"The DeFlame ReFrame" - Focussing on Inflammation NOT your Condition
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Most people do not realize that the following conditions are caused or promoted by inflammation; aches and pains, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, acne, aging, metabolic syndrome X, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and more.
So, if chronic inflammation is the underlying promoter of chronic disease, then shouldn't our focus properly being on "deflaming" ourselves, rather than looking for the magic bullet medication or supplement?
"Medication" treatment of disease
As inflammatory diseases develop, they have some unique biochemical changes that are specific to the diseased tissue, which leads to the use of specific medications to specifically treat each unique condition, and this leads to the incorrect assumption that all diseases are truly different and would conceivably require specific diet and supplement interventions. This view about diet and supplements is not true. Answer the following questions:
- Do blood pressure medications effectively treat the blood pressure so one can eventually stop taking the meds?
- Do anti-inflammatory drugs effectively treat arthritis so one can eventually stop taking the meds?
- Do medications for the metabolic syndrome and diabetes effective treat these conditions so one can eventually stop taking the meds?
- Do statin drugs effective treat cholesterol metabolism so one can eventually stop taking the meds?
The answer to all these questions is NO. So if drugs do not effectively treat a chronic disease, such that chronic condition is "cured," why would one expect that there could be specific supplements that treat diseases more effectively?
The "deflame approach" avoids the confusion and troubles with the false notion that specific foods and supplements can treat specific diseases.
The DeFlaming approach is different
Getting healthy: Healthy people live long and prosper and are not encumbered by disease. The "deflame approach" is about getting healthy by the singular focus of inflammation reduction.
Diet: There is no unique specific diet for most conditions/diseases. The goal of diet is to promote health. And the proper diet happens to be anti-inflammatory in nature, which led to the development of the concept of "deflaming" with diet for the purpose of health promotion.
Supplements: While there are a few supplements that support the health of certain tissues, such as glucosamine/chondroitin for joints health, there are very few supplements that target specific conditions/diseases. The "deflaming" approach to supplementation is to utilize supplements that have anti-inflammatory/health-promoting qualities that support the anti-inflammatory diet.
Why are specific conditions discussed at DeFlame.com?
Various conditions are discussed in this section of Deflame.com because people are concerned about their respective conditions and many are confused about what to do. People are also looking for a "medication" approach to nutrition to treat the manifestation of inflammation that presents as what appears to be a unique condition.
The inclusion of the various conditions at DeFlame.com is done for the sole purpose of demonstrating that we should drop the "medication approach to nutrition" and embrace the "deflaming" approach no matter if we are healthy, wanting to prevent disease, or trying to overcome disease.