The Science of Acute and Chronic Inflammation
Everybody’s talking about the role inflammation plays in wellness. Usually, it’s not about the common inflammation from a cut or scrape, an injured tooth, or an ingrown toenail. This is just the body’s normal, temporary or “acute inflammation” response to traumatic injury or infection.
There is a second type of inflammation that can actually damage the body when it becomes chronic, meaning you’ve suffered for a while. If you’ve been feeling tired and have lots of aches and joint pain, you might be suffering from chronic cellular inflammation.
When tissue in the body is damaged, the body responds by rushing fluid to the area (to cushion the wound), white blood cells (to combat invading bacteria), and nutrients (to speed healing). This sort of inflammation is characterized by localized pain and swelling and resolves on its own within a few days. This is the type of inflammation you cannot see, because it’s on the inside.
Chances are it’s your long-term exposure to environmental toxins, irritants, persistent viral or bacterial infections, or other elements that the body cannot easily fight off (it can also be related to certain autoimmune disorders). The result is a persistent low-level inflammatory state, sometimes called “whole-body inflammation,” that can last for months or even years.
You might go to doctors for years before discovering this. Chronic inflammation at the cellular level is often undetectable, but can lay the foundation for many serious, age-related diseases including heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Those who have chronic inflammation may also experience delayed or incomplete healing if they suffer a traumatic injury. All around, it’s pretty bad for you.
A possible source of much of the body’s inflammation is acidosis, or too much acid in the body. Acidosis How do we cause acidosis? It starts with our environment, but also what we eat. Many of the foods we eat (such as dairy products, meats, and refined sugars) can make the body more acidic. Alcohol, smoking, man-made chemicals called Obesogens and stimulants can compound the problem by further increasing the body’s acidity.
Acidosis is linked to a variety of health problems.
- Cardiovascular damage
- Obesity and diabetes
- Bladder and kidney conditions
- Acceleration of damage by free radicals
- Immune deficiency
- Premature aging
- Osteoporosis and bone weakness
- Joint pain and muscle aches
- Low energy and chronic fatigue
One way to treat cellular acidosis and reduce the effects of chronic inflammation is to alkalize the body. By restoring our natural pH balance, we can create a hostile environment for invading pathogens, reduce levels of C-reactive protein (a substance produced by the liver in response to chronic inflammation), improve muscle and bone health, and sharpen mental focus and acuity.
The Greens First Solution
- Greens First pH Alkalizer PM is designed to work with your body’s natural homeostatic mechanisms to restore and maintain pH balance. Made with a blend of fruits and vegetables, each hand-picked for their alkalizing potential. Greens First pH Alkalizer PM can help to reduce acid overload and assist the body to achieve optimal pH balance.
Taken at bedtime, Greens First pH Alkalizer PM works gently to alkalize your body as you rest—helping to repair cellular damage, cool inflammatory “hot spots”, de-stress the liver, and neutralize Obesogens to reduce joint and muscle pain. Taken in combination with an alkaline – rich diet of whole fruits and vegetables, green juices, beans, and nuts, it can support your body’s own natural healing processes and reduce the effects of chronic, whole-body inflammation. Reduce your cellular acidosis and regain vitality and vibrant health!