This inflammation thing is something that can be a big concern. It may be helpful to know what Inflammation is made to do and how it affects when it does not work properly.
The word inflammation is used when the body's defenses want to attack an attack on the body. It can be a virus or bacterial infection but also a strained or damaged muscle, joint, foreign object, etc. The acute inflammation is necessary and important for our bodies, it is when it becomes chronic that it is dangerous. The inflammation then breaks down tissues, you get chronic aches, depression, etc.
Inflammation is usually divide into two; acute and chronic where the acute is always preceded by the chronic. An acute inflammation can be, trauma, foreign particles, immune reaction, infection and so on.
Chronic inflammation includes many different and serious medical conditions such as MS, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, IBS, etc. but I would say that this is all that gives a long-term inflammation that is difficult to get rid of or not get rid of.
How does the inflammatory process work?
The body consists of 50-100 trillion cells that are damaged and replaced all the time. It's not something you notice or think about. About 300 million cells die every minute and these clear the body away. Our body's cleaning company is our white blood cells and they are called out by the chemical signal cytokines and it is the one that causes inflammation. At first, the inflammation is good because it increases blood flow, which makes it easier for the white blood cells to rinse off and clear away both dead cells and cytokinesen as soon as possible. If this process doesn't work and you don't get rid of the dead cells and cytokines, the inflammation continues. What then happens is that the cytokines confuse our cleaning company and begin to attack even healthy cells. If we then look at what happens in, for example, our joints and bones is that it is eventually the healthy cells that are attacked, but since the joints also swell there will be a friction of the inflammation that rubs and tear on the joints and they hurt , causes pain and reduces the synovial fluid between the joints. The synovial fluid is really important to ensure that your joints do not wear out as it lubricates and absorbs shocks.
With this in my mind, it's time to think about what I can do?
I think it's good to combine medicine and alternatives. There are many studies that show that changes in diet and lifestyle do an enormous amount. We will further in our blog come up with many tips that can be a start on increased knowledge and help to recovery. Including getting rid of the inflammations.
Cold Beetroot soup!
Summers good vegetables!
Capers from the garden!
Stinging nettle soup!
Pesto on groundelder!
Pear & ginger marmalade!
God against cold!
What is phytonutrients?
Tomatosoup & Bread!