Toxins = Oxidative Stress = Inflammation

Every day toxic stressors bombard your body. These toxic stressors create what is called free radicals. Free radicals attack the cells of your body damaging them, which leads to a chronic inflammatory state. Toxins = oxidative stress = inflammation.

Environmental toxins·

  • Pollution, chemicals, radiation, molds
  • The water we drink, the air we breathe

Toxins in your body·

  • Yeasts, Bacteria, Heavy Metals, Drugs-

Emotional toxins·

  • Stress

Lifestyle choices·

  • Alcohol, Smoking, Sun stress, Dining out

Chemical Toxins·

  • Pesticides, Herbicides and Antibiotics

Nutritional choices·

  • Processed foods, Sugar Toxicity, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Gluten, Trans Fats, GMO’s, Chemically derived food additives, artificial colors, preservatives, “natural flavors”, Industrial meats that contain antibiotics, GMO’s and other feed additives to “boost” the animals.

Chronic inflammation has become known as ‘The Silent Epidemic’. It has a hand in many chronic diseases like Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Obesity, Arthritis, Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Allergies and Respiratory Diseases. Chronic inflammation itself is not a disease it is a mechanistic process. It’s a lifestyle choice.

Risk factors for chronic inflammation:

Age. There is a positive correlation between age and pro-inflammatory molecules.

Obesity. Studies have shown BMI is proportional to some inflammatory molecules.

Diet. Diets rich in saturated fat, trans-fats and/or refined sugar is associated with pro-inflammatory molecules.

Smoking. Smoking lowers the production of anti-inflammatory molecules and inducing inflammation.

Low sex hormones. Testosterone and estrogen can suppress the production and secretion of several pro-inflammatory markers.

Stress. Both physical and emotional stresses are associated with pro-inflammatory molecule release.

Sleep. People with irregular sleep disorders are more likely to have chronic inflammation than consistent sleepers.

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Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI
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