Inflammation: The 21 Century Disease
Dr. Edward Thorpe

Inflammation is the most significant factor contributing to the development of strokes, heart disease, macular degeneration, aging skin, diabetes, digestive disorders, Alzheimer’s and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Inflammation is the body’s defense against bacteria, viruses and foreign substances. But, as we age the ability to control inflammation decreases. Inflammation becomes “chronic” and the body’s immune system attacks every cell and every organic system. This problem may be compounded by poor diet, obesity, genetic and environmental factors.

The best way to test the inflammatory status is a blood test to determine the level of C-reactive protein. Levels should be below 1.3 mg/liter of blood. Blood levels of 3 or higher give rise to a greater risk of stroke, heart attack and certain types of cancer, such as colon or esophageal.

KRIPPS Pharmacy has developed a program to help protect against excessive or chronic inflammation.
a) Whatever you eat plays an important role: be nutrition-conscious, daily.
b) Reduce consumption of foods high in arachidonic acid (a polyunsaturated, Omega 6 oil), such as beef, egg yolks or dairy products.
c) Generally, completely avoid trans-fat unsaturated fats (used in the preparation of commercial junk foods), reduce consumption of long-chain saturated fats (those fats that are solid at your body temperature), and increase consumption of superunsaturated oils (those that are liquid at your body temperature), such as those found in Omega 3 foods (e.g. walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin, hemp & canola oils, salmon, sardines, herring, dark green leafy vegetables).
d) Avoid consumption of foods C whether proteins, sugars, or fats – cooked at high temperatures, such as junk foods or fried foods, which cause glycation. Glycation causes arterial shifting, cataracts, neural impairment, aging skin, and is implicated in DNA damage.
e) Consume lower glycemic-index foods, such as complex grains, versus products made from refined flours. Reduce all forms of refined, or otherwise concentrated, sugars.
f) Exercise regularly, drink lots of water, and get a genuinely restful amount of sleep.

Supplement your diet with these KRIPPS products:

1.Fishol 1000 mg E.C. (Enteric Coated) Omega 3 essential fatty acid: take two capsules, twice daily, at any time.
2.Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500 mg – take 1 capsule, twice daily, with or without food.
3.R(+) alpha Lipoic Acid Slow Release 100 mg – take 1 capsule twice daily, with food.
4.Mega Vitamin Kit – 1 of each capsule once daily, with food.
5.D3 1000 iu C take 1 capsule three times, daily
6.Super Phytogenol Forte – take 1 capsule, 3 x day, with Vitamin C.
7.Tumeric, 500 mg C take 1 capsule three times daily
8.Carnosine E.C. 500 mg – take 1 capsule, twice daily.
9.Glutathione E.C. 250 mg C tale 1 capsule, twice daily.
10.N-Acetyl Cysteine 500 mg – take 1 capsule, 3 times day

Remember, also, what is good for your skin is good for your body. Your skin is the largest organ of your body (up to 58% of your body weight!). To help keep the youthful appearance of skin, use KRIPPS Hypoallergenic Moisturizers &
Anti-Wrinkle cream.

1.DMAE Plus: Cream or Serum.
2.Dew Drops (Hyaluronic Acid serum), or De-Lite Cream.
3.Soluble Serum C
4.D3 Cream

To contact Dr. Thorpe, or Kripps Pharmacy,
Visit us at 5413 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6M 3W5
Call us at 604.687.2564; Fax 604.685.9721
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Come hear Dr. Edward Thorpe speak further on Inflammation at the Vancouver Health Show, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1:-2: p.m. Visit us at Booth # 609 within the Health Show at Canada Place.

Contraindications and Disclaimer: There are no known contraindications with the regime specified above. Please note: as always, consult your physician prior to beginning any therapeutic nutritional program. Kripps Pharmacy Ltd. offers this article for educational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified health care professional.