My 13th book, Best Future You, is out!
Over the next several weeks, I’ll be posting excerpts from the book and blogging frequently about the main concept in the book – which is the idea of harnessing your body’s internal cellular biochemistry to achieve true balance in body, mind, and spirit – and in doing so, help you to become your “Best Future You” in terms of how you look, how you feel, and how you perform on every level.
Chapter 4 – Don’t Take Antioxidants— Make Antioxidants
CDR: The Present
Today, we have a good understanding that CDR is the basic foundation for the body’s cellular protective response. We know that myriad CDR pathways act in concert as a “master regulator” of the body’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, stress resilience, internal repair, immune surveillance, and detoxification responses. Soon after scientists identified CDR, a flood of scientific findings began to further reveal how CDR also governs genes responsible for the production of not only a wide range of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, glutathione, and catalase, etc.), but also important anti-inflammatory proteins and detoxification or ‘‘stress-response’’ genes. It’s important to emphasize that these protective pathways governed by CDR are involved in extremely critical areas of health from immune function to tissue repair to cognitive function – so it’s a much bigger and more important discovery than “just” being a more effective approach to reducing oxidative damage. In essence, the activation of CDR allows our bodies’ cells to create the necessary “medicines” that help us survive and thrive in the face of the numerous health threats populating today’s modern world.
Thanks for reading – tune in for the next installment about, “CDR: The Future.”