The Five Fatal Diseases
These are the top five fatal diseases that affect an unbelievable numbers of Western Societies today. It is important that everyone understand their health requirements. Your quality of life depends on it!
The fact is there are 5 diseases that are fatal to humans,
The fatal five share two common elements, Free-radicals and inflammation.
Free-radicals are molecules or atoms that are missing an electron, the free-radicals attack any healthy cells they come in contact with and steal an electron causing damage to the cell membrane.
Inflammation is a process that is intended to help our body heal but in the case of disease, free-radicals cause deformities or mutations in the cells, the inflammation cannot repair the damage, so it actually begins to feed the now deformed or mutated cells.
Let us take a closer look at all five of these fatal diseases.
Clots in the arteries cause 80% of all heart attacks and 83% of all strokes.
The most common cause is a condition called Atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”. This is where a buildup of plaque which has a hard surface inside your artery has cracked and the platelets that are designed to clot in order to protect us from bleeding to death, end up clotting over the crack and cause a complete blockage of blood flow.
In the case of heart attack the blockage is near the heart and in the case of stroke the blockage cuts off the supply of blood to the brain. When it comes to heart disease, the free-radicals attack cholesterol cells in the blood supply deforming them which in turn makes them sticky; now you have bad LDL which collects and sticks to the artery walls.
Inflammation does not play a major role in heart attacks and stoke but scientists are calling chronic inflammation a silent killer in a vast majority of diseases and illnesses.
Statistics at a Glance: The Burden of Cancer Worldwide
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide.
The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.
More than 60 percent of the world’s new cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America; 70 percent of the world’s cancer deaths also occur in these regions.
The World Health Organization’s website has more information about cancer statistics across the world.
It seems that the overall death rate is on the decline for some types of cancers, but there are others on the rise, such as esophageal, liver and thyroid cancers.
ALL cancers are caused by free-radicals damaging our DNA. DNA holds the blue print for each cell that it creates. This blue print is who you are; when the free-radicals attack the DNA the blue print becomes mutated and when the new cell is produced with this new blue print you have a cancer cell.
Inflammation tries to destroy the cells that it does not recognize as being you, the inflammation loses this fight, yet our bodies keep sending more, causing chronic inflammation.
At this point the cancer cells start to feed on the inflammation cells and cancer growth begins.
Stroke is the Number Three Killer. Know the Signs. Act in Time.
Stroke is the number three killer and the leading cause of long-term disability.
More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year. Yet many Americans do not know the symptoms or what to do when they witness someone having a stroke.
The following information is provided to you by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
"Stroke is an unmistakable event. Few other medical conditions come on so suddenly or are so noticeable to a bystander," said John R. Marler, M.D., associate director for clinical trials at NINDS.
Brain cells die when deprived of oxygen and nutrients provided by blood.
Because stroke injures the brain, if you are having a stroke, you may not realize what is happening. But to a bystander, the signs of a stroke are distinct:
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body);
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech;
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination; and
Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
In treating a stroke, every minute counts. New treatments are available that greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke. But you need to arrive at the hospital as soon as possible after symptoms start.
Knowing the symptoms of a stroke and getting to the hospital quickly can help you act in time to save yourself-or someone you know-from serious long-term disability.
And making changes in your lifestyle can help prevent stroke. NINDS is dedicated to research and education on the causes and treatments and prevention of stroke.
Risk factors include family history, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, and being overweight.
Talk to your doctor.
Find out your risks and take action.
Just in America more than 35 million Americans have chronic lung diseases. Every year over 349,000 people die from lung disease - a death rate of 121.4 per 100,000. The lungs are far more complex than other organs in the body. The lungs have various minor rolls to play and three major ones; they are defenders of intruders, they remove waste and toxins from the blood, and their main purpose is to supply oxygen to the blood.
There are more than three dozen different types of cells inside the lungs and they all have very specific tasks to accomplish. Our lungs are constantly battling with the outside world with each breath we take. If the lung function is impaired in anyway - you may have a potentially fatal lung disease.
