When we consider our health, inflammation has a double meaning. On one side, it is vital part of our body’s natural ability to cure disease. On the other, excess inflammation caused by unfavorable (man-made) lifestyle leads to chronic illness in many cases. Learn how to overcome the latter in a still natural way
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Penelope McGuire from Scottsdale, AZ, asks:
When my father died, doctors said inflammation was the culprit. I thought inflammation helps our body to overcome illness – not to die of it. Can you explain the difference?
As you may have learned from my Blogs or otherwise, inflammation is an important part of our biologic existence. Activated by the body to – yes – overcome certain ailments the natural way.
However, there is another form of inflammation - in fact excess inflammation - caused by unfavorable lifestyle factors such as processed foods, shortage of exercise, permanent stress, sleep deprivation, etc.
While we do not have a ‘yardstick’ to measure this kind of inflammation (like blood pressure or cholesterol, etc.), and how much is too much, this excess inflammation is leading in many cases to chronic illnesses, with heart failure, cancer, and diabetes being just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Along with 2 million premature deaths per year in the U.S. and half of the adult population suffering at least one chronic illness.
How to control this excess inflammation is the vital question. Since modern medicine has not found a viable solution yet, let’s consult the one and only authority for our health:
In fact, there are some natural compounds to control this kind of excess inflammation, along with appropriate lifestyle changes, as mentioned above. For this purpose, nature has given us, inter alia, herbs such as frankincense, the oil of Boswellia tree. Just to name one.
See also my Blog Frankincense – A Biblical Wonder Herb?.
However, frankincense may not only reduce inflammation in cancer patients, but also target cancer cells, without harming healthy cells.
Scientifically validated, inter alia, at A’Sharqiyah University and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, Hainan Medical University in China, and Hamdard University in India.
For more natural remedies balancing inflammation see the chapter ‘Inflammation’ in my book Manage Cancer Treatment Side Effects Naturally
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD