What is inflammation?
Inflammation can keep us from living life to the fullest. Chronic inflammation is now believed to be at the center of a some of deadly diseases. You may have chronic inflammation and not even be aware of it and by the time you find out it’s usually in the form of diabetes, osteoarthritis, alzheimers, and even some cancers.
Fighting inflammation is a good idea for anyone, but especially those of us with chronic illness. Autoimmune diseases are typically associated with inflammation.
Focus on minimally packaged foods. When you are at the grocery store practice minimalism!! Don’t buy a lot of these things that are in bags and boxes. Seriously, if there are words on the label that you can’t pronounce, you probably shouldn’t be eating it. What we need to focus on is EATING real food.
If you have aches and pains you probably have some inflammation which means you need to cut way down on any types of sugar, including “healthy” sugars like coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup and especially stuff like agave.
Fiber intake is so low in America. We all need to up our intake of fiber from REAL FOODS. Surround our food with lots of greens. Sure, eat your proteins, there’s no problem with that, but you need to surround that protein with greens. Take your time to work your way up to a good portion of it. If you really can’t stand greens, try supplementing with a very good green powder.
If you aren’t staying hydrated you are depriving yourself of something your body needs to perform at optimum levels. Eating more vegetables and some fruits can help to hydrate the body.
Whole foods tend to be richer in water. But obviously, we need to drink our water! Packaged and processed foods are pretty much void of water and they’re full of extra salt and sugar and devoid of nutrients.
High sugar, low nutrients, and a dehydrated body can set the stage for inflammation to set in and triggers the immune system to work overtime. We need to change these habits one at a time.
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- Eating for Energy
- Exercising for Energy
- Sleep like you mean it
- Clean like your life depends on it
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