There are various external factors, like EMF, toxic food, violently disturbing movies, pollution, money worries etc… which cause inflammation in the body. And, once the body is inflamed, this inflammation will lead to all manner of illnesses.
Physical and emotional stressors all cause inflammation in our bodies.
The way in which inflammation expresses itself within our body is dependent on a number of things, all of which are determined by who we are as an individual. It is our own particular susceptibilities and vulnerabilities which will determine how all of the stressors we are exposed to will manifest in an inflammatory condition. Some will develop Arthritis, and others Psoriasis. Others will develop Eczema, whilst others will suffer from depression.
All of these conditions have inflammation at their core.
In addition to environmental stressors and emotional stressors, there are certain foods, like refined sugar, and grains, which are also profoundly inflammatory.
Refined sugar is supremely inflammatory. It is a zero-nutrient food which causes optimal negative impact. It has a direct correlation to Cancer.
Gluten containing grains are profoundly inflammatory as they promote a Zonulin response in the body which leads to Leaky Gut, a leading cause of inflammation and autoimmune conditions. In addition, grains are usually stored in environments where mould proliferates, making them a very dangerous food choice all round.
Mould is a super-toxin which we all respond badly to. This means, mould will promote an inflammatory response in all of us.
Plus, there’s a lot of environmental toxins which are also universally bad for us.
If you suffer from an inflammatory condition, especially if you are on Methotrexate, or you suffer from Migraines, or have Arthritis, Rheumatism, Fibromyalgia, MS, or any other physically or mentally debilitating autoimmune disease, or inflammatory condition, like Alzheimer’s, this article is an important read for you…
This article is the first in an important series of articles about inflammation and autoimmune conditions. The main reasons why these articles are important are as follows:
- A phenomenal amount of people are suffering from inflammation and autoimmune conditions.
- Inflammation and autoimmunity clearly indicate that we are immunocompromised.
- Inflammation and autoimmune conditions cause chronic physical pain and suffering for a tremendous amount of people, and emotional pain and suffering for many others.
- Inflammation and autoimmune conditions ARE REVERSIBLE!
- Many doctors and scientists are now predicting an auto-immune explosion due to the Coronavirus vaccinations. We have never needed to know the information contained in this article more than we do now :: Essential Oils For Inflammation
Read The Series
The following two articles sound bland and benign enough. But, both contain critically important information, especially considering we are living in a time of elevated / escalated coronavirus. Both articles go into a lot of important background material.
I hope you read them both and share them widely.
Essential Oils For Inflammation:: an exploration into inflammation and autoimmune conditions, highlighting the main causes.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome :: details how our compromised immunity leads to systemic inflammation in our bodies
Learn more about inflammation and the consequences of impaired immune function:
EMF Stress: Evening Detox Protocols
Autoimmune Conditions Are Inflammatory Conditions
All autoimmune conditions are inflammatory. This includes surprising conditions, such as Psoriasis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes.
Plus, anxiety and depression are inflammatory conditions. Learn more here:
Inflammation Is The Root Of All Evil!
There is a comprehensive article devoted to Gut Health on this website, which is a profoundly important read for anyone suffering from inflammation and inflammatory pain. Most autoimmune conditions start in the gut.
Whilst many of the conditions which lead to chronic inflammation are gut issues, this does not mean that inflammatory food and toxic food are the only precursors to autoimmune conditions.
Emotional issues play a profoundly impactful role in inflammatory conditions!
Emotional Triggers Of Inflammation
The article entitled Stress Is The Cause Of All Illness is specifically devoted to detailing all of the stressors which make us ill. Because environmental, physical and emotional stressors cause inflammation, Stress Is The Cause Of All Illness is very much a companion piece to this article. Both should be read in tandem.
Another article, The Ultimate Cause Of All Illness, which focuses more on our emotional lives, provides the ultimate key to healing for most conditions. It is particularly important for healing conditions with a known emotional element to them.
For example, Fibromyalgia always starts with trauma of one kind or another, and when I mention this to the many Fibro sufferers who come to me in person, they ALWAYS know which trauma they experienced that started their raging inflammation and bodily pain. We intuitively know these things.
However, there is often a psychological element to most illnesses and so The Ultimate Cause Of All Illness is a valuable read for everyone.
This linked article is a MUST READ if you have chronic, inflammatory pain.
Emotional Triggers Of Inflammation Reduction
The mind-body connection works in both directions. Positive feelings lower inflammation within the body. But, in studies, conducted in 2015, at University of California-Berkeley, revealed that ‘awe’ is the most anti-inflammatory emotion.
Awe had the strongest correlation to lower levels of IL-6 [a key marker of inflammation] compared to any of the other emotions. In fact, only the degree of awe was able to significantly predict levels of IL-6. On the day the OMT was taken in the second study, the participants who reported feeling the most awe, wonder and amazement, that day had the lowest levels of IL-6. Joy, contentment, pride and awe were all strongly correlated with lower levels of IL-6; however, awe was the strongest predictor of low IL-6 levels.
So many of us are caught up in the pressingly mundane need to work long hours, as well as to shop, cook clean, sleep etc etc, that we have very little time to stop and smell the roses.
But, the mere fact we even exist is a miracle!
Everything we look at is a miracle!
Life is truly wonderful… However, the modern lifestyle we have chosen has a really impressive ability to hide this fact from us!
Regular visits to nature can go a long way towards reminding us what a marvellous world we inhabit… and, it can reduce our levels of inflammation exponentially!
There are, tragically, many inflammatory foods in the modern Western diet. There are also some incredibly toxic ingredients being used in many foods. Things like MSG, Palm Oil and Aspartame are real killers. But beware, the food industry knows you are onto them and they are going to great lengths to hide these ingredients from you.
The Inflammatory Cycle
But, it’s not just disastrous foods which cause digestive mayhem… Stress and emotional anguish are devastating for our gut health too. If you have suffered from long-term stress and anxiety, then this article on Gut Health is a must.
Sadly, quite often our emotional stressors lead to the excessive consumption of harmful comfort food… things like sugary snacks destroy gut health… as do grain based snacks. We all know about the horrors of gluten, but what we don’t know is that grains are often infected with mould.
So, grains are already inflammatory due to their gluten content, but, the mould which grows on much of the stored grain around the world, means that grains often make for excessively inflammatory foods.
As we tend to reach for sugary, wheat-based foods to binge out on when we are stressed, we often mount a full-on attack on our Gut Health! This often leads to a chronic episode of inflammation, fuelled by food addiction, mounting stress levels, the emergence of anxiety and depression, and the compounding of out gut issues…
Inflammation Ages Us
People with inflammation age faster. And, this isn’t just about losing our looks… it’s about our entire body ageing more rapidly, which ultimately lead to debilitating symptoms that negatively impact the quality of our lives.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way…
Ageing can be slowed down by what we do and think and, just as easily, ageing can be speeded up by… yes, you guessed it… what we do and think…
So, what we do and think matters… quite literally!
Mose aromatherapy oils are anti-inflammatory to some degree. However, there’s a handful of essential oils which are so profoundly anti-inflammatory, there really is nothing else like them…
Somewhat unsurprisingly, anti-inflammatory essential oils also have the ability to provide considerable emotional support. and, of course, this is very important if a lot of our inflammation is derived from emotional issues.
It’s no good treating the surface issue, if the cause of the problem keeps on churning away underneath!
The following feedback relates to two of the top 6 anti-inflammatory essential oils. It clearly illustrates the profound ways in which Copaiba Essential Oil and Cananga Essential Oil can improve our emotional wellbeing as well as reducing the physical symptoms of chronic inflammation.
Cananga Essential Oil is very helpful for pain relief just like copaibia but with an uplifting mood effect as an added bonus… The pain my wife suffers from is early osteoporosis and a frozen shoulder, I have a stiff hip that manifests after too much physical hard work.
My wife has really appreciated the massage oil, which has really aided her frozen shoulder, either made with 2 drops of copaibia essential oil or cananga essential oil. Both are as equally good as each other.
Also, when taken orally, 2 drops morning and night, we found that the copaibia essential oil is more calming emotionally whereas the cananga essential oil provides more of an up mood.
Thank you, again, Rachel
Written on behalf of Amie, Dorchester, Dorset
Read about the top 10 anti-inflammatory essential oils in this epic report.
Physical Manifestations Of Inflammation
So, how does inflammation work?
On a physical level the way in which inflammation presents itself is dependent on the inherent weaknesses within an individual’s body. So, inflammation may go to the heart and cause heart disease. Or it might go to the brain and cause any number of issues, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s etc. In the Liver it’s Cirrhosis, and the Kidneys it’s Nephritis, and so on and so forth…
Metaphysical Manifestations Of Inflammation
In a curious kind of a way our inflammation is funnelled around the body, to our weak points, by our own thought processes. This is what doctors mean by a condition being Psychosomatic.
But, it is often used by doctors in such a way as to blame a patient for their illness. This is usually when one of two things are at play…
- When they don’t want to waste valuable funding on expensive procedures for a particular patient. Only those that shout the loudest are getting what’s left of the dwindling resources within the NHS.
