Days of My Lyme

Inflammation and Disease

Inflammation is said to be the root cause of many conditions, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, auto immune disease and more. There are many supplements that can help combat and decrease inflammation levels.  . Some of my favorite anti-inflammatory supplements are Tumeric and Ginger and serrapeptase.

Tumeric also called Curcumin has been used around the world for years as a spice. But it has amazing healing properties. Indian culture has used it in their food for many ailments and just good nutrition. My favorite thing to do if Im sick is heat up some warm almond milk and add some Tumeric spice in it. Sip on it and melt away your worries and illness.   Ginger also has  many useful health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea. If your feeling nausea or have a stomach bug, grab some Ginger. You can get it in capsule form or the best is to eat a slice off the root. Any grocery story carries ginger root.

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzymes, meaning it breaks down and digests protein into smaller components like peptides and amino acids. Silkworms produce this serrapetase in the gut bacteria. In supplement, isolated form, it’s a proven to be a powerful pain blocker (similar to non steroidal drugs, but without the side effects like ulcers and bleeding stomach linings). Other research has shown to inhibit the buildup of plaque in the arteries that contributes to heart attacks and strokes.

WHAT IS INFLAMMATION?

Inflammation is the body’s response to infection or trauma. A response to injury or acute infection isn’t that concerning, but chronic inflammation can decrease the body’s ability to respond properly. When inflammation does not subside, health problems can form. When the immune system is overactive, it can destroy it’s own tissue and autoimmunity can result. I had quite a bit of this when I was sick with Lyme disease. I had autoimmune issues such as gluten intolerance, gut problems ( although I wouldn’t say it was as severe as Chron’s) and some joint/arthritis pain.
The problem is being constantly bombarded with these factors and then it becomes very difficult to get the body back into homeostatsis. The normal advice is to: stop smoking, stop drinking, change your diet, de-stress, excercise more…but hidden factors are also environmental toxins, infections, heavy metals and molds. It’s usually a combo that people are dealing with, so every little factor has to be addressed to get someone healthy again.
One crucial supplement to take would be proteolytic enzymes. Serrapeptase is one that has the ability to bind itself to blood plasma and proteins, allowing it into hard to reach areas. It then dissolves nonliving or damaged tissue, including clots, cysts, plaque and other BYPRODUCTS of inflammation WITHOUT harming living tissue. It can be used to treat everything from ankle sprains to chronic inflammation issues.
Make sure you do your own Research!

RESEARCH IS KEY!
Studies testing chronic airway diseases to surgical extraction of molars, from fibrocystic breast to cardiovasulcar disease, has all proven to show the effectiveness of taking this enzyme.
For those with Lyme or any autoimmune disease, I would suggest to take any of the above supplements that I recommended.

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