Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Cellular stress and disease

Posted in 1. Science of Health on January 7th, 2009 by Thor – 8 Comments

Our bodies feel stress in a way many of us cannon conceive — at the cellular level. Increasing number of publications in peer-reviewed journals are making the connection between a specific type of cellular stress–endoplasmic reticulum stress–and a long list of diseases.

The Cell

While we cannot control all cellular procceses, there are some lifestyle considerations. 1) Get plenty of exercise to aid blood flow and oxygen delivery. Excercise will inturn cause a significant increase in free radicals (increased oxygen consumption) so, 2) consume a balanced diet (forget the low-carb routine) that is rich in antioxidants. 3) Stay away from fatty foods.

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