Chronic Inflammatory Response: Startling New Discoveries
The inflammatory response, as we are taught, includes such classical hallmarks as redness, pain, immobility (or loss of function), heat and swelling. However, all these undesirable effects occur only in conditions of electron deficiency. In natural conditions, when the organism (of humans or animals) is grounded to Earth, free electrons from Earth (that has a slight negative charge) totally change the modern-day picture so that none of these hallmarks are observed. Let us consider details.
The inflammatory response is based on reactions of the immune system to injury. The immune system sends many white blood cells including neutrophils in order to release free radicals that include reactive oxygen- and reactive nitrogen species. The purpose of their release is to destroy bacteria that are commonly present in the site of injury. These reactive species also destroy damaged cells. These are logical and useful effects related to inflammatory response. Free radicals are effective destroyers due to their ability to "borrow" electrons from other molecules.
Here is the main problem with this commonly taught picture of the inflammatory response. Free radicals also penetrate or diffuse into surrounding healthy tissues and destroy healthy cells. This leads to the classic signs of the inflammatory response: redness, pain, immobility (or loss of function), heat and swelling. This scenario take place only when the organism is ungrounded or electrically insulated from Earth.
When the human body is grounded, the net charge is negative indicating presence of free electrons. As a result of grounding, inflammatory response follows a totally different scenario: free radicals attack only damaged cells and bacteria, while there is no damage to healthy cells and no redness, pain, immobility, swelling and heat.
What makes inflammatory response chronic
However, just grounding of the body is not enough to eliminate inflammation and heal tissues completely. The inflammatory response also causes overbreathing or hyperventilation that leads to low body-O2 content, which can persist for long time and eventually become chronic. This effect of low body O2 due to overbreathing is exceptionally common in modern people.
Thanks to recent clinical discoveries, we now have a more clear picture that explains inflammatory response and why it transforms into chronic inflammation. Alveolar hypocapnia caused by hyperventilation is also present in people with diseases. It leads to low oxygen tension in the heart, brain, kidneys, colon, liver and systemic cell hypoxia (see links with references below). Cell hypoxia is a known additional fuel for chronic inflammation. Medical biologists have finally been able to pinpoint some mechanisms of this relationship. Among other driving forces of chronic inflammation, according to recent 2009-2012 research studies, are hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (Imtiyaz & Simon, 2010; Sumbayev & Nicholas SA, 2010) and pro-inflammatory transcription factors such as nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) and activator protein (AP)-1 (Safronova & Morita, 2010; Ryan et al, 2009).
Therefore, in order to get rid of abnormal inflammatory response and resultant chronic inflammation, it is important to ground the human body using simple techniques (see Earthing) and eliminate tissue hypoxia caused by hyperventilation using breathing normalization.
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