Diseased cell

The Cause of Disease

Not so long ago, diseases were accepted as unfortunate but inevitable facts of life. We now know that diseases are not “caught” but are often caused by what we eat or don’t eat.

This Might Be Hard To Believe But…

…we as humans don’t actually age, we don’t get sick and we don’t get diseases – our cells do. Our body’s health is dependent upon our cells’ health. So, to slow down aging, limit sickness and prevent disease, we must protect and properly feed our cells. If you were to put buttermilk in your car’s gasoline tank – it would get a “disease” and stop working.

DNA Cell
Atom

What Are Cells Made Of?

Cells are made up of many atoms. When these atoms are healthy, the cells replicate and keep the body young, well and disease free. What makes an atom healthy is that it has “paired” electrons.

How Do Cells Age, Get Sick and Get Diseases?

Atoms missing an electron are not just “bad” – they actually destroy surrounding atoms by stealing their electrons. An atom missing an electron is called a Free Radical. Free Radicals alter or destroy cells. Cells that die, and cells that replicate in a damaged state are the cause of or contribute to premature aging, sicknesses and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many others.

Free radical illustration
Sources of free radicals

Where Do Free Radicals Come From?

Smoking
Stress
Sunlight
Pesticides
Pollution
Airline travel
Medications
Foods
Food additives
X-rays
Chlorine in treated water
Mercury in seafood
Teeth fillings

and many more…

The Solution

ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are specific vitamins or minerals that protect body cells from the damaging effects of Free Radicals. Antioxidants have “extra” electrons that they can give to free radicals, which eliminates their harmful effects. Antioxidants are your body’s defense against destructive free radicals. Therefore, they are your defense against aging, sickness and disease.

Antioxidants - the Solution to Free Radicals

To discover exactly what specific antioxidants actually do in your body, visit our What Each Vitamin Does page.