Biochemistry of Inflammation Part III

Biochemistry of Inflammation Part III

When any of the situations mentioned in part two exist, there will be debris from dead cells that is not being cleaned up by the immune system. The result is similar to what happens when food has been left out in the kitchen and not cleaned up in days. We all know that microorganisms—bacteria, yeast and fungi—would be growing on the leftovers. The same thing can start to happen in our bodies in the area of unresolved cellular debris. We’re left with a perfect breeding ground for microorganisms. This is how infections develop in our bodies—not from exposure to germs living outside our bodies.

In other words, we don’t “catch” a cold or the flu. In reality we are constantly bombarded with microorganisms from other people, the air or things we touch. They also live normally on our skin and in our bodies. If we make healthy choices, we will live in harmony with the microorganisms outside and inside of us. It is only when we consistently make unhealthy choices that the microorganisms in us will begin to multiply in the area of unresolved cellular debris. If this situation continues, these microorganisms can actually become virulent—ones that cause disease. Microorganisms do change from healthy to virulent or virulent to healthy, depending on what we do to our bodies over time. The environment we create inside our bodies and around us determines whether we will be healthy or not.
In summary, infections or illness develop as a result of our life choices—not as the result of exposure to germs outside of us. If we make poor choices we will develop a weakened immune system that is unable to fully complete the biochemistry of inflammation.

Traditional medicine has taught us to believe that symptoms, including excess swelling, must be eliminated quickly, with specific substances to help us feel better. Various medications, such as those mentioned above, have been developed to bring the body into line. Through my clinical practice and ongoing studies I have come to a different understanding of how the body works and what will help it be healthy. After finding the causes of a patient’s problems, through a medical history and examination, I develop an individualized program to bring his or her body back into harmony with itself and its environment. My goal is to eliminate the causes of my patients’ problems, rather than provide them with temporary, symptomatic relief. I use nutrition (including diet, supplements and water), positive thinking, exercise, good sleep habits and any other modalities I deem necessary. Don’t miss part IV of the series.