Can gluten, sugar and milk protein predispose inflammation?
Certain diets result in a hyper immune system, where the body will start searching for something to attack. A common problem is sugar, which is known to activate inflammation. Also, protein in milk and gluten (from wheat, corn, oats and rye) can leak into the body through the intestine and cause the immune system to start a general inflammation. There are theories about gluten causing autoimmune hypothyroidism, since the tissue of the thyroid gland is reminiscent of the gluten protein. If the body has been “trained” to react to gluten, it could very well start attacking the thyroid gland.
An inflammation may become chronic in an area that has been injured and not have had the chance to heal properly.
If for example a muscle starts cramping and the nervous system doesn’t let go, the function of that area will continue to deteriorate and healing will become more and more difficult. In such an area inflammation can lay latent for a long time. If the area is treated healing will begin, resulting in normal function and circulation.