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High levels of inflammation in the body, contributes to so many of the chronic diseases we face today. Diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers, arthritis and Alzheimers’ and premature aging, (some scientists say it is the cause)!
Many of the foods we’ve come to choose, today, (the Standard American Diet, SAD) we know now, fuels tumor growth, and are proinflammatory, due to the high content of omega-6 fatty acids. This group of fats are found primarily in animal products, processed foods, processed oils used in fast foods, and shelf stable packaged foods.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that the top nine foods eaten by Americans are regular cow’s milk, 2% milk, processed American cheese, white bread, white flour, white rolls, refined sugar, sodas, and ground beef. Certainly not a diet that can support health. We know what inflammation is; when we bang our finger with the hammer, first the pain, and then the swelling, redness and throbbing. All signs of the immune system sending its solders to the scene to battle, healing has begun. Or for a cut, it starts the clotting (stops the bleeding) and the healing process has started.
Chronic inflammation, due to poor diet, is epidemic in our culture. This low-grade chronic inflammation tends to destroy balance in the body. When our body’s systems experience this constant inflammatory response, we become susceptible to premature aging and disease.
We believe that one of the main causes of inflammation is a low-grade bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in the bloodstream and or organs like the stomach and gastro-intestinal tract. Again, leading back to a diet of junk foods that do not support a healthy and strong immune system.
Body fat produces a great number of hormones, and also stores toxins, (and this is not a good mix). Our hormones need a clean environment for their complex work, and the toxins we eat, have a lot of trouble finding there way out of the body.
Our cultural move today to this new fast food diet, high in animal protein, processed foods, too few fresh veggies and too much sugar, has set conditions that have caused our genes (DNA), to become triggers of illness, rather than supportive of our health. This, along with the sedentary way of life, and constant stress.
A lady I was speaking with recently asked about the body’s hormonal balance. We talked about many of the treatments available, and the effectiveness they provide. But, the most important work is to first center the body, allowing it to start it’s own healing. Then you can add supplements as is needed, and, at that point, are much more likely to produce a favorable outcome.
Start each health restoration effort by correcting the diet first, then the lifestyle, and then invoke additionals, to enhance and complete the process.
Eat the best diet, manage stress, get restful sleep, get vitamin D from the Sun, exercise, and clean water. This is the recipe for health and happiness. It is the only recipe the body is able to fully respond to and regain it’s health and wellbeing.
Some other health problems caused by and exacerbated by inflammation include: Chronic pain, candidiasis, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, osteoporosis, acid reflux, acne and psoriasis, wrinkles, infections, along with many hormonal imbalances.
Remember, Health is a Choice! Carolyn Guilford is a former Critical Care Nurse, certified in Cardiology and Hematology. She consults on Diabetes and Cancer Nutrition, having matriculated the NBCCF’s Project LEAD, AASU, GSU, University of Kansas, NIH, and has earned National Certification in Nutrition consulting and wellness. Carolyn can be contacted via: www.Health-Restorationconsulting.com
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