New Frontiers in Inflammation Relief
by Dr. Emil Tompkins, a Chiropractor in Tucson, AZ with a passion for family health and wellness.
Lets pretend for a moment you’re in the middle of a military battle. You’re on the front lines and the enemy is out there preparing to attack. You have all your weapons ready to fight invaders that are attempting to enter our land. We will fight them until we destroy all the invaders and negotiate peace so that our lands are safe and the war is over.
Similar things happen in our body. There are potentials for injury and invading organisms and we have weapons and tools to heal from injury and fight off invaders into our body.
That weapon is inflammation.
You see, inflammation is normal. Sometimes it’s actually good. because you want your body’s weapons to fight off those invading organisms or other attackers.
Injury happens, invading organisms attack:
The inflammation process starts in order to help heal the injury:
Here are the 5 Signs of Inflammation:
1. Calor (heat)
2. Rubor (redness)
3. Dolor (pain)
4. Tumore (swelling)
5. Loss of function
None of those things feel very good, but your body has to do something to fight off these invaders. Inflammation is the way to do that. The inflammatory process is what your body uses to heal you from this assault on your body.
This is an active process that has a beginning and an end. After this inflammatory process happens, the wound heals, there’s scarring. And eventually when things are completely healed, the tissues rebuild and the process is over.
The Problem: This process can get out of hand. The neutrophils and the chemical mediators of inflammation continue to work even when there’s no active injury. Our planes, tanks and machine guns keep firing. There’s no message telling them to stop. This happens because of our lifestyle, our eating habits and other issues are creating inflammatory environments in our body all the time.
If this inflammatory process is allowed to continue. It can lead to chronic disease:
- cardiovascular disease
Everyone realizes the need to reduce inflammation. Whether you’re feeling pain acute or chronic, or if one of these chronic diseases above is appearing you know that inflammation is a bad thing.
You’ve tried anti inflammatory medications or you’ve looked at some natural alternatives to reducing inflammation.
Most medications try to manipulate the body’s inflammatory responses to stop them altogether. They smash the planes and machine guns. So that you don’t feel the pain. There are a few natural alternatives like fish oil and some other supplements that aid your body in reducing pain. They work pretty well with less side effects. But each of these methods are reducing inflammation by getting rid of the chemical messengers for inflammation. This may allow us to feel better, but may not allow inflammation to completely resolve. The fighting stopped because we took all the weapons, but once we stop, war breaks out again.
The final stages of healing must occur so that the injured area completely heals and improves.
There’s current research happening at Harvard University right now that is looking at certain chemical components that help to completely resolve the inflammation plaguing so many of us. These are Pro-resolving mediators. The name says it all. They are chemicals that will be beneficial in completely resolving the inflammation you’re feeling.
These Pro-Resolving mediators are found in natural ways in omega 3 fatty acids, and in human milk. Because most of us don’t have access to human milk, we’re going to focus on the omega 3’s found in fish oil. There’s a single component found in EPA and DHA from fish that should help to end your inflammation.
Metagenics, one of the supplement companies we’ve worked with for many years has been developing a product with the help of these Harvard researchers to isolate the pro-resolving components of the omega 3 fatty acid, and their research has been incredibly positive.
Healing times from injury have been reduced by 1/2. Internal inflammatory diseases have improved. You potentially can prevent heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, and pain with a simply supplement designed to get your body to resolve the inflammation it’s experiencing.
Resolvin E1 found in EPA
Resolvin D1 and D2 found in DHA
These are the components necessary for your body’s immune defenses, decreasing pain, increasing wound healing, Increasing tissue regeneration. The process goes through complete rather than simply stopping in the middle of the process.
The supplement is called OmegaGenics® SPM Active.
2 of these per day will improve your body’s inflammatory response. It’s effective, safe and simple.
Click Below to Order Omegagenics SPM Active.
A few points to remember.
1. While inflammation is a good thing, it is something that should not be allowed to get out of control.
2. Anti-inflammatory medications don’t help to completely resolve the inflammation, they actually can make this process worse.
3. Certain supplements are pro-resolving mediators that can allow the body to completely resolve the inflammatory process.
4. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet along with taking the supplements can set you up for a lifetime of living inflammation-free.
Where do I go from here?
First: Talk to your natural health care provider to see if this product is right for you. If you don’t have a health care provider to discuss these things, call our office at 520-572-2596 and our highly trained staff can help answer your questions.
Second: Begin an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Complete a 21 day inflammation diet and a lifetime of eating healthy. Click here to learn more about our anti-inflammatory program.
Third: Take the supplement with pro-resolving mediators to get the inflammation to completely resolve.
Fourth: Get Adjusted. Having a balanced nervous system is the first step to living pain free.
Fourth: Enjoy your new life, free of pain and inflammation.
If you have any questions contact our Marana Chiropractic office at 520-572-2596 and we’ll be happy to assist you in your journey towards better health.