Diabetes is a big problem in Western Countries. In the USA, there are 30 million diabetics. There are multiple theories on the cause, but Blood Oxidative Stress (BLOS) is the only theory that could explain the bulk of it. BLOS is widespread with more than 2/3 of adult Americans (160+ million) thought to suffer from it. The rise of the Western Diet and the increase of diabetes rates follow similar trends. It is thought that the inorganic sulfur content of the processed foods may be the true dietary cause of BLOS. If true, then managing BLOS will require a concerted, large-scale effort to generate useful dietary information based on BLOS measurement. BLOS may be the Black Swan event for health care due to the enormous impact on health and cost.
What is Blood Oxidative Stress?
BLOS is blood cells that generate high amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These ROS are the primary molecule responsible for Oxidative Stress. Oxidative Stress could be the cause of Type 2 Diabetes, since the ROS inhibits glucose transport and pancreas production of insulin. Control of BLOS reduces ROS production, which reduces the inhibition of both glucose transport and insulin production.
Learn how to use MyFitnessPal to monitor Oxidative Stress and learn how your lifestyle choices influence your Oxidative Stress and health. MyFitnessPal is a popular, free health app that tracks your fitness activities and dietary choices. However, you can modify this app to track other measurements of interest to you.
Use MyFitnessPal to Monitor Oxidative Stress and More
Download the MyFitnessPal app. Setup your profile and select MY HOME menu option on your MyFitnessPal homepage. Next, select the Check-In menu and you will see the following screen. In the Track Additional Measurements screen, you simply fill in the Description below Add Another Measurement. I entered BLOS, but you can add other measurements like Blood Sugar, A1C, and more.
BLOS is blood cells that generate high amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These ROS are the primary molecule responsible for Oxidative Stress. Oxidative Stress is thought to be the major cause of sperm dysfunction, but many medical researchers wrongly assume that the sperm cell is the source of Oxidative Stress. BLOS is present throughout the body where ever blood flows with ROS permeating tissue and organs wreaking havoc. Sperm are impacted by the ROS produced by BLOS just like all other parts of the body.
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.
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.