Archive for October, 2011
•The destruction caused by free radicals in our body is at the core of all degenerative disease. And 95% of all diseases in our society are degenerative. Free radicals are bad.
•The immune system uses free radicals (like bullets) to attack and kill viruses, bacteria and cancer cells. Free radicals are good.
When a cell is damaged or stressed, free radicals (oxidants) are released to communicate to surrounding cells that the cell needs help. The immune system responds through this communication network to clean up, repair and speed healing.
At the same time, the cell produces antioxidants to neutralize the flood of oxidants before they kill the cell. So here’s the bottom line: Free radicals are both “good” and “bad;” they just need to be controlled.
What is a “Free Radical?”
So, what is a free radical? It’s not a terrorist that has escaped from prison, but it does have some similar characteristics. Free radicals are molecules that are missing an electron. Because they need to be complete to function properly, free radicals bounce around, frantically trying to find an electron. In the process, they cause damage to surrounding cells.
So, what produces free radicals? Almost everything we do:
•Even the production of ATP (which is energy) in our body results in free radical products, or oxidation.
How We Make the Problem Worse
When our bodies are exposed to
•lack of oxygen
we increase free radical damage. If the body experiences too many of these triggers, for too long a period of time, free radicals can no longer be controlled, and they cause damage and destruction to cells. This is what is called “oxidative stress.”
There are also catalysts to free radical production. A catalyst is a substance that makes a chemical reaction take place more quickly. Iron is a catalyst for this process, which is why we don’t want our iron levels to be too high.
There are also inhibitors to free radical protection. Heavy metals and nutritional deficiencies interrupt the anti-oxidant efficiency that each cell needs.
Free Radicals Run Amok
When these oxidants (free radicals) run rampant, fueled by many triggers, all systems of the body are affected. The whole messaging system is compromised, and misinformation causes weird results. We see these results as various symptoms.
When cells are mis-identified as the enemy, and abnormal cells are identified as normal, the body can permit tumors and cancers to flourish unchecked. Receptors in cell walls no longer function optimally, so hormones and neurotransmitters and nutrient channels into and out of cells don’t work. Inflammation, which is the cause of joint pain and heart disease, accelerates. Ultimately, the aging process moves forward faster than intended, and cell breakdown and cell destruction is the result.
Taming the Free Radical Breakdown Process
So, what is the treatment?
1.Stop producing free radicals needlessly. Clean up your diet and take a potent multivitamin, essential fatty acids and vitamin D.
2.Decrease or eliminate your exposure to chemicals, smoking, radiation, alcohol.
3.Be sure you are feeding your anti-oxidant systems, of which there are many. Fuel for your anti-oxidant systems includes
•the mineral selenium.
•The B vitamins and niacin play a strong supportive role for anti-oxidant support, as do the minerals
Some Anti-Oxidants You May Not Know About
Some other anti-oxidants you may or may not have heard about—
•cholesterol (yes—cholesterol!—another reason we need good levels),
•melatonin (hormone needed for sleep),
•some enzymes and
•amino acids also act as anti-oxidants.
Too Many Anti-Oxidants?
As a physician who is trained in nutrition, I am inundated with requests to try and/or evaluate many juices or products on the market. I honestly feel that for the most part, they are excellent products. They add another layer of protection against this oxidative stress onslaught inside of us. The health benefits gained by those taking them has been most impressive, and some of them have strong science support.
But in all these wonderful anti-oxidants, something significant is missing: the need for reductants to donate their electron to the oxidant (free radical) to stop the damaging oxidative stress.
Remember how the whole system functions most effectively with a balanced communication system? We need free radicals, or oxidants, just as we need anti-oxidants to keep the free radicals under control. And what is most important is that there is a message system that works effectively to communicate what is going on from cell to cell.
Stay With Me; This is Important
I have been sharing my perspectives on health with you for several years in Meridian Magazine. Because of the significance of what I am about to share with you, I am sticking my neck out. But I cannot in good conscience neglect to share this incredible breakthrough technology with you. Then it’s up to you to decide what you will do with that information.
I have researched a new, simple, yet revolutionary product. It has been available for less than a year. Here’s what it is, and what it does:
For years scientists have been studying these signaling molecules, these oxidants that communicate from cell to cell, that announce trouble. They have been able to formulate them and study them, but scientists could not stabilize them so we could use them. They would only last for a few seconds or minutes in solution.
Recently, a company called ASEA, was able to take sodium, chloride, hydrogen and oxygen (salt water) molecules, separate them and recombine them to form oxidants (free radicals) and reductants (which neutralize oxidants).
The resultant molecules are called redox molecules (from REDuctants and Oxidants). In order to neutralize oxidative stress (the effects of free radicals), there must be reductants present. These redox signaling molecules fulfill three important functions:
1.They enhance the anti-oxidant protection, as shown by 500% increase in the major anti-oxidants, glutathione and SOD (superoxide dismutase). [Sorry about the science, but this is so exciting to me.]
2.They assist the immune system in properly identifying the enemy and damaged and abnormal cells and let the normal killing process take place.
3.Because they enhance the communication between cells in the body, they better identify normal cells, thus saving the healthy cells from attack.
Why and How it is Available
The founders of the ASEA company discovered how to create and stabilize the redox signaling molecules. They invested millions and had the patents necessary to protect their stable solution. Their intent was to market this breakthrough product through a pharmaceutical company. However, if they went through with purchasing the patents, the pharmaceutical company would not let the original study groups (who were experiencing life changing results) continue to have access to these amazing molecules.
In order for a product like this to be understood, there has to be some basic understanding of what our body’s liquid communication system does. Can you imagine the response people would have if they looked at the ingredients on a bottle of ASEA on a shelf at WalMart:
How many people would be helped, or even know enough to try it?
