Understanding The Link Between Inflammation and Cancer
Inflammation is a necessary component of healing, but when it gets out of control, it can wreak havoc on your body. Inflammation is your body’s natural immune response to illness or injury.
Pro-oxidants vs. Anti-oxidants
Antioxidants eliminate free radicals caused by oxidation. The body makes energy through oxidation. Since cancer cells grow without oxygen, it might be a better idea to flood cancer cells with pro-oxidants that increase the number of free radicals within the cancer cells.
Essential Fatty Acids
Most diets are lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, so it is a good idea to get omega-3s from parent essential oils – the sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It’s important to get the correct amount of both because though the body should not have an overabundance of inflammation, it is necessary when required.
Flax seeds, plant oils and nut oils are great sources of parent essential oils. Taking omega-3 supplements is usually necessary unless you really have a perfect diet.
Chronic inflammation always lurks beneath the surface of nearly every chronic disease including diabetes, cancer and autoimmune disorders. Low-grade, constant inflammation increases the risk of every cause of death.
Balancing hormones with DIM
Many cancers, diseases and illnesses are driven by imbalanced hormones. Exposure to estrogens in our environment is by far the greatest cause of hormone dysregulation.
Diindolylmethane, known as DIM, is a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables that promotes healthy estrogen metabolism in both men and women. DIM affects estrogen metabolism by promoting the excretion of xenoestrogens, which are “bad estrogens” we encounter through pesticides in our diet, food laced with hormones, and from pollution in the environment.
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