What exactly are we talking about here?
Inflammation is a normal process that occurs in the body. Inflammation is part of healing. We can ignite your healing powers here at The NHCAA with the correct foods and supplements!
The medical definition of inflammation is: a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic (white blood cell) infiltration, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and damaged tissue. The problems that occur with inflammation happen when the normal inflammation process gets stuck and healing stops.
Symptoms that can be caused by acute inflammation are a runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, illness, headaches, bowel problems (constipation or loose stool), and pain in muscles or joints. Chronic inflammatory states can lead to gum disease, cancers, heart problems or stroke, and arthritis. The good news is that you can reduce inflammation in the body with food and supplements.
The following are a few things that can help the inflammatory process to progress correctly and improve your overall health.
- Reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods from your diet. Sugar and wheat are highly inflammatory foods. Most people benefit from avoidance of these two foods in particular. Pasteurized cow’s milk is another food that gives many people problems. Your practitioner can help you determine which foods might be best to try to avoid first. Every person is different and
foodsthat cause sensitivities can change from time to time.
- Minimize exposure to toxins whenever you can. What you put on your skin goes into your body; so, use healthy personal care products whenever you can. Filter your drinking and shower water.
- Help your immune system. Strengthening your body with the correct foods and supplements can ensure that immune challenges (parasites, fungus, bacteria, and viruses) don’t get out of control.
- Supplements that can help with inflammation might be probiotics, Vitamin A, C, and D, B vitamins, turmeric, oils (such as fish oils, blackcurrant seed oil, evening primrose), enzymes, zinc, and Boswellia. Ask your Practitioner what might be best for your health goals. Some beneficial foods that you can eat: colorful varieties of vegetables, garlic, ginger, papaya, pineapple, avocado, cinnamon, oregano, and parsley.
I look forward to seeing you soon and helping you ignite your healing powers and decrease inflammation in the body.
Yours in health,