Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for chronic inflammation?

Inflammation is an immune system response to something that is viewed (by your body) as foreign or dangerous to your body. In the process of dealing with this threat your body creates inflammation. It’s part of your defense mechanism.

If you have an inflammation after an injury this has a different function. Your body gives a pain signal to your brain to let that part of the body heal and restore.


  • Redness

  • Aching

  • Swelling

  • Fatigue

  • Tiredness

  • Mucus (accompanying allergies or infection)

  • Congestion (accompanying allergies or infection)

Cause #1: Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D is a very powerful vitamin that supports and regulates your immune system as well as lowering inflammation. If you have chronic inflammation, this can be caused by vitamin D deficiency. The majority of the earth’s population is deficient in vitamin D.

Additionally, if your chronic inflammation is caused by an autoimmune condition (your own immune cells are attacking your body itself) vitamin D can greatly help to restore normal functioning of the immune system as well as reduce the inflammation.


  • Consume vitamin D

    • cod liver oil

    • expose your body more to sunlight

    • vitamin D supplement (at least 20,000 IU/day)

  • You can take vitamin K2 along with D (helps to utilize free calcium in the body, helps with bone/joint inflammation) --100 mcg for every 10,000 IU of vitamin D

Cause #2: Allergies

If you have an allergy to a certain food or trigger from the environment, this can cause a lot of inflammation because your body views the allergen as foreign and a dangerous thing. That can result in inflammation of different parts of your body.


  • Locate the source of the allergy and avoid it

  • Consume apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

  • Common things that can cause allergies

    • dairy

    • broccoli

    • nuts

    • gluten

    • mold

    • environmental (like pollen, pollution etc.)

Cause #3: Low cortisol

Cortisol is a stress hormone that is produced by your adrenal glands. Cortisol does have an anti-inflammatory effect. If you are undergoing a lot of stress regularly without being able to recover from it, this can cause your adrenals to wear out and not be able to produce enough cortisol.

Additionally, there is an opposite condition that comes from chronic stress. In this case your cells become resistant to high amounts of cortisol which is called cortisol resistance. In this condition, also, you will have low-cortisol symptoms as your cells are not accepting the cortisol.


  • Consume vitamin B1

• nutritional yeast • benfotiamine

  • Improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks outside, daily

  • Consume licorice extract (not candy)

  • Consume potassium

  • Consume magnesium

  • Consume calcium

  • Avoid things and people that stress you out

  • You can also take my Adrenal & Cortisol Support

  • You can also take my Adrenal Stress Advanced Formula

Cause #4: High insulin

Insulin resistance is a condition in which you are producing too much insulin. That excess causes a lot of inflammation in the body. Insulin is triggered by a high-carbohydrate diet and a high frequency of eating because insulin is produced by your body to lower the blood sugar spikes after consuming refined carbs.

The problem is that if you are on a high-carb diet or have a high frequency of eating for a long time, your cells will become resistant to insulin. In response your body will produce more and more insulin to overcome this resistance, which in turn will create more and more inflammation.


  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan (one of the best inflammation remedies)

  • Consume potassium

Cause #5: Infection

If you have a viral or bacterial infection this can cause inflammation--and chronic inflammation if your body can’t counter the infection. One of the best ways to correct the infection is to strengthen your immune system while countering the harmful bacteria and microbes.

Additionally, even if you don’t have the obvious signs of an infection, like congestion or cold symptoms, you can possibly have a hidden infection (for example EBV). One of the symptoms in this case is a feeling of fatigue.


  • Consume vitamin D (at least 10,000 IU per day)

  • Improve your sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Do intermittent fasting (immune system boost)

  • Do periodic prolonged fasting (immune system boost)

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Consume natural antibiotics

    • garlic

    • oregano oil

    • thyme

    • clove

    • grapefruit seed extract

    • consume EDTA together with the above antibiotics because it helps these natural antibiotics attack the infection

Cause #6: Omega-6 fatty acids

If you consume a lot of foods high in omega-6 fatty acids this can create a lot of inflammation across your body. These omega-6 fatty acids are contained in the vegetable oils, like canola, etc. You should avoid these and replace them with omega-3 fatty acids (anti-inflammatory).


  • Avoid the following (contain omega-6)

• poultry • nuts

  • grains

  • pumpkin seeds

  • flax oil

  • sunflower oil

  • cottonseed oil

  • safflower oil

  • vegetable oil

  • canola oil

  • corn oil

  • grain-fed dairy

  • GMO oils

Substitute with the following (contain omega-3)

  • high-quality fish oil

  • virgin cod liver oil

  • sardines

  • fish

  • anchovies

  • eggs

  • grass-fed products

Cause #7: Liver or gallbladder problems

If you have liver or gallbladder problems this can cause inability of these organs to produce and utilize the bile that is necessary to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins as well as essential fatty acids. These fats are required as a remedy for inflammatory conditions, therefore you should support these organs.


  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Avoid sugar

  • Avoid alcohol

Cause #8: Free iron damage / oxidants damage

Free iron is very corrosive and oxidative in the body. It destroys and oxidizes the brain and arteries and creates a rusting effect. Other oxidants are also harmful for the body and can create inflammation.

Iron and a few other nutrients are vital to the growth of bacteria. In fact, both good and bad bacteria need iron to exist and to grow in the body. If your body has too much free (unbound) iron, this can cause a lot of problems, including inflammation.


  • Avoid low-quality iron supplements

  • Avoid synthetic vitamin supplements (they have free iron)

  • Avoid wheat products

  • Avoid foods high in oxidants

  • If you still need iron as a nutrient, consume the following:

    • grass-fed liver extract

    • grass-fed spleen extract

      Additional remedies to reduce inflammation:

  • Intermittent fasting

  • Support for your gut/liver/gallbladder:

    • probiotics

    • fermented vegetables

    • purified bile salts

  • Healthy Keto® diet

  • Avocado

  • Cruciferous vegetables

  • Vitamin E

  • Natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • Foods with healthy fats

  • Organic foods

  • nutritional yeast

  • Acupressure

  • Avoiding GMO

  • Avoiding vegetable oils

  • Avoiding soy

Other causes:

  • Too-alkaline body

  • Gallbladder problems

  • Oxidants

  • Junk food

  • Alcohol

  • Soy oil

  • Too much protein

  • Years of eating cooked, canned, and pasteurized foods

  • GMO foods

  • Omega-6 fatty acids

  • Allergies

  • Raw nuts and seeds

  • Infection

  • Arthritis

  • MSG

  • Heart problems

  • Old injuries (do acupressure for these)

Last updated: Jul 03, 2023 14:05 PM