Posted in General by Penny WadePenny Wade on 28 February 2020

Back onto the subject of inflammation and its effects on qualityof life:

  • Decreased activity
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Increased isolation

So what are the common triggers, from most common to least common?

Level 1

  • Micronutrient deficiencies such as Vit D3, fish oils and magnesium
  • Macronutrient excess such as too much saturated fat and/or sugars in the diet.

Weight loss is a powerful anti inflammatory!

Level 2 

  • Underactive thyroid, gut dysfunction

Level 3 

  • Illness from water damage,or Mast cell activation

Level 4

  • Stealth infections e.g. from ticks, mosquitoes or overseas travel. 
  • Electronic hypersensitivity syndrome - from mobile phone use, Wi-Fi, LCD screens
  • Environmental toxicity - occupational exposure, heavy metals, pesticides etc

Levels 1 and 2 are lifestyle changes which can be implemented. All data suggests implementing a low saturated fat or sugar diet , ensuring adequate EPA/DHA intake, vit D3 and magnesium ,plus a vegetable rich diet. It is known that gut dysfunction can drive diseases such as chronic inflammation.

In level 3 it has been tested that 24% of the population are genetically susceptible to environmental toxins. Couple this with the fact that almost half of Australian homes and offices are susceptible to water damage, then you can see that water pollution may cause inflammation in our bodies to a certain degree.

In level 4 not using a mobile phone, LCD screens etc for 1-2 months is the way to go! Mind you it would be quite a task to avoid using electronic equipment! But if it cures the inflammation it is worth the effort. There are devices to protect you from electro magnetic radiation (EMR). 

Resolution is various tests plus use of supplements/herbal medicine as well as the lifestyle measures mentioned above.

 

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