In my November 2 Newsletter I started this article on Inflammation is the Basis of All Disease. I would like to continue this article here.
The Set Course for Inflammation
According to Cousins and Hartvig (pg 159 of ‘Chapter 5 – What is Immunity’), “the inflammation process follows a set course.
First, a cell or a tissue is injured, or attacked by pathogens. As a result, chemicals are released from damaged cells or immune cells, causing blood vessels in the damaged area to widen, which brings more blood to the damaged area and slows down the rate of blood flow. In addition, the blood vessels around the area become ‘leaky’, allowing the free flow of immune cells and fluid into the tissues.
“White cells in the blood line up along the blood vessel walls and pass into the damaged area. These cells come into contact with micro-organisms and foreign particles, triggering an immune reaction. Swelling caused by the fluid immobilizes and localizes the damage, and the other components of the immune system – including antibodies, cytotoxic T cells and complement – then come into play and neutralize the antigens. The debris is swallowed up by the macrophages and neutrophils.
“With all this cellular and chemical firepower at its disposal, the immune system needs to include certain safeguards to ensure that its reactions do not get out. A simple control mechanism built into the system is that, because the intensity of the immune response depends on the amount of antigen present, as soon as immunity starts destroying antigen, the strength of the response fades naturally. This means that the immune response is inherently self-limiting.”
So when doctors CLOSE DOWN the immune system to stop it EATING ITSELF, they are going against what the body can do naturally, and that is to slow the process down. That is why I would not take the medicines. It did not make sense to me that closing something down could help to heal it. What makes real sense to me is to SLOW the immune system down and then assist it to heal itself. According to the above information from Cousins and Hartvig, it does this by itself, given time.
Some diseases affected by inflammation include: bronchitis, bursitis, phlebitis, tendinitis, prostate inflammation, urinary tract inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, Lupus, Crohn’s disease, and arthritis.
All these diseases require calming, a neutralizing of the acid/ph ratio, anti-oxidants to take away the garbage, essential fatty acids to protect, as well as zinc and INFLAM-EZE, to bring relief.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Ulcerative Colitis is a great example, because it starts in the rectum. If controlled early, it does not spread up into the large intestine as ulcers in the lining of the bowel or colon … ouch!!
Crohn’s disease, on the other hand, can affect any part of the digestive tract – from the mouth to the anus – although mostly found in the last section of the small bowel, called the ileum. The ulcers formed here are deeper and more swollen than with colitis.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, so again, it responds to an anti-oxidant.
Phlebitis is the ultimate pain in the vein. It is an inflammation of the blood vessels, usually in the legs.
Arthritis in joints, as in Rheumatoid Arthritis, or in the blood stream, as in Lupus, affects the joints and the body. Lupus often presents as hot, red, swollen joints and in such soft tissue areas as bowel, liver, and kidneys (nephritis).
IMAGINE if you had a NATURAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY that reduces the associated redness and swelling, AND, also has other herbs that act as a NATURAL DIURETIC that helps remove inflammatory bi-products from the body.
Again I will continue this blog in my next newsletter on the importance of Alkalinity. In the meantime if you are looking for more information on this topic you may like to purchase one of my latest books. The links are below.