Diet and Inflammation
Source: My Ezine PTC Health-E-News back issue
Conventional wisdom at one time in medicine saw heart attacks as caused by a buildup of plaques that eventually blocked blood flow to the heart. A more complicated truth to heart disease and an eventual heart attack is now emerging, one that is showing that the heart is actually aflame, or inflammation has a vital role in the process.
In this Valentine’s Day issue I want to point you to recent posts that can help you tame your aflame heart. We now know that atherosclerosis (“hardening” of the arteries) has one of the longest incubation periods, but it starts as early as the teenage years. Here’s one story on why parents need to step up and take charge of their family nutrition early. There’s even a Wake Up Call Report and Action Guide for Parents to Help them start making better food choices so their childrens hearts (and wallets) can thank them later. Get the report….
Is the Root Cause in the Earth (Our Food)??
Just like the uncle you may know that already had a heart attack, a great aunt may have two debilitating disease:rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS). A close friend may have colitis and their spouse may have asthma. An entire family may have a host of seemingly unrelated ailments like atherosclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 1 diabetes, and even depression. All these diseases, despite what you may have been told to “treat” them (with drugs) may have diet and inflammation as the common underlying factor. As scientists are starting to deeply understand the mechanisms of different organ systems, they are also beginning to realize that what occurs in any one system often plays out in another. They are also looking at how possible gene mutations might be effecting the gene “microbiome” (how genes,their microbes and the environment interact). When was the last time your doctor told you to look at your diet and food toxins as contributing to your inflammation, if not the root cause of your ailment?
Because I already know the answer to the previous question, I will provide you with these links to get you started putting out the flame and getting to the root cause of the problem.
Here’s a link on Toxic Foods and How to Eat Clean:
Avoid Foods Dirty Dozen
How to Tell where your Produce is Sourced by the PLU number:
See how life changes when your child gets sick from food