Free radicals break down the body and is the essence of the aging process. It's an important process to understand for staying youthful and living a healthy life. In this episode, you'll discover:
--The definition of free radical pathology (and Dr. Prather's memorable rusty gate and rotting fruit analogies).
--How wrinkles, moles, and liver spots on the skin are caused by free radicals. And how understanding free radicals could be like unlocking the fountain of youth.
--The diseases associated with free radical pathology: Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Hearing Loss.
--How free radicals cause body odor. The amazing story of an abused boy whose went through such trauma that he smelled terrible and was deemed untrainable. And his dramatic improvement after Dr. Prather started him on anti-oxidants.
--How high cholesterol can be corrected by dealing with the free radical pathology.
--Why Dr. Prather gets frustrated when reading research about free radicals and his critique on the typical research approach of treating everyone the same.
--How 80% of free radical pathology comes from the gut.
--The role of hair analysis in determining your mineral levels, which can cause free radical problems. And the individualized approach Dr. Prather takes with his patients to determine the antioxidants each patient needs.
--How plants have to fight free radicals and how that impacts our health when we eat it. (Why fresh fruit locally-grown is important for your health.)
--Why too little and too much exercise can cause free radical pathology. How strokes are a direct result of free radical pathology.