Inflammation is a tool your body uses to promote healing from an injury or disease. However, if you suffer from chronic inflammation, it may affect your long-term health and increase your risk of heart disease or diabetes. James Stalker, DC, is a functional medicine specialist at East Bay Wellness in San Ramon, California, who can design a wellness plan to reduce your inflammation and improve your health. For management of your whole health, call the office today or book an appointment online.
When you’re sick or injured, your body ups its production of white blood cells, immune cells, and specialized cells that help promote health and healing. During this inflammatory response, you may notice swelling and increased redness. These are signs that your body is trying to heal the area.
While inflammation is a natural response to heal a cut or support your fight against a flu infection, this inflammation also occurs on the inside of your body. It can lead to chronic inflammation, which may increase your risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Dr. Stalker is a functional medicine doctor who understands how inflammation affects your health and looks for the root cause of your body’s inflammatory response to improve your health and prevent the onset of chronic illness.
Chronic inflammation may develop from stress or obesity. Allergies and food sensitivities also lead to inflammation. Certain types of foods are also known to cause inflammation, including:
Not getting enough activity may also increase your risk of inflammation.
Dr. Stalker tests for food sensitivities with a simple finger prick. The blood collected from your finger prick is sent to an independent lab that tests your body’s sensitivity to 96 different foods. It takes 7-10 days for the lab to process your blood and provide Dr. Stalker with the results.
Treatment for your inflammation depends on the underlying cause. Dr. Stalker takes a holistic approach to care and provides treatment aimed at healing your whole body so you get full symptom relief.
If your food-sensitivity testing indicates that certain foods cause your inflammation, then Dr. Stalker creates a food list filled with anti-inflammatory foods to reduce inflammation and support body wellness.
If you have allergies, including seasonal or food allergies, Dr. Stalker may recommend specialized treatments that help relieve your symptoms and reduce both stress and inflammation.
With the right food and plan, you can reduce inflammation, relieve symptoms, and improve health. For a consultation with Dr. Stalker, call East Bay Wellness today or request an appointment online.