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Workplace Oxidative Stress – Mind & Measure

Workplace Oxidative Stress…Huh?

Workplace oxidative stress – that missing link, the deeper dig.

Oxidative stress is at the root of all illness, behavioral and physical. The United States spends approximately $2.7 trillion on healthcare each year, and employers lose $225.8 billion in productivity due to health-related issues. However, most insurance claims involve preventable conditions, which means your healthcare costs could be reduced if you know which conditions to be aware of. We provide programs for disease prevention and management, obesity, diabesity, wellness…..  Keep digging – measure and mind workplace oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is defined as disequilibrium between oxidant generation and the antioxidant response, the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. Looking to become even, they swipe electrons from other molecules. These election thieves, free radicals, cause potentially fatal chemical reactions in the body because of their damage to other molecules. Extensive research during last two decades has revealed the mechanism by which continued oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn could mediate most chronic diseases and cognitive function.

One of the many reasons we opt to eat healthier foods, “eat a rainbow” of fruits and vegetables, is to supply us with antioxidants. Great, however, we need to take a look at reducing our exposure to oxidative stressors. Another challenge…there are the known and unknown causes & exacerbating conditions of oxidative stress. 

  • lack of exercise, or too much exercise
  • lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle
  • endocrine disruptors
  • our diet…
  • alcohol, smoke (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • exposure to chemicals including cleaners, pesticides, environmental pollutants
  • lack of sleep, shift work
  • stress
  • issues within – gut health, immune function…

Workplace oxidative stress Employee Productivity through reduction of oxidative stressDNA oxidative damage from reactive oxygen species is a common type of damage faced by cells and  leads to many different mutations and problems in DNA. These range from lesions on DNA and breaks in DNA strands to faulty links and base gaps in sequences. Mutations in our DNA, DNA lesions, leads to chronic illness. A single change in the DNA of mitochondria — the cellular power plants that generate energy in all human cells — has been found to cause degenerative heart and muscle disease. Many DNA lesions have been identified. This research has allowed scientists to understand just how DNA oxidative damage is implicated in disease. These diseases range from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease to cancers, depression, diabetes, autoimmune, a growing list with further research… In addition to its role in diseases, DNA oxidative damage has also been shown to play a part in necrosis of neurons, and the ageing process, ugh.

It has become extremely important to understand how repair systems work to prevent and treat oxidative damage to DNA in cells now that we know the damage that can occur when the systems are left unchecked or malfunctioning. Therefore, determining workplace oxidative stress – the oxidative load on our employees, and managing it – is ultimately how we are going to gain control of our health and healthcare costs, and the holy grail of focus, productivity and presenteeism.  

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care recovery, medical exercise, holistic nutrition, addiction recovery

 

The tool in my oxidative stress toolbox: Help control workforce oxidative stress: 7 patents, 24 peer reviewed studies on pubmed, accolades from American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic, National Institute on Aging….Washington State: “may well become the most extraordinary therapeutic and most extraordinary preventative breakthrough in the history of medicine.”

Contact me – workplace oxidative stress inventory:  calendly.com/Shira-Litwack

Shira Litwack:  Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care prevention & management program design, health technologies, population health management on 3 continents.

There is an estimated 750 Billion dollars in U.S. health care waste every year. Our many technologies assure you are not contributing to that $750 billion. Health technology serving the continuum from prevention through chronic illness management. 

Lifestyle Management        Medical Cost Transparency     Best Specialists     Choosing benefits  Chronic Care Management

Articles featured in:  Corporate Wellness Association, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support),Myeloma Canada, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer, Sirius XM Doctor Radio

Prostate Cancer 20/20 – Andrew Siegel

Prostate Cancer with Dr. Andrew Siegel

prostate cancer 20/20 on Best In Corporate HealthProstate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer.

An estimated 164,690 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer

 

PROSTATE CANCER 20/20: A Practical Guide to Understanding Management Options for Patients and Their Families

 

proste cancer on Best In Corporate HealthDr. Siegel is board-certified in both urology and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the New York Metro area and a New Jersey Top Doctor.

And my #1 reason – for my love of this man….

Dr. Siegel is passionate about wellness advocacy and educating the community about healthy lifestyle and preventive measures.  

 

Listen to Dr. Siegel on his newest book:   PROSTATE CANCER 20/20: A Practical Guide to Understanding Management Options for Patients and Their Families

Dr. Siegel’s previous Books:

  • THE KEGEL FIX: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual, and Urinary Health
  • MALE PELVIC FITNESS: Optimizing Sexual and Urinary Health
  • PROMISCUOUS EATING: Understanding and Ending Our Self-Destructive Relationship with Food
  • FINDING YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Health, Wellness, Fitness and Longevity

We discuss with Dr. Siegel:

  • Function of the prostate gland
  • Enlarged prostate ( benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH))  is not prostate cancer
  • lifestyle for a healthy prostate
  • parallels between breast cancer and prostate cancer  BRCA gene
  • PSA test – Prostate Specific Antigen   a MUST , please do not be misguided by your
    digital rectal exam for prostate cancer detection
    Digital rectal exam

    family doctor

  • digital rectal exam
  • The “trifecta” of   treatment……
  • Dealing with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, better than ever!
  • assessing risk/active treatment
  • erectile dysfunction/ejaculation
  • penile prostheses ..“Believe it!  Like a total knee replacement for disabling arthritis, it converts sexual cripples into sexual confidents

 

Trailer video Prostate Cancer 20/20 with Dr. Andrew Siegel   

 

 

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness specialist, Medical fitness, chronic care recovery

Shira Litwack, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care program design, health technologies, population health management on 3 continents.

Contact me: Help control workforce oxidative stress: 7 patents, 24 peer reviewed studies on pubmed, accolades from American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic, National Institute on Aging….Washington State: “may well become the most extraordinary therapeutic and most extraordinary preventative breakthrough in the history of medicine.”

calendly.com/shira-litwack

There is an estimated 750 Billion dollars in U.S. health care waste every year. Our many technologies assure you are not contributing to that $750 billion. Health technology serving the continuum from prevention through chronic illness management. 

Lifestyle Management        Medical Cost Transparency     Best Specialists     Choosing benefits  Chronic Care Management

Let’s talk: calendly.com/Shira-Litwack

Articles featured in:  Corporate Wellness Association, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support),Myeloma Canada, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer, Sirius XM Doctor Radio