Do you suffer from inflammation? Do you even know what inflammation is and how it can impact your life? According to the National Center of Biotechnology Information, inflammation is a biological response of the immune system that can be triggered by many factors, including pathogens, damaged cells, and toxic compounds. These factors may induce acute and chronic inflammatory responses in the heart, pancreas, liver, kidney, lung, brain, intestinal tract, and reproductive system, potentially leading to tissue damage or disease.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is known to be either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation usually occurs within minutes or hours from an infection or a soft tissue injury like a car accident or a fall. Acute inflammation is often recognized by five key indicators, pain, redness, loss of function, swelling, and warmth in the area. Chronic inflammation is more serious; it tends to go on endlessly. It has been linked to Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, Atherosclerosis, and the likes.
What Causes Inflammation?
Inflammation can be caused by simply aging. Therefore, it is imperative to be mindful of what is put in the body and around it. Being in an environment that is highly toxic due to mold, poor air or water quality, and even negativity can have an impact on the body causing some form of inflammation. Chronic inflammation can also be caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, mental illnesses like depression, neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, lung diseases like, asthma to name a few.
Chili peppers (Caliente-hot)
Omega 3 found in fish oil or fatty fish like (trout, herring, mackerel, salmon, and sardines)
Bonus: Green & Dandelion Tea
If you are a person who suffers from increase oxidative stress, consumes foods high in trans fatty acids and processed foods, here lies the culprit. Intaking things like genetically modified meats, refined carbs, alcohol, or having a low sex drive may be the cause of some of your suffering. If you smoke or have done so previously for years, are overweight or obese, and have a sleep disorder, you may more than likely suffer from some form of chronic inflammation. Making a point to get your health on track, starting right now can be the best way to conquer this inflammation that appears right before you. You can decrease this by beginning to include some of the items listed in this post into your diet regularly. Adding anti-inflammatory foods and or teas; a few times a week can be beneficial. It will work to help decrease the inflammation that is within the body. It is imperative that you first commit to reframing from those things that cause inflammation or flare-ups.
Talk to a Coach
If you need help to reduce inflammation, reach out to one of our health coaches/educators for a clarity call. Clarity calls are not coaching or education sessions. They are 15-minute time slots to discuss your goals. In addition, to access your readiness to change and see how we may help you during sessions or a program resolve your concerns.
Inflammatory responses and inflammation-associated diseases in organs (NCBI)