3 Important Inflammation Risks ...
These Risks ARE Known As Triggers
Understanding your risk is very important when we talk about what causes inflammation. More people than not tend to focus on the unhealthy foods that are known to be triggers (and the healthy foods that can help reduce the condition).
Diet, after all, is at the core of chronic inflammation, a process that we now know is the root of most chronic diseases. However, diet can be and most often is secondary to the catapult or primary driver of inflammation.
What you do and don’t put on your plate each time you sit down for a meal isn’t the only factor that affects inflammation. This is a big deal. Did you see the article recently in TIME magazine, quoting the ”Silent Killer” being inflammation? It now has been the relevant hot discussion in journals, news articles, scientific publications, as well as on shows like Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and the Nightly News.
Like antioxidants; inflammation is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot, and when you hear it everywhere, the actual meaning gets lost.
Essentially, inflammation is the body’s reaction to “Stress” and like an alarm bell alerting all of your cells to a problem that needs to be fixed, STAT or in other words; yesterday!!
That stress can come from your diet, lifestyle, environment, or an infection. When you catch a cold, it’s your body’s way of fighting it off. When you cut your skin, it’s the way it heals itself. Short-term inflammation is helpful, but too much of a good thing (when that alarm gets sooo loud and won’t turn off) can turn into a bad thing—and that’s the kind that everyone is talking about and now coined as the “Silent and Secret Killer.”
Chronic inflammation appears to underlie most, if not all, chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and just about every other chronic disease that can have severe, life-threatening consequences.
“If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” Kris Carr
As Kris Carr put it, the burden of this often can trigger silent or deadly reactions in your body. Our bodies way of reacting is essentisl to understand just as the foods that we eat, and knowing which foods cause inflammation and which foods fight it is one of the best strategies to reduce chronic inflammation and stay healthy.
These other common habits also contribute to the prevalent issue, so start working on them, now.
3 Triggers to Watch Out For
1. Chronic Stress
Studies have shown that stress (the ongoing, unrelenting kind) compromises the body’s ability to regulate the inflammatory response. This is because the hormone cortisol is involved in the regulation of inflammation, and you probably know it’s also referred to as the “stress hormone,” so when one’s out of whack, so is the other. Stress can also lead to weight gain and guess what? The second cause of inflammation is…
2. Excess weight
This is a bit of a “which came first?” scenario, since inflammation can also lead to weight gain. But carrying a lot of extra fat can be stressful on the body and potentially lead to more inflammation. Studies have suggested different possible mechanisms: overesting may stimulate an immune response that prompts inflammation, for example, and excess fat tissue can secrete inflammatory compounds.
3. Drinking Alcohol
Look, we love a margarita on Taco Tuesday, too. But drinking way too much alcohol impairs gut and liver function, which can lead to systemic inflammation. It can also produce toxic byproducts that promote inflammation as it’s broken down in the body. That’s one of many good reasons to simply keep your consumption in check.
This is a rapidly growing cause of debilitating conditions that of not treated can lead to mortality. Why sacrifice your health and gamble by playing the odds with your health currently and the chance of you living longer? No condition deserves to win over you and your desire for a healthy, long, and vibrant lifestyle. Put prevention as your first key to a beautiful, healthy, and long lasting life. Be bold. Be in control. Be the change that turns this silent killer into a thing of the PAST!
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