Are You Inflamed? Why Should You Care? Your Life May Depend on It!

Know your number!

Inflammation is how your body responds to defend itself against toxins. Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is under constant attack from various toxins – some of which you have control over and some you do not.

Every day your body is bombarded by toxic stressors. These toxic stressors create what is called free radicals. Free radicals attack the cells of your body damaging them which leads to a chronic inflammatory state. Toxins = oxidative stress = inflammation.

Chronic inflammation has become known as ‘The Silent Epidemic’. It has a hand in many chronic diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, obesity, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and respiratory diseases. Chronic inflammation itself is not a disease – it is a mechanistic process. It’s a lifestyle choice.

Some signs and symptoms of chronic inflammation are body pain, fatigue and insomnia, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, gastrointestinal issues (constipation, diarrhea and acid reflux), weight gain and frequent infections.

Although there are blood tests that can be performed for chronic inflammation (serum protein electrophoresis, etc.) they are not considered highly effective and are usually only done when inflammation is associated with another medical condition. Thus, there are no routine test for this ‘silent killer’

……Until Now.

Let me introduce you to the S3 BioPhotonic Scanner.

The scanner measures the level of antioxidants in your body. Your anti-oxidant network is your body’s defense against free radicals and thus chronic inflammation. Instead of measuring the inflammatory state of your body directly we can measure the level of your body’s defenses to chronic inflammation. If your antioxidant network is low, then your body is in a higher inflammatory state and more susceptible to pain and disease.

Once you know your number you can then make the necessary changes to improve your number and thus improve your body’s defenses. One of our goals at our clinic is to help you make better decisions about your health and wellness. That is why we have invested in this scanner and are making it an integral part of our health and wellness programing. This is prevention at its best. As you make the necessary changes we can then retest to see if they are having a positive effect.

Call 703-723-6758 to book a scan and learn your number!

Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI

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