Chronic Inflammation Increasingly Recognized as Source of Most Major Diseases
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 by: Harold Shaw
There is such a thing as too much medical attention. Most people tend to disagree with this statement, particularly since there are thousands of germs and microbes everywhere. If you don't wash your hands properly before you eat, there's no telling what you'll put inside your body: the medical industry ensures we are afraid of the dangers of not staying as clean as possible.
Everyone likes cleanliness. Whether it's the smell, the sight or the very idea of dirt, we don't feel comfortable unless things are tidy and neat. However, the human body actually benefits from some types of bacteria. These little friends that we unwittingly destroy when we use too many cleaning products or antibiotics, or are actually there for our benefit.
Extensive research on indigenous populations has proven this theory, as their diet and lifestyle is completely opposite to the sterility of modern civilization. Their broad and nutritionally diverse diet is actually a lot healthier than what we find in the supermarket. They may be starving, but they eat right and, in the process, protect the microbiome in the gut. As a result, their bodies often deal with disease a lot more efficiently than ours – ironic, isn't it?
What Happens When We Say Goodbye to Bacteria?
In nature, there are thousands of examples of symbiotic relationships. In exchange for taking up a great location in your body, the microorganisms in your digestive tract help decompose your food into nutrients your body can use better. Similarly, dogs are great companions and protectors if we share our shelter and food with them. When one side is exterminated, the other will inevitably suffer: most of your bacteria want you alive and well.
When we're sick, our doctor will most likely prescribe a pill, or some other kind of chemical intervention. Antibiotics might jump-start our immune system and get us healthy quickly, but they destroy bacteria by the millions in the process. In just a few days, we can wipe out half of the entire microorganism colonies in our digestive systems. Often, it takes an entire lifetime to reach an optimal level of beneficial bacteria and we kill them without a second's worth of consideration.
So what? Well, if you kill these beneficial ‘good guys’, you will suffer even more in the long run. When the human body is deprived of these symbiotic relationships, it develops a weakness. For instance, your digestive efficiency goes down a lot. Regardless of how healthy you eat, your body will lack the necessary bacteria to process that food and turn it into something your body can use. But there's another consequence that will kill us even faster.
Inflammation is the Unseen Killer
The more kinds of bacteria you wipe out from your body's surface and internal systems, the more you expose yourself to an auto-immune response. Once your physiology is accustomed to living without a particular microorganism, it won't see a familiar face when they meet again. Instead, it will automatically think it's harmful and try to attack it by reactions that cause inflammation.
The very same thing happens when you try to replenish your digestive tract with probiotics. There will be a lot of bloating, initially. This sort of friendly fire happens on a regular basis. Fortunately, science has found a way to track it, by means of a protein in your bloodstream. When the C-reactive protein (or CRP) can be observed in your blood tests, it means that there's an inflammation somewhere in your body.
The Bad News is That We Can't Stop It
When the body of an indigenous person undergoes infection, CRP makes its appearance and then it goes away when they are healed. However, the people that are accustomed to modern medicine never see this happening. Instead, there's always something your body is trying to fight off. Our auto-immune systems are in overdrive – sympathetic mode – because they constantly see threats.
What's worse, inflammation over long periods of time leads to a host of chronic symptoms, and many authorities claim it is the root cause of many auto-immune conditions. Inflammatory chemicals trigger the release of harmful substances, preventing the release of beneficial ones, hence everything goes haywire.
Adapted from an article by Natural News. To read original article: Click Here