Inflammation: a silent friend! and the magnetizer
When you injure yourself or come into contact with a virus, your immune system cells activate and create acute inflammation by triggering a cascade of reactions to repair the wound or contain the infection. Sometimes the inflammation persists and creates chronic inflammatory disease:
1) 1/3 of people with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders present with chronic inflammation in the blood. It would also play a role in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases;
2) Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, certain pathologies renal;
3) cardiovascular disease. Blood vessels are damaged by chronic inflammation which promotes the deposition of atheromatous plaques on the artery walls (myocardial infarction and stroke);
4) cytokines (TNF-alpha and interleukins 1 and 6 are pro-inflammatory molecules secreted by the cells of the immune system and the creative protein (CRP), a molecule produced by the liver in response to inflammation. They are said to cause resistance. insulin (the cause of type 2 diabetes);
5) the proliferation and survival of cancer cells would be helped by pro-inflammatory cytokines which would promote angiogenesis (the formation of new vessels).
Interleukin 6 (pro-inflammatory molecule) is increasing in the body to follow the absorption of ultra-processed foods: ready meals, pizzas, crisps, cookies, cakes ......
In addition, additives contained in industrial products are suspected of disrupting the intestinal microbiota and changing the permeability of the intestine. The more porous walls allow molecules to enter the bloodstream that trigger inflammation in all the tissues of the body.
Friends of inflammation
1) chronic stress helps inflammation by opposing the anti-inflammatory action of cortisol, the hormone secreted by the adrenal glands during transient stress;
2) cannabis, alcohol, cigarettes, and lack of sleep have pro-inflammatory effects;
3) Food ...
4) obesity and a sedentary lifestyle that promotes overweight give adipocytes (fat cells) which make pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase CRP levels in the blood.
Enemies of inflammation
1) physical activity has anti-inflammatory properties. Muscles, as they contract, produce myokines in the body that reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system. Exercise should not be intense, but regular, and if possible every day, walking 30 to 45 minutes is good enough.
2) do not abuse sunflower oils or grape seed oils, because there is often an excess consumption of omega 6 (pro-inflammatory action).
3) often it is desirable to increase the intake of omega 3 which decreases interleukins 1 and 6 and acts as a firewall against inflammation.
4) Nut, rapeseed and fiber oils play a role in inflammation by nourishing the gut microbiota.