The problem comes when the body becomes unable to balance the forces of inflammation and there can be too much inflammatory activity. For many people, the inflammation becomes chronic and most of us in this country are walking around on “simmer”. If you have a significant disease, like cancer or MS, then clearly inflammation has already taken hold of your body. But here are some earlier signs that something might be going awry in your body’s ability to balance:
- Ongoing, irritating pain in the body
- Allergies or asthma
- High blood pressure
- Blood sugar problems
- Ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (constipation or diarrhea)
- Constant fatigue
- Skin problems
- Bloodshot eyes
- Gum disease
If you are overly inflamed you are headed towards premature aging and illness and this is the cause of almost every modern disease including heart disease, cancer, obesity, dementia, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, allergies and digestive disorders.
Often times health practitioners don’t put it together that the causes of various health conditions are one and the same - they treat the symptoms of each inflammatory condition separately. Someone might be on a high blood pressure medication, proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux and they may also suffer with allergies. Multiple medications to control the symptoms of inflammation and no one might be looking for the underlying cause and attending to that.
At Ways to Optimize we help you work through the different potential causes that may be at work in your body and help you make the right lifestyle changes to help restore your body to a balanced state.
Don’t forget we have a spring cleanse special running until the end of April that is $60 off our regular programs. This is a great way to get started on revamping your lifestyle.