Inflammation is the most common cause of discomfort and disease. There are two types: acute inflammation as a result of an injury, and chronic inflammation that can last for years due to failure to eliminate an underlying cause. Inflammation is your body’s natural response to counter allergic reactions and other issues, but if it becomes chronic, it can lead to a variety of diseases. When the immune system becomes overwhelmed, inflammatory triggers are passed throughout your blood where they can affect nerves, organs, tissues, joints and muscles. The majority of inflammatory problems start in the stomach with an autoimmune reaction to foods or stress that then progresses into systemic inflammation.
Here is list of major diseases that are either caused or enhanced by inflammation:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Celiac Disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Gall Bladder Disease
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Kidney failure
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
The normal medical approach for treatment is to suppress the immune response with Immune suppressive agents or steroids. These are designed to reduce inflammation but don’t address the underlying issues.
The major roots of chronic inflammation that need to be addressed are:
Diet: Alcohol, gluten, processed foods and sugar.
Medications: Corticosteroids, antibiotics and antacids.
Infections: H-Pylori, Yeast or Bacterial Overgrowth, Viral or Parasite Infections.
Stress: Increased cortisol levels.
Hormonal issues: Thyroid, progesterone, estradiol and testosterone imbalances.
Neurological: Brain trauma and strokes.
Metabolic: Autoimmune diseases.
Once these factors are addressed, the firestorm of inflammation in your body will ease up.
The number one way to fight inflammation is by improving your diet. Eating only whole, healthy foods and removing the junk from your grocery list is the most effective way. Eliminating inflammation contributors like stress, poor sleep habits and lack of exercise are other ways to combat chronic inflammation. Pain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, migraines, thyroid issues, dental problems and many more issues can be eliminated, once you eliminate the inflammation.