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Are you suffering from silent inflammation?


Prevention is better than cure

There is a test called SIP or silent inflammation profile to assess the risk factor. Laboratories can analyze this test through a naturopath. Enquire.


Other markers of inflammation can be used to evaluate this silent inflammation: the ratio of triglycerides to high density lipoproteins (HDL or good cholesterol), insulin level and reactive protein C (CRP), specifically high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP).

Options for solutions: prevent rather than cure

A balance between omega 3 and 6 (ratio of 1 to 4 or less), a balance between proteins and carbohydrates (ratio of 1 to 3), slimming and a healthy stress modulation are among the solutions proposed to prevent the development or maintenance of this silent inflammation.


North Americans consume about 40 times more omega 6 than omega 3, which contributes to this phenomenon. This involves replacing vegetable oils such as peanuts, safflower, canola, grape seeds, sesame and sunflower with olive oil and the consumption of cold sea fish, preferably small fish such as sardines and mackerel. Salmon oil also contains salmon oil and is indicated when the salmon comes from unpolluted seas or is purified.


A balance between protein and carbohydrates or sugars, both starch and sugar, is essential so that the pancreas can modulate blood sugar levels healthily. Excess unabsorbed sugar turns into fat, which becomes a real factory to produce inflammatory substances. Sugar circulating in the blood vessels is also a cause of inflammation for these vessels. It circulates because insulin has not been able to do its job properly. This is called insulin resistance, which is secreted by the pancreas and no longer manages to bring sugar into the cell so that it can be converted into energy. In the long run, this causes metabolic syndrome (atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure and cardiac risks) with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.


Lean weight is crucial, because every fat cell (fat) becomes a plant to produce substances that promote inflammation. We talk about substances called leptin that communicate normally or not with the brain and, in resistance to leptin, prevent receiving the message of satiety. Overweight people therefore continue to eat even if they are no longer hungry. She eats more "comfort" foods and empty calories. The vicious circle of inflammation is then completed.


Stress and cortisol production also contribute to the phenomenon of invisible inflammation. It is very important to see it through stress modulation exercises such as meditation, cardiac consistency, Qi gong (taï-chi internalized) and yoga.


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