Nutrition, Life, Disease, and Death

  • Mahabaleshwar V. HegdeEmail author
  • Anand Arvind Zanwar
  • Sharad P. Adekar


Supplementation of all essential nutrients in daily diet is must, and omega-3 is the most crucial nutrient today. Anti-nutrients, pollutants should be avoided. Good nutrition helps to renew our body with healthy cells. Seemingly, opposite acting metabolism in both plants and animal life-forms works for creating reducing atmosphere, by deriving NADH and NADPH, reduced molecules, and by processing the food within plant cell and animal cell. Life is a process of defeating entropy, to keep the oxidative stress in check. Vegetarianism is healthier, naturally richer in antioxidants, the reduced molecules. Unlike plant forms, we are crippled in evolution and we need 40 odd essential nutrients to keep our body in a healthy state. Adequate supply of all the essential nutrients, at all times, is pivotal to keep all our faculties fit and fine till last. Although homeostasis keeps metabolites within normal limits, occasional drift by a process called allostasis may also be necessary by a way of readjustment. Redox seems to be playing a very vital role in every cell’s decision, to either remain in a healthy state of life, disease state or die or become immortal and assume a cancerous state.


Disease Free radical Nutrition Oxidative stress Redox 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahabaleshwar V. Hegde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anand Arvind Zanwar
    • 1
  • Sharad P. Adekar
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Innovation in Nutrition Health Disease, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Medical College CampusBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed UniversityDhankawadi, PuneIndia
  2. 2.Western IRBPuyallupUSA

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