What You Need To Know About Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals outnumber the number of antioxidants you have in your body.
Free radicals come from the normal metabolic processes of our cells. For example, we use oxygen, in combination with food, to form energy that our cells can utilize. The chemical processes that achieve the formation of energy produce free radicals.
When we breathe, we gather oxygen in the lungs and this is dispersed to all the cells of the body by way of circulation (blood flow). The oxygen gives cells the fuel they need to function. When the cells use this oxygen to form energy, free radicals are formed.
Free radicals are a normal part of life. And they can even be beneficial, but only in small amounts.
Larger amounts of free radicals are damaging and result in something called “oxidative stress.”
4 Common Ways Oxidative Stress Affects Your Body
When you’re suffering from oxidative stress, your body uses a lot of energy to combat its symptoms, like inflammation.
If you feel like you’re in a “mental fog,” oxidative stress may be the culprit.
Muscle + Joint Pain
Free radicals can cause over-inflammation in the joints and muscles.
Common migraine triggers, including stress, restlessness, air pollution, and more, can increase oxidative stress in the brain.
WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS FOR RELIEVING OXIDATIVE STRESS?
AT WELL THEORY, OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU CURATE A LIFE LIVED WELL – IN A LASTING, HOLISTIC WAY.
1. Get Adequate Rest Every Day
2. Relieve Stress
3. Change Your Diet.
Eat foods that have high antioxidant content, like leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits like cherries and apples.
4. Avoid Pollutants
The harder your body has to work to detox the air you breathe, the more free radicals it creates. Consider getting an air purifier for your home and filtering your water.
5. Consider Supplementation.
There are many supplements that can help reduce oxidative stress, like vitamin C, quercetin, elderberry, and more. CBD is a powerful antioxidant by itself, but can also help you holistically reduce pain and stress, which can also contribute to oxidative stress.
UPDATE YOUR LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS ROUTINES.
IT’S EASY TO GET STUCK IN OLD WAYS OF LIVING THAT CAN HARM YOUR HEALTH. IT’S TIME TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW WAYS OF HEALING.
Out With The Old
Oxidative stress can contribute to restlessness, persistent pain, headaches, and more. Instead of medicating your symptoms, address the issues behind your discomfort.
NSAIDs, quick fixes, and heavy pharmaceuticals don’t usually address what’s at the core of your health concerns – and also can be expensive and come with worrying side effects.
Don’t create more issues than you solve – address the cause of your health issues and your symptoms will follow.
In With The New
Dr. Meredith Warner, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Well Theory, developed the resources and products on our website to put the power of improving your overall wellness in your hands.
At Well Theory, our goal is to provide you with at-home solutions you can try first, before resorting to painful and expensive interventions.
Well Theory: Founded To Support Your Health Goals
Dr. Warner founded Well Theory according to her beliefs about functional medicine, or functional wellness, verses conventional medicine.
Take Charge Of Your Health With Well Theory
Conventional medicine often overlooks holistic, long-term lifestyle changes in favor of prescribing heavy pharmaceuticals, recommending harsh and invasive treatments like surgeries, and more in an attempt to stop pain or disease as it occurs.
Find Wellness Alternatives That Work – For You.
I think we all know that conventional and modern medicine is reactionary and piecemeal, whereas good medicine should be proactive and encompass the whole of you and your body’s systems.
How We Support You On Your Wellness Journey:
Functional healing focuses more on supporting an already healthy lifestyle – or adapting routines to create a healthier way of living – instead of merely responding to illness and injury with treatments designed to only address symptoms.
At Well Theory, we believe that you are ultimately in charge of accomplishing your health goals. We just give you the tools and resources you need to get started towards a path to better overall wellness.
We believe that you should be empowered in your health journey.
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Our Goal For You:
Our goal is not to treat the symptoms of illness but to support you in your long-term wellness journey as you transform your health for the better, in a way that lasts.
Ultimately, your body has the tools it needs to self-heal and treat problems. We simply seek to enhance those natural abilities.
Our products and resources are all designed to be worked seamlessly into your healthy lifestyle.
No doctor’s appointments, no expensive pharmaceuticals, no troubling side effects – just natural options that actually work.