The Ketogenic Diet offers a unique approach to losing weight that focuses reducing carbohydrates and increasing fat consumption. Switching to this extreme diet has its pros and cons. How do I know if my body switched to ketosis? If elevated blood oxidative stress (BLOS) caused my weight gain, then how do I know whether my Ketogenic diet also lowers Oxidative Stress? Urine tests improve Ketogenic Diet by answering these critical questions.
People focus on weight as an ideal measure of health. Everyone owns a bathroom scale and use it religiously to evaluate his or her lifestyle choices, both diet and fitness. Has this approach been successful? Western Countries struggle with an Obesity epidemic with increasing levels of unhealthy people. More recently, researchers replaced weight with the Body Mass Index or BMI, which takes into consideration body shape. New Smart BMI scales generate your BMI from your weight measurement and provide this information to your favorite health app. The current BMI calculator only uses weight and height. BMI ranges provide people with a gauge on whether they are normal (18.5-24.9), overweight (25.0-29.9), or obese (> 30). Is this the best measure of health?
Weight and BMI are Risk Factors Not Causes of Poor Health
Weight and by extension, BMI, are risk factors for serious health problems like Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. However, long-term Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS may be the primary cause of these health problems and more. Tests are available to measure Oxidative Stress. Urine Oxidative Stress Test Kits are the most affordable tests available right now. Should you be worried about Blood Oxidative Stress? More than 2/3 of adult Americans suffer from elevated Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS. Maintaining a healthy BMI may not be enough, since normal weight individuals may also have Oxidative Stress. Like Cardiovascular Disease, BLOS is asymptomatic and may take years before suffering severe health events. Why wait for that to happen when you can evaluate your own BLOS right now.
Diabetes Prevention Programs continue to grow in popularity in the United States. These Programs feature weekly meetings with trained lifestyle coaches that help participants evaluate and change lifestyle choices with an emphasis on weight loss. Avoiding the progression from Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes reduces health care costs, which is about $17,000 per year! An estimated 84 Million Americans have Prediabetes and 9 out of 10 do not know it! Structured lifestyle changes reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by half, but why don’t they work all the time? Can we improve a Diabetes Prevention Program?
Is there a way to improve the best diets to lower Oxidative Stress? There is scientific evidence that a change in diet could help you lose weight and lower Oxidative Stress. Do we need to invest in our own personal medical research laboratory in order to evaluate the impact of our dietary choices on Oxidative Stress? There is a simple, inexpensive way to evaluate any diet. First, let’s look at a list of the top 7 diets in the marketplace and then I will show you a way to improve them.
The Right To Try Bill is a new Law, which offers hope for terminally ill patients interested in trying experimental drugs that passed Phase 1 safety standards from the FDA. While encouraging, the grim reality of experimental drugs is that a large majority fail in Phase 2/3 of Clinical Trials. This is despite Pre-Clinical experiments providing evidence that these experimental drugs work in animal models. Could variable levels of Oxidative Stress in humans cause some of this failure? If true, then there may be a simple way to improve the odds of an experimental drug working for Right To Try patients. This approach should also interest Big Pharma. An Oxidative Stress Test provides feedback on lifestyle choices for lowering Oxidative Stress. This approach should be used prior to using experimental drugs for better results.
Elevated Blood Oxidative Stress May Impact Clinical Trials
The primary source of Oxidative Stress in adult Americans is from blood cells, which we call Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS. Although about 2/3 of adult Americans are thought to suffer from elevated levels of BLOS, medical researchers do NOT control it during Clinical Trials. Control in this context means minimizing BLOS during the clinical trial. But Big Pharma has been doing this for decades and this is the right approach for evaluating experimental drugs, right?
Probiotics are found in supplements and food items with the promise of a health benefit. However, the FDA has yet to approve any probiotic for the treatment of any human disease. While animal studies provide evidence that probiotics may be an effective treatment for health problems, human studies always come up short. There may be a simple explanation for this observation: Oxidative Stress. Learn how to enhance probiotics for women and men by reducing and managing Oxidative Stress.
Does Oxidative Stress confuse and worry you? Which foods should I avoid? What are antioxidants? Will exercise help? Do I have Oxidative Stress? What is Oxidative Stress? How does Oxidative Stress impact my health? Is there a health hack for life that reduces Oxidative Stress?
Health Hack for Life
The answers to these questions and more are in my new eBook, “Let’s Hack Oxidative Stress.” In my eBook, I provide a simple strategy for using three lifestyle choices to reduce your Oxidative Stress and improve your health. You need to measure your Oxidative Stress with a Urine Test Kit to monitor the progress of your Hack. The rest of the items needed for your Hack should be available at local stores, but there is a simpler way to gather up all of the products for your Hack: Buy an Oxidative Stress Hack Kit from my Store!
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Can Vitamin C reduce Oxidative Stress? Vitamin C has antioxidant properties, which means that it reacts with reactive oxygen species (ROS) to neutralize it. There are reports of Vitamin C being an ineffective antioxidant supplement. However, a mismatch of the supplement format compared to the source of Oxidative Stress may be the cause. Supplements come in three main formats, which provide the release of the compounds immediate, time, or sustained release.
The immediate release is usually a tablet format or chewable. This format provides a near instantaneous increase in the concentration of the compound in the blood. This assumes implied losses due to stomach digestion and absorption prior to entry into the blood stream.
With time-release, the format prevents rapid capsule digestion in the stomach with release in the small intestine. Time-release is not immediate, but it does avoid losses due to stomach digestion. Both immediate and time-release formats provide a short-term spike in compound concentration in the bloodstream.
With sustained-release, the capsule releases the compounds over several hours, which will provide a steady, low concentration of the compound(s) in the blood stream. Which supplement format is the best for antioxidant effectiveness?
If Black Swan in the title got your attention, then you are already familiar with Nassim Taleb’s work on Black Swans. Beyond the financial sector, there is interest in predicting Black Swans in other sectors including Health Care. What if the Black Swan for Health Care isn’t a digital product or novel class of promising drugs? What if it’s a new, broad impacting asymptomatic disease that escaped the attention of medical researchers and the general public? This potential Black Swan is Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS. An estimated 2/3 of adult Americans suffer from BLOS costing $1T/year in Health Care costs. BLOS extends beyond the USA impacting Europe and many countries that adopted the Western Diet.
What is Blood Oxidative Stress (BLOS)?
Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS is a high percentage of blood cells generating reactive oxygen species (ROS). Once induced to generate ROS, these blood cells generate it until replacement (about 1 week). The high prevalence of BLOS in Western Countries suggests that the Western Diet may be the culprit. One theory suggests that excessive dietary inorganic sulfur may lead to the proliferation of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) in the gut. Many food preservatives and additives contain inorganic sulfur, which is common in the Western Diet. In turn, these SRB have the potential to generate high amounts of sulfide in the gut. Short bursts of sulfide production in the gut are thought to induce the ROS response in captive blood cells.