Chronic inflammation: The causes and solutions

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chronic-inflammation(NaturalHealth365) There is growing consensus – among holistically-minded healthcare providers and conventionally-trained physicians alike – that chronic inflammation is the root cause of chronic disease. And chronic disease, from arthritis to cancer to diabetes, is currently endemic within the Western world.

In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that a shocking 80 percent of people 65 and over suffer from at least one chronic disease condition. (Of course, younger people can be affected as well.) Although Western medicine attempts to treat chronic inflammation with a variety of pharmaceutical drugs, these medications not only add a toxic burden to the body, but fail to address the real cause of the problem.

Find out how the right nutritional approach can eliminate the threat of chronic inflammation – naturally. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Stephen Lewis, a leading authority on nutrition and natural lifestyle strategies, will talk about the link between diet, inflammation and chronic disease. Plus, this show will reveal the best ways to safely prevent chronic disease symptoms without the need for toxic medications. Don’t miss this lifesaving news.

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A steady decline in the quality of food is causing rampant inflammation

Inflammation in and of itself is not necessarily harmful. In fact, it is a natural response to injury and infection – the body’s attempt to repel invaders, repair damage and heal tissues.

With acute inflammation, which resolves within days, this reaction is appropriate and beneficial. It is only when inflammation becomes chronic – which happens in response to repeated trauma or long-term exposure to toxins – that problems arise, including the triggering of chronic disease. These can include cancer, asthma, allergies, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

A major cause of chronic inflammation, says Dr. Lewis, is the quality of our food, which has declined drastically over the past 50 years. The presence of environmental toxins, the depletion of nutrients from the soil and the primacy of pro-inflammatory GMO (genetically-manipulated) foods all conspire to create an overactive immune system, which triggers inflammation.

And the problem is widespread. Soy and corn products, which Dr. Lewis calls “the most modified foods in North America,” make up a large part of the Standard American Diet. Of course, many healthcare providers also point to gluten-laden foods – which can cause “leaky gut” syndrome, an increased permeability in the intestinal lining, that cause all kinds of health issues like, depression, anxiety, thyroid disorders – to name just a few.

Bottom line, all of this is avoidable with the right information. Be sure to tune into the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Lewis for an important show about your health.

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A natural way to reduce inflammation by improving the digestive system

To deal with chronic inflammation, Dr. Lewis advises a ‘four-step protocol.’ Increasing nutrients, decreasing toxins, repairing leaky gut and introducing “friendly” digestive enzymes can help eliminate inflammation – and stop chronic degenerative diseases in their tracks.

One of the most potent natural remedies advised by Lewis is bromelain, a digestive enzyme obtained from fresh pineapples. Bromelain specifically breaks down proteins, while helping the body absorb valuable nutrients more effectively. Bromelain can also help heal and repair the digestive tract.

In addition, bromelain is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can stand up to prescription medications in clinical studies. In one study, a combination of bromelain and two other enzymes was as effective as pharmaceutical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis – and accomplished this without unwanted side effects.

Bromelain, available in convenient capsule form, can be used for a variety of digestive issues, including inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation and Crohn’s disease. Antiviral and antibacterial, this versatile enzyme is also used for post-operative pain and swelling — as well as the treatment of asthma, allergies and sinus infections.

This is just one example of the many things we will discuss on the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour.

This week’s guest: Dr. Stephen Lewis, nutritional expert, author and natural health educator

Discover the causes and solutions of chronic inflammation – Sun. July 16

Dr. Stephen Lewis, a licensed chiropractor and the director of Doctor’s Nutrition of Texas, is a renowned authority on the latest cutting-edge research on nutritional supplements and optimal health. With Janet Lewis, a certified natural health consultant, Dr. Lewis uses evidence-based nutrition to help people achieve their maximum potential, and assists the public in understanding more about nutrition – without the “marketing hype.”

Dr. Lewis has traveled to China in order to study Traditional Chinese Medicine with master practitioners, and is the author of “The Thyroid Sniper” – in which he addresses thyroid dysfunction.

References:

NCBI.gov

jonathan landsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host, Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic, non-GMO diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise and meditation.

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  • Fern Wegman

    There a variety of conditions that you can trace back to inflammation. It is related to our lifestyle. I know people with ulcerated colitis. Not one of their doctors mentioned anything about diet except to eat soft foods.

  • Elizabeth Curtis

    No wonder so many people are on a gluten free diet. In fact I started to buy gluten free products. I suspect wheat is causing my digestive problems.

  • Tory Malone

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and take high doses of steroids. This is all modern medicine offers for this condition. The are no real long term solutions offered for people with this condition. Again it is a band-aid for the pain. The worst part it doesn’t do the job I still have discomfort.I will be listing to this talk. For me it is information long overdue.

  • Doug Andel

    I also wonder if the preservatives and coloring in foods can add to this problem? Everything artificial must have something that isn’t meant for human consumption. Chemical innovations may be destroying our health. Just like antibiotics alter gut bacteria-so may many of the products on grocery shelves do the same thing.

  • Jay H

    Now, i know what is driving auto-immune conditions through the roof. There are no major studies on this and yet the answer seems clear after reading this article.

  • Katie McFarland

    Nothing comes close to explaining these conditions as clearly as this article. I will be listing for good reason. My family all have one or another of the conditions listed.

  • Lindley Blair

    Asthma, which causes inflammation of the airways affects 300 million people around the globe. The medical system in place in America simply looks at the effectiveness of different anti-inflammatory drugs. This never solves the problem. It is an emergency treatment not the answer. Unfortunately conventional solutions result in promoting the notion that is all that can be done.

  • Another outstanding article. Jun 16, 2017 Using Manuka Honey As Medicine: Treat Diabetes, Inflammation And Cancer

    Honey has a long history of use in almost all cultures around the world. It was mainly used as a food and as a remedy for treating a great number of health issues. We can undoubtedly say that honey is a gift from the busy bees.

    https://youtu. be/IrGZc2bi2Nc

  • dmprisk

    Also need to eliminate Lutein, Dr. Steven Gundry.

    • roundthings

      eliminate lutein? Isn’t that good for the eyes?