What is Inflammation?
a process in which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals can protect us
from infection and foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses.
In some diseases, however, the body’s defense system (immune system)
inappropriately triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign
substances to fight off. In these diseases, called autoimmune diseases, the
body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues.
The body responds as if normal tissues are infected or somehow abnormal.
What Causes Inflammation?
Inflammation is caused by anything that can activate the immune system.
It can be caused by a bacterial, fungal, or viral infections, or by
environmental or food allergies.
Bacterial and fungal infections are readily treated by antibiotics, and
viral infections generally resolve on their own. Food allergies are the most
under-rated cause of inflammation and congestion, and frequently exacerbate
known environmental allergies.
What are the symptoms of inflammation?
Inflammation is characterized by:
- Swollen joint that’s warm to touch
- Joint pain
- Joint stiffness
- Loss of joint function
Inflammation may also be associated with general “flu”-like symptoms
- Fatigue/loss of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle stiffness
Dietary supplements that help control Inflammation
Green lipped mussel
inhibits inflammation in the body. Although
inflammation is normal under certain conditions, consistent or
excessive inflammation can result in pain
and damage to the body, including the joints. The human body makes
several chemical mediators of inflammation. Levels of these
chemicals in the body may be higher in people with RA who are
experiencing symptoms than in symptom-free people with
Shark Liver Oil: is a natural
product that has great success with arthritis because it contains different
substances that combat arthritis. It boosts the immune system with
alkylglycerols, it has squalene in it which is an antioxidant, it contains
vitamin E and omega 3 oils and combats Leaky Gut Syndrome which is at the
bottom of so many cases of arthritis.
Specifically, shark liver oil may
Fight infections and inflammations and heal wounds.
Enthusiasts claim that by boosting the immune system, shark liver oil
may protect against as well as speed the healing of colds, flu, and
various minor skin infections. These types of uses were certainly common
in old fishing communities familiar with sharks. Alkylglycerol-rich bone
marrow soup, for example, is an old-time home remedy used to ward off
The liver oil also has been proposed as an immune-modulating remedy to
ease asthma, arthritis, and the skin inflammations of psoriasis. Whether
it is truly effective for any of these conditions remains to be proven,
but for the minor ailments at least, it likely poses little risk and
could possibly help.
has a very long
history as a medicine for humans. It is reported to have
treated colds and sore throats, stomach ulcers, burns,
haemorrhoids and joint and muscle inflammation. Although
propolis is considered by many as "folk medicine", its use
has been revived.
made from the best
quality New Zealand bovine colostrum. it helps support the
immune function and growth factors and provides positive effects
for health and well being.
Colostrum contains Interlukin-10, it reduces
inflammation in arthritic, injured or infected areas.
Omega-3 fatty acids are
a form of polyunsaturated fats, one of four basic types of fat that the body
derives from food. (Cholesterol, saturated fat, and monounsaturated fat are
the others.) All polyunsaturated fats, including the omega-3s, are
increasingly recognized as important to human health.
In particular, omega-3s in fish oil or other forms may help to:
Improve rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Raynaud's disease, and other
autoimmune diseases. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids (such as
fish oils) have been shown to increase survival in people with
autoimmune diseases. This is probably because the omega-3s help the
arteries--as well as many other parts of the body--stay inflammation
free. EPA and DHA are successful at this because they can be
converted into natural anti-inflammatory substances called
prostaglandins and leukotrienes, compounds that help decrease
inflammation and pain.