Inflammation and Chronic Disease

Inflammation influences many aspects of your physical and emotional health. Whether you are dealing with ADD/ADHD, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, pain, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, migraines, thyroid issues, dental issues, or cancer then you are dealing with inflammation.



Most of us are shocked to hear this. We usually think of inflammation as heat or swelling, but it is more complex than that. Inflammation (from Latin inflammatio) is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such aspathogens, damaged cells, or irritants,and is a protective response involving immune cellsblood vessels, and molecular mediators. The function of inflammation is to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, clear out necrotic cells and tissues damaged from the original insult and the inflammatory process, and to initiate tissue repair.

The classical signs of inflammation are heat, pain, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Inflammation is a generic response, and therefore it is considered as a mechanism of innate immunity, as compared to adaptive immunity, which is specific for each pathogen.[2] Too little inflammation could lead to progressive tissue destruction by the harmful stimulus (e.g. bacteria) and compromise the survival of the organism. In contrast, chronic inflammation may lead to a host of diseases, such as hay feverperiodontitis,atherosclerosisrheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer (e.g., gallbladder carcinoma). Inflammation is therefore normally closely regulated by the body. There are also many health problems that are a response to  inflammmation

Many  of us are suffering from one or more of these disorders but have no idea how to eliminate inflammation. Most doctors are utilizing pharmaceuticals in lieu of getting to the root cause.

It often seems extremely foreign to most people when they realize the majority of inflammatory diseases start in the gut with an autoimmune reaction which progresses into systemic inflammation. To truly be effective at managing or hopefully overcome a disease it needs to be addressed on all levels. Taking a look at where this process starts is the key.


It often seems extremely foreign to most people when they realize the majority of inflammatory diseases start in the gut with an autoimmune reaction which progresses into systemic inflammation. To truly be effective at managing or hopefully overcome a disease it needs to be addressed on all levels. Taking a look at where this process starts is the key and changing you diet.

Important Anti-inflammatory foods include:



Anti-inflammatory Food: Green Leafy Vegetables

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants


Anti-inflammatory Food: Bok Choy

Why: Rich in over 70 phenolic substances including hydroxycinnamic acids


Anti-inflammatory Food: Celery

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants


Anti-inflammatory Food: Beets

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants especially betalin (the source of their red color)


Anti-inflammatory Food: Broccoli

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants


Anti-inflammatory Food: Blueberries

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants especially quercetin


Anti-inflammatory Food: Fish Bone Broth

General Info: Bone broths, broths and stocks are nutrient-dense They’re extraordinarily rich in protein, and they also contain easily absorbed minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Many people do not eat meat or poultry but do it fish. Boil the bones, add little cider vinegar and simmer for a few hours. Strain out the broth and add vegetable.

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants


Anti-inflammatory Food: Tumeric

Why: Rich in anti-oxidants especially curcumin.


Anti-inflammatory Food: Ginger

Why: Immune modulator with anti-inflammatory properties


Anti-inflammatory Food: Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir and saurkraut

Why: bring healthy floura into the gut where much inflammation begins.


Remember to Avoid foods that might increase inflammation including refined grains (wheat, rice etc.) and refined sugar



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Lewis Harrison – RealUGuru, is a writer, mentor, success and wealth coach, content-rich, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in problem solving and strategizing  based on game thinking, applied game theory and Game Thinking.

He is the author of over twenty-two books published in five languages.


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Corporate Chair Massage, nyc and Kinesthetic Holism

Corporate Chair Massage and Kinesthetic Holism

If you organize wellness fairs for corporations than you need to know about  Kinesthetic holism and seated chair massage.



This theory presents the idea that a structural or energetic imbalance can only be understood in terms of its relation to a larger body of information. A muscular problem for instance would be connected to postural imbalances, structural factors such as heal position, one leg being shorter than the other, imbalances in meridians, emotional issues and cranial sacral imbalances. A ten minute, inexpensive Chair Massage session can address these problems

Kinesthetic holism is fueled by the interaction of contradictory opposites which can be confusing for a massage therapist.  The two schools of thought within academia that wrestle with this reality of opposites are commonly known as “Holism” and “Reductionism.”

