Chronic inflammation can be linked to 7 of the top ten causes of death in the United States. There is a cause and there is a cure. The cure comes as relief. It’s what most are looking for.
According to the the CDC, Center for Disease Control, The top ten causes of death places heart disease at number one. The list includes stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and lower respiratory disease.
All Can Be Traced To Inflammation
The causes of death not linked to inflammation include death by accident, and intentional self harm (suicide).
Mind Body Green, a health focused website had this to say. “Inflammation in the body causes or contributes to many debilitating, chronic illnesses — including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even cancer.”
What Is It
Inflammation is not an infection. An infection can be inflamed but the infection is not inflammation.
Inflammation is a response of the humane immune system to something that is not right. Usually it is a good thing. Like in the infection example above.
Chronic inflammation is inflammation that has lasted a long time, perhaps years. It is the result of the body being unable to solve the cause of the inflammation. In simple terms, something is reacting and the body isn’t fixing it.
MedicalNewsToday cited this example. “An autoimmune response to a self antigen – the immune system attacks healthy tissue, mistaking it (them) for harmful pathogens.”
What To Do
When you are suffering, it’s hard to think clearly about options and choices. Most people talk to their doctor and follow what ever medical advice is given. It’s good to follow their advice.
But doctors generally do not prescribe diets or food choices. They may make suggestions. They may recommend pills or a supplement. But it usually stops there.
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort in literally any part of your body, and no matter what you try, it seems not to help, you may want to consider that chronic inflammation might be the source of your problem.
Go back to the first paragraph. Chronic Inflammation can be linked to 7 of the top ten causes of death in the United States.
That is not to say you are going to die, but a clear head says that if it (chronic inflammation) is killing people and you can’t find relief from what ails you, perhaps it is worth looking into.
Our diet, what we eat, is the source of chronic inflammation. It determines whether we’ll find relief, or continue to suffer.
There are some rules that seem to be universal when fighting the causes of inflammation. The list is not exhaustive, nor are we qualified to explain everything. The science is complicated.
The sources we offer here do not constitute a diet, at least not a weight loss diet. They’re recommendations on what to exclude from your diet or eating habits. It is pretty much certain you want to follow the rules.
Think About It Like This
Let’s compare inflammation to poison ivy. About 99% of all people are allergic to poison ivy. If people come in contact with it, they get a rash, itch like crazy, and suffer for what seems like a long time.
If they go back into the poison ivy again, it starts all over. If they stay in the poison ivy patch, the rash, itching and discomfort doesn’t improve. They never get better.
Here is what we have found
Certain foods act like poison ivy. Instead of a rash and itching those certain foods cause inflammation.
There is a two pronged approach to treating chronic inflammation.
- Eliminate foods that cause the problem.
- Replace with foods that fight inflammation.
There is more information available as to what would be a good diet, what to avoid, what to eat, and other practices.
If you want more information, it’s available from here – MindBodyGreen.com. It is not a diet. It offers guidance about what foods cause inflammation.
There is another resource that will give more answers and direction. It is available as an ebook.
Inflammation Reversed, helps to naturally fight and reverse damaging inflammatory effects in your body.
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