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Chronic inflammation is when the body’s immune system remains active over an extended period of time. Inflammation that stays active like this is linked to many various diseases. The logical and normal belief is this chronic inflammation is the contributor to these diseases.
I am here to disagree and suggest chronic inflammation is the warning light. It is telling us something else happened during the time of acute inflammation that caused this chronic inflammation to stay. Join me for a travel through the books that impacted me in my Interwoven Wisdom Books blog series.
Current Narrative on Chronic Inflammation
When a person is given a diagnosis of having an autoimmune disease, they are recommended to make lifestyle changes involving diet, exercise, no smoking, reduce stress, avoid toxins and other methods to reduce inflammation. Granted, I do believe and have seen this help people, people who may not have been focused on their health prior to a diagnosis. But if you are already doing all those things, which I was, what else was there left to do? I was expected to accept my condition and learn to live with the pain, fatigue, food sensitivities and all.
There are so many options out there to try and reduce this chronic inflammation through medication and alternative methods. All of which focus on reducing inflammation, alleviating symptoms, or prevent further damage to tissues and organs. Of course, makes sense. BUT…when those options don’t work or your fearful of having a bad reaction to the medication, what do you do?
Well, since I was a stay-at-home mom who did not have the energy to do much more than homeschool, feed my family, read, and think. I ended up doing a significant amount of reading and thinking. The mathematician in me couldn’t shake the fact that 1 + 1 is always equal to 2. So, if this lifestyle thing was the solution, it (in some form or another) should work every time. But it didn’t. Why?
Introducing the Birth of Health Backwards: An Original Look from a Different Perspective
At the time, I was reading How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Readings by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren. No, this was not my light easy read. It was part of the curriculum our kids were going through. I was also reading books about ‘dealing with teenagers.’ I don’t think I need to say why I was reading that book. 😉 But the combined knowledge of these two books did get me to thinking.
How to Read a Book talked about if you become stuck on achieving a deeper understanding of a topic, crossing over to an unrelated subject which would normally not seem associated with each other, could lead to a deeper understanding of the main topic being studied. And yes, I was stuck in my health. In the other book I was reading at the time (can’t remember the name of it), it discussed how the manifestation of the problem with a teenager usually isn’t the problem. It goes deeper than that.
Hmm…interesting. What if this chronic inflammation is just the rebellion showing through? What if there was a different underlying problem causing chronic inflammation? To correct the rebelling, correct the unmet need. Taking How to Read a Book’s advice, is there an unmet need when it came to our bodies causing chronic inflammation? Some nutrient(s)…maybe. But loading down on supplements didn’t work for me either. The deficiency would not replenish. That is, until after five years of searching for answers. I came to the realization of what else may be going on. (Possible Problem)
Breaking Down the Paradigm Shift
After I realized what might be going on, I tested it. Over and over. For five more years. It took an additional two more years after that to try to articulate what exactly I learned so I could share it with others. Here it is in a nutshell. My hypothesis (educated guess) is that we have what I have coined Defensive Individual Shield Hypothesis (DISH). I believe this DISH has two jobs. When this DISH is working, methods worked to improve my health. I believe the majority of the population has this automatic working DISH. But when this DISH is not working properly, I am unable to improve.
Realizing there are two types of people changes everything. We knew there was. We just thought one group of people had chronic inflammation and one group of people didn’t. In actuality, I think it is this DISH. This DISH working enables the supplements and needed nutrients to stay in the body and do their job. The broken DISH made this not possible.
I won’t leave you hanging here. I have figured out a way to make my DISH manually so I could benefit from putting in the work that normally worked for others. Doing this manual DISH always reduced my inflammation. It helps me to feel better before I am better. It also enabled me to make progress forward. My faulty pituitary gland is a nonissue now. My high sensitivities to food and my environment are gone, and so much more.
This DISH concept is not some esoteric philosophy. It is physical in nature. And since mass and energy are one and the same, this physical DISH gives off a frequency. By being able to emanate a frequency, changed everything. I whole heartily believe this is what is happening. But with that being said, I really do not expect you to blindly believe me. I do hope it has caused you to be curious enough to stick around and to know more.
What I am saying here is that, yes, the chronic inflammation is present during these problems. But just because it is present doesn’t mean it is the source of the problem. I believe it is just the warning light of something else going wrong. Something which occurred during the time of acute inflammation. Something fixable. Manually correcting my DISH for myself makes the chronic inflammation go away.
Research for yourself. You will find there is much talk of acute inflammation preceding the onset of chronic inflammation.