An interesting comparison between different countries’ health was recently released. It compares the antioxidant status of the citizens of different parts of the world.

At our clinic we have an amazing piece of technology called the Biophotonic Scanner, which quickly, painlessly and non invasively determines the antioxidant status in the body. A large part of our ageing and disease is caused by Free Radicals. A simple example is when you cut an apple and it goes brown. This is evidence of Free Radicals breaking down the apple.

If we had no antioxidants in our body to neutralise the Free Radicals, we would go brown and rot just as fast as the apple. If you squeeze some lemon juice on the apple, it remains white for a few hours. This is an example of an antioxidant (the Vitamin C in the lemon) neutralising Free Radical damage. The more antioxidants we have in our body, the less Free Radical damage.

If we were to have no antioxidants in our system we would go brown and rot just like the apple. This is a graphic example of why antioxidants are good for us.

Your score on the Biophotonic Scanner is a very important number. The lowest reading is 10,000 units. 50,000 is considered to be a good level and anything above is better still. The Biophotonic Scanner is being used around the world and all scans are uploaded to the central database.

Some interesting statistics can be extracted now that over ten million scans have been completed. The country with the best average score is ITALY with 44,244. Australia ranked eighth with 29,942. The USA was 14th with 28,165 and the lowest country was Phillipines with 20,763. Our clients have ranged from below 10,000 to over 110,000.

The fact that the average Italian has an antioxidant level 50% higher than the average Australian is both fascinating and disturbing. It also shows that our general nutrient levels are about HALF what they should be. This just confirms our many poor choices in relation to what we are eating and how it is prepared.

Our observations of Italy may shed some light on why this result came about. Italians eat a lot of olive oil and tomatoes – both rich sources of antioxidants. Their fruit and vegetables are grown on small plots by ‘peasant’ farmers who probably cannot afford chemicals. The result is that their fruit and vegetables are close to organic even though they are not ‘certified.’

A big factor we rarely hear discussed is preservatives. In Italy the bread and pasta is stale the day after it is made. Here, we can buy a loaf of bread and leave it out in the kitchen and it is still fine to eat a week later.

This is not how nature works. If the bacteria and free radicals cannot break it down, our body probably cannot break it down either.

This is bad from a digestive perspective but it could be calamitous from a toxicity perspective because there must be a lot of chemicals added to allow our bread to stay edible for so long.

Preservatives in food is a big issue that needs a lot more attention than it has been getting.

There are many valuable lessons here for anyone wanting to live better for longer. I will expand on some of these points in a future column when we can compare the Mediterranean lifestyle to our own.

In the meantime, if you are interested in quickly determining your Biophotonic Scanner score and knowing your body’s antioxidant levels, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Biophotonic ScannerAbout the Author: Steve Alexander has been a natural health practitioner since 1992. He has seen the Health and Wellness industry evolve and change and brings a wealth of experience to his clients. He is a co-founder of the Revival Company and currently works with clients by appointment.