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What Does “ITIS” Mean? By Blayde Thomas

inflammationWhat does ” itis”  mean?

Arthr-itis, Hepat-itis, Col-itis. Ever wondered what itis means? Put simply, itis just means inflammation of. Western medicine uses Latin and Greek root words which causes a lot of confusion pertaining to health.  To get to the root cause of the problem, and not just cover over the symptoms, you need to know what inflammation is, and why it’s there.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to a “problem” that is going on in an area of our body that needs attention. It’s our body’s way of healing and dealing with infection or imbalance. Inflammation is healthy to a degree for a couple of reasons, one being to get our attention to an area of the body that needs help. For example, if someone is diagnosed with Hepatitis, basically it means the Hepa (Pertaining to Liver)  is in a state of Itis (Inflammation)

Now that you understand what Itis means and it’s root language ( Latin), now we can see what causes itis (Inflammation).  Several things cause inflammation, but most notably ACIDITY or Chronic Acidosis by eating our Standard American Diet ( S.A.D.) we’re eating non-nutritive, highly processed, dead, preserved food. We’re drinking our Colas, Pasteurized and Homogenized, hormone loaded milk and not getting near the exercise we should be getting.  Over time our bodies become so Acidic, so toxic, that our bodies produce a lot of mucous(to buffer the Acidity), which causes massive inflammation throughout the body. Where ever the most inflammation is, is where the ” Itis ” will be.

Eating too many inflammatory (acidic) things where your stomach lining and colon inflame? Well you have Colitis. Too many toxins in your diet to where your Appendix swells? Appendicitis. Joints aching from too much acid? Arthritis. Skin blotchy and inflamed from chronic acidosis and toxins? Dermatitis.

The best way to reduce inflammation and have a pain free life, would be to stop consuming acidifying things and to ALKALIZE the body via re-mineralization through diet, supplementation, and life-style. When the body alkalizes and is in a state of Homeo-stasis (Balance) inflammation disappears and pain ceases. Some really good supplements to take which are Anti-inflammatory are MSM Sulphur, Turmeric, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea, Horsetail, Organic Lemons, and Cayenne pepper to name a few. All of these can be found at your local Clermont Herb Shoppe.

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