What is ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species)?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about ROS, which stands for Reactive Oxygen Species. It can either be free radical (unpaired electrons) or non-free radical involving oxygen. The body makes ROS and it can also be generated from the environment as well. The reason why the body makes ROS is that there is a natural process or a natural programmed cell death in the body called Apoptosis, a condition where the body is killing off certain cells that is essential for life. ROS has the ability to eliminate certain things that you don’t want in the body. Ketones reduces excess ROS in the body and it can act as an antioxidant to protect the nerves.

Things that Causes the Body to Produce High Levels of ROS:
• Metal Toxic
• Chemical
• UV Radiation
• Exercise
• Stress
• Low Oxygen – Hypoxia
• Pollution
• Smoking
• Infection

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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