Disease is excess oxidation

Diseases are an excess of oxidation – Redox physiology is an excess of oxidation greater than reduction.

  • Any type of disease is caused by excessive oxidative stress.
  • Oxidized biomolecules can be located anywhere in the body, and the percentage of oxidation in tissues and how long it has been occurring varies depending on the disease. The type of biomolecule that has been oxidized can also vary, including proteins, lipids, enzymes, DNA, RNA, etc.
  • Pro-oxidants take electrons from biomolecules, causing oxidation, while antioxidants donate electrons to prevent oxidation.
  • Oxidized biomolecules lose their ability to perform their functions, but reduction can restore their function.
  • All toxins are pro-oxidants or indirectly cause oxidation, and their negative effects depend on the location of the oxidized biomolecules, the percentage of oxidation in tissues, how long it has been occurring, and the type of biomolecule that has been oxidized.
  • Infections and areas of pathogen growth are the largest producers of toxins.
  • All food and supplements are beneficial.
Chronic local vitamin C deficiency creates a chronically inflammatory immune response.
Chronic inflammation creates an inflamed area with a deficiency in vitamin C.
Local inflammation is local scurvy.
Local scurvy is local inflammation.