For drivers, the Blind Spot is the most dangerous unknown. For Americans and others that consume the Western Diet, Oxidative Stress is the Blind Spot for Health Care. Oxidative Stress is thought to be the cause of multiple health problems with many remaining asymptomatic for years. The list of diseases attributed to Oxidative Stress include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and more. If you ask Americans about their health state and compare it to their actual health state, then you will see their Blind Spot, too.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Healthiest of Them All?
The figure below compares the results of a 2015 Self Survey of Adult Americans for Health State and BMI. In the third column, the corresponding Diabetic State or Blood Oxidative Stress (BLOS) level are shown. About 1/3 of Adult Americans report Excellent Health with BMI and BLOS (most likely) in agreement. About 10% are honest about their Poor (and Fair) Health with Type 2 Diabetes being difficult to ignore. Here is the Blind Spot: About 60% of Adult Americans think they are in Good or Very Good Health, but BMI and corresponding BLOS level tell a different story. Why?
Oxidative Stress is a Blind Spot
Being Overweight or Obese is the primary target of public health professionals, but it should be a secondary target. Extra weight does not cause health problems beyond leg and joint problems. The evidence that fat causes chronic health problems is scant. Elevated BMI is only a Risk Factor. However, oxidative stress is thought to cause several health problems, due to reactive oxygen species (ROS). Continuous production of ROS by BLOS impacts tissue throughout your body. Long-term, elevated Blood Oxidative Stress or BLOS should be the primary target, since it is an asymptomatic disease. Reduction and management of BLOS may prevent the development of multiple health problems.
Managing BLOS may be the key to an effective Wellness Program
Since BLOS may cause multiple health problems including asymptomatic disease, such as heart disease, then it makes sense to manage BLOS. Currently, the only inexpensive approach to managing BLOS is through the use of a Urine Oxidative Stress Test kit. In the short term, the use of this test kit may be the key to a more effective strategy for Wellness Programs. The measurement of Oxidative Stress in urine can never be a disease diagnostic, since it is not a measurement of the primary cause of Oxidative Stress. The direct measurement of BLOS will be the only Gold Standard method as a disease diagnostic for Oxidative Stress.
Couple Urine Oxidative Stress Kit with Other Kits Targeting Specific Health Problems
Is there a way to leverage the Urine Oxidative Stress Test kit for specific health problems? Yes, you could combine the Urine Oxidative Stress kit with other tests like the iHeart Smart Diabetes Kit or CardioCheck Starter Cholesterol Analyzer Kit. Together, these kits provide useful information on how Life Style Choices impact BLOS and critical bio-indicators to monitor either Diabetes or Heart Disease. This is a better approach than monitoring weight or BMI, which are only risk factors.
Health Hack for Life
The answers to these questions and more are in my new eBook, “Let’s Hack Oxidative Stress.” In my eBook, I provide a simple strategy for using three lifestyle choices to reduce your Oxidative Stress and improve your health. You need to measure your Oxidative Stress with a Urine Test Kit to monitor the progress of your Hack. I have a collection of eBooks and Paperback Versions that describe general and custom Health Hacks. The rest of the items needed for your Hack should be available at local stores. However, there is a simpler way to gather up all of the products for your Hack: Buy an Oxidative Stress Hack Kit from the Glixin Store!
Glixin Provides Useful Information to Help You Fight BLOS
We will continue to provide thought provoking Blog Posts on health related issues caused by BLOS. Consider subscribing to the Glixin blog and sharing posts with your family and friends that may suffer from BLOS. Keep BLOS out of your Health Blind Spot by learning how to use make better Lifestyle Choices.
As always, read my disclaimer and always consult with your physician before making any changes in your diet or fitness regime.
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