Reductionism in massage is the most popular of theories for solving
muscular problems through formal scientific methods.
Massage reductionism presents the idea that any massage or bodywork system, no matter how complex can be understood by reducing it to its most basic units. Thus, from the reductionist perspective, the basics of massage can be found in the relationship between muscle, ligaments, tendons, bones etc. and the basics of biology, which is part of most formal massage therapy training can be understood through the essential elements found through chemistry and biology. Reductionism defines much of what has come to be known as the classical scientific approach to massage.

   How does the Theory of Reductionism contradict the theory of Holism?” Reductionism says that if we can understand what is basic in a system, than we can understand what is complex. Holism tells us that nothing is as it seems in a system, since that basic thing you can isolate will still be influenced by every other unit in the system.

In reductionism what you see is what you get but most massage therapists are likely to say that there is much more going on between the lines. In Holism the sum may end up being greater than the parts.

Aromatherapy Chair massage can reduce the struggle between these two ideas by merging yin and yang into a balance.



Lewis Harrison is the director of Events Chair Massage, a provider of chair massage and stress management services to meeting and wellness events planners. Here is a short interview with Lewis;

Lewis Harrison is a best a best-selling author and a teacher of corporate chair massage. His corporate chair massage company is based in NYC. Corporate chair massage offers stress management services to meeting planners, event planners, association meetings and trade shows. He also offers these stress management and onsite massage services in NYC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas, Greensboro, Columbus Ohio and many other cities across the United States.

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How Can You Spot A Liar – Patient Non-Compliance?

My friend the hypnotists believes he can tell if someone is lying.

I don’t think he can.

It is commonly believed that the most effective way to determine if a person is lying or not is to focus on body language or eye movements, Unfortunately unless you are a professional mentalist with a mastery of this skill this will not work.  Numerous studies have shown that that attempts to read lies from body language and facial expressions usually fail. This is the case even with trained police officers. According to one study, just 50 out of 20,000 people managed to make a correct judgment with more than 80% accuracy. One could be as accurate just flipping a coin.

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In the past the accepted wisdom was that the act of lying provoked some strong emotions that would be that are difficult to contain including a sense of guilt, nerves, perhaps even excitement at the challenge. So, even if one  thinks one has a poker face, one might still give away some tiny movements  known as “micro-expressions”, it was believed were likely to give the game away.

One could read a liar’s intentions via their body language or from their face – blushing cheeks, a nervous laugh, darting eyes.

The difficulty in doing this is that every group of people has a unique set of behaviors that is seldom shared by other groups. There is no universal dictionary of body language

I was speaking at a convention recently. A meeting planner had contacted my company to have me speak  at a convention on stress in the healing professions. Of course we included corporate on-site chair massage in the program through out partnership with

One of the performers at the vent was a stage Mentalist. I asked her how she did what she did and she gave me a short course on her technique.

Though a skilled mentalist may recognize patterns unique to a certain group and read them correctly it is unlikely that a psychologist or any ordinary person with an interest in the subject could find reliable cues through quick observation. With familiarity, one might be able to spot someone’s tics whenever they are lying or telling the truth, but most others will probably act very. There is no consistent pattern of signs that always appear with deception. One person may seem to sneer while another giggles nervously, avoids it, some make eye contact, while others become more serious.

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Even the idea that you can intuitively, subconscious isolate these signs has been disproved consistently.


Amazingly, our safety often rests on the belief that these mythical cues exist. This can be frightening when you really think about it. Consider the screening of passengers before a long-haul flight.

The process usually involves officers using a “yes/no” questionnaire about the flyer’s intentions, The officers are generally trained to observe “suspicious signs” (such as nervous body language) that might betray deception.  The challenge for accuracy here in reading whether a person is or is not lying is that making a decision on this requires not just observation of non-verbal cues but also to listen to what a person says and how they say it. One has to process whether what a person says is credible and must also observe behavior change. These are the core elements for detecting deception. The existing protocols of watching body language  are prone to bias, especially concerning ethnicity. Even a progressive thinking person who is sure that they are not racists or bigoted  are more likely to find suspicious signs in certain ethnic groups. Some experts believe that the current approaches to deception detection may actually be obstacles to effective reading of cues method actually prevents deception detection,” he says.

The solution is simple. If a reader’s intuition gives them the sense that deception is taking place change the focus from the subtle non-verbal mannerisms to the actual words and phrases individuals saying. With gentle probing in the right places the liar’s front will soon crumble.



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