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Inflammation And Its Role In Disease

More and more research is pointing to underlying inflammation as the greatest contributor to chronic disease. While inflammation can be healing for example when you have a cut and the inflammatory process is triggered to heal that cut. It can also be a detriment when the immune system goes haywire and begins to act against the body. Many auto-immune diseases have inflammation as an underlying factor.

Inflammation is the end result of long term oxidative stress. The stress can be caused by emotional or physical trauma, and nutritional or environmental pollutants. In most cases it is something of everything.

Immune based inflammatory disease include things like:

Irritable bowel

Rheumatoid arthritis

Lupus

Crohn’s

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Fibromyalgia

Parkinson’s

Diverticulitis

Atherosclerosis

 

Factors that play a role in inflammation:

Stress, physical and psychological

Sugar in all forms, all carbohydrates turn to glucose or sugar in the body

Food Allergies

Poor diet

High insulin levels

Hormones

Chemicals

Trigger foods

How do you calm this inflammation?

Life style changes can dramatically affect inflammation. Here is a list of things you can do and foods that have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Meditate everyday- meditation relaxes the central nervous system and lowers cortisol levels
  • Increase anti-inflammatory foods: coconut oil, blueberries, salmon, and omega 3 fatty acids, dark chocolate, green tea, spices like ginger and turmeric, papaya and pineapple, broccoli, sweet potatoes
  • Decrease carbohydrates and sugars, eliminate wheat, diary (this includes cheese, milk and ice cream), potatoes, corn, white rice
  • Get enough high quality sleep, sleep is restorative and you heal your body when you sleep and meditate

If you would like to know more about how to get your inflammation under control schedule your consultation today. Take control of your health and improve your quality of life today

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