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    Inflammation - How Do You Know?

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    So if all the bodily evils of the world stem from chronic inflammation, how do you know if you have chronic inflammation or any inflammation issues?

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    Do you get you c-reactive protein (CRP) checked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFH View Post
    Do you get you c-reactive protein (CRP) checked?
    Yes, most people when just starting to think about inflammation and if they have it immediately start thinking to themselves, I should get my c-reactive checked lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad1 View Post
    Yes, most people when just starting to think about inflammation and if they have it immediately start thinking to themselves, I should get my c-reactive checked lol
    Its no big mystery!

    Could something as simple as a quick and easy blood test save your life?

    Absolutely.

    It is called a C-reactive protein test, and it measures the degree of HIDDEN inflammation in your body.
    Mark Hyman, MD: Is Your Body Burning Up With Hidden Inflammation?

    (Some of the diet part is BS)

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    from my understanding ANA will also point to inflammation...

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    I agree crp is the one of the best methods for checking inflammation.
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    If just (gasp) a common person reading this blog was asking a question like this, they would have no idea what c-reactive proteins, ANA etc., so what would be the usefulness of scientific terms without any explanation? When people throw out terms like that I wonder if they are really doing it to help another or just doing it to make themselves look like they really know a lot.

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    yeah, I could write a book every time someone asks a question...

    If you scroll back up the page, notice that I asked were they getting it checked before going into it. Maybe they already knew. How would I know that?

    It only takes 5 seconds to cut and paste a term you haven't seen before in google and start reading up on it.

    CRP is no big secret. I have been getting mine checked and tracking it for a few years. Mine is .4.

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    I'm mystified by CRP, since when I was most ill from gluten and had several symptoms of inflammation including asthma, inflamed eustachian tubes and joint pain, my CRP tested in the normal range!

    I think basically if you're eating sugar, refined carbs, veg oils and so on, you either have or will soon have, a problem with inflammation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsewoman View Post
    I'm mystified by CRP, since when I was most ill from gluten and had several symptoms of inflammation including asthma, inflamed eustachian tubes and joint pain, my CRP tested in the normal range!

    I think basically if you're eating sugar, refined carbs, veg oils and so on, you either have or will soon have, a problem with inflammation!
    I would imagine, that considering 99% of Americans eat the SAD, the "normal" range indicates a pretty high level of inflammation... I haven't even looked at the range, how it's calculated, etc. but I'd want to be on the low end, all things considered. I mean, they base these numbers off of a jillion people and take the average and that's "normal" right? Or no? I'm actually very curious now!!!

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