My Asthma is Gone Due to Anti inflammation Foods….
“Every disease on this planet and all chronic health problems are inflammation based. So if you wish to heal from an issue you have then you need to look at inflammation. And if you want to get off the merry-go-round of drugs, then you need to look at anti-inflammation foods.“
Kathy Ashton Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and founder of Flourish Nutritional Medicine examines the dis-ease processes, like asthma, eczema, MS, fibromyalgia, diabetes, thyroid issues. Kathy specifically looks at how these types of conditions can be improved by using diet and to find the link between diet and dis-ease.
“Living on Anti-inflammation drugs is just not living. It is surviving, so if you want to regain your life, regain your movement, and flourish then you really need to find an alternative to surviving on drugs.”
Like Kathy, the major concern I have, as a health practitioner is that many people are not aware of the chronic inflammation in their bodies and don’t necessarily notice it while it’s going on.
We don’t think about these conditions as inflammation based, because there is no outward signs, no redness, swelling, heat, pain or reduced range of movement. However, it can go on for many years, even decades, if we live unhealthy lifestyles.
These dis-eases are very much inflammation based.
Research on chronic inflammation indicates that it is associated with many modern diseases. Such as obesity and heart disease are attributed to chronic inflammation. Along with skin disorders, joint and muscle pains, digestive problems, migraines, anxiety and mood swings.
The classic signs include
- Belly fat that creates its own inflammatory process. Fat cells in the abdomen churn out inflammatory chemicals.
- High blood glucose levels increases the numbers of inflammatory cytokines circulating in your blood.
- Fatigue and feeling tired all the time. Inflamed cells are sick cells, and they can’t produce the energy you need to feel refreshed and invigorated.
- Allergies such hay fever, asthma
- Skin disorders like eczema or psoriasis
- Brain fog causing anxiety and mood swings. It can affect your brain chemistry, causing changes in how you think and feel.
Everything…….can be contributed to inflammation
Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates the father of medicine wrote
“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food”.
He held the belief that the body must be treated as a whole and not just a series of parts. He believed in the natural healing process of rest, a good diet, fresh air and cleanliness. That food is our medicine and that the nature of food we consume is either beneficial to our health or destructive.
Hippocrates also wrote. “All disease begins in the gut.”
Understanding this so people don’t unknowingly harm themselves whilst believing they are trying to relieve their pain is vital to their health.
The impact of long-term use of over the counter drugs can be serious. Leading to gastrointestinal side effects such as indigestion, stomach upset including nausea or feeling sick. Ulcers for example are a major issue with NSAID’s
On a personal level l have been asthmatic since childhood, since using anti inflammation foods my reliance on the steroid sprays for my asthma is gone. In addition, I have no more muscle or joint pain, my use of Ibuprofen and Voltaren is no longer needed either.
It completely confirmed to me that by changing the function of the gut with the use of herbs and natural anti inflammation foods enables the body to start the healing process.