FEATURE — When it comes to pain, disease, sickness and illness of nearly every kind, inflammation could possibly be one of the most pivotal underlying factors. To put it simply, inflammation is generated in the presence of agitation, discord, friction and foreign substances in the body.
The following is a list of the primary contributing factors for the growth and persistence, or absence and prevention, of inflammation in the physical body.
HDL vs. LDL cholesterol
Some of the primary sources of LDL cholesterol in the diet come primarily from animal and dairy products. The combination of saturated fats, artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and natural animal hormones, guarantee the initiation of internal defense mechanisms, which go to work targeting and destroying foreign proteins and connective tissues in the body.
This process is a natural result of choosing to eat primarily animal products and is the body not recognizing that its efforts of targeting foreign proteins also happens to be destroying its own connective and protective joint proteins and tissues.
By increasing the intake of HDL cholesterol, we begin the reversal of that bizarre war of self-destruction going on in our bodies. Some of the greatest foods high in HDL cholesterol are flax meal, avocados, pecans, walnuts, almonds, nut butters, seeds and whole grains.
Hydration & pH balance
Our bodies consist of around 80% water, and ironically, around 80% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated. My estimation is that well over half of those people actually think they’re drinking more than enough water every day, yet the truth is that we all need to be drinking more clean water every day.
Even though most of us have unrestricted access to clean drinking water at any given moment, we simply choose not to drink it for whatever reason and our bodies continue to suffer the consequences of muscle and joint friction, connective tissue agitation, dehydration and fatigue.
By implementing a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar into our water, soup or salad dressing every day, we have a solid guarantee that our bodies will be automatically regulating from either extremity of acidity or alkalinity, right back to an ideal pH level of around 7.2, which is right where we want it to be.
With the body’s pH properly balanced, water is absorbed into the gut lining and into the blood, digestion processes are as they should be, blood viscosity is corrected and all joint and connective tissues are strengthened, moisturized and fortified.
Refined and processed – artificial and synthetics
Our bodies have a lot of work and clean-up to do every day. When we choose to consume food-like substances entirely void of whole-food nutrient-density, we cheat and steal from ourselves the foundational building-blocks of our own internal, physical healing.
As is applicable with any machinery, when foreign substances are introduced, the ease of functionality is bogged down, and the machine is unable to function as effortlessly as it once did. It becomes our responsibility, as we learn to be good to our bodies, to embrace more whole and plant-based foods, more natural and organic foods and more fresh, clean, local and living foods.
When we become willing to do more of the “processing” of our food — in our own kitchens — our bodies feel the difference and we in turn reap the direct benefits.
Bacterial, viral and fungal
Any foreign substance in the body is either an inorganic material or is something living that shouldn’t be within us. Of the roughly 10 trillion beneficial living organisms in each of our bodies, there are millions of unfriendly living organisms as well.
When these negatively charged cells and free-radicals make their way through our bodies, their sole purpose is to destroy as many positively charged cells in their path. With so much destruction of healthy cells going on in our bodies, we begin feeling the result of that exchange.
By far the most beneficial product I’ve ever found for combating this internal and external onslaught is a harmless antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal liquid manufactured right here in St. George called Nano Silver.
Written by BENTLEY MURDOCK, owner and founder of Healistic Vitality.
This article was first published in St. George Health and Wellness magazine.