In all the years I’ve been working with people with autoimmune and inflammatory health challenges, I’ve always been amazed at just how many people believe that what you eat has no effect on how much pain and inflammation you experience.
Well, I am here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. More and more reports from both science and medicine…in both the alternative and mainstream worlds are closing in on the destructive role that inflammation plays–and in reducing that inflammation via diet and lifestyle changes.
It breaks my heart to see so many people needlessly suffering.The worst part of all is that it just doesn’t have to be this way. A few simple changes in the way you eat can result in dramatic improvements in how you feel, sometimes in a matter of days.
If you think of inflammation as the fire and your body’s defense against it as fire fighters, you can look at food in a whole new way. Certain foods increase the fire and paralyze the firefighters. Other foods decrease the fire and strengthen the firefighters. Wouldn’t if be nice to know the pain-free recipes from the pain-ful recipes?
Anti-inflammatory drugs work by decreasing your body’s production of inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins.You can think of the inflammatory prostaglandins as the fire.The problem with taking the drugs is that they also disable the firefighters, also known as anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.What that means is that as soon as you stop taking the drugs, the inflammation comes back, sometimes worse than before because now your firefighters are sleeping on the job.
And if pain management isn’t enough of a reason to start thinking about nutritional alternatives, consider this:
Reducing inflammation in the body has the added benefits of balancing hormones, and the entire endocrine system, which is the Master Command center of the entire body. Additionally, lowering inflammation helps mitigate adrenal fatigue and exhaustion, helps dramatically improve or eliminate digestive issues, improves cardiovascular and heart health. New studies are coming out that shows that inflammation is linked to nearly every single disease in the human body, including cancer.
Are you motivated to get this inflammation out of your body?
It’s never too early or too late for you and your loved ones to start helping your body to reduce and eliminate the assault of inflammation on your health. The great news is that it can be done in the most delicious ways–with yummy healthy foods!
Choosing the right foods can either dramatically increase inflammation, pain and stiffness, or decrease it.There are many ways to manage inflammation without medication. I’d like to share three of them with you.
1. Give yourself an oil change. The fats you eat can dramatically affect the amount of inflammation your body produces.The most inflammatory fats are trans fats, found in partially hydrogenated oils and all heated polyunsaturated vegetable oils. These are in all processed and packaged foods – cookies, crackers, desserts and prepackaged meals.
Meat, poultry, milk and peanuts contain arachidonic acid, the precursor to inflammatory prostaglandins. Avoid these for a few weeks and notice how much better you feel. Deep ocean fish contain anti-inflammatory fats, but the FDA warns against consuming fish more than once a week, due to risk of heavy metal contamination.
Flax, chia and hemp seeds, green leafy vegetables and sea vegetables also contain anti-inflammatory fats, and are safe to consume daily.
2. Eat anti-oxidant and mineral rich, alkalizing fresh fruits and vegetables. To make more firefighters, you need B- vitamins, Vitamin C and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. Processed foods are deficient in these key nutrients and they also deplete your stores of the B vitamins. Fresh vegetables and fruits alkalize your body and provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need to make more fire-fighters.
3. Use anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. There are several herbs that are extremely effective at putting out the fire. Among the most powerful are ginger, turmeric, onion and garlic.
Other foods, such as berries, cherries and grapes contain bioflavonoids that decrease inflammation. Use generous amounts of herbs and spices in your food preparation.
Living with pain and inflammation is just not fun! While drugs can provide you temporary relief, they are not without side effects.Try these simple tips and as your body comes back into balance—inflammation will become a thing of the past.
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You no longer have to suffer with pain that limits your life. Try these simple strategies to eliminate inflammation, and you will discover how living a pain-free life is living a happier life. You deserve to feel good.
With love and appreciation for you,
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