Inflammation – Living an INSPIRED Life With Doc Nuzum (video)
Jonathan Hunsaker: Inflammation hurts, but did you know there’s ways to minimize it and even eliminate it altogether? Stay tuned to find out.
Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx. Thanks for tuning in. And we’re going to kick off a new initiative here that we’re calling INSPIRED, and INSPIRED is an acronym, and it stands for the 8 pillars of health – Inflammation, Nutrition, Supplementation, Physical Exercise, Immune System (or boosting the immune system), Rest, Emotions, and Detoxification. That’s what INSPIRED stands for, and we’re going to have a whole wealth of information coming out on each one of those letters, or subjects, in more detail as the weeks and months come.
So, today we’re going to talk about the first letter, I. Inflammation. Let’s go talk to Doc.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Okay. Well, today we’re talking about inflammation. Inflammation is a response the body has to irritation. The body only has inflammatory responses when it’s triggered. If we can do things to minimize the exposure to triggers, number one, and to enhance the body’s ability to handle things, we don’t have as much inflammation occurring in our system then.
Inflammation is always caused by an irritation of some sort. What are these irritations?
Well, we have toxins. When toxins come into the system, they cause irritation. Think if you eat some bad food, what happens to your gut? It gets inflamed. A mosquito bites you, what happens to that location? It gets irritated and then it gets inflamed, correct? Okay. So, the body’s response to irritation is always inflammation. You sprain your ankle, what happens to your ankle? It gets inflamed, right? The sprain was the irritation, it was the accident, the trauma, correct? The response was inflammation.
The body always does this. Any time it has an inflammatory response, it’s because something triggered it. Things like food sensitivities will trigger inflammation. We have toxins will trigger inflammation. We have trauma will trigger inflammatory responses. And trauma can be you sprained your ankle, or you had a spat with your spouse, or you had bad news about the kid’s school or something. There’s all kinds of things that can be traumatic for a person and their—the body’s response to that is always the same. Trauma always is an irritant and it always causes an inflammatory response of some sort.
Another thing that raises our threshold, or puts our threshold closer to our limit, is nutritional deficiencies. If you are nutritionally deficient, your body doesn’t have the capacity to handle a whole lot before an inflammatory response is triggered.
So, by correcting nutritional deficiencies, reducing exposure to both toxins and known dietary either allergens or irritants, and then consuming things like adaptogens and natural anti-inflammatories, you have turmeric, you have ginger, you have enzymes, those are all natural anti-inflammatories, you consume those types of things to help your body manage inflammation so it doesn’t get overrun by inflammation.
Jonathan Hunsaker: Awesome. Thanks, Doc. And thank you guys for watching. Listen, we’re trying to come up with all kinds of ways to reach you and reach the world and get everybody healthier. And we hope that INSPIRED does that. So, I’m hoping you live a more inspired life. I hope our videos help you live a more inspired and healthier life.