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So much talk about inflammation... how do I know if I suffer from this?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 30, 2012 at 6:58 AM

What are the signs one can sense physically, or illnesses one contracts...??

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:49 AM

That was cool reading... It appears that I am following most of his advice (as best as I can, already...

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on May 01, 2012
at 04:42 AM

No: "Even today, the debate on whether dandruff has to be treated as a disease or a disorder continues. In the physiological spectrum of scaling, about 487,000cells/sq cm get released normally after detergent treatment and this number goes up to 800,000/sq cm during dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis. However, dandruff is non-inflammatory in nature. The real cause for dandruff formation from the normal physiological spectrum of scaling is yet to be understood." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2887514/

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on April 30, 2012
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Really, dandruff a symptom of inflammation? I have an oily scalp...

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at 04:27 PM

Ya... i see you asked the same question... so far I haven't read what I consider to be an answer to my, question or to yours. Inflammation is mentioned by so many so often as a harbinger of disease, I was wondering what symptoms to look for. thanks

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Eric, I was curious about the same thing and asked a very similar question here -- http://paleohacks.com/questions/61442/what-are-the-physical-manifestations-of-inflammation#axzz1tWcrnXeg See if that helps at all. I'll be interested to see what other responses come up.

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on April 30, 2012
at 09:27 AM

Count yourself very lucky if you're looking for signs of inflammation! I suffer ankylosing spondylitis, and I struggle with inflammation on very high levels.

If I knew 5 years ago what I know now, I'd stick to a low inflammation paleo diet with lots of healthy local meats and veggies to prevent degenerative diseases. Once you flip the autoimmune switch, it's the hardest thing in the world to reverse.

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on April 30, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Some forms of inflammation are not necessarily outwardly evident. You could have internal inflammation whose symptoms can be attributed to any number of issues. But that is why inflammation is so insidious. I have seen the following outward symptoms of inflammation: pain/stiffness in your joins, including the back, that are not from excessive exercise or injury; Any swelling or puffiness in extremities or just a general feeling of bloating; puffy eyes when you wake up; A stuffy nose when you do not have a cold but also when it is not seasonal allergy time; uncontrollable allergy-type nasal stuffiness. A strict-paleo [no dairy nor grains of any type] diet would probably eliminate and even reverse most inflammation but not many are willing to be that strict.

Also, you have to look at how you react to foods. yeah, maybe a million plus people can eat raw almonds but when I do, I get bloated and indigestion. So, no, I cannot eat raw almonds; no matter how good they are for you, they are counter-productive for me. Whatever you wanted nutritionally out of that food, you can find somewhere else. Individualize your diet. If you think something is causing a problem, eat it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Your body will tell you if the food is acceptable.

Good luck.

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on April 30, 2012
at 08:32 AM

Pretty much anything chronic starts with inflammation. So even if you have dandruff, it probably means that you have some immune problems, that started with inflammation, that started via a leaky gut, that started from gluten/anti-nutrients/overgrowing-bacteria from some bad things you ate.

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on April 30, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Really, dandruff a symptom of inflammation? I have an oily scalp...

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on May 01, 2012
at 04:42 AM

No: "Even today, the debate on whether dandruff has to be treated as a disease or a disorder continues. In the physiological spectrum of scaling, about 487,000cells/sq cm get released normally after detergent treatment and this number goes up to 800,000/sq cm during dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis. However, dandruff is non-inflammatory in nature. The real cause for dandruff formation from the normal physiological spectrum of scaling is yet to be understood." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2887514/

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