Early on, it was described with the following 5 characteristics: redness, swelling, pain, local heat and lowered function.
These are all signs of the body mobilizing defenses against the threat or injury and initiating the healing process. White blood cells rush to the injured area to limit the injury/infection and halt the spreading. They destroy the bacteria by eating it (phagocytosis) and rest on the injured cells.
Chronic inflammation slowly sneaks upon us. When we are young, we can do almost anything to our bodies. We can eat anything, but nothing bad happens, or so we think. If we keep the same bad habits, we will get sick.
Processed food, ridden with cheap ingredients, high content of additives and preservatives and other empty calories such as sugars can create addiction. Eventually, these “bad” foods will not be countered by the protective bacteria in our body. The body can no longer fend and the inflammation starts slowly, but grows consistently. We become sick with all kinds of symptoms. Also, we age prematurely.
Warning Signs: Headaches, hair loss, prematurely gray hair, acne, dandruff, brittle nails, constipation/diarrhea, low sex drive, colds and flus, depression and allergies.
Often when people with the above symptoms seek medical help and they get a prescription that doesn't help. It may lead to more prescriptions and more side effects, starting a vicious cycle of increasing symptoms, disappointments and frustration.
The effects of this vicious cycle may affect others in the family. Food choices, lifestyle and social environment can be source of the allergies and are usually shared in the family circle. If one person in the family becomes chronically ill, there are chances other members in the same family will exhibit symptoms. Treating the family may be necessary.
So, what can we do about this? Start by changing your lifestyle. It can be done in stages.
1- Treat your allergies! That will help a great deal with the digestion and the cravings.
2- Mind your diet! Eliminate sugars, avoid Milk and cut down on grains especially Wheat.
3- Increase your level of activity. Watch less television! Take a walk instead!
4- Turn off the Wi-Fi while you are asleep! Do you really need it?
By treating our allergies with The Allergy Kit and minding our diet, it is possible to have better quality of life. If we take it one step at a time, we can absolutely eliminate chronic inflammation and have a healthier more fulfilling life.