First off, inflammation is not the enemy. There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Almost everyone is familiar with acute inflammation after cutting a finger or a sunburn or bee sting. Chronic inflammation is when the process does not stop and the inflammatory process continues even to the point of starting an autoimmune reaction. Acute inflammation will take care of itself. Chronic inflammation is what needs to be addressed. This is discussed at length in Podcast #154 Inflammation – Curse or Savior?
The swelling, redness, and tenderness are all signs of inflammation. The immune system begins with mast cells releasing histamine that causes the swelling by allowing serum plasma to “leak” into the affected tissue bringing in white blood cells to fight infection and protect the area until it can heal.
The swelling also allows for the introduction of nutrition in the form of larger amounts of oxygen, fats in the form of cholesterol, amino acids for tissue rebuilding, and other aspects of the immune system besides white blood cells. It is very important at this time of delivery of nutrients to the affected area, that good supplementation is available for the support of the body in its attempts to deal with this natural process.
In a short time, in most cases, the inflammatory reaction gets the job of healing underway and the process slows and then stops and regular processes return.
Inflammation ProtocolDr. Jack and Mary Stockwell, CGP, have a specific supplement protocol for Inflammation however we do not recommend nutritional support for non-patients using generic protocols. To access our Patient-Only content on The Forbidden Doctor website, you must start by filling out our free Symptom Survey. Dr. Stockwell and his staff will review and provide customized supplement protocols for each new patient entering our practice. These personalized protocols will save you money immediately by guiding you to only the supplements you need. Once you are a patient who has been evaluated, you will be granted access to the Patient Portal and all of our Symptom Library protocols, including this one. There will also be a treasure trove of forbidden information that’s been kept from you for at least 90 years.
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