Low-grade (vs. clinical)

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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Low-grade: describes hard to measure, below radar, sub-clinical state or symptom of suffering and dysfunction.


Low-grade status serves as a wake-up call that you suffer from organ dysfunction or inflammation that is below clinical detection.

The best lab test for low-grade inflammation is called, CRP [C-reactive protein].

The ONLY acceptable score for CRP is -0-.  Labs and doctors tell people that the ‘normal’ range for CRP is typically 1.0 – 3.0.

Aging and disease begin long before CLINICAL signs and symptoms manifest.  Aging is driven by inflammation that progressively damages or cripples vital organ function and the terrain of the bio-electric body.

CLINICAL means the patient is suffering from a condition of dis-ease that is assigned a name/label and gets a diagnosis. Inflammation above low-grade status is called CLINICAL INFLAMMATION.

Clinical inflammation drives severe pain and suffering associated with a morbid condition or long term, degenerative disease. People live their lives in the non-clinical state of low-grade inflammation.

Hormonal dysfunction of leptin, insulin and adrenaline play a big part in systemic, low-grade inflammation. Insulin/leptin-resistance drives arthritis, liver dis-ease, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular problems associated with Metabolic Syndrome.

Most disorders, syndromes and many so-called dis-eases begin as low-grade conditions of inflammation with symptoms that have not yet taken-on clinical status i.e. undiagnosed by a physician.

Suffering associated with serious dis-ease eventually gets a label from the doctor along with the words: disease, syndrome or disorder. Your job is to recognize symptoms of low-grade status BEFORE a diagnosis occurs.


  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open t new ideas.

In the words of Joseph Campbell, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

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