The Role Of Inflammation In Chronic Diseases

In the industrial world, it seems almost inevitable for the aging person to be able to escape from one of the more serious chronic diseases. While heart disease remains the leading cause of death currently cancer or diabetes also affects one in three over the age of sixty. Combined with other common conditions such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis or kidney disease it’s a rough road to look forward to if you’re entering your sixties.

There is one common denominator in all these conditions which is inflammation.

If you can slow the inflammation process down or eliminate it the person can turn back the aging clock. This is particularly true in heart disease where inflammation leads to atherosclerosis aka hardening of the arteries.

Controlling your inflammation begins with diet and lifestyle changes.

In some ways the old expression ‘ you are what you eat’  is a misnomer. A correct statement would be ‘you are what your body processes’.

Essentially, after food exits the stomach, digestion takes place in the small intestines. In the small intestines, a host of enzymes go to work to break down and absorb the nutrients. Once it’s assimilated into the bloodstream, the nutrients are brought to the liver for further processing.

However, if there’s anything in the mix that the digestive system can’t absorb then the body’s immune system has to kick in and pick up the slack.

It’s a lack of enzymes or incomplete digestive process which triggers the immune system. This is where swelling, redness, and inflammation is frequently seen in the joints or organs. More often than not, this is a poor response to the foods we eat. Every time a person eats, their white cell count goes up. When a person eats junk, the white cell count goes up a lot.

What can you do?

To compensate for this issue, it’s important to know first of all what you’re allergic to and also to supplement the diet with digestive enzymes. These will help shortcircuit the inflammation reaction and help the body get other anti-inflammatory agents into the cells making everything more effective.

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