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slient chronic inflammatory disease

Sweet Jade had mentioned it in one of her post regarding insulin resistance. I looked it up because it sounded like something very familiar happening to my body. Here is a link I found -

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?ty...=channel2550009

I thought it was somewhat informative. Does anyone know how we can find out what is causing inflammation in our bodies?

Spot on. Inflammation is the cause of all problems.

Very good post. :)

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Sweet Jade had mentioned it in one of her post regarding insulin resistance. I looked it up because it sounded like something very familiar happening to my body. Here is a link I found -

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?ty...=channel2550009

I thought it was somewhat informative. Does anyone know how we can find out what is causing inflammation in our bodies?

Might be worth you reading this ...

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=101692

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Thanks Stu! To be honest, I never read it before because it said "acne diet" in the title and I figured it was just another thing telling us about fried food and chocolate. I am going to read it through.

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Call it:

* Silent Chronic Inflammation

* Long-term Background Inflammation

* Subclinical Chronic Inflammation

* Low-level Systemic Inflammation

* Invisible Long-term Inflammation

It all means the same thing.

What are signs?

Lol that's why it's subclinical, there are no officialvisible signs!

However, possible signs includes:

* Skin Inflammation (acne, rosacea, rashes, etc)

* Bloating

* Headaches

* Hyperpigmentation (acanthosis nigricans/visible sign of Insulin Resistance, dark spots/acne marks)

* Various other symptoms

Of course, you don't ultimately know you have it unless.....you come down with a serious health problem.

Why?

Because after soo many years or decades of this chronic inflammation existing in your system, your body (cells, organs, etc) are now damaged in some way to where it doesn't function properly.

So...what can we do about it:

You can get checked to see what your level of hs-CRP is and according to one of those popular anti-grain authors (will double check), also your level of PGE2 (pro-inflammatory prostaglandins)

Testing for Silent Inflammation

A blood test can measure acute levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein in the blood that rises in response to inflammation. CRP levels range from 1.0 to 10.0mg/L (milligrams per liter). A level below1.0mg/L is ideal; above 3.0mg/L indicates high levels of inflammation. A low test result doesn't always mean inflammation is absent, however; the inflammatory diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, for example, don't always trigger high CRP levels.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the test only for people in certain risk categories (such as those with a history of heart disease); other health experts believe everyone should be tested. Talk to your doctor to see if the test is right for you.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?ty...=channel2550009

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Call it:

* Silent Chronic Inflammation

* Long-term Background Inflammation

* Subclinical Chronic Inflammation

* Low-level Systemic Inflammation

* Invisible Long-term Inflammation

It all means the same thing.

What are signs?

Lol that's why it's subclinical, there are no officialvisible signs!

However, possible signs includes:

* Skin Inflammation (acne, rosacea, rashes, etc)

* Bloating

* Headaches

* Hyperpigmentation (acanthosis nigricans/visible sign of Insulin Resistance, dark spots/acne marks)

* Various other symptoms

Of course, you don't ultimately know you have it unless.....you come down with a serious health problem.

Why?

Because after soo many years or decades of this chronic inflammation existing in your system, your body (cells, organs, etc) are now damaged in some way to where it doesn't function properly.

So...what can we do about it:

You can get checked to see what your level of hs-CRP is and according to one of those popular anti-grain authors (will double check), also your level of PGE2 (pro-inflammatory prostaglandins)

Testing for Silent Inflammation

A blood test can measure acute levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein in the blood that rises in response to inflammation. CRP levels range from 1.0 to 10.0mg/L (milligrams per liter). A level below1.0mg/L is ideal; above 3.0mg/L indicates high levels of inflammation. A low test result doesn't always mean inflammation is absent, however; the inflammatory diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, for example, don't always trigger high CRP levels.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the test only for people in certain risk categories (such as those with a history of heart disease); other health experts believe everyone should be tested. Talk to your doctor to see if the test is right for you.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?ty...=channel2550009

That tests are to see if you've got it, but they won't tell you what you need to do to STOP it!