- When they haven’t got a clue what they’re on about and their professional veneer, (read arrogance), won’t allow them to admit it. It’s a lot less embarrassing for them to blame you, even if it might emotionally scar you for life!
Thoughts Manifest Materially
Thoughts which cause grief land in the Lungs, and thoughts which inspire fury end up in the Liver. Lower back issues are about feeling unsupported, either financially or by our nearest and dearest, and knackered knees and dodgy feet are usually about being reluctant to move forward.
There are quite a few books on the subject of metaphysical causes of illness if you are interested in interpreting your own weak spots, and there’s a whole bunch of methods we can use to heal ourselves.
Thoughts cause emotions, and emotions stress the body. So, learning how to manage our stress is the way forward.
It’s thoughts that cause stressful emotions which prompt us to mount the fight or flight response. This means our bodies will produce the stress hormones Adrenalin and Cortisol.
Adrenals help reduce inflammation – Cortisol is the best anti-inflammatory there is.
Some Thoughts Manifest Experiences
Sometimes our thoughts don’t cause illnesses in the body. instead, they manifest specific experiences in our external world, which indicate we need to heal a certain aspect within ourselves.
The most obvious example of this is when people consider themselves to be victims… The victims of the world create all manner of situations in which they feel victimised… even if no-one is victimising them.
But, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there’s no-one out there to get you!
Sometimes the victimisation is real.
It’s as though there’s a chink in our armour… or some kind of weird pheromone we’re giving off… But, when we fall victim to a bully, it’s because the thought processes telling our body we are a victim are what’s actually weakening it in some way.
It’s actually happening within our invisible energy field, or Aura, and the energy field of any predators in the vicinity will pick up on it, just as sure as a Jackal will pick up the scent of a baby wildebeest.
The lesson we’re usually trying to learn is something along the lines of needing to love ourselves more. That means relating to ourselves with kindness instead of judgements and harshness. It also means feeding ourselves things that will nourish us… the right mental inputs, and the right nutrients etc.
But, most importantly, it’s about self acceptance.
Inflammation Causes All Illness
Ultimately, if we prove unable to learn from our experiences we will manifest the issues within our body.
The knee bone may be connected to the thigh bone, but, if we haven’t got our heads on straight, in a metaphysical sense, it might as well be connected to your twelve year old high-school persecutor who stole your lunchbox and ridiculed you in front of all your friends.
It’s incidences like these that create pretty deep neural pathways, which means we are likely to replay them again and again in our consciousness. They will become evermore entrenched until we no longer need the original stimulus or experience in the forefront of our minds, instead we just start beating ourselves up and shaming ourselves instead.
Who needs the middle man?
Especially with the tapping technique, mentioned in the link above. The tapping technique, or EFT, helps us build new neural pathways, which is entirely possible because our brains are capable of neuroplasticity.
Inflammation Is At The Root Of Most illnesses :: Here’s What You Can Do
In order to reduce the inflammation in our body we need to reduce our toxic and inflammatory inputs.
PQQ & Co Q10 supplementation has been shown to restore homeostasis to the gut and the rest of the body, thereby de-stressing us in the process. PQQ actually protects us from the damaging effects of heavy metals and restores our energy levels and clarity of thought. It also reduces inflammation!
The Root of Autoimmune Disease can be Found in the Gut
Another Word On Inflammageing
Dr. Jockers has written a brilliant article covering all of the dietary requirements to reduce the ageing effects of inflammation.
you don’t have to accept symptoms of inflammaging as an unavoidable consequence of aging. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can live a vibrant and healthy life at any age. With proper nutrition and lifestyle strategies, you can slow the inflammaging process and reduce your risk of age-related symptoms and health issues.
Here’s another of his brilliant articles:
Are You Properly grounded?
A lot of us are taking more care of our health and practicing good mental hygiene… but, many of us still need to expose ourselves to more negative ions and start earthing ourselves properly… recreating the connection to the planet we live on, as well as the Divine.
Too many of us are locked in some kind of technological bubble, getting ever more distant from our roots. It’s time to download the radiation, which is making us so sick, down into the earth where it will dissipate and not do anyone any more harm…
The importance of grounding our bodies has never been more paramount. Sun bathing is equally important… learn more here :: Sun Tanning Oil
Stress Causes Inflammation
Stressors to the body cause inflammation. But not all stressors to the body are mental and emotional.
In this amazing interview Dr Osborne explains how food causes inflammation and how we can cure ourselves from all sorts of life threatening illnesses, as well as chronic pain, just by adjusting our diets.
Placebo & Nocebo Can Cure & Kill US
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