Did you know, as we grow older, our bodies begin to rust just like iron and steel? Well it does in a biological sense anyway.
Back in 1979 my wife bought a brand new pick up truck. It looked great! But over the years it has begun to age. One of the biggest signs of its aging is the rust that has shown up on the truck bed and other areas. Left alone and not treated the rust could eventually destroy the truck.
Well a similar thing is happening to our bodies on the cellular level. Instead of showing up as rust it showing up as health problems like Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, gene mutation and Cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fragile X syndrome, heart and blood vessel disorders, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attack and inflammatory disease. Doctor’s generally won’t call these health problems rust, but really that is what it is when you look at the science.
What is rust?
We know rust when we see it, right? It is generally red or yellow brown and found on iron or steel. It forms from oxidation especially in the presence of moisture.
As we age, a similar process is happening in our bodies. Health experts call it oxidative stress. It is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify the harmful effects.
Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and disease. They are thieves! They don’t have an even number of protons, so they are always looking to steal one from another healthy molecule to become stable. They look to connect with other molecules, destroying their health, which in turn damages the health of the cell and our bodies, too. In other words creating rust in our bodies.
The rust or oxidative stress will continue to grow in our body as long as the free radical molecules are out of balance. Health can only be achieved by addressing the imbalances and moving the molecules back to the balance point.
The process of rusting begins at the very core of how our body works. It occurs in energy production from the Redox biochemical reactions converting food and oxygen into energy, carbon dioxide and water.
In this process, tiny molecules are created called Redox signaling molecules. In some cells there may be millions of these generated every second. They carry out their work equally fast. It turns out that Redox signaling molecules are the messengers for our cells both internally and externally. Every system in our body depends on clear, repetitive cellular communication — and our current diet and exercise isn’t helping.
All of our health problems are due to cells that are unable to maintain a healthy Redox potential. Aging, poor diet, mental stress, poor hydration, and inadequate exercise are all part of this imbalance and the rust we have in our bodies.
As long as free radicals are stealing protons from our cells our bodies will continue to have chronic imbalance in cellular health causing chronic oxidation stress that we may not be able to overcome on our own.
So, how do we get rid of this rust and get our healthy body back?
The key is to get the body back to balance. The good news is a bio tech company has figured out a way to produce these Redox signaling molecules outside the living body.