Recently reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is that 40 % of deaths that occur from the top 5 leading causes of death are in fact preventable. So, you may be asking yourself what are the top 5 leading causes of death in the US? Well, sadly, they are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries.
The things that at least three of these have in common, heart disease, cancer, and stroke, are the common risk factors that include being overweight, eating an unhealthy diet, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, lack of physical activity…just to name a few.
Well, I am always looking at what I can do to prevent disease and one of the things I added to my regular diet and supplement regimen is the supplement called Resveratrol.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is found in plants, most notably in the skins of red grapes. It is a long known oriental medicine used to treat heart and liver diseases. Most recently it has become known as “the French Paradox”. Why? Well it’s been shown that the French, who eat diets high in fat but drink moderate amounts of red wine, have a lower incidence of heart disease. Research indicates it is a result of the resveratrol found in the red wine. It is also shown to be beneficial in the prevention of cancer. In a 2007 report from the Cancer Biology & Therapy findings from test tube and animals studies show resveratrol to affect all stages of carcinogenesis. In 2008 there were 2 studies that show resveratrol to be particularly helpful in preventing breast and prostrate cancer.
Resveratrol is also an anti-aging product that many people claim makes them feel and look younger. It has antibiotic properties so it helps to rid the body of toxins and stimulates the SiRT1 gene that works to reduce fat stores in the body.
While drinking a glass of red wine daily might be healthy, it is unhealthy to drink alcohol in large amounts. Also, the most recent research on resveratrol states that the amount of the antioxidant you would consume through normal food and drink may not be enough to provide the effects shown in the animal studies.
Therefore, the product that I use and recommend is Genesis found here. One ounce of Genesis contains the amount of resveratrol found in ten bottles of red wine. It also contains the patented X’tranol-24 which is an herbal blend designed to impede the production of free radicals in your body for a full 24 hours. Free radicals are cells that can cause disease. It also includes ellagic acid from pomegranates, another cancer fighting antioxidant, and a blend of 18 other herbs that come straight from the bible that are said to promote health and well-being….which is the reason for the name…Genesis.
I firmly believe we need to look to all natural products and remedies that will aid our health, rather than rely on medicines that cause more side-effects than can be listed. I also feel that there are certain organizations that would rather we use these medicines and not believe in the benefits of natural products. After all, they are not part of the billion dollar health industry that doctors receive incentives for prescribing. I am not a conspiracy theorist typically but I cannot dispute the benefits that I and many friends and family have experienced from using this and other natural products. Products that helped us come off of or avoid prescription medications.
I hope you will take a step in the right direction and see what you can do for yourself to help prevent one or all of the leading causes of death! I, personally, am looking forward to a long, healthy life:)
Becky Pandolfo is a working Mom who has a wealth of experience with many diet and fitness programs. Her insight and information has helped countless individuals attain their weight loss, fitness, and healthy lifestyle goals. She plants her flag on a small corner of the web called Go Slim where newsletters flow and other insightful articles whisper on the digital winds.