Inflammation – What you need to understand and how Naturopathic Medicine can help…
Almost everyone deals with inflammation in their body at sometime in life. Often, it begins as a response to various bodily insults such as an injury, illness and can even be a response to inflammatory foods and/or poor diet.
In a perfect situation, ie a healthy body, our immune system works to manage inflammation and stay in balance. But what happens when these repair processes slow down? Due to factors such as aging, stress, diet/lifestyle and more, it can become more challenging for our bodies to manage inflammation. When left unchecked, it can result in physical symptoms such as arthritis (Osteoarthritis and/or Rheumatoid Arthritis), irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel disease, blood-sugar management and body composition challenges, auto-immune conditions, and could even exacerbate cancerous cell formation. For these reasons, it is often referred to as THE SILENT KILLER in medical circles.
When left unchecked, inflammation can result in physical symptoms such as arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis), irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel disease, blood-sugar management, auto-immune conditions, and could even exacerbate cancerous cell formation. For these reasons, it is often referred to as THE SILENT KILLER in medical circles.
Most of the time, our bodies will signal us if we are dealing with high levels of inflammation. We may experience pain in our bones/joints, gastrointestinal issues and possibly systemic chronic pain or discomfort. We can also learn about our inflammation levels from lab tests such as hs-CRP, ESR, RBC membrane EFAS, and fibrinogen. These types of tests are very useful markers for measuring and monitoring inflammation.
Fortunately, we have access to some wonderful next-generation tools to help us manage and even resolve inflammation. Here are some easy ways to support your body’s efforts to reduce and modulate inflammatory processes and pathways:
Omega 3’s (essential fatty acids)– In addition to brain, heart and eye health, Omega 3’s build strong and healthy cell membranes in EVERY cell in your body. Therefore, they play a pivotal role in cell health, cell signaling, how well nutrients get into the cell, and how effectively toxins get out, all of which help keep inflammation levels low at the cellular level. The health of your cells determines the health of your organs and the health of your organs determines YOUR health. Therefore omega 3 fatty acids are the foundation of optimizing cell health and reducing inflammation in your entire body!!!
Curcum-Evail – By now, most of us have heard of turmeric and the anti-inflammatory properties/components (curcuminoids) it contains. In many forms turmeric has very low bio-availability. This means that is not absorbed and assimilated by the body. Curcum-Evail is different because of its stable “enhanced bio-availability” delivery system. It brings much greater anti-inflammatory power per therapeutic dose and significantly more value for your investment than other, over-the-counter options.
Astaxanthin – Astaxanthin is an extremely powerful carotenoid, maybe the most powerful in the world, and it is considered to be substantially stronger than all other well-researched antioxidants. This makes it a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Its impressive antioxidant qualities benefit the body in many ways. To be more specific, this powerful molecule can improve heart health, gastrointestinal health, joint health, skin health (think anti-aging), cognitive function/memory, eye health, and so much more!!! NOTE: many astaxanthin products on the market are not sourced correctly and thus have lower bio-availability and less therapeutic value. The astaxanthin in this product is extracted directly from microalgae using a solvent-free technology that ensures maximum control and purity and allows for optimal bioavailability and stability.
Astaxanthin – this powerful molecule can improve heart health, gastrointestinal health, joint health, skin health (think anti-aging), cognitive function/memory, eye health, and so much more
Side note – Xanthomega is a one of my favorite products because it combines both essential fatty acids (from Krill) and Astaxanthin. Though it may seem a bit pricey, it is less than purchasing these two products separately and is a FANTASTIC anti-inflammatory combination product.
SPM Supreme – While the Curcum-Evail helps to quiet down inflammatory signals in the body, SPM Supreme works with your body to help RESOLVE inflammation. Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators (SPMs) support the immune system by boosting the body’s ability to clear out inflammatory debris, break the cycle of systemic / chronic inflammation, and help move the body towards homeostasis and healing. Whether for injury recovery, arthritis, cardio-metabolic or inflammatory GI issues, SPMs bring the power necessary to RESOLVE challenges from inflammation at their root, and support a healthier, higher quality of life.
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