Before jumping into discussing the link between chronic inflammation and cancer, let’s look at what inflammation is and in particular what the chronic version means.
Inflammation is a vital part of self healing when the problem is acute. It stops us overdoing the use of an injured part. It supports the natural healing process. When the healing is well on its way, the inflammation reduces in direct proportion.
Fever is an inflammatory process and fevers are invaluable at preventing a virus from taking hold. The healthier you are, the more severe the fever is likely to be, and the shorter time it will last.
You don’t want to stop this inflammatory process. It’s all in perfect order, even if it does cause you inconvenience. It’s best to rest and allow your body to do its thing, while keeping an eye on the process.
Chronic inflammation is something totally different. For a start, it doesn’t go away. And it tends to worsen over time. However, there is still a valuable message there, one which you should heed. Just as with acute inflammation, chronic inflammation is a healthy response by your body with the means at its disposal.
The fact that this problem won’t go away indicates that you are either chronically toxic or chronically nutrient deficient. Probably both.
Why chronically toxic? In the last century, something like seven million new chemicals have been created. At a rough estimate, most humans test positive to 275 of these. So you have 275 chemicals in your body, that it doesn’t know how to deal with because they are not part of our evolutionary history.
Why chronically nutrient deficient? Because our food has become less and less nutritious as the farms become more like industries. Family farms of the past cared for the land and their animals. Now the only thing the owners of factory farms care about is their profit.
Processed food carries even less nutrition. Tins, cans, junk, fast, packet, even frozen food is all for convenience, but are chronically deficient in nutrition. And it’s only good nutrition that can support a healthy body, that can help your body expel toxins, that can prevent or reverse a chronic inflammatory disease.
However, if you don’t heed this message from your body, if you continue to do what you always do, then this can lead to cancer. So chronic inflammation is the messenger boy, that you heed or ignore. Ignoring it and you can see the link between cancer and inflammation, because it is likely to progress to that. Cancer doesn’t suddenly happen. And there is always a reason.
So if you have chronic inflammation, which could be body pain, joint pain, gum infection, digestive problems, etc, then you need to change your diet at the very least.
Foods which lead to chronic inflammation and cancer include all the animal proteins, fast/junk food, processed foods such as white sugar, white flour, preservatives, synthetic nutrients and other acid forming foods.
Medications, which are mostly chemicals, are also acid forming, so will push your body further towards cancer.
Foods which help your body reverse inflammation are fresh fruit and vegetables, seeds and nuts, especially when raw. These are alkalising foods.
Important though a good diet is, you may still need extra help. Hereditary traits can be difficult to shift with diet alone. This is where the energetic healing power of homeopathy comes in. Good, effective homeopathic treatment can help you de-tox and to restore health, even when the problem was inherited or there is an inability to, say, process food properly.
Chronic inflammation and cancer are bed fellows in a way, as cancer frequently follows chronic inflammation if you don’t heed the message. You are the only one in charge of your body. Make the right decisions, get the right help. Don’t go for quick fixes. Take responsibility and go for long term healing. You can’t put a price on good health.