 

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This reactive process is known as oxidative stress because it causes oxidation of our tissues. Free radical activity in our bodies can be likened to a rush hour accident on an LA freeway or congestion on one of the Bay Area’s many notorious bridges. A multi vehicle accident can generate a chain reaction of traffic jams across numerous freeways and bridges snarling traffic for hours.

One form of oxidation you may be familiar with is the oxidation of metals – the process of iron and steel objects rusting. When our tissues have oxidative stress, you can liken it to our tissues are becoming rusty and decaying just like unprotected steel and iron. What makes the oxidative stress of free radicals so harmful is that the process promotes aging of our cells and early degeneration of our bodies.

Evidence indicates we seem to have different amounts of free radicals and antioxidants - that ‘fight’ free radicals - in our body. These levels determine how fast or how slow you age.


Free radicals damage the mitochondria, the energy production centers of the cell. Free radicals also damage DNA which causes rapid aging in our bodies and degenerative diseases. 

Scientific research is accumulating that oxidative stress of free radical damage has been implicated in the following diseases:

    • Arthritis

    • Diabetes

    • Cancer

    • Coronary Artery Disease

    •  Macular Degeneration

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    • Environmental Sensitivities

    • Parkinson’s Disease

    • Alzheimer’s

Who wants those health problems! So what can you do?

Fundamentally two things:

     • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

     • Get tested 

Antioxidants in our foods (think colorful veggies and fruits here) work to neutralize free radical activity and damage. But not everyone is able to eat or likes (lol!) the quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables necessary to neutralize free radicals.

So you can be tested and use special supplements designed to reduce your levels of free radicals.

Oxidative Stress Testing - Finding Your Free Radical Levels 

A simple in-office urine test – with same day results - is available to measure if you have an increased level of free radicals, which indicates accelerated aging. 

Once we know your oxidative stress level, you will know whether you need more antioxidants in your diet, or supplementation with free radical reducing products to protect your cells from damage, or both.

Ask us today how you can be tested to reduce the effects of aging on your cells from the inside out!

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