Antioxidants are profoundly important to our health, yet just as profoundly misunderstood.
First, free radicals and other oxidants are actually good for us in the right amount and context. They support our thyroid health and our immune system, they help us regulate our energy metabolism, and they help us get lean and fit in response to exercise. In the wrong context, however, they can make us sick, contributing to aging skin, diabetes, thyroid diseases, and many other aspects of ill health. The role of the antioxidant system isn't to stop these oxidants in their tracks; it's to direct them into their healthful roles and prevent them from causing harm.
Second, nourishing the antioxidant system is about a lot more than fruits, vegetables, and the latest trendy superfoods. It's also about protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, and B vitamins. It's about a well rounded, nutrient-dense diet.
If we want to be able to harness the antioxidant system to support our health, we need to understand how it works.
This is a free 14-lesson series on the nuts and bolts of the antioxidant system, complete with videos, slides, and transcripts so that you can pick whatever format works best for you and learn how the system works at your own pace.