Inflammation Kills

by Malc on September 4, 2008

inflammation-150x200 Inflammation is shown, in this image, affecting some of the major joints. We all know and understand this type.

But Generalised Inflammation is something that we all need to be aware of – whether or not we have aches and pains.

Generalised Inflammation is present in many people – and they rarely know about it.

This insidious type of inflammation is implicated in all major degenerative diseases:

  • Heart disease
  • Artery disease
  • Some cancers
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diabetes

In other words, many studies have shown that a significant number of the people suffering from these diseases

have generalised inflammation, demonstrated by blood tests.

As these diseases occur more as we age, I think we can usefully add:

  • Aging

to the list of diseases which inflammation causes.

Measuring Inflammation

Picture of CRP (source Wikipedia)Inflammation can be detected by testing the blood for c-reactive protein (molecule pictured left) and fibrinogen. If the levels of these two are high, bringing them down can usually be fairly easily achieved through the right vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbs.

More Information

As well as my more detailed article on Inflammation, here are links to some books on the topic from Amazon UK:

Stop Inflammation Now!
The Inflammation Syndrome
The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan

Essential To Address If We Are To Get – And Stay – Healthy

Inflammation is a crucial issue to address to slow down aging and the onset of degenerative diseases. I find it fascinating that this issue is:

  • Easy to measure (through blood tests)
  • Usually easy to treat
  • Therefore within our individual control

And also that it is:

  • Talked about by hardly anyone who is charged with looking after our health.

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