March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT
As far as your body is concerned, there’s not much difference between a bagel and a heaping pile of sugar.
In fact, any member of the refined carbohydrate family – white bread, muffins, pasta, bagels, etc. – drives up inflammation because the body processes them into sugar.
Inflammation in your body is never a good thing, but what does it have to do with arthritis?
Hopefully, your doctor has already talked to you about Fibrin and the role that it plays in your arthritis.
Just in case, here’s the summary:
Fibrin is a natural mesh-like protein substance produced by your body, which helps in wound healing. It’s also what scar tissue and scabs are made of.
Here’s how it works: Your body senses an injury – it can be as minor as a small bump, scratch or even just sudden heat or coldness – and it reacts by:
NORMALLY... the site is healed, the fibrin breaks down, the inflammation subsides, and everything goes back to normal.
Sometimes, our bodies fail to “call off” the fibrin. So like a button that’s stuck in the “ON” position, fibrin continues to build up around the site, then harden – causing further inflammation, and often excruciating pain that just won’t go away.
Plus, research studies show that if you’re over 50, once inflammation is triggered, it’s much less likely to go back down.
Meanwhile, you keep tossing all these side-effect laden, pharmaceutical grade painkillers at the fibrin. But it’s like trying to break into a walnut shell with a water gun. In this case, all the painkillers in the world won’t work if they can’t get through the fibrin!
In other words, the longer you ignore the REAL cause of the problem... the fibrin... the longer you’ll stay in pain and the less effective traditional pain meds will be in managing your pain.
Just to be clear: Fibrin and inflammation could actually be the root of your Arthritis Pain!
In fact, Arthritis FoundationA study recently funded by the National Institutes of Health(NIH) and the Arthritis Foundation found that Fibrin is a powerful determinant of inflammatory joint disease; and that Fibrin deposits are a prominent feature of Arthritic Joints.
(The Study was published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).)
Before I explain how to use this information to your advantage, I want to reveal the Worst Arthritis Food #4...
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Schett, Georg. “Rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation and bone loss.” Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 156.1-2 (2006): 34-41.