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Inflammation

Is inflammation the root cause — or a symptom?

Inflammation is supposed to be temporary: It solves a problem, and disappears.

However, when inflammation is ongoing, it’s because the issue hasn’t been solved.

SYMPTOMS OF INFLAMMATION
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Poor Cognition
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Poor Sleep
  • Poor Digestion
  • Poor Hormonal Production
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Poor Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Poor Mood
  • Poor Libido

Stack multiple approaches together to find true, sustainable improvement.

INFLAMMATION: Rating Influence

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DISCUSSION: Inflammation

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Influence on inflammation:

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The gut is the premier line of defense against inflammation.

The body’s microbiomes are all interconnected. When one is under attack, it needs to hold its own.

But gut health is the main hub that protects against invasion of pathogens that cause inflammation. 

Over 70% of the body’s immune system resides in the gut. We swallow billions of microbes daily.

Chronic stress causes gut health to suffer. Nutrient deficiency is another cause of inflammation. Poor digestion means nutrients are not absorbed very well.

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Influence on inflammation:

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Great sleep is essential for improving inflammation.  

If you aren’t getting great sleep you are guaranteed to have higher inflammation.

In fact, inflammation is one of the first markers to rise after a single poor night of sleep — it usually takes only one night of subpar sleep to start the cascade of inflammation. This is true even for healthy individuals.

Why? Because the entire body runs like a high-functioning business — and everything needs to run on time.  When you throw off your sleep schedule, you throw off your body’s ability to tell time, and therefore, coordinate each bodily function properly.

Poor “time-keeping” in the body causes several distinct changes in the body: Gut health worsens, energy levels drop, and immunity plummets — with inflammation a certain result. 

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Influence on inflammation:

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Light directly improves inflammation, infection, & blood flow.

The proper frequencies of light also upgrade your digestive health, gut motility, blood pressure, and improve immunity. 

Light is a key player in brain health — another organ that affects inflammation.

Bad light can raise cortisol and make inflammation worse. Any blue light at night will raise cortisol, impair sleep, and worsen inflammation. Unbalanced blue light causes inflammation even in the daytime.

If you need to improve your inflammatory response, don’t delay: Grow your knowledge about light and how it affects your biology. 

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Influence on inflammation:

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Your environment might really affect your inflammation.

Become well-informed about how mold, EMF, chemicals, and sick buildings can affect you. 

Then, take steps to limit your exposure to less healthy buildings — by spending more time outdoors and in more healthy buildings.  If your sick building exposure is from your own home, it is imperative that you correct the situation or leave the home as soon as possible.

This category is rated a full 10 because it’s that important.  The idea that a current place of work or residence is adding to your body’s inflammation can be difficult to hear.  Unfortunately, it very well may be true — if you are, in fact, spending time in unhealthy buildings.

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Influence on inflammation:

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Mold exposure is like taking an “inflammation pill” every few minutes.

Up to 80% of buildings have sustained water damage.

If you’re suffering from the signs of CIRS (Chronic Immune Response Syndrome) or MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), or even hypothyroidism and CFS, chances are high that you’ve been exposed to mold at some point — or still are.

Take stock of what you’re dealing with in your home or workplace, and make changes if needed.

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Influence on inflammation:

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Big nutrient imbalances can mean inflammation.

Poor gut health and unwise supplementation are typical causes of nutrient imbalance. 

The popular idea of “megadosing” nutrients can be devastating to your health recovery. Be cautious of advice recommending high doses, especially for long periods of time.

If you’ve got inflammation issues — make sure you’re not shooting yourself in the foot with your supplement and dietary practices.

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Step 1: Don’t eat irritating foods.

A food that irritates your gut may not be unhealthy — it just selectively feeds “bad” microbes in your gut, which makes you feel worse.

Step 2: Work on fixing your gut health. 

Many factors can affect food intolerances: the circadian rhythm, nutrient balance, environment, stress, and overall gut health. Paying attention to macronutrient ratio can also greatly help digestion and therefore inflammation.

However, the foundation of improving gut health is a thoughtful combination of gut health supplements, such as: colostrum, apple pectin, probiotics, and antimicrobial herbs.

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