The New Silent Killer..... (Try Guessing!!)

A recent daily mail article highlighted an exceptionally important factor that has been hidden or not understood or ignored for so long. It attempted to explain why there is a sudden increase in a variety of diseases that were not so prolific some time ago.

Just think of the people you know, or the people you know who know people suffering from:

  • heart diseases
  • scary 'cholesterol'
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • dementia including Alzheimers
  • curiously enough, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, ME, MS, irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis- words you never though would be in your dictionary but now feel like common terms
  • of course the multiple types and varieties of cancers
  • depression- so common these days, even in the young
  • autism

Which brings me to last year's Halloween blog post that I wrote

 

It begs the intelligent reader to question- what can I do? Obviously the solution is not in popping pills. We have been doing that for too many years now. Either the pharmacological industries have not caught up to doing a better job coming up with better drugs (go on....blame them!) or we must be doing something wrong. The thing is, with the glut of information that is presently out there, there's also a glut of misinformation and contradictory information. So who has the right answers?

At this point in time, the best that we can do is accumulating information and constantly asking questions. Also equally important is reading both sides of the story (eg fat is good for you vs fat is bad for you). The article I've shared with you will hopefully make you question things again. If that's all it does at this stage, its enough as a first step. A first baby step towards a lifelong journey of learning and hopefully better health.

The answer, by the way, is inflammation.

Click here for the daily mail article: