Inflammation is a normal reaction of the body to infections and injuries.  Normally, the inflammation leads to the immune system dealing with the issue and then it returns to normal functioning. Inflammation leads to disease if this process doesn’t work properly or is not self-limiting anymore.

While we now know that abnormal Inflammation causes may diseases you might wonder:  What causes abnormal inflammation in the first place:

There are several reasons:

  1. Inflammatory Foods: Processed Food, Food additives
  2. Disturbance in your gut microbiome: Certain Infections and certain medications like antibiotics, NSAIDs or even the popular stomach pills can lead to an imbalance which causes chronic inflammation and “leaky gut” syndrome
  3. Stress: There are several sub-types of stress:
    1. emotional stress (we all know this kind of stress…)
    2. physical stress (e.g. over-exercise, chronic over-use))
    3. chemical stress (e.g. toxins)
  4. Infections with certain microorganisms (e.g. Lyme disease, Candidosis…)
  5. Hormonal Imbalances
  6. Blood Sugar Imbalances (high-low, insulin resistance)
  7. Environmental toxins (smoking, flame retardants…)

Once chronic inflammation is triggered, it maintains itself in a vicious cycle. Allergies manifest, which lead to even more inflammation.


About the author

Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD, ND is a German-trained, retired conventional as well as naturopathic physician, a Certified Brain, and Mental Health Coach and a Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Expert. Through her own journey from the successful owner of a large medical practice in Germany through the abyss of mental and physical illness to complete recovery, she discovered her unique process, combining education, life and health coaching, to help her clients to "Recover Your Sparkle", to achieve lasting peace, joy, and 5-dimensional health. Her mission is to be a beacon for love, joy, and peace in this scary world. Her hobbies are science, learning new things, cooking, gardening, and her husband and dog.
She is also an international #1 bestselling author, TEDx speaker, mentor and trainer for other coaches and a loving human being!

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