Diseases caused by oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can include arthritis, dementia, cancer, cardiovascular disease and more.
How Does The Body Fight Oxidative Stress?
Even though free radicals are formed during the body’s natural processes, your body also has a natural way of fighting off oxidative stress.
Your body naturally produces antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in their tracks - by lending them the missing electron they need to become stable. These antioxidants include coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and glutathione. The amount of antioxidants your body produces is typically enough to fend off oxidative stress in your younger years, but as you get older the number of antioxidants created decreases drastically.
That’s why it’s important to supplement these antioxidants throughout your life, but especially as you get older.
You can do this in a number of ways, including through diet. One of the reasons Dr. Warner is a big advocate of the Mediterranean Diet is due to the high levels of antioxidants available in this diet when followed correctly. Likewise, it is filled with Omega-3 PUFAs and these are anti-inflammatory themselves.
It’s a lifestyle diet that focuses on eating whole foods including fruits, vegetables, and olive oil - common sources for various antioxidants your body needs.
But, even with a great diet, it can be difficult to get all the nutrients your body needs, which is why Dr. Warner advocates for supplementing your body’s antioxidant needs.
Dr. Warner’s Antioxidant Supplements
Dr. Warner’s supplement line, Well Theory, is available through The Healing Sole website, where they can be purchased individually or in bundles.
A popular bundle that combines antioxidant support and The Healing Sole Original, includes Tart Cherry Extract and the Joint Health Multi.
Tart Cherry Extract is a powerful antioxidant supplement that works to lower inflammation and provide pain relief. It rivals NSAIDs for its pain-relieving benefits, without the negative side effects.
The Joint Health Multi combines the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits of turmeric, ginger, and PEA. Turmeric and ginger have been used for thousands of years in natural medicine, while PEA is a compound naturally produced by the body as a response to inflammation and pain.