Lately, I have been hearing more and more people talk about inflammation but not actually in its proper context. Usually, when I hear people talking about inflammation they're speaking of having inflammation as some sort of disease.
Lets get this straight, inflammation is NOT a disease but is the result of a dis-ease or issue that has invaded the body. Finding out what is causing the inflammation should be the question you need to ask your doctor and the beginning of YOUR search in finding the true cause of the inflammation. When you or someone you know is diagnosed with chronic inflammation by a doctor the question to him or her should be, "Well Doc, what's causing the inflammation!!??
I guarantee you will not get an answer because they are not there to find out what is actually wrong with you, their job is to diagnose, perform surgeries and pill push. You are now on your own to find out what is truly causing your inflammation.
Inflammation is diagnosed as either acute or chronic;
Acute: present or experienced to a severe or intense degree.
Chronic: persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
Inflammation is the body's natural response to protect itself against harm. It is also known as the "clean-up crew" of the wonderful immune system. Inflammation will localize and eliminate the invaders/pathogens/damaged cells or irritants. Therefore it is not wise to take medication to stop the body's natural defense to keep you alive and thriving.
People are constantly being diagnosed with some form of inflammation, but here are some simple examples of inflammation that people are usually diagnosed with...…
itis: inflammation of
1. bronchitis--inflammation of the mucous membranes in the bronchial tubes
2. cystitis-- inflammation of the urinary bladder
3. tonsillitis-- inflammation of the tonsils
4. gastritis-- inflammation of the stomach lining
Once the patient receives this diagnosis they are usually given a prescription but never definitive answers as to why the body is inflamed in that particular area of the body.
WHAT IS CAUSING THESE IMMUNE RESPONSES IN THE BODY!!!!
Ok, sorry for yelling, I've calmed down now.....but it truly gets under my skin when people are not given correct information regarding their health which could have dire and sometimes deadly consequences.
That should be the question you ask yourself to find out the actual cause instead of taking a pill to stop the body from doing what it is naturally designed to do. Medications, (prescription and over the counter) which are not natural to the body will always cause inflammation because your body recognizes it as an irritant or invader and will cause the body to stay in a chronically inflamed state if you are constantly taking it on a regular bases. It's not only medications but also could be certain foods we ingest as well considering the unnatural processes that our foods are put through like pasteurization, chemical additives, preservatives and colorings. Lets take anti-biotics for example, if I could just have a few more minutes to break this down so that you can see that these medications are not here to get you healthy. Anti-biotics are prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections like strep throat or urinary infections, they will not treat colds, flu or viruses. Anti, means opposed or against, now lets look at the definition of biotic, which is related to or resulting from living things or pertaining to life. OK, lets break this down, if you put anti and biotic together you get anti-biotics which definitively means against or opposed to life or living things...……...Yes, they tell us what they are giving us in plain sight but because it is from a doctor or a "trusted source" we will take and ask no questions. Anti-biotics are known to disrupt the natural gut bacteria in the human body. If you are familiar with the wonderful benefits of your gut flora and the major role it plays in your overall health then you will know why it is very important to be sure we have the needed bacteria in our gut for the body to do its job in protecting us. Lets take the word pro-biotics for instance, pro means 'in favor of' and we already know the definition of biotic, so if we put pro and biotic together we get pro-biotic which means for or in favor of life or living things. You can get natural pro-biotics from fermented foods to promote the growth of healthy microflora such as kimchi, kefir (made from raw milk), raw milk, sauerkraut, kombucha and water kefir. Here is some information I found regarding gut bacteria and health.
According to WedMD
" The bacteria live throughout your body, but the ones in your gut may have the biggest impact on your well-being. They line your entire digestive system. Most live in your intestines and colon. They affect everything from your metabolism to your mood to your immune system.
Research suggests the gut bacteria in healthy people are different from those with certain diseases. People who are sick may have too little or too much of a certain type. Or they may lack a wide variety of bacteria. It’s thought some kinds may protect against ailments.
Scientists have begun to draw links between the following illnesses and the bacteria in your gut:
Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease: Your gut bacteria affect your body’s metabolism. They determine things like how many calories you get from food and what kinds of nutrients you draw from it."
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