Updated: Sep 23
Hello friends! Hope all is well in your lives today. Today's blog is addressing inflammation - it's safe to say we ALL have some level of inflammation going on in our bodies. Common signs of inflammation in our bodies:
excess body fat
mood swings / depression / anxiety
colds / illnesses often
ANY dis-ease dynamic
and on and on and on!
Why do we want to reduce inflammation? Oxidative damage is a biggie! Oxidative damage is damage to our actually cells, tissues, organs as a direct affect of inflammation. You only are as healthy as your tissues and organs. Some places you can begin: Fix your gut! Period. 70% of our immune system resides in our gut.
Fix your diet. Eliminate foods that cause inflammation in your body. For those that say your health isn't dependent on what you eat; you have been lied to. Our food directly communicates with our body. It either repels disease OR causes it. Reduce or Eliminate:
sugar / sweeteners (processed and artificial)
processed foods (if it comes in a box or a bag, 90% of them shouldn't be eaten)
food sprayed with chemicals
meat fed with hormones and junk food
processed oils (seed oils, canola, etc)
99% fast food
Manage your stress. Stress can directly cause oxidative damage when we increase our cortisol; especially chronically. Supplement. There are some supplements that can help you reduce the inflammation in your body.
Rhodiola can reduce stress that causes inflammation
L-Glutamine can help heal your gut so your immune system isn't being triggered
Turmeric (or curcumin)
For supplements, please don't just go to your local drug store and buy whatever is on the counter. Those brands are just very expensive urine. The ingredients used in those products are not made to be bio-available for your body so it hardly ever even makes it to the cell. If you need some help finding good supplements please reach out to myself or someone who is trained to find your quality products.
So you may be asking, why should I be concerned about inflammation? Why does it matter? Long term effects of chronic inflammation:
Alzheimers / dementia
Missing out of life
Disability - broke...
Later life spent in hospital instead of with loved ones
Shitting your pants
Losing control of your life
Doctors taking body parts that are essential to life
Shame / self loathing
Joint pain turning to dependent on wheel chairs
and on and on and on...
So often I see in my practice that people wait until they have multiple diseases before they make a change to get better. But sadly, even only half of those stick with it. That half end up back where they started, if not worse.
Email me and let me know - do you know someone like that?
____________________________________________________________ May you live your life with purpose, passion, and joy. Have Courage, my Friends!
In Health & Wellness,