I read about it, I studied it, I studied the studies, and I tried it out on some pretty tough stuff.
Bottom line: when you connect the dots, and realize that this is working on the body at a cellular level, you start to realize how supremely significant this is.
There is no allergic reaction and there are no side effects to ASEA, because the body recognizes this solution as its own messaging system.
When I saw that this product was able to affect oxidative stress in people, I had to be convinced of the science and stability. Once that happened, I realized I want to do what I can to help the whole world be on it. How can I, in good conscience, NOT let you know about ASEA?
Once you have seen it, you will understand. I rest my case.
Please feel free to get more product info at:
Lee Taft, “The Speed Guy”
Highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the country, Lee is co-owner
of Sports Speed, Etc., Inc. and President of Lee Taft Speed Academy, Inc. Lee
earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Cortland State and his M.S. in Sports Science
from the United States Sports Academy. He is certified by the National Strength and
Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(CSCS), he is a Sports Performance Coach certified by USA Weightlifting (SPC)and he is also
a certified Level 1 Track and Field Coach by the USA Track & Field (USATF level I).
Over the past 20 years, Lee has worked with many athletes of all ages and abilities. His
major focus and passion has been in the athletic development of young athletes.
Internationally known as an expert in athletic movement , Lee teaches
innovative techniques to improve multidirectional speed that are the up and coming
teaching methods of many professionals. He has written many articles and e-books on the
topic of multilateral speed and youth development, as well as, produced audio CD and
DVD programs to assist parents, coaches and athletic development specialists in teaching
his proven movement techniques to athletes. Lee recently wrote an inspirational book, “7
Points to a Championship Attitude”. He is one of the most sought after speakers/clinicians in the U.S. and Canada.
Lee on the subject of ASEA:
“Being a strength coach, I am always looking at not only performance, but also the ability
to recover so more training can take place. As a fitness trainer, I am concerned with
helping others stay fit and healthy. I am as interested in their fitness goals and body shape
as I am their overall health and well-being. As a 45- year-old man who loves being
healthy, working out, and having energy, I am always looking for ways to stay on top of
my health, especially for my wife and kids’ sake.
As many of you know by following me or personally knowing and spending time with
me, I have a simple philosophy about health, performance, and recovery. I do what we all
should do; I exercise, eat natural whole foods, avoid junk, and get plenty of rest. Just like
with my philosophy in training, my health and nutrition philosophy is to give the body
what it needs to be healthy all the time. I don’t advocate many supplements unless they
are totally natural, necessary, and are extremely well-researched and proven to support
normal, natural health and well-being. I stumbled on to ASEA. Normally I don’t push or
even ask people to look at supplements, but this one is like something I have never seen
My brother-in-law told me about this supplement ASEA he found. He had looked at it for
some time and decided to give it to his son, Jimmer Fredette. Of course I was curious
being Jimmer’s trainer. So I started doing my typical research on the product and being
overly cautious, but kept a close eye on my nephew’s performance and more importantly
his health and recovery. As a college basketball player, my nephew would be worn down
by the end of each season, so I wanted to see how it affected him.
My initial doubt about the product quickly turned into incredible optimism after I learned
more about the product and how it can affect day-to-day health and wellness. I began to
ask more and more questions, even talked with the creators and top researchers. I actually
had a meeting with the atomic/medical physicist (Dr. Gary L. Samuelson) who discovered how to
stabilize the product. The research was undeniable.
The final stage for me before totally committing to anything is my own personal results. I
wanted to feel what this supplement could do for me. So for roughly two months I took
the product exactly how it was recommended. Because I am very healthy anyway, my
improvement in energy was noticeable but not off the charts. Where it blew me away was
during my workouts.
As I have gotten older I noticed my ability to sustain intense workouts for any length of
time has been slowly diminishing. My body’s ability to recover has lowered and I simply
took it as a part of getting older. Once I started taking this supplement I truly was amazed
on how much longer I was able to workout intensely. Let me give you some numbers. In
the past, my workouts consisted of doing 4 to 6 exercises for 3 sets of 6 to 15 reps
depending on the day. I normally only allow 30 to 60 seconds between exercises and I
like to perform circuit style. After about four days on the supplement I was easily
performing 4 to 5 sets with 6 to 8 exercises and many times keeping my rest to only 30
seconds between sets. There have literally been days when I had to stop even though I
was still high on energy. My ability to recover shot through the roof! This result made me
research and dig more into this product. I don’t only want you to know about it, I literally
feel it is my obligation to share it with you.
ASEA is Redox Signaling molecules in a saline solution. It is the same make up that is in
your living cells of every part of your body. This is the first time ever Redox Signaling
has been stabilized outside the body, but is identical to the cells inside the body.
Without going into too much detail, Redox Signaling molecules are what allow the cells
to stay healthy through communication of healthy cells and damaged cells. Without
Redox Signaling, which your body naturally creates, life would cease to exist. As we age,
roughly after the age of twelve our bodies begin to decline in making these molecules,
therefore, we age faster and reduce the efficiency to recover.
Please investigate the product. Do some research on your own, Google it, and discover
for yourself what this product can do. After learning about this product for the past six
months I know it is important to share it with everyone.
Yours in Speed,
P.S. I hope you are skeptical, because I certainly was. That is why it has taken me nearly
six months to finally be 100 percent sure this is something we all need. It has helped me
in more ways than you can imagine.
P.P.S. You don’t owe me a single thing. You do not need to look at ASEA for me, but
you do owe it to yourself to at least investigate it. I am convinced it will change lives.