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How Inflammation ages us and what to do about it!

How Inflammation ages us and what to do about it!


If you’ve read our blogs on inflammation, you’ve probably been introduced to its process. To give you a short recap, inflammation is the body’s immune response to protect you from an infection. In the event of an injury, viral, or bacterial invasion, your body’s immune system will act as if normal tissues are affected due to some external force.


As a result, certain chemicals from your white blood cells enter the blood or tissues. This, in turn, raises the blood flow towards the infected area. This can cause redness and warmth in the affected area of the body. Additionally, if the chemicals released cause fluid to leak into the affected tissues, the damaged area swells up, triggering nerves and causing pain until complete healing occurs.



How does inflammation lead to aging sooner than expected?

Until science invents a permanent anti-aging process, the natural aging journey will be inevitable.


The issue arises when we age sooner than expected. Why does this happen?


As we naturally age, our body begins showing signs of slowing down. We develop various symptoms, ailments, and diseases because our body no longer responds quickly to any infection or normal body processes.


One of the reasons for symptoms and diseases connected to aging is the coined term ‘Inflammaging’. Inflammaging is a form of low-grade inflammation that develops with advanced age.


You can live a healthy and active life with proper nutrition and lifestyle measures. However, being okay with inflammaging is something you should not accept as a part of life.


Inflammaging causes the following symptoms:



  • Looking older than you are

  • Weakness and loss of strength

  • Memory issues

  • Body ache

  • Bone loss

  • Muscle loss

  • Weight gain and fat gain

  • Mood swings

  • Brain fog

  • Muscle and joint pains

  • Chronic pain

  • Digestive issues

  • Blood sugar fluctuations

  • Frequent illness

  • Frequent injuries

  • Fatigue

  • Low energy levels

  • Sleep problems




What you can do to slow down inflammation

Inflammatory foods and other factors accelerate the process of aging.


  • Inflammatory foods that lead to aging

Diet plays a significant role in inflammation. Your diet can lead to more inflammation or reduce its impact on the body. It’s crucial to know more about these inflammation-causing foods.




  • Gluten

  • Sugar

  • Refined carbohydrates

  • Conventionally raised meat and dairy

  • Farm-raised fish and seafood

  • Processed conventional meats

  • Trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils

  • Food additives and preservatives

  • Highly processed vegetable and seed oils

  • Artificial sweeteners




  • The interconnection between stress, diabetes, and inflammation

A study revealed that insulin resistance and increased inflammation were interlinked. The imbalance in blood sugar levels happens due to eating fried, grilled, or toasted foods at high temperatures.




  • Damaged gut lining that leads to several diseases

Your gut lining is naturally impervious. However, you may develop Leaky Gut Syndrome if you continue to eat unhealthy foods and lead an inactive lifestyle. This syndrome damages the gut lining, creating holes that allow undigested particles, toxins, and bacteria to pass through our bloodstream.


  • Chronic inflammation arising from stress

Physical, psychological, and emotional stress leads to chronic inflammation and chronic health problems. That said, poor sleep and sleep troubles arise from chronic stress. Over time, this can lead to stress-related diseases like depression, atherosclerosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other stress-related chronic diseases.


  • Environment toxins

The worst contributing factors to inflammation are mentioned in this list below:



  • Air Pollution

  • Water Pollution

  • Toxins in our tap water

  • Plastic Packaging

  • Pesticides

  • Herbicides

  • Artificial ingredients in food

  • Chemicals in conventional household

  • Body Products

  • EMF

  • 5G Exposure




These environmental pollutants can lead to inflammation, allergies, chronic symptoms and health issues, and cancer risk. EMF and 5G exposure can lead to memory loss, fatigue, headaches, cardiovascular stress, and reduced immunity.


  • Chronic diseases leading to inflammaging

Chronic infections include gut infection, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infections, Candida overgrowth, Lyme disease, herpes virus infections, other fungal infections, and parasitic infections. These infections compromise your immune system and immune responses, worsen chronic inflammation and contribute to inflammaging, chronic symptoms, and age-related diseases.


Also, oral infections, such as untreated cavities and gum disease, and hidden infections from root canals and dental cavities are contributing factors.


  • Nutrient deficiencies and their impact

Nutrient deficiencies are one of the many contributors to inflammaging. These nutrient deficiencies include Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Zinc, and Glutathione. If your blood reports show that you are deficient, you can overcome this through dietary modifications and supplementation.


Understanding what leads you to age due to inflammation can help you take corrective measures and lead a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Do you want to turn your life around with a healthy approach through diet and other strategic methods? Connect with Dr2bThin for a free tele visit appointment today!


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