What is Nitric Oxide?


What is Nitric Oxide?

Healing Therapies for Inflammation by Dr. Kathy Veon

Excessive oxidative stress often leads to chronic inflammation. It is well known that chronic inflammation is one of the root causes of disease. Environmental factors such as chemical and pesticide exposures, EMF / wireless radiation exposures, high sugar intake / poor diet, lack of sleep, obesity, alcohol and tobacco intake, and unhealed trauma and negative emotions are just a few of the many risk factors associated with oxidative stress. Increased antioxidant intake through foods and supplements can help to combat the destructive metabolic process that leads to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cellular damage caused by increased oxidative stress. Read more to learn about how Nitric Oxide therapy can help.

Support Nitric Oxide for Optimal Health - What is Nitric Oxide? by Dr. Kathy Veon

What is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric oxide is a gaseous neurotransmitter (gasotransmitter), produced endogenously within the body by means of the Nitric Oxide Synthase enzyme pathway. Nitric Oxide (NO) plays an essential role as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system and helps to promote healthy circulation and delivery of nutrients to cells throughout the body.
Nitric Oxide also helps in the following areas:
Many environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors can negatively affect NO production. These include:
  • MTHFR Mutation
  • Heavy Metal Exposures
  • Chemical / Pesticide Exposures
  • Birth Control Pills / Hormone Therapy
  • NSAID’s
  • PPI’s (proton pump inhibitors)
  • Antifungal Medications
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Poor Diet
  • Stress
  • Age
In fact, Nitric Oxide production decreases significantly after the age of 40. By age 60, Nitric Oxide production can be reduced to only 15% of the normal amount.
There are many ways to preserve and increase the production of Nitric Oxide which include eating more foods high in nitrates including:
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Bok Choy
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Swiss Chard
  • Red Beet Root
  • Radishes
  • Mustard Leaf
  • Fennel
  • Endive
  • Chinese Cabbage
Practicing healthy lifestyle choices such as daily exercise, healthy sleep hygiene, and avoiding or reducing wireless radiation and EMFs will help to improve Nitric Oxide levels.
Supplementation with a good Nitric Oxide Support formula is very helpful, especially for people over 40 or those who are exposed to increased levels of environmental or other sources of oxidative stress.
Nitric Oxide Support capsules and Saliva Test Strips by Berkeley Life Professional can be ordered directly from Fullscript here: Nitric Oxide Support. An excellent way to maintain healthy NO levels includes taking 1 or 2 Nitric Oxide Support capsules in the morning and then having several servings of nitrate-rich plants during lunch and dinner.
For more information about how Holistic Medicine Therapies can help you, please call the office: 407-328-6711 or email: kathy@drkathyveon.com Wishing you Health and Happiness! Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN – Your Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, & Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

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Holistic Medicine By Doctor Kathy VeonDr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. 

She is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Veon is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).   

She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in holistic medicine therapies such as Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Western and Chinese Herbology, Nutrigenomic Testing and Nutritional Therapies, EVOX Perception Reframing, Environmental Medicine and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.

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