Limu and Inflammation
Limu and Inflammation
Blog written by Andrew Maas
Thomas Edison is quoted as saying:
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
We now live in the future and we treat disease with drugs now more than ever.
So is there another way of looking at the issue of disease and health.
Functional medicine is one such view
The standard medical treatment = drug prescription.
The functional medicine approach = determine the underlying cause and eliminate the imbalance through nutrition, detox, hormonal imbalance, energy mitochondria, digestive system, immune dysfunction,
Dr. Mark Hyman a major proponent of functional medicine and proper nutrition says in a video from TEDMED 2010
That when he was sick with a number of symptoms he went to major doctors all across the country. After all his meetings with doctors he states:
“I didn’t get a whole lot of answers, but I got a lot of prescriptions. I got Prozac for depression, I got Valium, I got Ritalin to focus, I got Provigil cause that didn’t work, I got Ambien to sleep at night, Advil and I even got Viagra. Now I realize that I didn’t have a drug deficiency. I mean is depression really a Prozac deficiency. Is low sex drive a Viagra deficiency, is ADD a Ritalin deficiency, or is cholesterol a Lipitor deficiency. These are not drug deficiencies, these are imbalances in the basic biological symptoms in the network of our biology, disturbances in the patterns that give rise to what we call disease.”
Prescriptions are needed in todays society. They help stabilize our bodies and many times keep us alive. But most of the time prescriptions are given to treat the symptoms that we have instead of treating the cause of disease on a cellular level.
The system is set up to address the what and not always the why.
When I was in my early twenties. I was diagnosed with 2 ruptured discs in my back. I was actually in Mexico at the time doing missionary work and went to see a few doctors in a rural hospital in Mexico. When they took an x-ray of my back my spine was in the shape of an S in order to keep my spine from compressing on the disc on the side that would shoot fluid into my nerves and cause severe pain running down my leg. I could not get my body straight at all and walked hunched over. I had to sleep in a small love-seat because I could not stretch out. I flew back early and went to see a specialist in the United States. He informed me I needed to have surgery ASAP. I got a second opinion and the second Dr. advised against surgery at that time. I quickly found myself on a plethora of prescription drugs including: Vicodin, Flexeril, Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen. I was still in severe pain and all the drugs really did was knock me out for 4 hours until it was time to take another dose. In addition to the drugs not really addressing the issue; the drugs caused severe hemorrhoid issues and I could barely crawl the 15 feet to the bathroom in order to have some more unpleasant issues. I knew I had a ruptured disc, I knew I had degenerative disc disease, I knew my options were pain or surgery according to the doctor. However as I begin to study on what caused flare ups. I quickly found that diet does play a part. I stopped drinking coffee and soda which dehydrated me. I begin to drink lots of water and started taking fish oil pills which are a natural anti-inflammatory. It took some time, but the better I ate, and the more I took care of my body the better I became. I soon found myself back to normal and able to function as if I had no back issues whatsoever. I have had flare ups periodically after this from lifting heavy items or twisting in a unnatural fashion. Now however I quickly get into my routine of an anti-inflammatory diet and plenty of water. I now find myself able to control the situation through diet and nutrition.
I know the What every-time: I have a ruptured disc, but the why is inflammation. If I focus on the what, I fail to address the Why. And from my own experience I know that pharmaceuticals address the what and cause a myriad of side effects, but when I finally changed my thinking to the why I was able to feel better without surgery.
So what is inflammation anyways?
Inflammation is the bodies response to a situation. It is what the body does to heal itself. However uncontrolled inflammation becomes a self-perpetuating issue and can cause its own issues within the body.
In a medical version of the “unified field” theory in physics, many scientists now believe that most—or perhaps all—chronic diseases may have the same trigger: inflammation. This fiery process has been linked to everything from heart attacks and strokes to type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer.
Chronic, low-grade systemic inflammation—fueled by such disorders as excessive belly fat, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and gum disease—may explain why lifestyle-linked diseases have reached epidemic levels in Western countries, while remaining rare in the developing world.
“There are clear indications that inflammation explains why plaque builds up in the arteries in patients with atherosclerosis,” says Philip Schauer, MD, director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. “Chronic inflammation also plays a direct role in diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma and many other conditions.” Link to report
What do we do to control chronic inflammation?
We need to have a proper intake of vitamins and minerals. This can be accomplished through an anti-inflammatory diet. Which is rich in Vitamins and Minerals. The main issue however is that we try and eat healthier, but we still find ourselves nutrient deficient. Even if we try to completely change our diet we will find nutritional decline in many foods makes the diet still not enough. Therefore we need to take supplements. There are so many supplements out there how do we know which ones to take.
If we try and take individual supplements not only do we have to take an infinite number of pills it seems, but some vitamins won’t work without their co-enzymes; also many powder based pills are not easily digested by our bodies. So that is why we need supplements that have a majority of our base vitamins and minerals as well as being in a bio-available form so our bodies can actually absorb them.
So what makes Limu Different?
Limu is seaweed in a bottle. It is processed through a chemical free extraction process that maintains the integrity of the plant and makes it extremely bio-available. This means our bodies can actually absorb it.
Limu contains over 70 vitamins and minerals many of which are needed for reducing chronic inflammation. Such as
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B
- Amino Acids Isoluciene and Luciene
But it also contains Fucoidan- sulfated polysaccharide that comes from brown seaweed. Fucoidan is only found in marine based plants you cannot get it from any land-based nutrition. Fucoidan has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. There are numerous studies on Pubmed.gov regarding this.
Limu is not just a supplement of crushed extracted powders that your body doesn’t recognize. It is a bio-available liquid that provides your body with incomparable nutrition.
Limu is designed to be a dietary supplement and from testimonials of people I know and from people around the world it does seem to have tremendous effects on our bodies.
Limu is not just a dietary supplement however it is a crucial part of what your system needs as a whole. Our health and nutrition is declining. A marine-based supernutrient rich supplement is what we need to maintain proper balance and see our lives improve.
Limu is not designed to Cure or treat any Disease and is not approved by the FDA.
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