Lung diseases such as asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and many more can be fatal.
In the case of lung diseases, free-radicals are coming in from the outside world in all forms of pollution; this creates inflammation which causes the obstruction of air flow.
Millions of people around the World have type 2 diabetes; millions more have it and are not yet aware of it.
Diabetes is the inability to use the sugar called glucose. Glucose is created when the body breaks down food for energy. The hormone insulin opens up the bodies' cells to allow glucose to enter into the cell and be used as fuel.
In diabetes the cell never opens up and the glucose flows through the blood stream causing high blood sugar levels. With diabetes the body either does not make enough insulin or is resistant to its own natural insulin.
High blood sugar can lead to very serious complications such as heart disease, kidney and eye disease and other problems like nerve damage and death.
Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in people with diabetes.
Diabetes is the major cause of leg and foot amputations in Americans today.
Infections are much harder to control in people with diabetes, they are at greater risk of complications and death due to infection.
The number one risk for Type2 Diabetes is too much body fat!
Diabetes is on the rise; people are eating poorly and are lacking physical activity.
Free-radicals are very active in a person with diabetes, attacking a number of cells because diabetes causes an abnormal immune function. Free-radicals are the reason you see so many different complications or side illnesses in this disease.
Chronic inflammation is also a major player with this disease and in the side illnesses.
All of the above diseases need medications to help regulate the disease, but you need to know this, medications cause free-radical damage, and this damage is called side effects.
All medications can or may cause side effects, so check with your medical adviser about the possible side effects.
Let’s take a look at free-radicals and inflammation and how they act.
If you have a room with ten 2-year-old children; they only have one toy in the room; can you imagine the mayhem; nine children trying to steal the toy from one child. Do you think that one child has a chance? This is what free-radicals do to a cell. Now you have the parents come into the room and try to comfort the children who are without toys. The children are crying and throwing fits and are impossible to calm down, you'll do anything, usually offer them cookies or some other sweet treat. This is only a momentary fix; you would have to keep feeding them to keep them calm.
This is inflammation. But if you have ten more children enter the room all with an extra toy to share with the others; it becomes peaceful and everyone is happy.
This is what anti-oxidants do.
You have the power to take your health into your own hands and put a stop to the damage now. Anti-oxidants help the body fight against free-radicals, anti-oxidants are a molecule or atom that has an extra electron. It gives this extra electron away and in turn the free-radical stops attacking healthy cells.
Science has proven that ALL diseases and illnesses are caused by free-radical damage. There are risk factors for all diseases but free-radicals are the source and cause of major complications.
Free-radicals cannot be avoided; they are in air and water pollution, in the junk foods we eat, and caused by traumas and injuries.
Free-radicals are a part of life; they even affect the aging process itself.
Anti-oxidants are essential for health, plants contain about 1,000 to 1,500 anti-oxidants, a diet of fruits and vegetables is essential, supplements are key, vitamins and minerals contain high numbers of anti-oxidants.
You need to do some research and try to find fresh supplements; they tend to lose their potency the longer they sit on the self.
There are also super charged, super powerful anti-oxidants in nature called Xanthones. Xanthones have the power to defeat a larger number of free-radicals at one time, due to strong carbon bonds that make the molecule stable.
Each Xanthone performs a specific biological function inside the body unlike regular anti-oxidants.
Universities and scientists have been studying Xanthones for years, 200 have been identified in nature to date. The Aloe Vera plant contains one Xanthone. The Mangosteen Fruit contains 41 Xanthones. The Mangosteen fruit also contains 25,000 anti-oxidants.
How can that help your health?
The Mangosteen fruit has the highest number of anti-oxidants and Xanthones ever found in one source it also has been studied and papers published, use your Internet search facility and type in Mangosteen and read the study findings
It is sad that most people save for retirement their entire adult life without realizing that possible future medical expenses can destroy any plans that they may have.
By understanding your health requirements and the part that nutrition plays in that, you can greatly improve your quality of life into your retirement years.