There are still many unknown causes of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart attack (look at those who were medically fit and collapsed after a run).
However, one factor is common and is proven scientifically in almost all chronic and aging diseases. It is chronic low-grade inflammation.
We are familiar with acute inflammation such as infected throat, tonsils, and fever. It is usually resolved in a few days if the correct medications or herbs are taken.
Conversely, chronic low-grade inflammation, which can persist for several weeks or years, is an abnormal inflammatory response. This kind of inflammation leads to tissue damage, destruction of organs, joints etc.. In other words, speeding the wear and tear process. This is aging process.
As mentioned in several of my talks, delay aging strategy is the most effective and cost efficient strategy to minimize the risk of most diseases.
The inflammation profile test (available in my clinic) is a comprehensive diagnostic test which not only investigates markers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein (CRP), but also the triggers.
The test only involves a blood spot (with 10 hours fast) and first-morning urine void.
The test investigates:
High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) – CRP is one of the most abundant acute protein in the body. It is produced in the liver and is triggered by infection, trauma (surgery, burns etc.), inflammation (examples are spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, arthritis etc.), and malignant cancer (examples lymphoma, leukemia, sarcoma).
The Arachidonic acid: Eicosapentaenoic acid ratio (AA:EPA) is a marker for inflammation. Essential fatty acids are known for their role in immunity and inflammatory processes. AA is an omega 6 pro-inflammatory EFA, while EPA is an omega 3 anti-inflammatory EFA. To be healthy, you need a balance between the two. It is, therefore, a marker of inflammation.
17 ketosteroid/17-OH corticoid ratio. This is a marker for wear and tear of your body tissues and cells. The 17 keto and 17-OH corticoid analytes are androgens and glucocorticoid urinary metabolites respectively. This provides information on catabolism, ie. what is the status of your wear and tear or aging process rate.
To order the test, call my office at 65389978 and make an appointment to have a blood spot test. You need to fast for 10 hours (overnight is possible; no fluid and food except pure water). A first urine void needs to be collected as well.
I will suggest a holistic protocol to treat any inflammation and re-run the test after 3 months. The cost for the test is $350.