Why do some people’s injuries heal rather quickly and others just don’t go away? The reason may be that your body is in a chronic state of inflammation due to an imbalance in your body. Your body has some of its own natural anti-inflammatories and inflammatory compounds, but when they are out of balance, this creates problems. Many imbalances are due to diet.

Dietarily, imbalances in the inflammatory compounds are most commonly caused by eating the wrong kind of fats. Perhaps you are lacking in omega-3 oils, or lacking in a particular cofactor such as vitamic C, vitamin B6, magnesium or selenium. It is important to keep hydrogenated oils out of your diet, as they are very harmful, especially where inflammation is concerned. You also may benefit from anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia serrate, or Devil’s Claw. Rather than supplement with low levels of all the herbs, Dr. Stangl uses Applied Kinesiology to determine which supplement your body specifically needs.

The reason why inflammation causes pain is because your body is alerting you to an imbalance within. If anti-inflammatories relieve the pain you are feeling, then you can be sure that an imbalance is present. However, taking the drugs is like pulling the wires off your fire alarm. You are covering up the problem. By addressing the imbalances nutritionally, we can fix the underlying problem causing you pain. The natural substances not only control underlying inflammation and pain, but prevent issues such as atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, etc. that are linked to high levels of inflammation.