It could be lurking in your body right now. Hunkered down, silently destroying your health.
It often flies under the radar for years before being discovered. IF it ever is.
I’m talking about the quiet killer, low-grade chronic inflammation.
I’ve warned you before about this invisible threat that’s at the heart of so many diseases of aging such as heart disease and arthritis.
And now new research has revealed it could be at the core of Alzheimer’s disease too.
Scientists have known for some time that folks with the ApoE4 gene are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. But they didn’t know why some people with ApoE4 never develop the disease, while others do.
Mainstream medicine’s “solution” has been to throw drugs at the problem, of course. But by anyone’s measurements that approach has been nothing but a miserable failure.
Now we may finally understand why.
Low-grade inflammation could be the trigger
It turns out being a carrier of the ApoE4 gene ALONE likely doesn’t make any difference in your risk.
It doesn’t climb without a trigger. And that trigger appears to be chronic inflammation.
Which means that heading off low-grade inflammation could be the key to avoiding Alzheimer’s disease. No drugs required.
I’ll tell you exactly how you can start doing that. Natural solutions you can start using today.
But first, let’s take a quick look at what chronic inflammation is.
Acute versus chronic inflammation
When most folks hear the word inflammation, they think of the red, swollen reaction you get from infection or trauma.
But that’s acute inflammation. And while it’s related, it’s not exactly what I’m talking about here.
Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is typically an overreaction by your immune system to a mild threat… or even one that doesn’t exist. And your body ends up basically attacking itself.
Low-grade inflammation and dementia are linked
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine analyzed the data from volunteers in the Framingham Heart Study who had the ApoE4 gene. Plus they crunched the numbers on folks who had chronic low-grade inflammation as well as those who didn’t.
And that’s when they spotted it… a clear association between inflammation and Alzheimer’s.
They found folks who had BOTH the ApoE4 gene and chronic low-grade inflammation were much more likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease than carriers of the gene who didn’t have inflammation.
In fact, according to the researchers, the link between dementia and low-grade inflammation is so strong without it there’s likely NO difference in risk between ApoE4 carriers and non-carriers.
Fight low-grade inflammation starting TODAY
So where does that leave US?
Well, conventional medicine would prefer you wait for more research. And no doubt, they’ll soon be pitching some new anti-inflammatory drug to try.
But I have a better idea. Begin targeting that low-grade inflammation starting TODAY without expensive and risky drugs.
Because regardless of how future research pans out slashing inflammation comes with a bunch of health benefits.
Here’s how in two steps…
1. Dump inflammatory foods:
We know certain foods can promote inflammation. So cutting back on them, or ditching them from your diet altogether, could help reduce your overall inflammation.
- Added sugars – Foods that are full of added sugars such as jelly trigger your body to produce inflammation driving cytokines. Cut the sugary stuff out of your diet and cut the inflammation.
- Vegetable oils – Most vegetable oils—including soybean, canola, and peanut—are high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. Switch to olive oil and coconut oil instead.
- Refined carbs – Your body reacts to junk carbs such as white bread, sugary breakfast cereal, potato chips, and white rice, in much the same way it does to added sugars. Which means eating too many of them can lead to chronic low-grade inflammation also.
2. Eat inflammation-fighting foods:
Just as some foods can drive up your inflammation levels, others can help you fight it including
- turmeric (with pepper)
- red grapes
- plain Greek yogurt (before meals)
The mainstream medicine approach to fighting Alzheimer’s disease has been a dismal failure. And waiting around like sitting ducks for their next attempt could lead to disaster.
Start fighting back against chronic low-grade inflammation NOW instead.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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