This month, it’s time to look at inflammation. So what is inflammation, anyway? And how does it affect you?
Inflammation is part of the body’s defense mechanism. It’s the process by which the immune system recognizes and removes harmful stimuli and starts the healing process. There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic.
Chronic inflammation is a long-term type of inflammation that lasts for periods from several months to years. It can be caused by infections, pollution, autoimmune disorders, recurrent episodes of acute inflammation and oxidative stress.
The signs and symptoms of chronic inflammation are:
Constant fatigue and insomnia
Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
Gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux
It can also lead to diseases like cardiovascular disease, arthritis, allergies, and diabetes, so keeping on top of inflammation, as well as cooling it off from time to time, is truly beneficial. Here’s a scientific article on the subject if you’d like to read more about chronic inflammation.
Here are some practical ways to do that:
Include more anti-inflammatory foods in your daily diet
Reduce the number of inflammatory foods in your diet
Lower your stress levels
Maintain steady blood sugar levels
Find your ideal weight
Get out into the fresh air
As you can see, these are all things we’ll be encouraging you to be aware of.
This month, we’ll be helping you with this in the following ways:
A list of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods
With an exercise video to cool off inflammation (Joint-friendly)
With an anti-stress mindset video
Tasty full meal ideas (with anti-inflammatory foods in them)
Looking forward to sharing each of these with you in the coming weeks!
With gratitude for being on this path with you.