Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you enjoyed last week’s topic about surviving allergy season!
This week we will be talking about Triggers for Disease and Injury- The all important topic of INFLAMMATION.
What you NEED to know though is THIS:
INFLAMMATION ISN’T A DISEASE, IT’S A REACTION. IT ALWAYS HAS A TRIGGER OR A FEEDER MECHANISM OR BOTH!!
In 2014, American’s spent 4.4 billion on OTC pain relievers (Including anti-inflammatories) on several primary medications: aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Currently, 46,000,000 adults in the US have physician diagnosed arthritis, in one form or another and that is projected to reach 76,000,000 by 2030.
It’s time to RETHINK inflammation!
If you chase inflammation or just give anti-inflammatories, even the NATURAL form, you are just putting a bandaid on the situation.
Here is the problem with NSAIDs. They actually don’t allow healing ( and harm the kidney over time). Let me set the stage:
-When there is an injury to a joint, muscle whatever it is. The inflammation of that area actually stimulates healing and new tissue formation. But what happens when you take an NSAID is the pain is gone, but the inflammation is also down meaning that actual cellular repair never happens. When you interrupt or block inflammation, healing is also blocked.
This is why people live off of anti-inflammatories, because the pain WILL come back because the tissue has not been healed.
Here are all the different feeder mechanisms to inflammation:
- Pathogenic Gut Bacteria
- Ulcerative Bowl Disorders
- Dental Issues
- Stealth Pathogens
- Nervous System Dysfunction
- Long Term Intense Exercise
- Emotional wounds
All too often, even in the natural field I am in, inflammation is treated as a disease, in and of itself and therapy is short-sided and focuses only on inflammation reduction.
If we merely just prescribe natural anti-inflammatories instead of pharmaceutical ones, what great things have we done??
We have to address those TRIGGERS!
For example, address the root cause of inflammation for one patient can look like this:
You find the root cause is gut inflammation caused by pathogenic bacteria.
-Why is the bacteria there in the first place?
-How do you resolve the bacterial presence?
-How do you resolve damage to gut epithelial tissue?
4 months later their digestion is better, gut pain is gone, elimination and stool form is back to normal, but still residual pain in the musculoskeletal tissue. WHY? Well, we have only addressed initiation or the cause, now we MUST address resolution.
Ways you get ride of waste and toxins are lymph, liver, kidney, skin, lungs GI, tongue and fat. If they don’t work well neither do you. YOU CAN’T REGENERATE, IF YOU CAN’T ELIMINATE..
Let’s talk resolvers (return to original state). Well depending on what the TRIGGER is, after addressing it through initiation, resolution means then giving nutrients that heal the aftermath. These nutrients can come in the form of actual physical modalities to get blood flow, ect back to the area, or actual nutrients.
-Your body doesn’t just stay sick for no reason, it wants to heal. What happens to all the cellular waste from the old cells when you make new ones? If they can’t get out they stay inside you. Hence no resolution of inflammation.
Nutrients like essential fatty acids are not anti or pro inflammatory per say. Rather, they either up or down regulate the production of pro-inflammatory mediators, balancing inflammatory processes so that healing can occur with undue damage to surround tissues. They contain something called a pro-resolvin, which brings the inflammatory process to an end.
Most western diets have an overabundance of omega 6 fatty acids and include insufficient amounts of omega 3s and 9s. High omega 6 and low omega 3,9 intake tip this system out of balance.
Our endocannibioid system in our body also runs off of fats. So we must intake good fats for cellular repair.
So utilizing high grade omegas are one way of resolution, but there are many others such as hemp oil which turn on cellular repair mechanisms.
My favorite ones for cellular healing are from Standard Process:
Hemp Oil complex- includes calamari oil (omegas, pro dissolving mediators), broccoli (cellular repair, NRF2, Heat shock proteins), hemp(endocannibinoid activator). Combining this with their Tumeric Forte (turns off the inflammatory master switch).
Resolving inflammation means you must find the initiator and heal the aftermath, but the quality of nutrients and right balance is needed.
If you are just also chasing inflammation with your providers, it’s time to take a different look. Look at where it’s actually coming from, fix those methods through alternative modalities and heal the brain, then come in with tissue healing protocols.
That’s all for now rockstars.
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That is all for now,
Wishing you a happy and healthy week.
- 2 lemons
- 2.5 inches fresh turmeric
- 3 inches fresh ginger
- 1 tsp spirulina
Juice lemons, turmeric and ginger in a juicer.
Combine juice and spirulina in a drink or protein shaker, shake well.
Pour into serving glasses, drink immediately & enjoy!
This shot is sour – if you’re looking to sweeten it, add an apple to the juicer or honey to the shaker!
If you don’t have a juicer, add 1/2 cup water, blend and use a mesh cloth to strain.