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Preventive than Curative

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Over the weekend, we visited my in-laws. They were quite ecstatic to see their grandchildren. There were lots of noise and commotions when we arrived. It seems like my in-laws were very much delighted with the visit of their three noisy, rowdy but overly affectionate grandchildren. Who will not melt when showered with kisses and hugs every hour?

We spent the whole afternoon chatting and catching up with the latest chit-chat about the whole clan. We were immensely happy to hear some good news, except for one sad part.

You see, one of my husband's uncle has been suffering with Alzheimer's disease for the past year. Lately, it seems getting worst. He seemed to have lost the ability to recognize relatives and siblings. It just bothered me big time. He used to be such a smart and dignified man.

Then I was struck with the fact that it is hereditary, thus my husband is at risk. I made a few readings about it. I just discovered that antioxidant has a direct connection in protecting our cells from further damages. Since antioxidant counter further cell damages, it helps in slowing down cell damages that can lead to diseases.
Now at least I know how to be preventive. I can take precautions and be much alert about such health issues.

3 comments
  1. Hot Momma April 13, 2008 at 11:34 AM  

    Well, dear, most of our health woes are preventable anyway - even those that are hereditary. Being able to anticipate the occurrence of a health condition (if it runs in the family) should make us more prepared and able to minimize its effects if not prevent it from happening altogether.

    I pray that you and your family continue to be well.

  2. Mimi April 13, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

    sorry to read about your husbands uncle...I'm afraid that Alzheimer's affects many families...

  3. Jennie April 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

    hi sis! thanks for the visit! hubby just left for the youth camp he is directing and managing for two weeks. now i'm left with his pending online assignments. im done with three, four more to go. lapit na deadline eh.

    how are you?! re this alzheimer's disease, it can actually be prevented daw by doing away from those canned goods and cooking food from aluminum pans. studies have shown that these are the culprit to this disease. we have since gotten rid of aluminum pans and switched to stainless steel which can be pricey but beneficial in the long run. you make interesting posts even the paid ones :-) take care sis!