TEACHING YOU TO HEAL

We do not suffer from pharmaceutical deficiencies, but from a lack of the building blocks that our bodies require to function.
My goal is to help you understand how to listen to your body's language of symptoms, and empower you with the insight to restore your body to vibrant health.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chronic Inflammation--You have a choice in the matter!

INFLAMMATION
“-itis” diseases are all inflammatory disorders.
Most of these are chronic:
     
 arthritis 

             synovitis

                           colitis 

                                  tendonitis

                                    gingivitis


BUT, this is only a small part of the diseases resulting from chronic inflammation!  The list is legion, but includes:
Cardiovascular disease
Neurodegenerative diseases
Diabetes
Cancer
Macular Degeneration
Depression
Migraines
Asthma and Severe Allergies
as well as
All Conditions for which Steroids or Other Immune- Suppressive Agents are Prescribed.


INFLAMMATION IS THE 
BODY'S ATTEMPT AT SELF-PROTECTION

Constantly relied upon for maintaining health:

  • Most of the time you are not aware of its many actions:
    • Destroying early cancers 
    • Stopping invading organisms
    • Resorbing damaged cells
    • Protecting cells from damage

  • Any time our body is faced with an insult,  whether
    • Chemical or Physical
    • Microscopic or Obvious

  • The inflammatory sequence kicks in
    • Increasing blood flow to the area of concern
    • Sending healing substances to the site
    • Coordinating response of our other organ systems in dealing with the threat to our health.

    You notice the more superficial inflammatory responses, 
             Because the area becomes red, swollen, and hurts.

    Inflammation can occur deeper in your body too, without symptoms-- 

    • Causing metabolic imbalances that progress for years, until you suddenly become aware of a big problem.  
    • The inflammatory system had all the while been trying to minimize the damage from the chronic, persistent insult.

    Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that regulate many functions supporting our health.  
    • Some cause inflammation. 
    • Some reduce it.

    The kinds of food we eat greatly influence 
    the types of prostaglandins we produce.  

    These foods stimulate inflammation:
    • Sugars, Fructose
    • Wheat   
    • Processed foods, or manipulated carbs
    • Commercially raised animal products
    All are highly acidic, nutritionally depleted, and rich in toxins. 
    These promote extensive inflammation and free radical formation.

    • Artificial sweeteners, and other toxins
                MSG (monosodium glutamate)
    Aspartame (aspartic acid)

    • Both are Excitotoxins, stimulating the cells until they malfunction.
    • Both block  Glutathione, the most detoxing, protective enzyme, located in every cell in your body and brain!  
      • MSG's 'glutamate' also depletes intracellular stores of Glutathione within every cell in the brain, as well as the body.
      • Aspartame (Nutrasweet, among other names) also breaks down to Formaldehyde, which kills all living tissue.
        • This may explain  lesions sometimes seen in the brains of diet soda addicts, that appear identical to those of Multiple Sclerosis.

                 Tylenol (acetaminophen)
      • The liver is tasked with breaking down the toxins moving through the bloodstream.  For this reason, it is the largest storehouse of Glutathione.
      • Tylenol not only blocks both of the functions of Glutathione 
      • It also depletes the stores of glutathione throughout the liver, leading to accumulating destruction of the liver.
        • For this reason, Tylenol is the chief cause  for liver transplants, 
          • sometimes destroying the liver at doses only slightly above the recommended dose!
      • Since glutathione is important for eliminating toxins, some experts  suggest the avoidance of tylenol before or after immunizations, using ibuprofen as an alternative.
      • Fats
                  Trans Fats
                  Hydrogenated fats
                  Rancid fats
                  Vegetable oils          
                  Fats heated to high temperatures (including animal products)
      • These have been mutated by heat or chemical processing, +/or made from genetically engineered "foods"
      • These contain toxic substances, and inflammatory compounds.
      •  
      • They are all devoid of Omega 3 fatty acids, and high in Omega 6’s, promoting inflammation.
      • These manipulated fats also block enzymes which are needed for the healthy Omega 3 fats to activate their anti-inflammatory effects!



      BY NOW, YOU HAVE PROBABLY NOTICED THAT 
      THIS LIST OF INFLAMMATORY STIMULANTS COMPRISES 
      THE STANDARD AMERICAN DIET.

      If you return to the above list of diseases of chronic inflammation, you will also have trouble recalling great-grandparents with these conditions.

      The Standard American Diet is highly inflammatory,
      nutrient depleted, and loaded with toxins.  
      It fails to supply the many important nutrients 
      needed for proper function of your body.

      What's the alternative?

      Consider a diet rich in alkalizing phytonutrients that are naturally antioxidant.  That increase your energy, and brain function well as supply the nutrients needed maximize your immune system, 
      and optimal organ function.  

      Such a diet will balance your hormones, and 
      guard against cancer, cardiovascular disease, 
      stabilize emotions and protect your brain.

      Oh, and the food can taste really good, as well as providing desserts, snacks, and other treats!

      Want to get started now?
      Check out Practical Paleo, in your library, 
      at your local bookstore, or on Kindle.
      The most important aspect is to learn  the 
      types of fats, protein, and carbs to eat

      Not ready to explore the diet that will 
      help you regain your health?
      We'll be discussing the merits of this diet as we work through
      the top four causes of death and debility, 
      which are all a result of continued inflammation.