Inflammation

Inflammation is one very hot potato in the world of chronic illness. And yet, it is one of the fundamental ways in which we defend and repair ourselves.

Think for example when you sprain your ankle. It gets swollen, hot and red. This is acute inflammation in action, helping to heal the damaged area. After a few days, the body has completed its healing process and the inflammation is switched off.

The point here, is that inflammation is supposed to be a healing process that is short lived.

Problems start when inflammation is longstanding and unresolved. This is what is seen with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, autoimmune conditions and obesity. The body behaves as if it is under attack all the time.

Our stressful, modern lifestyles are sending the body signals that triggers the body’s defence systems into overdrive. This is behind the development of many degenerative diseases.

Making small changes in our lifestyle can reduce inflammation in the body and reverse inflammation-driven conditions.

This is how we do it;

  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet that is whole foods based

  • Remove or reduce processed foods from the menu

  • Prioritise regular and consistent sleep

  • Manage stress levels on a daily basis

  • Increase daily physical activity

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