Thomas Edison said back in 1903, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Truer words were never spoken. Recent years have seen an ever increasing interest in alternatives to “traditional” medicine, such as holistic health, a system that focuses on areas such as personal accountability for one’s health, the human body’s ability to heal itself, and balancing the body, mind, and spirit. According to the Global Wellness Institute the worldwide wellness industry grew by 10.6 percent to $3.72 trillion between 2013 and 2015 while the global economy shrank -3.6 percent – making it one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.” The even better news is that, according to Women’s Marketing, Inc., growth is expected to accelerate by 17% in the next five years.[1]

Bottom line, people are searching for ways they can keep themselves healthy. As a Health and Wellness Coach, my job is to help them find ways to do that. I recently attended the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) Hot Topics event in Chicago. Nearly 300 of the most foreword thinking, health professionals from many allied health disciplines, health educators, and healthcare leaders were in attendance to learn about the latest scientific discoveries and wellness products.  One category stood out above the rest, as it was so new AND so compelling Redox Signaling Molecules.

What I learned is that you simply cannot talk Oral Systemic Health today without including Redox Signaling Molecules (RSM) in the mix. That’s why Dr. Chris Kammer, founder of AAOSH and the event’s program chair, featured them at this recent event. This is going to change the way we look at health. Dr. Ostler, the keynote speaker, delved into the molecular science behind all of this in great detail. This science is rock solid. Let me give it to you in laymen’s terms …

Our bodies make Redox Signaling Molecules naturally … when we are babies we have trillions of them. (That’s why babies heal so fast!) As we age and are exposed to the toxins and stress on this planet, our supplies get diminished and we become deficient. By the time we are 40, we have 50% fewer than when we were born. That is simply not a good thing. Redox Signaling Molecules are foundational to all cellular health, period. According to James Watson, the rise in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, as well as so many autoimmune issues can be attributed to these deficiencies. [2]

The wisdom of our immune system at a cellular level is dependent upon the signaling these molecules provide. The job of these Redox Signaling Molecules is to help your cells communicate. They tell the good cells to proliferate, and the bad cells to exit stage left. Plus, they tell your cells what to do with everything else you are taking … from your supplements to your foods to your medications. Put simply, they help your body easily assimilate everything else, thereby improving your health from the inside out.

Since it’s now been proven that these molecules are a cornerstone to building health and preventing disease, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, and many other top medical research institutions are receiving huge grants to investigate this exploding field of cellular health and redox biochemistry. A quick search on Redox Molecules on PubMed will pull up nearly 20,000 articles. And the Huffington Post included RSM in its list of “the top five emerging medical biotech technologies that will shape our lives in the coming years.”[3]

Frankly this is a huge break through in the world of holistic health. Scientists have known for years that our bodies have been deficient of these molecules … and that this deficiency was at the root cause of many diseases. The problem was what to do about it, as no one knew how to supplement them. After decades of research, Dr. Gary Samuelson, a molecular scientist, discovered how to create redox signaling molecules in a stable form outside the body, and thankfully it has been brought into the marketplace … and not as a pharmaceutical drug. This opens the door for their use in medicine, dentistry, and in your personal health. Health professionals are beginning to investigate how to implement and apply this science in their practices ~ promoting health and healing with their patients ~ as well as themselves personally.

As a Health and Wellness Coach, I‘ve been asked, “Shouldn’t everyone be using this?” My answer is quite simply, “Hell Yes!” I can honestly say that each and every one of you would benefit from adding these amazing molecules to your personal health regimen. And if you are a Health Coach or Medical Practitioner of any kind, the time is now to do your due diligence. As a well-connected leader and forward thinker, I encourage you to become informed about this – and not wait to be asked about it by others who value your advice.

You have just learned one of the best-kept secrets in medicine. The question is, “What are you going to do, now that you hold the power of the immune system in your hand?”