From redness to swelling to pain, these are all common signs of acute inflammation.
But what about colitis? Rheumatoid arthritis? Or diverticulitis? These conditions, along with many others, are more chronic issues and if not treated with the right nutrients, foods, supplements and specific care, can lead to more problematic issues.
With more and more people working desk jobs and spending half their day sitting in a chair plus eating fast food and getting in their daily energy fix with high sugar drinks and lattes, we’ve got ourselves a big problem!
These issues can all lead to chronic inflammation.
Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, acute inflammation is normal for your body — such as when you suffer a painful cut or bruise and your body fights to heal itself. The real trouble begins when inflammation becomes chronic. When this occurs, your immune system begins fighting against its own cells, leading to harmful effects on your health.
And your diet and lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on chronic inflammation. Not getting in the right supportive nutrients and foods can exacerbate symptoms, making inflammation worse and causing you to have a weaker immune response.
Let’s look at sitting in a desk all day. By not stretching or working out on the regular, you’ll develop tight hips, back aches and neck pain, which over time leaves you walking around like the Hunchback of Notre Dame with cracking and popping joints. Not to mention, sitting is the new smoking and can lead to heart disease.
So now you have joint pain, the beginning signs of arthritis and are a potential candidate for heart disease. That’s inflammation doing it’s job!
And what about your diet? Well, if you’re eating fast food at work or stuck eating out all the time, there’s a good chance your meals contain excess sugar and salt, gluten, additives, poor quality vegetable oils (which are PRO-inflammatory) and antibiotics and hormones.
I can bet you feel fatigued, moody and hungry eating foods like that?!
Here are some signs and symptoms to pay attention to that may indicate chronic inflammation:
Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to combat inflammation and take back your health!
Here are my tips:
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