If someone asked me, ‘what’s the root of all evils when it comes to health complaints’, I would say ‘inflammation!’

When you think about, just about every injury, trauma, disease, syndrome, infection, irritation etc. involves inflammation. It’s what the body does to deal with these ‘insults’.

Doctor shows information on blackboard: inflammation

Dr. Andrew Arnold discusses the inflammatory response including the production a whole array of chemicals and cells specifically designed to combat injury and infection, however, the down-side is this creates swelling and if prolonged, further injury and irritation.

Now if we take this further, what parts of our body help manage the inflammatory response? The answer lies with the GUT and the LIVER. These organs filter and break-down what we call inflammatory mediators, helping to maintain the status quo.

So let’s now talk about chronicity or prolonged inflammation.

Chronic pain and inflammation lowers the body’s pH or increases acidity. This precipitates further irritation. The GUT and Liver can only do so much before they too start feeling the impact of too much inflammation and acidity.

This is when disease really starts to take hold.

If the GUT and LIVER start to fail, a barrage of other problems ensues, including blood pressure and cholesterol issues to name a few.

So if you’re in pain start to think beyond. Pain is just the symptom or signal, it’s the underlying inflammation you need to be really concerned about.

What to do?

In my view, a Naturopath is well positioned to help. Leading edge natural products are now available, e.g. Protectyn available thru Obourne Health. There are many dietary modifications and other supplements which greatly assist in elevating your pH and helping restore your natural and normal state.

You will be amazed at how good you will start to feel, and maybe realize just how bad you have been feeling.

For more information, I recommend you give us a call on 03 5998 4554 and ask to see our Naturopath Doctors.

Remember, it’s not just about the pain.

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is the Principle Chiropractor and owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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