2 Nutrients – Anti-aging and Keeps You Healthy

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 in Natural Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements

2 Nutrients – Anti-aging and Keeps You Healthy

These 2 nutrients should be a mainstay stay in your body and diet. One of which is 85 percent of our immune system and even our thyroid gland depends on it for function. The other fights off all disease processes, heightening our immune system and protecting all of the cells in our bodies.

I am referring to the probiotics in our bodies and the antioxidants in the food we eat. Only whole recognized properties in whole foods can keep up healthy and disease free. This is where drugs fall short – they are synthetic (not recognized by the cells in our body) and therefore cannot grow tissue. This is why we have so often heard of food as being our medicine.

Main Problem

It is very hard if not impossible to take care of our health and body when none of us have been taught how to feed our bodies as they are biochemically and metabolically made. Without fundamental basics, how are any of us to know what is needed to produce new growth and bodily substances or for the body to function with? Practitioners like myself, have had years of education, but as we all know, this information is not part of our normal school curriculum and more importantly – not part of the medical community that takes care of our health and wellbeing. So it then falls on each individual’s shoulders to seek out the information needed to feed your body adequately so it can maintain you in a manner most desired.
We all want longer, healthier lives spent without disease and pain.

Probiotics and Antioxidants are the two main categories that need to be addressed.

A study performed at McGill University discovered that by combing probiotics with an antioxidant, protected fruit files from aging and disease, all the while increasing their lifespan by up to 60 percent. A normal life span of a fruit fly consists of 40 to 50 days. By providing probiotics and antioxidants to the fruit fly’s increased their life span by 26 days. In our life span this may not seem like a lot, but it is when looking at the increased ratio of days lived. Antioxidants fight oxidative stress and inflammation pathways/processes involved in the aging process. It was surprising to the researchers that these two combined nutrients had such a powerful impact upon the lives of the fruit flies.

There are of course many other nutrients required for the maintenance of good health; many of which can be found throughout my blog posts and books. For now we will focus on these two and their many important roles.

Probiotics and Gut Flora

Our body’s individual microbiome environment—the community of microorganisms that perform a number of crucial functions in our body—is our constant companion and caregiver throughout our life, without which we could not survive. And, because these beneficial bacteria are key to a well-functioning immune system, it’s only natural that they help ward off chronic inflammation. We have 100,000 billion viable microbes in our intestines; of the fecal mass excreted from the body, 85 percent is biomass (bacteria).

Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum have the unique ability to increase our body’s built-in defense mechanisms. Probiotics assist in fighting superbugs and routinely balance certain pathogens in the body like H-pylori, yeast, fungus and e-coli to assist with the maintenance of normal intestinal health.

The biggest threat to these 200 different species (7,000 strains) is antibiotics. Considering the prominent place these microbes hold in our body, it isn’t hard to see how chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases like Crohn’s and colitis can besiege the body as a result of our gut having been essentially napalmed by antibiotics. To support this crucial system, supplement daily with probiotics and eat fermented foods like kefir, natto and sauerkraut.

Probiotics and Thyroid

Another essential dietary component for health maintenance and functioning of the thyroid gland is the consumption of “probiotics” in supplement form, or else in certain foods such as yogurt, kefir and clabbered milk. Twenty percent of thyroid gland function depends on friendly flora.


In nature, antioxidants are the pigments in plants that give them their intense and brilliant colors. But more importantly, antioxidants are a major part of our body’s defense team, and come in many different categories. Even though we’ve has been consuming these nutrients for thousands of years, only recently have comprehensive studies taken place to understand the complex role they play. By incorporating foods rich in antioxidant qualities, dangerous free radicals in the body are neutralized, preventing degenerative diseases while also providing protection against infections and repairing damaged genes.

Antioxidants are classified into two groups: water soluble (hydrophilic) or lipids (hydrophobic). They are also grouped by their response time in the body, as fast acting and slow acting. A slow acting antioxidant example is classified as a complex organic antioxidant (such as phenolics) while a fast-acting antioxidant would be something closer to vitamin C.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Referred to as a semi-essential nutrient, alpha lipoic acid is a key player in the antioxidant recycling process and therefore is of value when found in multiple supplement formulas. It is the only nutrient that is both water and fat soluble. Alpha lipoic acid’s superb antioxidant action protects thyroid tissue from oxidative stress and improves endothelial function in people with subclinical hypothyroidism. For those taking thyroid T4 medication therapy, alpha lipoic may interfere with its conversion process.

Antioxidants also play a significant role in reversing and protecting against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For more about the problems of brain impairment and how to reverse all stages of complications for many forms of dementia and full blown Alzheimer’s disease, look for my newest release ‘Reverse Alzheimers Naturally’ coming available November 18th, 2018. And my recently published book for all that is needed to deal with pain and inflammations ‘Reverse Inflammation Naturally’ May 31, 2017.

Copyright © 2018 – All Rights Reserved – Michelle Honda Ph.D.


Look for my new forthcoming books “Reverse Heart Disease Naturally” (Jan.31, 2017) “Reverse Inflammation Naturally” (May 31, 2017) “Reverse Thyroid Diseases Naturally” (June 2018) and “Reverse Alzheimers/Dementia Naturally” (Nov.2018)

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