Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally
Inflammation is a painful and annoying thing to experience. Sadly, it is about as hard to get rid of as it is painful – and that’s a lot.
Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection. It tries to remove harmful stimuli like damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens. Afterward, the body will begin the healing process. However, when something harmful or irritating affects a part of your body, it automatically tries to remove it. It’s not necessarily an infection because an infection is typically caused by a bacterium, virus, or fungus.
Inflammation is an immune response, and one of the primary molecules involved in the process is cytokines. Cytokines are responsible for cellular apoptosis, a process in which a cell kills itself. One of the main indicators of inflammation is hyperinsulinism. It is also a key factor in cardiovascular issues. High levels of insulin determine high levels of pro-antiinflammatory mediators and it is also associated with a high level of C in reactive protein – an indicator of inflammation.
Many people believe that processed foods might a major cause of inflammation. Disease is frequently caused by processed foods because the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid ratio are way out of balance. Anti-inflammatory drugs have also been shown to be increasingly damaging to your body. Ibuprofen and aspirin have even been linked to heart disease and cancer. Research shows that 80% of deaths caused by ulcers occur in patients who take anti-inflammatories. Inflammation doesn’t just occur in your limbs and cause pain either. There is something else called neurological inflammation that is much more dangerous.
Neurological Inflammation occurs when an inflammatory cascade releases inflammatory mediators. Neurological inflammation can be a result of the overexcitation of neurons, nerve pathways in the nervous system and brain, leading to misfiring, exhaustion, and ultimately the death of these nerves.
When neurons die, chronic inflammation results, leading to poor nerve signaling and health imbalances. For example, the red swelling that surrounds a bug bite is actually the body’s inflammatory process at work. A very similar process can occur in the areas surrounding our nerves, even if we can’t see that internal process as clearly as we can the red bite on our skin’s surface. (Dr. Amy Yasko, Ph.D. – Neurological Research Institute)
There are many different natural remedies that can be used to treat inflammation. People who suffer from chronic pain are three times more likely to develop psychiatric symptoms like depression and anxiety. Pharmaceutical medications just make everything worse. Bromelain is a powerful enzyme that can be found in tropical fruit and pineapple. Bromelain gets absorbed into our bloodstream. Studies have shown that it can reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
Eating pineapple can provide you with enough bromelain to reduce inflammation. You can be sure to obtain optimal benefits you can juice the hard stem and drink it on an empty stomach. Pineapple juice in combination with aloe vera, ginger, and turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory pain relief!