Managing inflammation should be your #1 goal and not talking about what you can see!
Dr. Andrew Arnold from Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.talks about the inflammation process.
Specifically the inflammation you can’t see, that insidious, irritation of tissues and cells deep with your body.
This month we’re focusing on the gut, so let’s start here.
The level of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract has a bidirectional impact on behavior. Last week we talked about the BRAIN-GUT AXIS.
Researchers have found that depression can influence the vulnerability of the gut to inflammation; and in turn, this inflammation may influence depression and anxiety.
EPA (Fish oils) is well known for reducing inflammation, however recent research is also highlighting DHA’s (also fish oils) anti-inflammatory mechanisms. DHA is utilized by macrophages (the body’s PAC-MANS) to produce maresins. This help switches off inflammation and have recently been found in the synovial fluid (in the joint) of arthritic patients.
Furthermore, activation of pro-inflammatory genes is pro-aging (increases aging) and has been shown to increase the risk of disease.
Many chronic diseases are associated with inflammation including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
So get your inflammatory state managed.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor, married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.comments powered by Disqus