This May Save Your Life (C-Reactive Protein Test)

by Kristina Wilds, Founder, Wellness Life Science

Did you know a simple test of your CRP levels may just save your life…?

C-Reactive Protein (CRP for short) is one of the reasons why so many patients are killed from diseases such as heart failure, strokes & cancer.

In this email I’m going to tell you a little bit more about what CRP really is and why you need to know your status & get tested.

The truth might actually shock you.

What is C-Reactive Protein

CRP refers to the protein levels found in your blood which point to signalling if you  have inflammation in your body.

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It acts as an indicator toward two main things

  1. it signals that you have
  2. inflammation
  3. It is also the cause behind inflammation

The problem is that this inflammation may lead to DEADLY chronic inflammation-related diseases.

If your CRP levels are too high, you are at risk and would need to take appropriate steps to lower it down.

This is why it is important to know your CRP status.

In fact, it is highly recommended that you get tested as it is a good predictor of certain disorders including cancer and heart disease.

A test will help you know and guard against various chronic-inflammation linked maladies including diabetes, crohn’s disease, cardiovascular-related disease, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis.

Therefore, decreasing your CRP levels should become an active part of your lifestyle of healthy living.

For example, a simple method to lower levels of C-Reactive Protein, especially for more over-weight patients, is by losing off stomach fat.

This is because in the case of obese individuals, CRP levels tend to be higher due to the excessive cytokine production in the abdominal fat region.

It’s this cytokine production that encourages increase of CRP, leading to risk of deadly chronic inflammatory diseases.

There are also a number of reasonably priced, nutritional supplements which can serve as fast assistance in curbing excessively high CRP levels.

Here are two more reasons why you need to get tested.

America’s two major disease killers – Cancer and Cardiovascular disease – are closely linked to excessive CRP levels.


Cardiovascular disease

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The higher your levels, the higher your risk of this disease.

Even if you consider yourself a relatively ‘healthy’ person, invisible, unchecked levels which are higher than normal could open you up to cardiovascular risk in the future.

Here are some of the stats..

According to an important study conducted, it was revealed that individuals with the highest CRP levels were at a 45% increased risk of getting coronary heart disease, with 60% increased risk of contracting ischemic heart disease.

In woman, studies showed high CRP levels increase diabetes risk by as much as 16 times.

Other findings include high blood pressure risk and threat to damage heart & kidney organs.

There is even evidence of heightened CRP intensity that links to damage of heart or brain after a heart attack or stroke – signifying strong support that levels of CRP plays a part in contributing to these disorders.

Cancer

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Cancer is a closely related to high levels of inflammation – and this is why there is an emphasis on CRP status checks as it is a strong inflammation encourager.

The good news however, is that knowing your CRP status can also help guide you in decreasing your chances of contracting cancer…

Or even help patient’s recovery process if they have it already.

And ironically, CRP is now considered as an important tool to determine the survival & likely medical outcome of patients who are affected or are considered at risk of contracting cancer.

For example, if CRP levels are considerably higher in a patient on diagnosis, this could indicate low levels of survival.

Whereas lower, more typical levels of CRP indicate more favourable outcomes for the patient.

These are some of many reasons why you need to get checked.

By discovering your CRP status and actively lowering it, you’ll be greatly decreasing your risk of chronic inflammation related diseases.

How To Curb High CRP Levels

There are a number of things you can do to decrease CRP levels…

1) Decrease or completely cut out sugar & grains consumption

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Avoiding these foods will decrease your insulin levels and help reduce excess carbs in your body.

It will also help in curbing obesity and high blood pressure.

 

2) Begin an exercise regimen

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Create and keep to an exercise program custom-made to your specific body needs.

This upsurges blood flow circulation in your body.

Your immune system will be boosted & you’ll be better protected against illnesses that try to invade your body.

3) Consume Krill Oil

Drinking Krill oil (of high quality) is one of the simplest ways to decrease CRP levels.

 

4) Limit detrimental habits

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Excessive drinking, smoking, overeating – decreasing these and other harmful behaviours will help decrease CRP levels.

They also contribute towards an optimal life of health & wellness.

Summary

CRP levels refers to the protein levels in your body ordinarily produced by your immune cells and liver.

It is critically important to have your CRP levels tested periodically because left unchecked, you may have excessively high levels and open yourself up to harmful… sometimes deadly diseases.

There are a number of ways to keep your CRP levels down whilst staying healthy.

These include consuming Krill Oil, exercise, correct diet plan and letting go of bad habits such as excessive drinking & smoking.

Remember, keeping healthy is a choice only you can make.

And part of staying healthy is taking the necessary precautions needed to protect your body from detrimental illnesses & diseases.

Here are your next steps

  • Visit your local hospital and make an appointment with your doctor to get your CRP levels checked.
  • It’s a low-cost procedure and it could literally save your life.
  • Ask your doctor about any supplements you could take to help keep your CRP levels low on a consistent basis
  • Review your lifestyle habits to see how you can organically keep levels decreased. This could mean changing up your diet to healthy eats, and exercising more regularly.