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Did you know that inflammation is the process of health?

Inflammation, as well as fever is the effort of the vital powers to protect the organism from injurious mechanical, chemical, or vital irritants, or to expel morbific materials.

Inflammation is the process of the body's white blood cells and the things that they make protect you from infection from outside invaders, such as bacteria and viruses.

In some diseases, like arthritis, the body's defense system "immune system" triggers inflammation when there are no invaders to fight off. In these autoimmune diseases, your immune system acts as if the regular tissues are infected or somehow unusual, causing damage.

There are two types of inflammation, Acute or short-lived, and Chronic or long-lasting.

The Acute inflammation is a short duration and goes away within hours or days, it is know as " healthy inflammation." It is an acted mechanism to protect the body and remove harmful stimuli such as damaged cells, pathogens, irritants, so the body can begin to heal.

The Chronic inflammation can last months or years, and even after the first trigger is gone. It is known as " unhealthy inflammation." It can cause widespread damage and trigger conditions that are dangerous and harmful to the body.

The following are chronic inflammation conditions:

  1. Cancer

  2. Heart Disease

  3. Diabetes

  4. Asthma

  5. Alzheimer's Disease

Other types of arthritis are result of inflammation, such as:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis

  2. Psoriatic arthritis

  3. Gouty arthritis

The causes of inflammation can often be misdiagnosed and may mimic other health conditions. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells center your blood or tissues to protect your body from invaders. This raises the blood flow to the area of injury or infection. Symptoms that are redness and warmth, some causes fluid to leak into your tissues, resulting to swelling. This is identified as a protective process and may trigger nerves and cause pain.

There are different types of inflammation and can be described by their prominent features as follows:

  1. Catarrhal or mucous inflammation, this is catarrh that occurs on mucous surfaces in all parts of the body that are lined with this membrane, identified in bronchitis, coryza, diarrhea, and gastritis.

  2. Fibrinous inflammation, that develops particularly on the serous surfaces of the body. This inflammation is seen on the larynx and bronchi. It can be in such acute diseases as smallpox, typhoid, pyemia and in the lungs.

  3. Diphtheric inflammation, is more severe found on the mucous membrane, (diphtheria and in typhoid)

  4. Serous inflammation is inflammation of the serous membranes of the body. It is serous fluid into the tissues and cavities, inflammation of the joints.

  5. Purulent inflammation, is accompanied with formation of pus

  6. Parcenhymatous inflammation, is the term applied to inflammation of functioning cells of an organ as in parenchymatous nephritis.

  7. Interstitial inflammation, is the term used to designate inflammation of the supporting framework the inflamed organ, or as in interstitial nephritis. This is an overgrowth of connective tissue in an organ resulting in cirrhosis, fibrosis, or induction.

Inflammation is essential in nature, it is identified in mucous, as mucous inflammation in a mucous membrane, and serous inflammation is inflammation of a serous membrane. diphtheric inflammation is a greater degree of fibrinous inflammation. The purulent inflammation is a breaking down of tissue for the removal of infectious matter or foreign


Inflammation is the bodies defense, however, it can become difficult to manage if it is mistaken for the aging process. It can occur anywhere in the body and mimic other chronic health conditions. Inflammation must result or develop where it is needed.

It is necessary to understand that inflammation is a natural reaction to injury or infections, and that the affected tissues swell, redden, become warm and tender and are often painful.

There are things that can trigger inflammation such as:

  1. Diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids

  2. Drug overuse

  3. Exposure to environmental toxins

  4. Free radical damage

  5. Infections injury

  6. Trauma

  7. Bacterial

  8. Fungal

  9. Viral infections.

Disorders that involved specific types of inflammation include:

  1. Bursitis

  2. Carpal tunnel syndrome

  3. Fibromyalgia

  4. Osteoarthritis

  5. Tendinitis

When identifying enervating habits, the following foods to be avoided are high acid foods that may trigger symptoms such as:

  1. Sugar

  2. WhiteFlour

  3. White Rice

  4. Sodas

  5. Junk foods

  6. Additive and Preservatives

Attempt to change your eating habits and exercise daily, include a diet composed of 80 percent alkaline, and 20 percent acid base foods. This is pH (potential hydrogen) base found in you blood saliva and urine. Continue to manage your mood and behavior, to alleviate stress.

"Here's Health To You!"

Sources: Dr. Brenda J Pratt, PhD

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Thank you for reminding me of all the health issues related to a healthy living diet. I know and understand the importance of a clean and healthy diet. I have just been neglectful in being responsible for putting what I have learned all my years of learning the nutrition 😊

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