Cancer has become a pandemic in developing countries. In the USA one in three women (1 out of 3) and one in two men (1 out of 2) will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Yet in 1900, barely a century ago, only one in thirty-three (1 out of 33) were diagnosed with cancer! Sadly, individuals finding themselves (or friends or family) facing cancer seldom know about or understand the various options that may be available to avoid or survive cancer, and to live a long and healthy life without cancer.
Many neurological and Psychiatric disorders are difficult to diagnose and treat without the use of extensive therapy or somewhat invasive drugs (with their potential side effects). However, low levels of glutathione have been associated with many neurodegenerative disorders, including many psychiatric disorders(1)(2)(3)(4)5(5)(6). While glutathione itself does not cross the blood-brain barrier, the precursors can and do cross it(2). Synthetic forms of one of the precursors
What is Oxidative Stress in our body? Oxidative stress is caused by the presence of any of a number of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which the cell is unable to counterbalance. These reactive oxygen species are toxic to the body(2).The result is damage to one or more biomolecules including DNA, RNA, proteins and lipids. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the natural aging process as well as a variety of disease states.
Research Doctors recently made an amazing discovery. The conclusions by the doctors were very clear: "Conclusions: Patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes have severely deficient synthesis of glutathione due to limited precursor availability. Dietary supplementation with GSH precursor amino-acids can restore GSH synthesis and lower oxidative stress and oxidant damage in the face of persistent hyperglycemia.”
Diabetes is becoming almost epidemic in the United States and most modern countries with our related modern diets. While we generally hear about type 2 diabetes as age related diabetes, we seldom hear that it can become even more severe than just insulin resistance that occurs with aging. In actuality, it can progress to the more sinister form of diabetes mellitus also known as type 1 diabetes (4). There is plenty of medical research that supports this progression, and the side effects of the progression are extremely unfavorable to health. However, there may be ways to slow or even stop this serious progression.