Love that fried chicken? Eating food cooked at high temperatures creates “advanced glycation end” products, or AGEs. Glycation is a destructive reaction where a protein molecule binds to a glucose molecule and damaged proteins result. Many age-related diseases such as arterial stiffening, cataract and neurological impairment are at least partially attributable to glycation. These destructive glycation reactions render proteins in the body cross-linked and barely functional. As these degraded proteins accumulate, they cause cells to emit signals that induce the production of inflammatory cytokines.
Ever hold your nose when you go down the laundry detergent isle in the grocery store? Do you wash your clothes in scented detergents that off-gas all day? Wear perfume? Use scented candles and plug-ins? Constant exposure to petro-chemicals and airborne irritants keeps your immune system on overdrive. If your body isn’t particularly good at detoxifying, these exposures feed your chronic inflammation.
When your immune system is overwhelmed, more opportunities for inflammation arise. As Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D, said, “Inflammatory stimuli, such as bacterial infection, trauma, ischemic events, stress-related events, toxic exposures, allergens and chronic viral infections activate the inflammatory response.”
Welcome to modern life; it is a prescription for chronic inflammation. Left unchecked, it sets the stage for chronic diseases.
Want to get the fire under control? With our holistic approach to cancer treatment in Arizona, we look for a whole potpourri of medical issues – possible hormonal imbalances, infections, etc. We also take time with you to learn about lifestyle issues which may contribute to chronic disease. And we give each of our new patients a magic bullet – a Self-Help Guide written by the doctors of the EuroMed Foundation that separates the marketing hype from the medical realities. The Guide is an invaluable teacher for what makes us sick, what keeps us healthy.
To receive your copy of the guide, and to learn more about healing colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, or other types of cancers with alternative treatment methods, request your free personal orientation to our cancer treatment protocols.Or you can call our office at (602) 404-0400 to schedule your orientation with one of our doctors.