A well respected doctor share that inflammation leads to an allergy response on the cellular level. If not addressed, this allergy reaction will become an autoimmune disorder. He stated that this process of inflammation to autoimmune disease has typically taken five years to run its course, but today this cycle is occurring at an accelerated rate.
Inflammation results in redness, heat, swelling, pain and loss of function. The biggest culprit of inflammation is the standard American diet and heavily processed foods. Sugar is one of the most serious causes of inflammation, rapid aging and weight gain. This could be a whole class in itself, but let it suffice to say that sugar leads to elevated blood sugar levels, the release of insulin and free radicals, and an increase in stored body fat. Excess acid production in the body also increases the inflammatory response and can lead to loss of bone and joint tissue.
Since an acidic body increases the inflammatory response, moving the body to a more alkaline level can be very beneficial. Squeezing half a lemon into a glass of water and drinking it before every meal, can help to reduce the acidic level of the body. Young Living's Alkalime binds acid in the body, helping to lower the bodies pH, creating a more alkaline system. .
Deep Relief, Panaway and Peppermint essential oils are a wonderful aid to minor localized inflammation, pain, swelling. They feel wonderful on the skin and smell great.