There are many forms of inflammation: acute inflammation would be what happens when you drop a brick on your foot, chronic inflammation is ongoing such as with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and lastly there is silent inflammation, which exists below the body’s pain awareness level so it can be going on and you would be unaware of it. Regardless which form of inflammation you have, if it goes on long enough it will damage living tissues and even contribute to their destruction as in arthritis for an example.
This is why controlling inflammation is so important. While the inflammatory process is protective in acute situations, it can become very destructive should it be present for prolonged periods. Pain and inflammation are so common it has made over the counter pain meds one of the most popular non-prescription drugs available. Just because they are over the counter doesn’t mean that they are without side effects however. Excess use can result in internal bleeding and other blood consistency changes.
These potentially dangerous side effects can oftentimes be avoided by using natural nutrients that also have anti-inflammatory properties but without the blood thinning effects. Once again we find several such nutrients through clinical research and when they are used together the effects are much greater than if we used just one or two alone.
Silent inflammation can slowly damage internal tissues, which is what we see happening in people with diabetes and heart disease for example. Insulin the hormone that regulates blood sugar is highly pro-inflammatory when present to excess as it is in type II diabetes. Much of the damage to arteries and even the heart itself is now thought to be the result of silent inflammation over years of time. This is why we advise all of our clients that come to us to take a natural inflammation support formula if they have almost any chronic ongoing disorder present.
The formula we use is now available from www.phoenixnutritionals.com. It’s called InflamEze. Check back next week for more information about Digestive Awareness Month, please call Dr Whiting at 1-888-454-8464 anytime.