One of my favorite movies from the 90’s was Shawshank Redemption. The two things I remember most are when I saw it originally for some reason I was watching the airplane edit and a friend of mine had to loudly announce what word was being bleeped out along with the famous quote: “get busy living, or get busy dying.”
There are few other such black and white, ying or yang options in life. Inflammation is one of them. We are either inflaming or de-flaming. Inflammation, technically speaking, is the biochemical process that mediates disease. It is a chemical reaction in our body that makes us feel pain, sick, look and feel old along with causing disease. Everything you do in life from the way you sit and stand, eat and drink/don’t eat and drink and even everything you think and feel is either promoting inflammation and disease, or is fighting it.
Inflammation is kind of like ants. If you have some somewhere, you have it everywhere.
It can spill over, it almost exponent-ialize itself. Meaning, if you have a bad back that’s causing inflammation, and then you tweak a knee, the inflammation Wonder-Twins itself and gets worse. Also true is if you eat a lot of processed grains producing inflammation in your gut it will add fuel to the inflammation in your back, or knee or wherever.
You can create disease, make disease worse and conversely treat and prevent disease by regulating inflammation. Common, treatable inflammatory disorders are arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, girly-problems, psoriasis and a list longer than I have paper to write.
If not exercising, not practicing proper ergonomics, eating processed and unnatural foods and drink along with ‘stinking thinking’ promote inflammation; then the opposite would fight it. Want to know what else fights inflammation quite well? Regular chiropractic care, it’s true, it works. Come see me and find out for yourself.