That's where those other tests come in listed here:http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=101692 (toward bottom)

Of course for some it may be permanent avoidance of triggers and for others it may go away once you heal your intestinal hyperpermeability (there's lots of things we can do to damage this along the way).

If you want more information (not certain if I did a book review on the sticky post for this) please visit the following:

http://www.fertilityforall.com

http://www.epc-odx.com

http://www.pcosliving.com/forum

Ohh...if you want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly (sounds just like this board can) regarding this author and his method feel free to check out:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60418

http://posaa.asn.au/modules.php?name=Forum...opic&t=1027

http://www.pcosupport.org/forums/viewforum...6c1e607374d4b5b

(about 3 months ago I posted in agreement with one of the ladies that we could get a very similar test for 1/3 of the price by going through ALCAT and....they never posted it. There's definately some bias and it's sad because for the most part, I do support the author. So much so that I bought copies of his book for my favorite local library)

After reading their opinions of a book without even really reading it, I think it's sad. There are women that could NEVER conceive with conventional diet, exercise, and prescription drugs and now....menstruating with in weeks and 6 - 8 weeks later theire pregnant!. There are women that lost weight, reduced their hirsutism, obtained clearer skin, no longer suffered from migraines, no longer felt fatigued, etc all by avoiding their trigger foods! (note: His test doesn't work 100% of the time...no test does)

I know my own miracles, and I know based on my own history that unfortunately this was with me at birth. Inflammation can be the cause of miscarriages and premature labor. I was born premature and as such, according to the studies, born insulin resistant! I developed exactly the way the clinical studies put forth, premature adrenache (puberty age 8 or younger, hyperandrogenism, acne, hirstusm, etc), insulin resistance, and lord....I hope nothing else.

Yet, through trial and error (if you can afford it, get a test) I've found some of my triggers that I too was able to reverse some signs & symptoms and greatly improve others. Yes some people can do it with a pill or a supplement or a basic anti-inflamamtory diet and others...it requires a bit more.

Again, I think it sad that people choose to quibble and argue over this. If it works why can't they just be happy? If it works, why aren't they willing to do the same? Insulin Resistance, PCOS, Diabetes and basically the Metabolic Syndrome itself are more frequently being called inflammatory diseases so....why the fight at all? In the end, all these women (and men) are doing is hurting themselves and any future children they may have (if they ever conceive).

Peace :cool:

Low and behold, they finally posted it (I wonder when...)

I was curious as to these other food intolerance tests, and it looks like the ALCAT test offers not only IgG tests (which is not the same as the IAAAP test that EPC offers but can also lead to a form of delayed reactions) but also one testing on the celluar level.

In fact, Baylor University ran a study on the short term effects of this program in 1996! That's at least how long ALCAT has been testing White Blood Cells for changes in volume and size. It sounds similar to what the IAAP test does, but perhaps there are still differences (???). Either way to save $1000 and have the ability to test additional foods & other triggers out there, one may want to try the ALCAT test first.

http://www.alcat.com

http://www.alcat.com/catalog

http://www.alcat.com/Studies.asp

(tests range from $87.50 - $1000)

Otherwise the only other test of this nature I've come across would be Immogenics/NOVO which is one that Ian was once apart of it. It costs about $555 (payment plan available) for those of us in the states.

http://www.immogenics.com/

(I have more updated info posted in the sticky post)

For those curious as to what inflammation looks like when it affects your white blood cells:

http://www.fertilityforall.com/page4a.htm

(Pages 2 & 3 cover the problems/disorders that impacts women and men with regards to fertility)

And if you want to read about one of the New Dawn Success stories , this article was posted by one of the PCOSliving board members in Pride Magazine: http://www.heartl.com/pride.html

Thanks, Jade. you are awesome. :clap: This all makes so much sense. Do I need to stop my current medications in order to take the tests? I am on Glucophage, Spironolactane, and Yasmin.

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