In recent years, the scientific community has been researching whether there is connection between chronic inflammation and some of the most prevalent conditions and diseases that affect millions of people across the world. This has become an important topic in human health and wellness because it is now estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2019) that 3 in 5 people die from chronic inflammation diseases such as; stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, heart disorders, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. This is an alarming trend that is getting worse, not better.
Chronic Inflammation occurs when the natural inflammatory response, part of a normal healthy immune system reaction, is triggered in error and attacks healthy tissue. There are many factors which can cause this misfiring of the immune system including; auto-immune deficiency, exposure to low levels of foreign irritants or failure to eliminate the original infection. Symptoms can include fatigue, mouth sores, chest, joint or abdominal pain, fever or rash.
If the prolonged assault on healthy cells is not stopped, it can result in permanent tissue damage. This affects not only organ health but also risks the development of cancer. Rosana Risques, specialist in inflammatory processes at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, cites that research is showing a strong correlation between the presence of Chronic Inflammation in all levels of tumorigenesis (the production of tumors).
The cost of this crisis in human health is staggering both in economic terms and ongoing suffering of those afflicted with Chronic Inflammation related diseases. For this reason, much research is underway. These studies are looking to not only to prove a connection between inflammation and debilitating diseases but also at the treatment methods and delivery.
Traditional management of symptoms with over the counter and prescription medications, which come with adverse side effects, tend to focus on alleviating symptoms rather than target the root cause of a health issue. Generally, this “normal” method of treatment may mask the issue and bring temporary relief but will not solve the issue at its source. Ongoing clinical research, such as the European Journal of Pain in 2018, has shown that cannabidiol (CBD) is very effective at relieving the pain and discomfort by working directly with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Additionally, a significant reduction in swelling and discomfort were evident. These high success rates are being achieved with virtually no negative side effects.
The increasing emphasis on natural therapeutic healing is perhaps creating new mindsets and pathways to offer alternatives to over the counter and typical prescription medications. However, it is always a good idea to take steps to mitigate the risk associated with Chronic Inflammation. A few examples are below;
- Avoid processed drinks and refined carbohydrates.
- Maintain a diet with fresh vegetables, fruits and fiber.
- Reduce saturated and trans fats.
- Maintain healthy micronutrients.
As more studies are completed and the conclusions published, Canbiola will be keeping clients up to date on those findings.
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