The Pillars of Health
|The so-called ‘age-related’ diseases take from 10 to 20 years to surface as overt, debilitating, life-threatening illnesses – heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, dementia.
That’s equally true of life-diminishing conditions like arthritis, chronic tiredness and erectile dysfunction.
At this point, pharmaceuticals are largely treating the symptoms, not the causes.
If you want to be healthier for longer, the time to take positive preventative action is in your early 50s or even before.
The Pillars of Health
|A study at the University of California at San Francisco showed that hundreds of genes in people who were put on a largely plant-based diet were modified, leading to a lower cancer and heart disease risk.
Plant-derived nutrients that up-regulate genes to promote health include the polyphenols in green tea, lycopene, lutein and genistein, which is a compound in soy.
Other nutrients that have been shown to positively activate gene expression are choline, folic acid, B6 and B12, a B vitamin called betaine, vitamin D3 and minerals that include zinc and selenium.
|Cells need to sense each other’s boundaries. They do that by what is called ‘cell signalling’. When they cannot signal their boundaries, the result can be uncontrolled cell growth – cancer.
Researchers have found that vitamin D, the carotenoid lycopene, the xanthophyll lutein and the B vitamin choline are important to ensure normal cell signalling and, by extension, cutting the risk of cancer.
Pub Med, the on-line publishing arm of the American National Institutes of Health, confirms that carotenoids ‘can be useful in the prevention of cancer and other degenerative diseases’.
|The body uses fatty acids from the food we eat to make the hormones called eicosanoids that control the inflammatory response.
Omega 6 fatty acids, found in polyunsaturated plant oils like safflower, sunflower, palm and corn oil, increase the level of hormones that promote inflammation. These oils are frequently used in processed foods because they are cheap. They are also put into feeds for animals intensively raised for meat consumption.
Omega 3 fatty acids (from oily fish) have the opposite effect, producing eicosanoids that reduce inflammation.
YES, PARTICULARLY AS YOU GET OLDER
Counteracting all the causes of ageing and age-related disease requires consistent daily levels of a wide range of nutrients. And those needs increase over time. The American Cancer Society recommends 9 portions of fruits and vegetables a day!
The average person burns 1,000 calories a day less than 60 years ago! So we’ve had to reduce our food (calorie) intake. But less food means less nutrition.
To compound the problem, the nutritional value of many foods has declined over the same period.
A simple low-cost one-a-day A-Z vitamin pill might be enough in your twenties and thirties. But it won’t include the other nutrients that support the pillars of health as you get older.
|NutriShield Premium contains over 40 powerful nutrients, including
• Flavonoids and polyphenols that include curcumin, green tea, bilberry and grapeseed extract
• Omega 3 fish oil
• Carotenoids, especially lycopene, lutein and beta carotene
• Glucosamine and Betaine
• Co-enzyme Q10
• Soy isoflavones (genistein)
|Even a conscientious person will struggle to obtain the range and levels of the preventative nutrients we have identified, day after day.
In formulating NutriShield, we have drawn on over 35 years of scientific and medical research to give you the combination of nutrients – in optimum, synergistic amounts and the most bio-available forms – that support the full, healthy functioning of brain and body. It’s a heart, brain, skin, joint and eye supplement all in one.
Coupled with a sensible diet and moderate exercise, it gives you the foundation for long term health and energy. It works: an independent test showed NutriShield dramatically reduces inflammatory markers at the cell level.
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