Inflammation – A Precursor to Cancer

Inflammation is a localized physical condition where part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.  This is a normal bodily response to stop the spread of injury or infection.  However, when triggers like toxicity causes an inflammatory response and there are no foreign bodies that the body recognizes to fight off, this is a condition known as a autoimmune disease (the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues).

In the study of of Cancer and other diseases (Leaky Gut, IBS, etc.) inflammation is pegged as one of the first symptoms or triggers.  Inflammation can be caused by hormonal imbalances, poor diet (sugar, bad fats, gluten, etc.), stress, toxicity, and viruses.

A study done by Washington University School of Medicine, found that the most aggressive breast cancer tumors were responding to anti-inflammatory drugs.  When they used anti-inflammatory medications with the most aggressive breast cancer tumors, they were able to slow down the growth and spreading of the Cancer.

Understand that these drugs take a heavy toll on your liver, your kidneys and your immune system.  A natural alternative to anti-inflammatory meds could be the consumption of Curcumin, Omega 3, Proteolytic Enzymes, Aloe Vera and Ginger.  I talk a lot in my office with many patients on the benefit of following an anti-inflammatory diet.  This is where you consume a lot of healthy fats (coconut oil, avocados, wild caught Pacific fish), minimal to moderate proteins, and healthy carbs (mainly veggies, cruciferous greens – kale, spinach and raw nuts and seeds).  You will want to also stop eating pro-inflammatory foods like sugar, heavy carbs (breads, pasta, etc.), gluten and bad fats.  Also, performing Intermittent Fasting is one of the best ways to help decrease inflammation, stimulate immune system and help your body to heal, repair and regenerate.



“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (

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