Throughout the last thirty years of teaching clients and children, inflammation has been on the rise. When I was at school you only heard of asthma and eczema, now there is whole other list of complications that both parents and children have to battle with. In my early days of teaching I did not have the tools to assist people with their pain free journey. Exercise is only one part of the jigsaw, lifestyle habits such as sleep, water, diet, stress, and breathing are key.
The medical research is out there, however governments take big taxes from food companies so they will never educate. Sugar, white carbs, fast foods, breads and pastries are big business…Walk into any supermarket and the majority of food is packaged and full of grains.
Important facts to consider:
- High blood sugar over time caused by a high carb/high sugar diet leads to impairments in thinking, memory, and language and ultimately brain shrinkage, (fog brain).
- High blood sugar over time also damages an enzyme in the brain called migration inhibitory factor which inhibits the ability of the brain to make glial cells needed for brain function.
- Regular consumption of sugary beverages (sodas and juice) is related to signs of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease such as plaques, tangles, brain shrinkage, poor episodic memory.
- High fructose (fruit sugar) reduces brain plasticity and long-term memory.
What are your highest priorities? Is your health hindering you from being able live the way you want? Chronic inflammation is a common denominator when it comes to poor health conditions. We all have choices to make every day and small daily choices (good or bad) lead to long term results (also good or bad). Good health comes from GOOD daily decisions. Drink more water, consume more vegetables (especially greens), get some daily exercise, a goodnight’s sleep and meditate for a few minutes each day. Remember, YOU have the power to transform your health … ONE healthy choice at a time!
Chronic inflammatory diseases are thought to be: “maladaptations of the immune, nervous, endocrine and reproductive system” It is not always clear exactly how and why these maladaptations occur, it is becoming clear that they quite often. Anything ending in ‘IS’ is inflammation. The list of chronic inflammatory conditions or those with a significant inflammatory component include all autoimmune disorders such as:
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Sjogren’s syndrome, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis and many others. If you are wondering why—remember that the inflammatory response is actually a part of the immune system, so when the inflammatory response becomes chronic, it is not so surprising that the immune system is damaged. Other disorders and issues include:
· Stomach ulcers
· Digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis
· Skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis
· Atherosclerosis and other forms of heart disease including metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X)
· Depression and anxiety
· Chronic allergies – including hay fever
· Chronic infections such as HIV and AIDs
· Muscle disorders such as systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and polymyositis
The video below is why I became a CHEK practitioner. The totem pole is the hierarchy of survival. When we skip one part, another just compensates. Medical interventions are great but the person must have the tools in their tool box to prevent the symptoms going back up or worse still developing into something else.
However, when everyone is so busy and stressed, everyone wants the quick fix and of course it’s easier to pass the responsibility onto someone else as no one wants to take responsibility for ourselves. We all blame each other and everyone else rather than look inwardly at ourselves. We stop playing the victim when we learn to be a responsible adult.
If you’ve visited numerous consultants and therapists and are still not fixed, it’s time for a wakeup call. People tend to contact me when they are truly ready to change.
A CHEK practitioner will not fix you, but assist you with the correct coaching and movement patterns so you can assist yourself and take self-responsibility . This way you are not spending all your time chasing your tail.
If you book an appointment to see me, you will wander why I ask for a lot of paperwork to be completed and look at other aspects of your life besides your injury or pain area. This shows how thorough that we are and that “We are not guessing but assessing.”
Personally, I’ve found a few rules to completely remove added (and fruit sugar) from my diet if wanting to reduce chronic pain of any sort. This can rapidly reduce your waist line and give you flat abdominals (depending on GUT health, SIBO). The rules are:
• Eggs and protein – always
• Whole or fermented dairy
• No bread, biscuits, cereals, pasta, or sweet fruits to prevent carbohydrate-style craving.
You will notice that the very foods I mention above are also associated with children with autism, and with people diagnosed with ADHD, Aspersers and so on… This takes us back to the brain/gut connection which is a whole other newsletter.