What is tumor necrosis factor?
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is one of the messengers produced by white blood cells that helps the immune system fight against infection. While TNF is an important protein in your body, having too much TNF and not enough infection (or no infection at all) to fight can cause inflammation and wreak havoc on internal systems.
How does tumor necrosis factor function?
White blood cells produce messenger proteins (cytokines) that stimulate the system’s response to foreign invaders and infection. When an infection is present in the body, TNF tells the body how to respond and where to send help, increasing internal activity and causing inflammation.
However, if the body’s immune system is not operating properly, TNF might be triggered without a real, present threat. In this case, the inflammation causes damage to internal organs, tissues, joints, and operations.
High TNF is common with the following inflammation disorders:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Juvenile arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ulcerative arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Signs that you have high TNF:
- Loss of appetite
- Redness and swelling
- Muscle aches
- Low blood pressure
What does TNF Alpha do?
TNF Alpha is important to target when treating inflammation because often, it is an overabundance of TNF that causes the inflammation in the first place. By focusing on lowering levels of TNF, you can effectively reduce inflammation in your body and cure the various disorders you are experiencing.
How to lower TNF levels?
When experiencing high TNF and inflammation, there are several ways you can try to lower the amount of TNF your white blood cells are producing.
Natural Ways to Lower TNF
Making minor lifestyle changes or overhauling your daily routine entirely can help your high TNF tremendously. Try these lifestyle adjustments to normalize TNF and improve your immune system:
Improve your diet. What you give your body to digest and make into energy can have a huge impact on your TNF levels and existing or impending inflammation. Add more of these foods into your diet:
- Fatty fish, such as tuna or salmon
- Green, leafy vegetables
- Fruits, especially berries
- Olive oil
Additionally, avoid foods such as soda, refined sugar, bad fats, red meat, and refined carbs.
Move your body
Whenever you can find an opportunity to move your body, do it. Opt to walk to the market, take the stairs, dance when your favorite song comes on, pretend like you’re seven again and wiggle your whole body loose in the middle of a stressful afternoon. TNF often lives in your fat stores, so prompting your metabolism into action can help break down and remove it from your body.
Supplement with aloe vera
Aloe vera has so many positive benefits on the body, including helping to reduce inflammation and improve digestive health. By bringing aloe vera into your diet, you can fight against presently high levels of TNF and any areas affected by inflammation.
Supplementing your diet with aloe vera products can reduce inflammation, promote healthy gut flora, and keep you on track toward optimal health. Incorporating aloe vera into your diet can be an important part of your TNF recovery as well as a strong preventive method against inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease.
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