PAIN & INFLAMMATION
The Links Between Diet, Inflammation, Ageing, And Disease
You’re probably familiar with the pain, swelling, redness, and heat that typically signify inflammation.
This is our body’s natural defence system, designed to sense and attack foreign invaders and is essential in protecting our health.
However, while this type of inflammation is a good thing, another kind of chronic inflammation sometimes referred to as ‘systemic inflammation’.
Systemic Inflammation is the culprit in every one of the major chronic diseases- heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, depression, auto-immune diseases, obesity, and more!
The problem here is that just by simply living in the modern western world we are surrounded by the factors that cause this type of inflammation, especially diet. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide has released papers that further promote the link of diet, inflammation, and subsequent chronic diseases. So the good news is that a multitude of conditions can be controlled by changes to diet and lifestyle!
Some common causes of inflammation are:
- Hidden allergens from either food or the environment
- Synthetics & Chemicals
- Hidden or chronic infections with viruses, bacteria, yeasts, or parasites
- Lack of exercise
- Chronic stress- both emotional and physical
- Poor diet- including excess sugar, imbalanced fat ratio, processed & refined foods
- Hormonal imbalance
- Elevated insulin levels
Instead of relying on the prescription of anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals, at Harmony we like to get to the root cause of the inflammation. Once this has been identified a practitioner can tailor an anti-inflammatory diet and carefully chose a protocol of supplementation to suit your individual needs.
Did you know that there are many herbal and nutritional natural supplements that have been shown to be just as effective at pharmaceuticals, without the health risks and side effects?
Ask us for more information.