A Face to Face Reality
Recovering from a serious illness or accident? Your reality may not a pleasant one, yet you are grateful to be alive. A serious illness or accident is a shock to your body, which wreaks havoc, while pulling on the bodies reserves of nutrients, protein, and calcium trying to keep you alive. In my case, I lost 24 pounds in 3 days, from a ruptured appendix. Prayer and the appendectomy saved my life. I was released from the hospital on the fourth day and was face to face with a serious recovery. Loose flabby skin everywhere on my body! The protein from my muscles, calcium from my bones, and the store house of nutrients that I had in reserve pulled me out of danger.
But, an illness or accident is a major cause of stress and releases a variety of stress hormones, all of which create free radical. The free radicals accelerate breaking down muscle, elastin and collagen. Skin becomes thin. listless and flabby during this life or death experience.
Collagen, a fibrous roping layer of our skin, forms on top of muscle and provides the integral support matrix for the elastin to connect onto muscle. A natural process for healthy thicker skin.
The collagen problem is only made worse by oxidative stress and free radicals working on destroying our already weakened matrix system.
While none of us like to age, we can accept the inevitable.
There is hope for the cure!