Monday, May 18, 2015

The growing trend of multiple diseases

We are beginning to see a very disturbing phenomenon with respect to our health.

The emergence of multiple chronic conditions.
No longer is someone unfortunate enough to have a condition like arthritis OR heart disease OR diabetes.

People are instead walking around with ALL three, and then some!

Let’s take a closer look at why diseases are spiraling out of control, and how you can help prevent your number from coming up in the multiple disease lottery.

Where there was one…there are more
The possibilities of multiple diseases can run the gamut and they’re crossing bodily systems.

We’re seeing a digestive condition like acid reflux with a cardiovascular condition like atherosclerosis plus an endocrine condition like hypothyroidism.

And two out of three of us are overweight or obese too!

Plus what’s really throwing a spin on this is autoimmune diseases.  There have been about 80 of them identified so far, with more on the horizon. 

The challenge with an autoimmune disease is the fact that your body’s disease prevention and protection system (your immune system) goes haywire and instead begins attacking your healthy cells.

So you are not only without the protection of your immune system, but it’s also out and out harming you.

The instigators
Although there are countless factors behind the development of disease, there are two very significant instigators that are behind the scenes with most diseases: 

Chronic inflammation and circulating immune complexes!

Let’s take a closer look at both.

Inflammation—lighting fires of disease
The first thing to understand is that inflammation is not always bad.

Inflammation is part of your body’s healing system.  When you get injured or sick, inflammation is created to direct your body’s “healing crew” (immune cells, cholesterol, blood clotting agents and nutrients) to the troubled area. 

The problem arises when inflammation becomes chronic—then it’s firing away on all cylinders and crosses the line of becoming more harmful than helpful.

When your body is in a state of chronic inflammation, it cannot heal itself as well.  It can’t effectively use vitamins and minerals, so you begin to suffer the consequences of poor nutrition. 

Your immune system is weakened so you become a magnet for colds, infections and viruses.  And you become an ideal environment for tumor cells to thrive. 

Chronic inflammation is a significant factor behind all of these conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Atherosclerosis and heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease

Circulating immune complexes—the neighborhood bully
Circulating immune complexes (CICs) are poorly digested food molecules that “bully” their way into your bloodstream through the intestinal wall.

Since these molecules are not broken down properly to be used as nourishment, they instead cruise through the bloodstream and taunt your immune system.  Your immune system sees these “bullies” as enemies, and eventually it can start overreacting against them. 

This is how food sensitivities are created.  Plus CICs are also a primary trigger behind fibromyalgia.
It’s also what’s going on with autoimmune conditions.  The immune system is taunted to the point where it cannot decipher between what’s part of you versus what’s a dangerous invader.

Inflammation & autoimmunity—partners in crime!
Unfortunately people are starting to suffer the consequences from both chronic inflammation AND autoimmunity. 

For example, people with Crohn’s disease (an autoimmune condition) are far more likely to have arthritis (an inflammatory condition)—about 30 percent of the people with Crohn’s develop arthritis.

People with lupus (also an autoimmune condition) frequently develop heart inflammation (pericarditis).

Fight back against the disease instigators—and win!
The great news in this grim prospect of multiple chronic conditions is that you can do a whole lot to help counteract the disease instigators. 

Here are the crucial steps you can take to fight chronic disease—and win!

1- Have a healthy diet that your body can efficiently digest
This is step one.  If you don’t have a diet of nutritious foods, forget it.  Your body will suffer as a result of both the nutrients it’s NOT getting, plus also from having to deal with the toxins, chemicals and other garbage from the non-nutritious foods it IS getting.

Plus if you don’t have efficient digestion, you can be setting the stage for CICs to bully their way through your gut wall.

The Great Taste No Pain and Great Taste No Gluten systems can guide you on how to have a healthy, disease-fighting diet.

Both systems show you how to create nutritious meals featuring real foods that are not only scrumptious, but are also a snap to prepare and much easier for your system to digest.

When your system can more effectively break down your foods, not only can you have less trouble with heartburn, acid reflux, gas and bloating, but you help ensure that your foods are small enough when they're absorbed so they don't taunt your immune system.

2- Probiotic supplementation
Probiotics have been shown to help counteract a leaky gut wall, plus they help digest certain foods.  

And for a high quality, potent probiotic supplement, look no farther than Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.

One of Super Shield's strains, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, helps to strengthen gut-barrier function and has been shown to have a beneficial impact on autoimmune conditions as well as constipation, diarrhea and IBS symptoms.

Plus Super Shield's 12 other strains will help keep your gut flora in proper balance, encouraging the formation of more anti-inflammatory immune cells.

Note: Be sure to talk to your doctor about probiotics if you are on immunosuppressive medication for an autoimmune condition.

3- Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Chronic inflammation is a serious factor behind many conditions and diseases.

What can make inflammation even worse is when you have an imbalance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, with too many Omega-6 EFAs and too few Omega-3s.

In addition to eating natural sources of Omega-3 like fatty fish, walnuts and flax seeds, you can help replenish your Omega-3 supply with a pharmaceutical-grade Omega-3 supplement like VitalMega-3.

VitalMega-3 is a potent fish oil formula that delivers 1,000 mg. of the necessary EPA and DHA essential fatty acids in every daily 2-capsule serving.

Help change YOUR future!
If you want your future to be full of vibrant health, then you need to do as much as you can to help create that state of health.

And a big step in the right direction is to right back against the two main disease instigators—inflammation and circulating immune complexes. 

Do what you need to do now.

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