Researchers have identified inflammation as one of the most beneficial and harmful processes in your body, and as a result to your health.
How is that possible?
Acute inflammation is your body’s natural repair and healing response to an accident or injury. However, chronic inflammation is a different matter. Many major diseases, including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and cancer, have a common cause. That being chronic inflammation.
Why it matters
All the systems in your body are delicately balanced and regulated by your hormones and your nervous system. This balance, or intelligent design, can activate your immune system to fight a cold or heal after a fall. However, if your immune system keeps producing antibodies, then this process has the ability to become very destructive. The key to good health and to reducing chronic inflammation is to make daily lifestyle choices that don’t result in a constant state of stress. Stress; physical, mental and chemical, is known to be a trigger for chronic inflammation.
- Acute inflammation is your body’s natural healing process, while chronic inflammation is a destructive process linked to many chronic diseases.
- Lymphocytes are white blood cells responsible for your immune system acting as the ‘defensive troops’ within your body.
- Making healthy decisions each day around your stress level can help your nervous system maintain a balance that reduces chronic inflammation.
The decisions you make now will determine your health later. These decisions are around living a lifestyle that is congruent with your genetic blueprint. Your body is designed to manage the stressors of life effectively. Chronic inflammation only begins as the last resort when your body becomes over burdened with accumulative stress.
We want you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a high quality of life for decades to come. If you have questions about how you can reduce the stress in your life, and live the life you were designed to live, just ask! We are here to be your partners in health!