Genetics : Environment: “The Event”
Inflammation is part of our body’s natural healing system. It can go into action in response to the immune system, injury, or Infection. Our bodies are not intended to be in a content state of inflammation. Due to modern diet and lifestyle, unfortunately, many people are inflamed.
Harvard Medical School reports “Chronic inflammation plays a central role in some of the most challenging diseases of our time, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s.”
Until the last 10 years, inflammation has been largely overlooked and honestly still is in some cases. Modern medicine largely focuses on treating symptoms, not getting to the root cause- which is in many cases inflammation.
With that in mind, it’s important to know what causes inflammation and what we can do to fight it!
In learning more about inflammation, let’s dig into what might be behind this seemingly random susceptibility to a negative health outcome. * read between the lines ya’ll*?
Let’s start with this fact: there are 3 triggers for disease internally before you begin seeing major outward symptoms of the internal turmoil that was always there.
1st trigger: genetics
Second trigger: environment
3rd trigger: “the event “
If you really let this info that I’ll share over the next 3 days sink in, you will know the seemingly random is no longer random. Understanding this simple sequence of triggers changes everything!
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Have you heard or always thought that your cholesterol, blood pressure, auto-immune etc was just “genetic” and there isn’t much you can do about it – except take a pill??
That is super far from the truth – but let’s uncover how and why
Your Genetics do matter.
There are building blocks in your DNA called SNPs. Within your own genome, there are about 10 million of these. SNPs are what actually predict how you will react to meds, alcohol, stress, weight gain, toxins, and your susceptibility to various diseases.
Basically, it’s true that some people are more prone to certain outcomes but that’s not where the story ends.
An old saying goes: Genetics loads the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.
If Genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger; environment = GAME CHANGER.
might be more than you think: most of the time, it is things you cannot see. Air quality ( pollution, toxic air freshners, candles, cleaners), water impurities (such as things found in tap water), food quality (GMO foods, preservatives, chemicals), heavy metals and the list goes on… Those things are seemingly hidden, and we don’t often pay attention to them.
It’s also what is happening inside your body. This means that cellular waste, stress hormones, and one of the most important-intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut), all build up over time. And the thing is, all that that I mentioned above, perpetuate leaky gut even more. It’s a cycle you want out of!
Leaky gut specifically is one of the most predominant triggers for disease. It’s so predominant because when you have a leaky gut the foods you eat, as well as bacteria and yeast can move directly into your bloodstream. This causes an exaggerated immune response and massive inflammation which is a breeding ground for disease.
The stage is set for dis-ease in the body, but there is still one more trigger to pull. There is always a reason why…
There is always a tipping point in your body, and that is what the very last trigger is all about:
There is always a reason why…the overflowing of symptoms finally comes to the surface. Review: your genetics sets the stage, but it’s your environment that allows for the expression of those genes. This last step is ” the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
The nagging symptoms (digestive issues, headaches, occasional inflammation, joint pain, constipation, skin rashes, etc) to a major eruption of a sick state.
Here are a few triggering events that are most common :
⇥Massive stressful event (death, break up/divorce)
⇥Heavy metal exposure(dental work, ?, etc)
⇥Virus/infection (Epstein Barr, Herpes, etc)
⇥Food poisoning (foreign bacteria exposure)
⇥Pesticide exposure (recently sprayed lawn, golf course, etc)
These things will always work against you unless you know their influence and are aware- thus taking steps to fight against it. This looks like ‘cleaning up’ your environment, it looks like knowing what the triggering events could be and decreasing exposure/taking extra precautions around these types of events.
Take in, digest and make a plan of action. Where do you need to start going back in the right direction? There is always hope of change, you are NEVER STUCK where you are. I want to help meet you where you are, let me know your thoughts and how I can help??
Of the 3 triggers: genetics, environment, and the event– I think you can now see how important your environment truly is. ?
So, what now?
How do you begin cleaning this up?
I encourage you to think about 3 things✅
What is in, on, and around you ??
1️⃣IN: what are you putting into your body in the form of processed / fake food Leiden with chemicals, tea/ soda/ foods filled with sugar, tap water, and the list goes on. This probably matters the most out of all 3. Because you can clean up the other two areas but if you continue to put junk into your body, it’s very hard to overcome the damaging effects.
2️⃣ON: what are you putting physically on your body? Lotions, makeup, shampoo, deodorant, etc. All of these products very likely contain chemicals that are overloading your system and cause inflammation to slowly build up over time because we use them every day.
3️⃣AROUND: what are you breathing in( cleaners, candles, perfumes, etc) and what are you taking in( in the form of people in your life that are ‘toxic’)?Both of these have a negative effect on your health and are often overlooked. Synthetic fragrance has been labeled the new second-hand smoke – need I say more? And toxic people cause a major strain in our lives that continue to weigh us down and stress us out. Not good for our health.
So let me know, which area do you feel is best for you to start with? It’s important to pick one and not try to redo everything all at once! Let me know below ??