When the body sustains injuries, it goes through a process called inflammation. Studies show that when the body starts activating the immune system and sending out inflammatory cells to the targeted area and healing the body quickly. Through the usage of human cellular tissue products, it can help the body where the area has been inflamed, however, it is important for individuals that are going to have regenerative medicine treatment, that their body has low inflammation in order for the treatment to work. In this 2 part series, we will be discussing what is inflammation, how food can alleviate or create inflammation, and how can it affect the pre-procedure protocols for regenerative medicine. Part 1 took a look at pre-procedure protocols that a person must take before going into their regenerative medicine treatment. By referring patients to qualified and skilled providers that specialized in regenerative cellular therapy, we work with affiliated clinics and distributor organizations, both internationally and nationally with the services that we offer. We find that education is the key to asking valuable questions to our providers. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC provides this information as an educational service only. Disclaimer
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What Is Inflammation?
Inflammation is one of the main causes of many of the most debilitating diseases of the human body. Research shows that inflammation is actually part of the body’s natural defense mechanism that plays a huge role in the healing process. When an unwanted pathogen enters the body, it will launch the immune system to go and get rid of the problem. Inflammation has two categories when it is in the body and they are acute inflammation and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is where the body will send out inflammatory cells to heal the body when there is sudden damage. Chronic inflammation is when the body sends out continuous inflammatory cells to non-threatened areas repeatedly. Chronic inflammation has been linked to pain, Parkinson’s, cancer, depression, and many other types of conditions.
For individuals that are getting ready for regenerative treatment, it is important to make sure that the specialist does whatever possible to lower inflammation for the body and it is equally important for the individual to try and prevent it as well. Surprisingly though, through regenerative cellular treatment, using MSC can help reduce inflammation in the body. However, if a person is doing things that can cause inflammation to the body, then the treatment will be less effective and the inflammation can progress further into a chronic state.
Foods That Can Create Or Alleviate Inflammation
A person can activate or deactivate human cellular tissue products (HCTP) growth based on what foods they have ingested. The goal is to reduce inflammatory foods for the HCTP to thrive and add in nutrient-dense / nutrient-rich foods that will help fuel cell regeneration. By avoiding all or any inflammatory habits such as sweets /sugar or alcohol consumption, they can cause pain to be persistent even though they don’t interfere with human cellular tissue products in the body. Surprisingly, inflammation will also call the HCTP to the area of inflammation and that usually means they will be used to lower the inflammation in the gut instead of where the body actually needs them. By avoiding unhealthy foods such as fast food, junk food, and foods that can cause an allergic reaction to a person is best to be avoided at all costs. Avoid these as much as possible and try to eliminate them completely before and for 12-36 weeks following the procedure will provide beneficial results in the long haul and the foods you eat during this time will be the fuel to help the body heal.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
An anti-inflammatory diet is widely regarded as healthy, so even if it doesn’t help with a person’s
condition, it can help lower their chances of having other problems. Research shows that when there is a change in dietary patterns from a person it can light up the inflammatory markers in the body. Some anti-inflammatory diets can work together and studies show that there using the anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar. Some of the anti-inflammatory diets are:
There are tons of information and books that anybody can read on this type of diet. By investing some time and researching which one will work best for anybody, the anti-inflammatory diet will help anyone find the types of foods that they like and what food they don’t like. Also by calculating and prepping time for the food is crucial in how they will fit in a person’s lifestyle. Also by having healthy snacks nearby is crucial because if a person gets too hungry, they might end up eating anything that can be counterproductive from their treatment.
Anti-inflammatory food is filled to the brim with natural antioxidants and polyphenols that can help dampen inflammatory responses in the body. Studies have shown that anti-inflammatory food has reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Some of the anti-inflammatory foods include:
- Fruits and vegetables: Go for variety and lots of colors. Research has shown that vitamin K-rich leafy greens like spinach and kale curb inflammation, as does broccoli and cabbage. And the substance that gives fruits like cherries, raspberries, and blackberries their color is a type of pigment that also helps fight inflammation.
- Whole grains: Oatmeal, brown rice, wholewheat bread, and other unrefined grains tend to be high in fiber, and fiber also may help with inflammation.
- Beans: They’re high in fiber, plus they’re loaded with antioxidants and other anti-inflammatories substances.
- Nuts: They have a healthy kind of fat that helps stop inflammation. (Olive oil and avocados are also good sources.) Stick to just a handful of nuts a day; otherwise, the fat and calories will add up.
- Fish: Put it on your plate at least twice a week. Salmon, tuna, and sardines all have plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation.
- Herbs & spices: They add antioxidants (along with favor) to your food. Turmeric, found in curry powder, has a strong substance called curcumin. Garlic curbs the body’s ability to make things that boost inflammation.
All in all, eating anti-inflammatory foods that can help dampen the effects of inflammation in the body is beneficial to one’s health and wellness. Even incorporating regenerative medicine treatments into the lifestyle and following the protocols of it, can be beneficial due to the repair and regenerative properties of HCTP that can help heal the body faster while also lowering inflammation. When this happens, a person can continue on their health and wellness journey without any prolonged chronic pain that is inflicting their bodies.
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