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Posted on 08-12-2015
Chronic inflammation has been shown to be the cause of many chronic diseases, including allergies, Alzheimer's, cancer, depression, and heart disease.
Using anti-inflammatory drugs are suggested as a medical priority. They are used as a preventative measure against Alzheimer's and cancer. Studies suggest the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs likely outweigh the benefits from them.
When inflammation is doing a lot of damage in cases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis then it makes sense to prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs. In most other cases, inflammation is not the primary problem, it is a secondary response. For most patients, the cause of inflammation is poor lifestyle choices.
With technology, our new lifestyle is very "pro-inflammatory". We are constantly on computers, watching television, and on our phone screens. We lack physical activity which adds to the inflammatory load.
Most of our diets are high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Meats from sick and stressed animals is our protein. Vegetables grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We use vegetable oils that are high inflammatory fats. Most recommended low-fat diets push towards more carbohydrates. These are the root causes of chronic inflammation in most everyone.
It is very clear now that inflammation is a lifestyle issue and is best to be controlled with changes towards a healthy lifestyle, rather than with anti-inflammatory drugs.
Rucker Chiropractic Performance & Rehabilitation