What do you know about your cellular health? You should want to know, especially if you have a family or personal history of cancer or heart disease, or if you live a modern busy stressful life. Our bodies need healthy cells in order to function properly, and healthy cells need healthy diets including lots of antioxidants.
We are what we eat, and unfortunately, most of us don’t eat all that well. Our bodies need far more than the 3-4 daily servings of fruits and vegetables that we currently consume. Ten daily servings wouldn’t be too much to ensure that we’re getting enough antioxidants.
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals (nope, they don’t live in People’s Park). Free radicals are cells that are unstable because they are missing an electron. They steal the needed electron from healthy cells, creating more free radicals. The weak, damaged or dead cells contribute to the onset of disease and to premature aging. The important lesson from this is that we need to consume enough antioxidants to keep our cells, and therefore our bodies, healthy.
So how do you find out about your cellular health? Golden Leaf Community Acupuncture recently got a Biophotonic Scanner that is built using Nobel prize winning research, to measure carotenoid antioxidant levels. We’ve been startled to see the low antioxidant levels for some clients who eat well and take supplements regularly.
To see more about the scanner, please check out this segment from the Dr. Oz Show:
Please call our office at 510-549-3000 to set up your appointment for a $20 scan and to talk about improving your cellular health. Its an easy 90 second, non-invasive process. We think you’ll find the results useful.