Some people believe because they do not take or have stopped taking medications, their body is healthy. While medications do have side effects, elimination without focusing on inflammation can potentially be even more harmful.
It has been our experience with clients, that the overwhelming majority of chronic issues normalizes with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Thankfully, it is never too late to take action. Most if not all people are capable of making substantial health gains with several simple yet keystone lifestyle changes.
One of the first steps is to get a clear baseline of your inflammation. While testing for inflammation is a growing field, the single and biggest predictive test is recognized as hs-CRP.
hs-CRP Blood Test Risk Ranges:
low risk: less than 1.omg/L
medium risk: 1-3.omg/L
high risk: 3.0-10mg/L
acute risk: 10mg/L
We now know elevated low-grade inflammation promotes everything from Multiple Sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis, constipation, and low energy.
Note: While a positive test is best for measuring sub-clinical inflammation, a low or negative test does not guarantee low inflammation. It can only confirm high inflammation and lend guidance in understanding how your lifestyle decisions are impacting our body’s chemistry in accelerating or slowing aging and disease manifestation.