Researchers now believe that low-grade inflammation is associated with most chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and cancer.
For my health conscious friends, here are a few things we can do to mitigate low-grade inflamation in our bodies:
Choose protein after fasting (such as for breakfast or if you skip a meal), and during times of stress. After fasting and during times of
stress are two times during the day when the body turns more of whatever you’re eating into sugar, than usual. Choosing protein
helps create sustainable energy, while preventing blood sugar spikes and crashes. This will normalize blood sugars, as well as help
reduce inflammation caused by sugar.
Increase raw, uncooked oils in your diet to help reduce inflammation:
Monounsaturated fats: almond, avocado, coconut (or MCT), and olive oils
Alpha Linoleic Acids (ALAs): chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin seed, and walnut oils
Gum Health Check:
Your mouth says a lot about what’s going on in your body. If you have bleeding gums and/or deeper pockets, there is a core issue that needs to be addressed. Start with switching to a water flosser because that water can do a much more thorough job then standard floss. Use warm water because cold water doesn’t feel too good and is discouraging to many. Add a little peroxide or antibacterial essential oil to the water. Make sure to follow manufacturer instructions to periodically clean and flush the unit.
Know what water you are drinking
Tap water is toxic. These toxins cause inflammation. Even at low levels, it is creating a taxing burden on your body that overtime is detrimental to our health.. If you are drinking from a well, you are still drinking from the same water table and local agricultural practices, pesticides, herbicides, etc. are still getting in your water. We just switched to a counter top reverse osmosis process that reinfuses minerals. and creates mineralized alkaline water. We love it!
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