Anti-inflammatory Diet

 

Dear Dr. Chartrand:
To reduce inflammation (the cause of most chronic disease), what is the danger of using Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIs) over the long term? A.M.

Dear A.M.:
Numerous studies show that inflammation causes many cases of Depression, Alzheimer's, Cardiovascular Events, Fibromyal-gia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes Mellitus II, & Obesity. Typically, modern medicine often makes the mistake of prescrib-ing long-term NSAIs (aspirin, ibuprofen, Alleve, Clinoril, etc.) and Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), in-stead of resolving underlying causes of disease. Hence, symp-toms are temporarily relieved while underlying causes rage on.

For acute episodes, NSAIs and DMARDs can be significantly beneficial. However, over years, their benefits diminish dramati-cally, causing ulcers, bruising, hearing loss, tinnitus, heart prob-lems, immunological breakdown, and...more deeply entrenched inflammation. There are better, less risky ways to reduce inflam-mation and the terrible chronic conditions they inspire:

Appropriate hydration & raise pH to 7.4 (see author's pH book).
Food supplementation of natural anti-inflammatories (EPA-DHA, CoQ10, SAMe, Relax All, Formula #303, as indicated)
Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in food.
Stop microwaving, as the food turns acidic in the body, increases inflammation, and only synthetic nutrients survive.
Attack root causes; i.e., for Rheumatoid Arthritis, oxygenate the anaerobic Streptococcus-inspired CDW bacteria, thereby eliminating the primary cause. The same for other conditions & causes.
Use safe, gentle healing modalities: Occupational Therapy, Laser Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Yoga, Acupuncture, HBot Therapy.

Given the choice of synthetic vs natural, or bullying vs gentle for chronic conditions, one should choose natural & gentle...if one truly wishes to heal, not just manage their disease.

Note: The above is intended only as consumer education, and is not meant to be construed as medical diagnosis or treatment of individual cases.