This is a guide to bettering health through the combination of intense exercise and good nutrition.
While exercise provides a fountain of youth, it also causes problems.
The strategy outlined in these pages, anticipates a huge increase in the needs of athletes who exercise.
Both nutritional and oxidative demands are increased in exercising muscles. Excess lactic acid and free radicals flood the muscles.
To offest this, a library of colorful carbohydrates, balanced omega-3, 6 and 7 fats and pharmaceutical grade botanical supplements are recommended to meet those needs.
The mechanism by which this program improves health is by quenching the free radicals that are created during exercise and repressing the inflammatory response that follows it.
This reduces wear and tear on joints.
Wear and tear leads to arthritis and makes the joint very susceptible to injury.
Joints have very little in the way of blood supply and therefore responds quite poorly to the inflammation that follows injury.
Exercise and a healthy diet prevent the chronic diseases of arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
Arthritis is the prototypical chronic disease.
Its prevention requires a colorful diet and a select group of dietary supplements.
Combined, all these herbs, micronutrients and antioxidants, repair damaged structures.
Seaweeds, supergreens, omega-3 and 7 fatty acids, and other highly nutritious micro foods repress inflammation.
They do this by lowering the amount of inflammatory compounds produced in response to exercise.
Less inflammation means less of an injury.
This allows the body's joints, tendons and muscle to heal faster.
The strategy outlined here prevents joint disease.
It's recovery component includes:
1 amino sugars (glucosamine)
2 milk proteins (cetyl myristoleate)
3. green vegetables (sea weeds and sea cucumber)
4. Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-7 fatty acids
8 Other bioactive nutrients to promote healthy joint function.
Because pain is less severe in athletes who follow this protocol, it can be effectively managed by natural products (white willow, turmeric and boswellia) and not the pharmaceutical drugs (Motrin, Advil, Cortisone) that trainers and physicians advise.
Botanicals enhance athletic performance, improve health and prevent disease in healthy people.
They also increase an athlete’s amount of participation in the activity and this benefits them more than anything else in life.
Restoring the body to a state of health is the first priority for the unfit.
Exercise makes one look and feel good.
Protecting the human engine so it can metabolically drive movement, can only make one feel better.
And that should be the real goal of medicine.
Botanical anti-inflammatory foods (ginger, garlic, chili peppers, turmeric, boswellia) with their rich supply of antioxidants, help injuries heal quicker.
They may even prevent them from occurring in the first place.
The historical use of such plants and the simplicity of eating plants in the form of a capsule, beverage or herbal tea makes this the perfect remedy for a world far too dependent on drugs.
It also makes good medical sense.
Athletes who recover faster following exercise will be healthier than those who heal slower.
Healthy athletes replenish their bodies with nutrients and rest. This allows the body to heal itself.
Arthritis prevention is thus a two pronged attack that both strengthens joints and represses inflammation.
It’s a methodology to prevent arthritis and avoid a host of rheumatic diseases that can follow.
This is the kind of claim that the FDA bans on the label of dietary supplements.
Fortunately, the material in this book is protected as free speech. Its also good advice.
Shifting the balance toward higher omega 3 fats at the expense of omega 6 or linolenic acid, lowers the amount of inflammatory compounds produced. Omega-7 fats are also thought of as immune-repressing nutrients
Omega-3 fatty acids helps joints heal faster.
On the other hand, polyunsaturated fatty acids like safflower, sunflower and corn oils raise the level of omega-6 fatty acids in the body.
This promotes the conversion of arachidonic acid into the chemical enablers of inflammation, the prostanoids.
Omega-3 oils block this conversion.
There are prescription medications that contains omega-3 fatty acids. These highly purified omega-3s have had their mercury and other impurities removed. The fatty acids are combined with folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. This combination of natural compounds is marketed as Animi-3 and is only available by prescription.
A botanical approach to minimize arthritis depends on plants that contain natural versions of COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 inhibition is the method pharmaceutical drugs use to manage arthritis. Unlike drugs, herbs, with their plant libraries, work best when taken on a daily, long-term basis.
Herbs depend on small dose and long term use. Compared to the high dose, short term use of pharmaceutical drugs.
When botanical supplements are made a part of the diet their concentration in the blood can remain more constant and provide a more consistent medicinal effect.
Botanicals are thus most effective when their intake is distributed over the course of a day.
Proper timing allows the active agents to become available at the conclusion of exercise. This best minimizes the inflammation and swelling that occurs immediately after exercise. In many cases, this regimen can completely repress it.
The arsenal of botanical supplements include glucosamine, garlic, ginger, turmeric, boswellia, bromelain, omega-3s, CM, sea cucumbers and green-liped mussels.
Most of the plants are recommended for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Omega-3’s repress prostanoid formation and glucosamine supplements provide the building blocks for collagen repair. Together these supplements enhance recovery from exercise and best prepares the body for its next exercise session. This alone prevents disease.
By speeding the body’s recovery from exercise, this program will increase an athlete’s participation in the activity that benefits them more than anything else in life.
The recovery from exercise and the prevention of arthritis is a long term project. There is no healthy way to treat symptoms
Only drugs can promise immediate results because drugs treat symptoms not prevent them.
In the wake of the withdrawal of both Vioxx and Bextra and the rejection of new COX-2 inhibitor drugs like Arcoxia, by the FDA, the natural approach is the best way to manage pain and inflammation. They certainly will elicit a more positive response from the body compared to toxic pharmacological drugs