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When Inflammation is the ENEMY of Your Health
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:12:47 pm »
Here's the problem with modern disease in a polluted world filled with toxins from the point of view of our immune system programmed responses.

ONCE the immune system is breached, "things" tend to get out of control. What do I mean by this? I mean that INFLAMMTION is an immune response but, if it goes on for long enough, it is bad for you. Toxins cause inflammation, not because they are immediately toxic (many aren't and will be excreted) but because they trigger an inflammatory response that THEN causes other problems for the circulatory system which needs to provide 24/7

A: Oxygenation to each and every cell and

B: Nutrients

C: Garbage collection

SO, if you DO NOT HAVE AN INFECTION, you need to do everything you can to control inflammation. For example, Gypsymama has had **** skin that brings added problems because the tissue is inflamed (it is edemic and stretched). The reason it stings when she gets water on them is because her body mistakenly believes it is being attacked and sends the pain nerve signal to tell her brain there is a breach. IF her inflammation is controlled, the tissue with the rash has better oxygenation and nutrient reception. This enables her to heal quicker as she seems to be doing now.

When people are in the final stages of dying from cancer they get something called ascites  (the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling). It doesn't matter WHERE the cancer is, the body is trying, through a form of inflammation, to fight an infection that isn't there, not the cancer.

If I were that lady with the swelling issues, I would go out of my way to combat the swelling. Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are anti inflammatory, as well as possessing a wealth of cannabinoids that strengthen our immune system's naturally produced cannabinoids.

When a person has congestive heart failure (the large ventricle responsible for pumping blood all the way to your toes is too weak to do a proper job of it), the lower legs swell and fluid accumulation occurs in the lungs as well. The swelling, instead of making things better, reduces circulatory efficiency and oxygenation with tissue necrosis following anoxic cell death.

Diabetics get skin sores and mostly lose limbs because of poor circulation from excessive swelling caused by the disease.

Swellling is good when you have a cut or a bruise because immune system cells have lots of room to concentrate in that area and carry off any invaders to the lymph nodes (among several mechanisms the immune system engages in). Once the immune system decides through ABSENCE of certain chemicals that everything is hunky jake again, a series of biochemical reactions take place involving something called histones (I'm sure you have heard the term anti-histamine, right? It's related. They don't want you taking them when you have an infection because it is anti inflammatory).  The deal is those histones NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN when you don't have an infection.

The Native Americans used Willow Bark extract (later aspirin was made from it) as an anti-inflammatory. Many plants have anti-inflammatory properties. The info is available on the web and there are a lot of cheap and SAFE natural plant based topical anti-inflammatory applications.

I harp on this because inflammation, when not produced by an infection, is bad for you and needs to be stopped before other negative downstream effects like poor circulation begin to take their toll.

A dude that took three years of pre-med but didn't continue due to an ugly divorce. I still love the study of medicine, however.


Note the clotting response in systemic inflammation - severely inhibiting circulation IN PARTS OF YOUR BODY where there IS NO CUT!  :o

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Acute Inflammation
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 08:28:02 pm »

Note that cells that have been cut open can trigger an inflammatory response even if no invading bacteria are present. Why? Because some cell interior chemcals actually attack the cell walls of other cells in your body.
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December 2, 2013

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Re: When Inflammation is the ENEMY of Your Health
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 02:15:11 pm »
NMR Lipoprofile—the Most Important Test to Determine Heart Disease Risk
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Re: When Inflammation is the ENEMY of Your Health
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 06:26:08 pm »
The issue I am increasingly running into from health related articles is that there will be a consensus on what is good for you but a few years later it will be contradicted with new evidence. The risk factors of saturated fats and cholesterol are long standing ones and to think these are not the biggest factors after all makes it hard to believe that doctors have not made further mistakes. The volume of studies, reports and articles on medicine is vast and quite often overwhelming for readers and often many struggle to discern the wheat from the chaff. I suppose this is what the big pharmaceuticals want were people are paralysed with choice and suffer from information overload. In that sort of state people are more easily persuaded to go with the flow i.e. follow the herd or mainstream opinion.


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Re: When Inflammation is the ENEMY of Your Health
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 08:49:13 pm »
Well, I understand about the paralysis factor benefiting the corporate bottom line but there are a few salient aspects of the health issue in general and cardiovascular health in particular that have changed the overall approach to health care. That change IS detrimental to corporate profits:

1. Preventing inflammation with natural products like curcumin is cheap. In addition, preventing inflammation is the key to preventing the start of a cancer.

2. The increased amount of "traffic" in your blood vessels = increased wall damage = increased inflammation = increased plaque buildup = decreased blood flow = increased probability of a clot = increased heart attack risk from the clot either coming loose and blocking flow somewhere else are doing it in position. Lack of adequate blood flow (ischemic condition) causes cell death from  nutrient starvation, lack of oxygenation or lack of immune system function and garbage removal of toxic molecules from dead cells or invaders.

The issue with the cholesterol and the particles that carry it (low density or high density) is really not about size but about quantity. The more of them there are, the more often they smack into the one cell thick blood vessel wall. When they do that, not because they are called on to do it by a receptor chemical messenger on the walls, but because there are so many of them, the cholesterol inside them is distributed on the wall lining, inflammation takes place to repair the impact site with the cholesterol made use of to build collagen, the most common protein in the human body. This a case of too much of a good thing causing (eventually) restricted blood flow, clots and even herniated (over sized and inflated blood vessels).

The NMR LipoProfile (Cholesterol Particle Count) test is cheap at about $100 (in the U.S. - it's probably a lot cheaper in sane countries) and just counts the number of ALL the lipoproteins, whether they are HDL, LDL or VLDL. It's a simpler approach to figure out if you are at risk. At any rate, curcumin, ginger and quite a few other very cheap natural ingredients will keep the inflammation down and, along with moderate eating and exercise, keep the number of lipoprotein particles to goldilocks (not too few and not too many) quantity. I like it.   ;D It takes that "good" and "bad" cholesterol baloney out of the discussion. Your liver makes 75% or more of all the cholesterol in your blood stream. Eating a high cholesterol food has little or nothing to do with how much you have in your blood. That's what the doctors don't want to deal with and what big pharma wants you to believe can only be controlled with STATINS. Statins are a last resort and dangerous. If you have no other option, a small dose statin mat be good therapy but one must bear in mind that statins are the DIRECT ROUTE to TYPE 2 DIABETES!  That is already established by all the studies.

So an ounce of prevention continues to be worth a pound of Statin "cure".

Here's another cheap and healthy food that big pharma doesn't want us to know about.  ;)


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