Inflammation – The Silent Killer
Inflammation in your body is like taking a blowtorch to your to the organs of your body! Inflammation destroys the normal function of the body and leads to a slow, miserable death.
Causes of chronic inflammation can be a diet loaded with junk food (a high intake of salt, sugar, and hydrogenated fats), chronic stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, smoking and an overall sedentary life-style.
Inflammation in your body can be measured in the blood by checking C-Reactive Protein (C-RP) levels, homocysteine levels, uric acid levels and cortisol levels.
When the inflammation markers are increased in the blood, they are linked to massive neurodegeneration, meaning that your brain and nerves start to degenerate. In Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, there is a significant increase in inflammation marker levels in the body. Inflammation has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders where the patient’s immune system attacks their body to name a few.
Since C-RP, homocysteine, uric acid and cortisol are powerful excitotoxins, elevated levels have been found to make symptoms of Alzheimer’s diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disorders worse! The metabolic breakdown components of these inflammation markers alter the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor sites, leading to multiple negative effects which include free radicals and an inflammatory cascade.
Decrease Inflammation Naturally!
Here is how to decrease the silent killer of inflammation naturally:
1: Change your diet! Get off of all junk food! Eliminate sugar, caffeine, alcohol and trans-fats from your diet immediately. This is a must if you are serious about your health!
2: Remove gluten, dairy and soy from your diet because these three foods are the biggest cause of inflammation in the body.
3: Eat for energy! Consume a paleo-type diet of meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
4: Increase your stomach acid by taking HCL supplements after each meal. HCL or hydrochloric acid is vital to form methyl groups and methyl groups are very important for keeping inflammation marker levels low in the body! Numerous scientific studies have shown that when there is inflammation in the gut, there is inflammation in the brain.
that have been proven to work like turmeric or curcumin, and green tea. In my 31+ years of practice, there are three products that I have found to be very effective in eliminating inflammation naturally. They are CoCucumin by Ayush Herbs, and Deltanol and Green Tea-ND by Premier Research Labs.
Start decreasing inflammation in your body now so that you can live a long, healthy and happy life!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Michael L. Johnson is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and he has been in private practice in Appleton, WI since 1983. Dr. Johnson spends many hours each week answering questions from patients all over the world at no charge. He is the author of seven books which can be found at www.askdrjohnson.com. Dr. Johnson’s thyroid book, “You Can Beat Thyroid Disorders Naturally” is available at www.drjthyroidbook.com and his thyroid website is www.youcanbeatthyroiddisorders.com. Dr. Johnson’s YouTube channel is “Dr. Michael Johnson” and his Facebook page is “Dr. Michael L. Johnson’s Natural Thyroid Solutions.” Dr. Johnson spends many hours each week answering questions from patients all over the world at no charge.