What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is your body’s response to harmful stimuli, an attempt to remove the stimuli and start the healing process. When inflammation becomes chronic or overly intense it can become the trigger of many health problems. However, the FDA how now determined that inflammation itself is a disease. They are limiting freedom of speech about dealing with and overcoming it ourselves, and helping people understand health and make their own choices for living lives of vibrant health. The first amendment prohibits the government from banning speech because it does not agree with the message. And this is a prime example of an overstepping of bounds to protect big pharma from individuals sharing the benefits of natural inflammatories.

We have been blessed in the last month to have 2 doctors agree with us in the use of our natural anti-inflammatory essential oils and products made with them, instead of their recommended oral cortisone, in treating our son’s nerve damage. Those things have totally supported his body to heal, without side effects and quicker than usual for these types of injuries. But this huge overstepping of the FDA by issuing such regulations is a gross violation against freedom of speech, just to squelch the return to natural sources that enable us to support health in our own bodies.

Inflammation—The 3.5 Million dollar word.  That’s right!  Even though the dictionary defines inflammation as redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, heat, and disturbed function of an area of the body– the FDA has now designated it as a “disease.” Therefore, those of us who have natural approaches to dealing with it can be fined excessively if we refer to it, which is what happened to a sister company that is now responsible for paying them $3.5 million dollars.

Inflammation is the body’s complex biological response to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, irritants, or injuries. It’s a natural, protective attempt by the body to remove the stimuli and start the healing process. When this inflammation becomes too intense or chronic, the inflammatory response itself can damage tissues. Atherosclerosis, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer are all triggered, caused by or involve inflammation.

Although it is a natural protective response of the human body, the FDA has decided that inflammation is, in and of itself, a disease, and that statements about the ability of supplements to treat inflammation are “implied disease claims.”

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