Inflammation is a culprit that can lead to chronic pain and serious disease
Inflammation. It seems like you hear about it every day on the news. Scientists are now linking inflammation with a wide variety of conditions. In fact, a leading publication referred to chronic inflammation as the secret killer – revealing inflammation is on the increase causing pain discomfort and a host of dangerous diseases.
So what is inflammation? How can it affect you? How can you help reduce it?
Inflammation is your immune system’s response to damage. This damage can arise from trauma, bacterial, viral or parasitic infection, stress, genetic abnormalities, metabolic disorders and a host of other sources. Certain lifestyle conditions can also contribute to inflammation: poor diet, stress, being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle and smoking. Inflammation can cause redness, swelling, heat, pain and loss of function.
When you’re injured, the inflammatory response immediately moves into action. White blood cells rush to the scene of the damage and begin to destroy the damaged cells, while sending out chemical signals that call for more help. That’s when unstable molecules called free radicals are released. Free radicals, now considered key players in many diseases, start to attack the damaged area, destroying some healthy cells in the process. This new damage leads to yet another round of inflammation. And so the cycle of inflammation continues: called chronic inflammation. And that’s when the trouble begins! Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimers, neurological diseases, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, diabetes II and pulmonary diseases.
The Nopal Cactus has been called a superfruit for a reason – that’s because of the high powered antioxidant bioflavonoids that have been proven to reduce inflammation in a series of tests and studies. Detoxification is the key to healthy living, because eating smart and exercising still leaves your body vulnerable to toxins. Pollution, parasites, pesticides, viruses, germs… if you stop to think about it, toxins are everywhere! These invaders live in the air we breathe, the food we eat, even the water we drink. Toxins can create illness causing inflammation and put you at risk for chronic disease.
Nopal Cactus Juice is a natural anti-inflammatory drink that helps the body put out the fire on inflammation. If you’re suffering from any type of pain or discomfort – or maybe you have another type of symptom that you think might be caused by inflammation we invite you to take the nopal cactus juice wellness challenge today!