As a holistic healthcare provider, I have always known that the inflammatory process is an important and necessary part of the healing process. The main problem is chronic inflammation that never gets resolved and proceeds to assault our health and well-being. Chronic inflammation is now known as the root cause of almost all disease plaguing our country today.

The other thing I have always known is that pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory medications, NSAIDs, (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen, Aleve and Celebrex, have many serious detrimental side effects that make them a poor choice for managing inflammation. What I did not know until recently is how important it is that we don’t block the inflammatory process in the initial stages. Recent research has finally revealed how anti-inflammatory drugs are causing chronic inflammation.

It turns out that if we block inflammation in phase one, the activation stage, with anti-inflammatory drugs, we prevent the inflammation from resolving naturally and push it into chronic inflammation. The good news is that so-called “anti-inflammatory” herbs don’t work this way. Herbs with anti-inflammatory properties are actually what scientists call inflammation modulators. Certain plants have phytochemicals that help carry inflammation to the second phase, which is resolution of the inflammation.

I think most people interested in their health have heard that omega-3 fish oils are important for preventing and controlling heart disease and that they are good for brain health. There are many studies documenting the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, but it has become evident to those of us in holistic healthcare that sometimes they just don’t seem to be quite enough. The estimate is that about 50% of people are not significantly helped by omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. Researchers have now revealed why.

The biochemistry is complicated, so I’ll keep the facts simple. Scientists have found the missing component to resolving inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids must be converted to a “lipid mediator” in order to resolve inflammation. Many people are deficient in the molecule needed for this conversion, so they are not able to use omega-3 oils efficiently. The missing component is a molecule called micro RNA, abbreviated miRNA.

Micro RNA is the so-called “black” genetic material that scientists studying the human genome saw but didn’t know what it was for … until now. The most exciting news for me is that researchers at Standard Process, (my whole food supplement company) has discovered that their protomorphogen products (all the products with a “pmg” on the label) actually contain this mystery miRNA ingredient – the missing link to being able to use omega-3 fatty acids to resolve chronic inflammation.

I was so excited when I learned this, I had to come home and write this article immediately to share this monumental discovery. Standard Process, the whole food supplement company that started in the 1930’s, is on the leading edge of research that is showing whole food nutrition is the answer to our current health crisis in
America.

Conventional farming depletes the soil and processed foods are both full of dangerous added chemicals and missing key ingredients. As a result, we all need help getting the phytonutrients our bodies need to combat the stress of daily life today and our exposure to a host of damaging environmental chemicals. Whole food nutrition and whole food supplements can provide this and help you to health, vitality and well-being.

Remember, you can always reach out and schedule time with me. I am here to help you create your BEST LIFE, from the inside out!  Call (540) 899-9421 or email reception@whole-health.net.

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