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Article by Maggi & John Cameron

Chronic inflammation – and how to reverse it – Naturally…
Chronic Inflammationhas long been is linked to a wide variety of conditions.

Now, scientists are finding even more links between chronic inflammation and a wide variety of conditions including:  


·      Cardio Vascular disease and lung problems

·      Many types of Pain (fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, arthritis)

·      Diabetes

·      Cancer

·      Alzheimer’s Disease

·      Gum disease

·      HBP

·      Eye Problems    (more on these later)

Inflammation has been well-documented* as playing a part in these conditions – often intensifying symptoms and effects. Time Magazine wrote an article on chronic inflammation calling it “The Secret Killer” and linking it to many serious diseases. Since then research has discovered just how badly it affects our health. So how does chronic inflammation affect you and can you reduce it?

First things first: What is inflammation?

 Inflammation is the immune system’s response to damage. This damage can arise from trauma, bacterial, viral or parasitic infection, stress, genetic abnormalities, metabolic disorders and a host of other sources. Modern lifestyle also contributes to inflammation: poor diet, stress, overweight, sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Inflammation causes erythema (redness), oedema (swelling), heat, pain and loss of function.

Injury causes an inflammatory response. White blood cells rush to the scene and start to destroy the damaged cells, while sending out chemical signals that call for more help. Part of this response process creates free radicals, which attack the damaged area and help correct the problem. When the body is functioning correctly, it overcomes the damage, repairs tissues, and restores balance.

However, if the body can’t overcome the damage and restore equilibrium, the inflammation continues to increase. The free radicals, instead of stopping it, continue attacking the body’s tissues, and damage healthy cellsleading to further inflammation, and causing further damage, and so on. This is the cycle of chronic, never ending inflammation. And it’s what leads to serious trouble and disease. 

Can chronic inflammation worsen your health over time?
Though you may not see or even feel chronic inflammation, it could be silently causing trouble within your body right now. Over time, it can result in two kinds of damage:

1) to the injured and inflamed area of your body 
2) to your overall health.

Common problems that may arise include:

·      Heart Problems – chronic inflammation is believed to contribute to the formation of plaque in blood vessels, as well as the formation of blood clots. When blood clots break free into the blood, they can block blood flow to the brain or heart, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.

·      Brain Problems – chronic inflammation plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease, yet scientists are still uncertain what that role is. One common theory is that inflammation kicks into gear due to plaques and tangles in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. In trying to solve the problem, inflammation just makes matters worse.

·      Joint Problems – chronic inflammation of the joints can result in destroyed ligaments and tendons, damage to joint cartilage and bone and even bone erosion. This leads to pain, deformity and an inability to perform daily tasks – drastically affecting quality of life.

·      Muscular Problems - Factors that cause fibromyalgia are usually a combination of genetics, infections and physical or emotional trauma. Symptoms include fatigue, chronic and widespread pain, prolonged muscle spasms, nerve pain, palpitation, muscle twitching, bowel disturbance, among others. Inflammation is also one of the most important factors associated with Fibromyalgia. Nopalea and Fibromyalgia are fast becoming by-words by those who suffer from it.

·      Mouth and Gum Problems – dental researchers once thought bacterial infections caused gum disease, but now it is thought that some of the more severe symptoms of gum disease are attributable to chronic inflammation. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, report that inflammation can even break down bone and connective tissue that keep the teeth in place.

·      Emotional Health Problems – chronic inflammation may even play a role in your emotions. Scientists at the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) discovered that an enzyme secreted by the immune system caused inflammatory-related, depression-like symptoms in mice. Inflammation is linked with conditions often accompanied by depression – such as diabetes, cancer and cardiac disease – researchers continue to study chronic inflammation’s role in depression.

·      Eye Problems-  often occur from inflammatory disease affecting other parts of the body including rheumatoid arthritis, virus, fungus, bacteria or parasite. There are four types of uveitis (eye inflammation): Iritisaffects the iris, Cyclitis is inflammation of the middle portion of the eye,  Retinitisaffects the back of the eye, Choroiditis is an inflammation of the layer beneath the retina.

·      Cancer Problems – although researchers haven’t discovered the exact mechanism of chronic inflammation’s role in cancer, they believe it encourages cancer growth. According to the American Cancer Society, inflammation creates just the right conditions for cancer cells to grow and multiply.

Can Inflammation be reversed Naturally?
Help is at hand in a variety of ways 

Betalains: The people of the Sonoran Desert have been using a Cactus containing Betalains (bay´ta lins), known for centuries for its healing power to reduce inflammation.
 Betalains are a rare and potent class of antioxidants/anti-inflammatories that flourish in the Nopal cactus fruit of the Sonoran Desert. Recently it has been scientifically proven (in hundreds of studies) that Betalains have strong anti-inflammatory properties.  

LifeWave Nanotech Acupoint patches are applied to the body along acupuncture principals and have been shown in scientific tests to reverse inflammation. The latest new Y-Age Aeon patch in clinical tests reduced inflammation within 10 minutes. There are patches for pain, sleep, energy and anti ageing. Glutathione patches increased blood glutathione levels by 300% in tests. Glutathione is the body's master anti oxidant that declines with age. It has been said that levels of glutathione determine the lifespan.
LifeWave technology is the drug free healing of the future.  

Diet: As well as adding Betalains to your diet, doctors advise a dietrich in anti-inflammatory foods. Anti –inflammatory foods include fruit, vegetables, olive oil, black tea, ginger, grapes, tuna, salmon and lean white meat.  Foods to avoid are fatty food, junk food, white milk, bread, potatoes, high fat meat (sausage) and trans fats.

More about Betalains: Betalains are the pigments that give the Nopal cactus fruit its vibrant pink color. But that’s just the beginning. They’re also natural antioxidants – and they’re found only in a few of the world’s plants. The Nopal Cactus fruit is the leader, by far, as it contains one of the highest amounts of Betalains in all of nature.

Scientific research shows that Betalains help to: 

·      Reduce the risk of blood clots – Betalains protect the thin lining of your blood vessels; this helps reduce the inflammation that makes the blood sticky and leads to clots.1

·      Reduce bad cholesterol -- Betalains strongly reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol.2

·      Protect cells from toxins -- Betalains protect many types of cells, especially brain cells, from toxins known to trigger tumours.3

·   Protect the liver -- Betalains provide significant protection from toxins that directly  
            affect the liver.4
A Superior Solution to Chronic Inflammation:
If chronic inflammation is the problem, an anti-inflammatory drink based on Betalains from the Sonoran Desert could be the solution.
How Nopal Cactus helps reduce Inflammation and Toxins: 

The Betalains in Nopal Cactus wellness drink harness the power of this ancient desert super fruit to bring scientifically proven health benefits. The Nopal Cactus Betalains have been scientifically proven, in hundreds of studies, to help the body detoxify and to reduce inflammation.

10 Mar 2011

Last Update: 26 Mar 2014

Article/Information supplied by Maggi & John Cameron

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.