What to Know About Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s immune response and attempt to heal itself after injury however, it may also be the underlying cause to most autoimmune diseases. Chronic inflammation occurs over time from long-term stress on the body. Some contributing factors include diet, lack of exercise, stress, and excess weight. Dr. Zach Bush the creator of gut health supplement, RESTORE, explains how inflammation can affect our health.  Dr. Bush is a triple board certified physician who became keenly aware that biotech environmental factors are embedded in our soil, water, and the air we breathe, all relating back to our gut, which can affect our overall health.

According to Dr. Bush, anyone who has chronic problems such as headache, digestive problems, fatigue or joint pain, should consider being evaluated for inflammation.  Inflammation can also be silent.  People can feel just fine and the inflammation can be affecting their heart, blood vessels, brain, digestive tract and joints.

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There are a couple of simple blood tests you can take to determine if you have generalized inflammation.

Test # 1 :ESR – Erythrocyte, or red blood cells, Sedimentation Rate

Inflammation causes excess protein which circulate in the blood stream and some of them can coat red blood cells.  When you put the red blood cells in a test tube you can determine if they are coated with protein by how fast they settle.   For women the normal range is 0 – 20 millimeters per hour (mm/hr).

Test # 2 :hsCRP –  High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

There is one specific type of protein that circulates in the blood stream. This test determines how much of it is in your blood stream. The normal range is less than 3 milligrams per liter (mg/L).

Both are simple blood tests that any naturopathic or medical doctor can do.

If the tests show up positive, you have significant inflammation.  Additional diagnostic tests may need to be done to identify where the inflammation is coming from.

If the tests show up negative or normal, you may still have inflammation. Dr. Bush suggests looking at diet and lifestyle to determine which factors may be contributing to inflammation such as refined processed foods, saturated fats, etc. Dr. Bush and a team of scientist came up with an antidote to modern agriculture practices. Made in the US, RESTORE is a soil-derived, scientifically-backed mineral supplement that creates a firewall against toxins entering the gut wall. RESTORE helps create a biological environment for good gut bacteria to grow and flourish, to support improvement of overall health.

Zach Bush MD was President of his medical school class at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with his MD, and later became Chief Resident for the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia.  Over the last 12 years Dr. Bush has continued to further his medical and basic science knowledge — he is among the few physicians in the nation that is triple board certified, having completed training and certification in three fields including Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice and Palliative care. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of infectious disease, endocrinology, and cancer.

He uses RESTORE in his clinic, Revolution Health Center, and has seen clinically significant improvements in patients with Leaky Gut Syndrome, Gluten Intolerance, Autism, Type 2 Diabetes, Autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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