- This could be a solution to the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance which affects us all…
- But it could also help spot a problem that affects your heart and stroke risk…
- Do you fall into one of these three nutritional problem categories?
A few months ago I wrote to you about the coming global health crisis…
If we don’t drastically cut our use of antibiotics soon, we’re going to be in big trouble.
Bacteria are becoming more resistant every year, and some antibiotics simply don’t work anymore. It means that simple routine operations could become deadly and a basic infection could end your life.
Yet GPs are still over-prescribing antibiotics for viral illnesses. According to research by Public Health England when patients demand antibiotics from their doctor, most of them will get one, whether it’s needed or not.
What’s ridiculous is that a three-minute “finger-prick” blood test can tell for sure whether you need antibiotics or not.
The test measures a substance called C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in your bloodstream. The level of this protein rises when you’re fighting a bacterial infection, but not when you have a virus. So it’s a clear indicator.
In my view, this needs to be brought in sooner rather than later and made mandatory.
But there’s another good reason to ask your doctor for a CRP test.
High levels of CRP are a strong indicator that you have higher-than-healthy levels of inflammation in your body. According a Harvard University study high levels of inflammation put you at a 300% greater risk of a heart attack and a 200% increase risk of stroke
If you’re over 40 years old, I recommend you take a look at this interesting solution to the problem of inflammation, written by Dr. Richard Couey.
The threat of chronic inflammation
Inflammation in itself is not harmful, it’s a necessary physical response to pain and illness.
But chronic pain is different…
It flares up even when there’s no clear underlying cause, and repeats itself over and over again, almost as if it’s fuelling its own fire.
As a result, you can experience….
- Damaged arteries and poor heart function…
- Memory loss and “foggy thinking”
- Clogged up arteries
- Weaker bones and cartilage – causing joint paini
- Premature ageing thanks to depleted collage
If you take a look at Dr. Richard Couey’s webpage here, he quotes from an article in Time Magazine.
“Chronic inﬂammation may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age… Instead of different treatments for say, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and colon cancer, there might be a single, inﬂammation-reducing remedy that would prevent all three.”
This breakthrough is based on proteolytic enzymes, also known as protein enzymes.
These nutrients are the hidden motivators behind all your bodily functions… fuelling your muscles, bones, organs and cells.
Like all nutrients they’re found in everyday raw fruit and vegetables, of course,
But there’s a problem…
- First off, most of us simply don’t eat enough raw food, or even cooked vegetables for that matter. A survey in November 2013 found that 3.5 million adults had not eaten a single vegetable in the previous week!
- Secondly, modern farming methods, genetic meddling and long distance transportation means there are fewer nutrients in raw fruit and vegetables than half a century ago. For instance, today’s typical watermelon contains 38% less vitamin A than a watermelon harvested in 1950!
- Thirdly, as we get older, our natural enzyme stores become depleted, while we face much greater and more regular health challenges. This affects our energy levels, immune response, and ability to deal with inﬂammation.
So ask yourself…
Do you fall into one of these three nutritional problem categories?
If any of the above three risk factors apply to you, it might be worth considering an enzyme top-up. Particularly if you’re over 40 and suffer from joint pain, back pain, swollen legs and other inflammation problems.
However, I wouldn’t ever suggest you rush out and buy a supplement without thinking properly about it.
My advice is to try something like this, which you can try for 90 days to see the effect. You should feel a reduction in joint pain and inflammation, less muscle pain, more energy and better skin.
But if you don’t feel significantly healthier – or you’re unhappy for any reason – you can send back the bottle for a refund.
In my view, this is the best way to make sure a supplement is right for you. All the details are here.