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What Inflammation Means

From eNewsletter 5/24/2023

DID YOU KNOW there are two ways to get your kids to eat their veggies? One way was revealed in a JAMA Network Open trial of families, where children aged 6 to 11 years ate significantly more fruits and vegetables when family meals lasted approximately 10 minutes longer. Another way is to eat your own vegetables first. A recent survey of 2,000 parents to children ages six and younger found that 53 percent noticed their kids eating unwanted vegetables specifically to mimic them. Overall, 78 percent believe their children learned their table manners specifically by imitating them at the table. ANNOUNCEMENT: We have a new number for texting: (847) 497-0902. Please make a note of this change on your mobile phone.


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Holiday Office Hours We will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. Steve Minsky MS, HWC As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he will analyze and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More information on Steve's services.

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What Do I Mean By Inflammation?

Steve: Virtually every disease is now described as having "inflammation" as a mechanism. Changes in a wide variety of environmental and physiological parameters including sleep, exercise, and diet are also described as modulating inflammation. Based on broad definitions of inflammation, one could argue that it is a fundamental mechanism of nearly all physiological and pathological processes. What Do I Mean By Inflammation? Inflammation is acute or chronic. Acute, or "traditional" inflammation, is defined as redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Although acute inflammation is usually beneficial, it often causes unpleasant sensations, such as the pain of a sore throat or the itching of an insect bite. Discomfort is usually temporary and disappears when the inflammatory response has done its job. In rare cases, loss of function may be included as an additional symptom. Unfortunately, it is becoming much more common for inflammation to cause long-term harm. Tissue destruction can occur when the regulatory mechanisms of the inflammatory response are defective, either from the inability to clear damaged tissue and foreign substances, or from the inability to turn off the inflammatory response. Examples include allergic or intolerance reactions, in which an environmental or food agent such as pollen or gluten stimulates inflammation, and when constantly presented to the body day after day with resolution, autoimmune reactions ensue. This chronic inflammation triggers the body’s immune response against its own tissues, leading to slow destruction of organs and/or organ systems. The best way to avoid chronic inflammation is to perform a risk assessment, and the earlier in life you can do this, the better. Assessing genetic predisposition, family history, diet, lifestyle, stress, sleep quantity and quality, physical activity, environmental exposure risk, and of course, blood work, provide the blueprint for preventing the triggers that lead to chronic inflammation.


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