You know how the rest of that saying goes and 'fire' has become that four letter word that we don't even want to utter. There used to be a 'fire season' in Colorado, and many other states. Now, it seems to be a non-stop threat. Colorado has had more than its share of massive fires in recent years, the latest being the Marshall Fire that started in Boulder County on December 30th of 2021 and devastated so many homes and lives.
Unfortunately, many of us are also dealing with a fire we may not even be aware of - the fire of chronic inflammation. The body sends all kinds of smoke signals to warn us about the danger. We can help you decipher those smoke signals and put out the fire of inflammation.
While inflammation can be a healthy response to your body's signals to address challenges, sometimes this inflammation goes overboard, attacking healthy tissues and creating a chronic inflammation response. The way your body reacts to inflammation is very individualized to you and depends on things like genetics, health status, diet, blood sugar regulation, hormone balance, stress and the environment.
Inflammation in the body can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation happens immediately after tissues and cells are damaged and lasts for a short amount of time. This is a good use of inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation lasts much longer, up to several months or even years and leads to most degenerative diseases.
Chronic inflammation can be caused by unresolved infections (bacteria, virus, parasites, yeast), unresolved injuries, food sensitivities, allergies, uric acid build up and even proteins, such as the Beta-amyloids associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Some of the smoke signals the body may send to warn of chronic inflammation include arthritis and joint pain, cancers, psoriasis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, weight gain, and the list goes on.
You can see that putting out the fires of inflammation is paramount to good health. Unfortunately, there are many pharmaceuticals that are good at shutting down the inflammatory response in the body, but don't necessarily address the root cause. There are also unwanted side affects of many of these drugs, causing kidney, liver and gut damage.
We have a number of ways to help you get to the root cause of inflammation, as well as supplements that can help support you in reducing inflammation. One of our most holistic solutions to addressing the root causes of inflammation is called SHAPE. Check that program out here.