10 ways inflammation affects your body and what you should do about it.

Let’s talk about Inflammation, Just like everything too much of a good thing is not good.

Your body naturally produces inflammation as a healing response to trauma, infection, and allergies. That’s great right?

But what happens when you produce too much? That’s where problems begin,

Problems like Obesity,

*Diabetes

* Heart disease

* Arthritis

*Cancer

*Alzheimer disease.

The list goes on

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Does any of this affect you now? Who knew this is where it starts? That you can do something about it, That’s great news!

YOU CAN CONTROL THIS.

What causes inflammation? and what can we do about it? Here are some Do’s and Dont’s

DO

salmon-518032_1280*Diet, Eat anti-inflammatory foods. Some of the best are Spinach, Broccoli, blueberries, cherries, sweet potatoes, squash, Turmeric and ginger, avocado and fish and nuts,

 

Don’t

hamburger-207295_1280Avoid  Grain flower, Sugars, bread, candy, soda, alcohol, cakes and pastries, fried foods, processed meats. One of the reasons that added sugars, and trans fats,  are harmful is that they can increase inflammation, which can lead to disease.

Do

beach-woman-1149088_1280   Walk at least 15-20  minutes a day and work your way up to 30. take a run, or go for a  swim. Moderate exercise sessions have a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body. It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones, and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases

Don’t

adult-1850268_1920* Stress, Prolonged stress leads to high levels of cortisol. … As the human body heals, inflammation becomes a response to stress. it can lead to constant tissue breakdown and impairment of the immune system.

Do. Take some time for yourself. Go for a walk, Do some yoga, Meditate, listen to your favorite music, do something nice for someone else, read a book. Something that makes you happy and takes away from your stress.

 

DON’T

people-2537324_1280* Go without sleep,  Inflammation is often increased or unbalanced in individuals with sleep-related disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome. Individuals who have diseases that tend to increase inflammation such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and autoimmune disorders have an increased tendency for disturbed sleep.

DO Go to bed earlier, get at least 7-8 hours a night. your body heals during sleep. Try to Sleep and Wake at Consistent Times. ..Take a Melatonin Supplement if needed.

 

Dont

woman-918616_1280*Smoking.  Just don’t.. It’s bad and we all know it. The relationship between smoking and cardiovascular disease is well documented, as is the association of smoking with increased levels of inflammatory markers and accelerated atherosclerosis.

 

Please stay tuned we are going to dig much deeper into this. But if you enjoyed this article please read my article on Is Soda really all that bad?

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