Category Archives: Oxidative Stress

The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Can Oxidative Stress Cause Anxiety?

Anxiety is a serious problems and yet its cause is not fully understood. Stress has been implicated as a causative factor in the development of anxiety, but the biochemical changes that occur in response to this stress are complex and … Continue reading

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Oxidative Stress and Mood Disorders

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Raw Versus Roasted Nuts

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Evidence That Antioxidant Supplements Improve Health Outcomes

The Western diet is considered a pro-inflammatory diet, because consumption of the diet significantly upregulates the inflammatory pathways in the tissues. This inflammation in turn increases the oxidative stress experienced. Oxidative stress is a condition whereby the generation and propagation … Continue reading

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More Evidence That Traditional Diets Provide Health

It is interesting that traditional diets around the World, spatially and temporally, vary considerably. However, analysis of these diets shows that they provide health to their populations despite being very different nutritionally. A closer look at the contents of these … Continue reading

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What Are Free Radicals and Antioxidants?

The environment we inhabit contains around 20 % oxygen, and animals and plant cells require this oxygen to respire. During respiration, energy in the form of glucose is broken down to simpler chemicals, ultimately leading to the production of carbon … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and Obesity: Cure or Treatment

It is becoming increasingly evidenced that obesity is associated with oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can be thought of as a condition whereby the antioxidant defences of the body become diminished through a prolonged and exaggerated production of free radicals. It … Continue reading

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Oxidative Stress and Insulin Resistance

It should always be remembered that the weight gain comes in two forms. Firstly there is the weight gain that is seen in healthy individuals. Such weight gain usually comes and goes over time as activity and nutritional habits change, … Continue reading

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