Wellness Industry Should Focus on Oxidative Stress

Should the Wellness Industry Focus on Blood Oxidative Stress for Better Results?

The future of the Wellness Industry should focus on Oxidative Stress, since it affects more than 2/3 of adult Americans and many more around the World.  The primary source of Oxidative Stress is the blood.  Long-term, elevated levels of Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS is thought to be an Asymptomatic Disease responsible for multiple health problems including Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, and a greater risk of Cancers.  In the United States, Oxidative Stress is responsible for an estimated $800B in annual health care costs.  The current Wellness Industry programs fail at delivering a return on investment (ROI), since they do not focus on the root cause of many modern health problems.

Wellness Industry Should Focus on Oxidative Stress

The Rand Corporation evaluated Wellness programs and identified two distinct offerings with different ROI.

1st Type: Make the Employee Feel Good

The traditional Wellness program offers employees a number of benefits that focus on improving morale with little if any ROI.  Encouraging employees to make healthier choices with respect to diet and exercise is great, but the financial gain is difficult to measure.  Does the employee’s Lifestyle Choices prevent major health care problems in the future?  This is a difficult question to answer, since weight or BMI are risk factors and not causes of health care problems.

2nd Type: Avoid the Emergency Room!

The second type of Wellness program focuses on identifying employees at risk of a major health problem.  For these employees, this wellness program is a disease management program that reduces the cost of intensive medical care (that means Emergency Room visit).  These plans don’t manage a disease.  Instead, they provide a strategy to avoid the high cost of a catastrophic event.  Periodic testing may reveal a significant change in the employee’s physiological state, which may lead to a major medical event (e.g., heart attack).  Immediate medical attention for this employee may prevent the medical event and reduce the overall health care costs.

Are There Only 2 Types of Wellness Programs?

Is this the best that we can do?  Should we wait for the cumulative effect of long-term poor Lifestyle Choices for an Asymptomatic Disease like Cardiovascular Disease to manifest as a major medical event?  Is there a better way to structure Wellness Programs?  Could there first type of Wellness Program that focuses on Life Style Choices be better with a ROI?  (of course, read on!)

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Are There Hemp Oil Benefits for Oxidative Stress?

Can Hemp Seed Oil Reduce Blood Oxidative Stress?

The Green Revolution of Health Care produced numerous health products with more coming.  With concern over THC content, hempreneurs developed thousands of hemp seed oil products Several hundred hemp oil products are supplements, but are they effective against Blood Oxidative Stress?  It is well known that hemp oil contains high levels of Omega 3  essential fatty acid, which is important for cardiovascular health.  The use of hemp oil supplements as a rich source of antioxidants is not well known.

What is Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS?

The primary source of Oxidative Stress in Americans is blood.  Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS is a fraction of blood cells induced to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS).  High levels of ROS is Oxidative Stress.  It is thought that the Western Diet promotes BLOS, which afflicts more than 2/3 of adult Americans causing multiple health health problems.  BLOS isn’t just an American health problem, other countries that adopted the Western Diet also suffer from BLOS.

Western Diet promotes the growth of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB) in the gut, which causes BLOS.

Better lifestyle choices including diet, effective fitness, and antioxidant supplements may be the key to fighting BLOS for improved health.  Several eBooks and Books are available that describe how to use custom strategies to Hack BLOS for Male Infertility, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Mental Illness.  Could Hemp Oil Supplements be an effective antioxidant supplement in these BLOS Health Hacks?

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