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Role of Inflammation

Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury, infection or a foreign invader that may cause an acute or chronic reaction. It is necessary for healing, but when it becomes chronic and gets out of control, problems begin.

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Food Triggers

Elimination diet guidelines:

  1. The purpose of an elimination diet is to determine if we are immunologically sensitive to any foods.

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Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Insulin Resistance Syndrome, also known as Metabolic Syndrome, greatly increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death today. Insulin resistance is characterized by high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, abnormal blood lipid levels, along with abdominal obesity according to a JAMA report on December 1, 2002. Research shows that men with metabolic syndrome were 3 to 4 times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than healthy men. Insulin resistance happens over time as people lose their sensitivity to insulin, which is largely due to the addition of sugar and refined carbohydrates in the typical American diet.

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Stress Triggers

Excessive and/or prolonged "perceived" stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system to produce an adrenaline excess. To your body, living in a sympathetic-dominant state is like being continually chased by a tiger in the woods.

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Infection

If you have any joint or connective tissue condition that has been resistent to healing, consider that you may have a low grade infection somewhere in your body keeping it in an inflammatory state, preventing the completion of healing.

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