Could inflammation be the root cause of your health issues?

Inflammation is our body’s healthy response when it comes to acute injury as our self-defence mechanism, however, when we fight chronic and/or hidden inflammation, it can simply turn into a more wide spread disease.

Almost every modern health problem - heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, allergies and digestive disorders - are caused by or affected by inflammation.(1,2)

The root causes of inflammation can stem back to childhood, such as how we were born, if we were breastfed, how much antibiotic treatments we received, but they also come from current issues like taking NSAID drugs, being under too much stress, consuming excessive levels of alcohol or dealing with (especially unknowingly) GI illness or infections that do not show up in simple blood tests.

These factors (and more) can contribute to a damaged, unbalanced gut flora which can result in something that’s been called “leaky gut”.(3) Leaky gut allows proteins to penetrate the gut lining and get into our bloodstream where it wreaks havoc to our delicate and compromised system.

Reducing environmental stressors therefore is crucial to address inflammation in our body.

Here is what you can do step up your healthy lifestyle: