Inflammation — harming your body and mind: what you need to know and do.
Do you suffer from inflammation? Most of us do. Some of us don’t even know it.
And, now with the Holidays here — there are more tempting foods and drinks that can cause and/or exasperate inflammation — leading to more discomfort and worse – illnesses.
Research after research points to inflammation playing a role in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s Disease, high blood pressure and on and on. Not to mention — we don’t feel good when we suffer from inflammation!
Inflammation is caused by our white blood cells attacking problem areas when we are battling viruses, we hurt ourselves or when the body identifies something foreign that needs to be taken care of.
How do you know if you have inflammation?
You suffer with joint and muscle pain.
You’re always tired.
Or if you have stomach issues like cramps, bloating, diarrhea, IBS or constipation—you likely have an inflammation problem that needs to be addressed.
And if you’ve put on weight…
Or you are carrying an extra 10+ pounds around, then you almost surely have an inflammation problem that needs attention.
What can you do NOW:
For starters — stay away from these inflammatory foods:
- Sugar and high glucose corn syrup! White sugar found is in sugar drinks and processed foods — and also in homemade bake goods
- Refined Grains — once digested these are almost the same as sugar
- Trans Fats — goodbye fried foods and vegetable oil
- Cooking food at a high temperature
- Excessive caffeine
- Excessive alcohol
- Excess weight especially belly fat
- Animal Protein
And, add –like we do my in Badass Women Optimal Healthy Living Program –these crowd outs (buy mostly if not all organic):
- Spices such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and hot red peppers
- Fruits, especially fruit with the least amount of sugar such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and grapefruit
- Omega 3s from nuts, flaxseeds and oil, hemp seeds and oil, chia seeds, walnuts, and marine phytoplankton and algae (OK the last 2 not my favorite)
- Prepare foods either raw OR steam, simmer or gently saute food over medium to low heat (less ti no grilling, roasting and frying foods)
- Fresh Celery Juice
- Nettle Leaf (tea or tincture)
- Lemon Balm (added to warm water)
- Substitutes for sugar in home baked goods — Monk or Date sugar, for example
- Green Tea
- Detox Smoothie and Non-Toxic Skin and Home Care Products
The other 2 important factors that are a must to reduce inflammation are exercise and meditation. That’s why in my Program — you get all three; nourishment, movement and meditation.
Today is the day to get your inflammation under control — before it’s too late. Book a call with me and let’s talk — it will be one of the most important conversations in your life!
To our health and beauty,