Aging and Inflammation Can and Often Does Go Hand In Hand

Aging and inflammation not only go hand in hand; it can also be our worst enemy once we pass the age of 55.

What used to be a natural response and something that we all relied on, once we get older, it can and often does have the opposite effect.

In fact, just like our second brain located in our stomachs is making a lot of recent news, so is this response as well as something referred to as “NlRP3”?

Inflammation is not only beginning to affect most of our bones, joints and our feet, it is also affecting us internally.

There are several age related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other mind related issues that it can trigger, but it also affects all the different kinds of arthritis.

However, that is just the beginning of the list, and what is interesting about this immune response, is that there are, even as we age, good and bad types.

We have relied on this immune function all of our lives, and it is the process where our immune system sends our white blood cells and the various types of substances it produces, to help us.

It has fought off bacterium and all types of viruses throughout the years, but as we all begin to age, sometimes it can actually turn on us.

Fight Inflammation and The Aging Affects

The most common symptoms we will begin to experience with aging and inflammation include the following.

  • A slow developing redness in or around  an affected area
  • The swelling of one of our joints that suddenly feels very warm
  • A slow development of pain in our joints
  • A slow, or sudden in some cases, development of joint stiffness
  • A slow developing loss of one or more of our joint functions

NlRP3, also known as inflammasome, has acted exactly like it was designed to do, and sent danger signals to our brain to send help.

Once activated, it sent help in the form of inflammation.

For example, if we get a sliver in our finger or some type of insect sting, the brain sends it to help us.

It will inflate the affected area until the threat is gone, and then will slowing back away, and that is the key.

However, as we get older, this is where the connection with aging and inflammation really begins to come together.

The Regulatory Node

NlRP3 or inflammasome, instead of a good form, has now turned bad, in what is referred as “a regulatory node”.

 Once it reaches this state or form this is what occurs.

  • It is no longer protecting us like it used to
  • It is or can very easily become a “Node” of oxidative stress
  • It can very easily trigger inflammatory or auto-immune diseases

In simple terms, it has now become a “sensor” that instead of controlling this protective action is activating it where it will not slowly dissipate.

In fact, with the study that is referenced below, several tests with mice also shown in 100% of the cases, the aging and inflammation is with any doubt, connected.

More Bad News About Aging and Inflammation

However, there is more bad news.

Not only is NlRP3 releasing low level inflammatory agents into all parts of our body and triggering diseases, it is also doing the following damage.

  • It is lowering our bone density
  • It is slowly reducing our cognitive functions
  • It is starting to affect our sugar levels and causing insulin resistance

So why exactly is the NlRP3 form so strongly connected to aging and inflammation and what makes it so bad for us.

The easiest explanation for this and its “new” regulatory node is that it is in laymen’s terms, it is flowing into our system in “low levels”.

A continual release of low levels of this once very powerful and helpful agent is no longer helping us, it is hurting us.

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The Good News

There is some good news however, as we get older with these low level releases into our body, and they include the following.

  • It is very easy to spot and identify with a simple blood test
  • There are several herbs and nutrients that can help to slow and possibly eliminate it
  • These levels are becoming the “predictor of disease prevention”

One of the most important reasons this connection is vitally important to all of us as we get older, is one simple and basic fact.

It is killing millions of us each year.

In fact, it is considered to be the most critical of the most harmful of all the “ations” that will affect all of us as we age.

The Major Four Attacks

In fact, because of the damage that is related to this connection, some key experts in the medical community are beginning to focus on these (4) four “ations”

They include the following.

  • Inflammation, which is considered to be the most deadly to us
  • Methylation, which is a series of biochemical processes that affect all of our functions
  • Oxidation, which is an interaction between oxygen and all other agents
  • Glycation, which is the process where sugar and protein molecules come together

This connection can be easy to uncover again with a simple blood test, but one of the most challenging aspects of it is there are no warning signs until it begins to affect us.

But there is more good news in that it can be easy to control, and in some cases, slow or eliminate with both diet as well as certain nutrients.

What Can Help

They include the following.

  • Fresh vegetables of any kind either steamed or raw
  • Control our sugar intake—this is critical as we age
  • Fresh berries of any kind—they are natural antioxidants
  • Control our starch intake—not eliminate, just control

The nutrients that can help include the following

  • Omega 3 fatty acids—they fight it and are also very strong anti-oxidants
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Turmeric which has been used for thousands of years

The best way we can guard against the damages of aging and inflammation is to be proactive and insist to have it checked for with a simple blood test.

We also need to avoid any and all forms of Omega 6 fatty acids, as they can and do easily trigger it.

Turmeric is one of our best friends as we age, and if you have never tried it, you might want to check into it.

References

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231715000099

http://livingto150.com/aging-and-longevity-4-inflammation/

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