5 Ways to Decrease Inflammation Naturally (Pt.I)
So, your body appears to be inflamed, and you are feeling lethargic, are in a lot of pain, what are you going to do about it?
It’s a new year, there is no time to be dealing with the same ole, same ole stuff you were dealing with in the past. It is time to investigate what you are doing that may have contributed or caused this unwanted inflammation in your body and finding a path to clear it up or stop it in its tracks.
You do not have to live with pain and inflammation for another year. Set out today to make a change that can improve your conditions once and for all. Take out a mirror and say to yourself out loud “I AM ready to change, I AM ready to release the thoughts, words and actions that has caused my condition” write it down and act towards achieving your goals to stop inflammation in your body. You can do it.
Meditation is a powerful tool, in that it has the potential to improve all areas of your life. This includes, sleep, memory, alertness, moodiness and the stressors that cause inflammation. Mediation has been known to be helpful in reducing or taking away pain that one may have felt at the moment.
Eat More Live/Raw Foods
Eat more anti-inflammatory foods consisting of fruits and vegetables vs. meat. (More to come in a future blog post)
Eliminate added salt, oil and sugar from your diet.
Practice Better Sleep Patterns
Go to bed at a set time and wake up without an alarm clock is optimal but if you need to set an alarm; set it with 30 minutes to spare so you can snooze once if need be and meditate or stretch before getting up fully to start your day. Though you are an adult, you may want to put yourself on a curfew for a few months to start an unbreakable habit.
Aim for 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep most nights.
Go to sleep no later than 10pm on most nights
Shut down electronic devices an hour before you go to sleep.
Be mindful of what you hear before going to bed, for it can linger in your subconscious mind throughout your sleeping hours disturbing your sleep; especially if it was frightening or negative.
Whether you go for a walk, a jog, a hike, play golf, tennis, do some yoga. Getting some sort of exercise in for just 30 minutes on most days will be helpful to toning down inflammation
Stay hydrated at all times.
Do something that is comfortable and fulfilling to you so that you can relax your total being
Go for a Massage
Invest in frankincense essential oils
Go to a Retreat/Take a Mini Vacation
Visit a Sauna or purchase a portable sauna
Soak in a tub or jacuzzi (Epsom Salt is beneficial)
Laughter is known to be helpful in releasing inflammation because the body is in relaxation mode; releasing stress from the body while laughing. How about you go for a belly laugh and make things more apparent.
There is power in defeating pain.
Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditationhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21471390
A comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation.