Healing Inflammation

Many Americans experience chronic disease (such as diabetes,

Inflammationarthritis and cardiovascular disease) and pain due to problems with inflammation.  However, it wasn’t always that way, and doesn’t need to be for most people now.  Our ancestors did not experience many of the diseases we Americans do today, and people in other countries with less pollution and healthier diets have much fewer incidents of severe inflammation.

Our diet seriously affects our body’s ability to prevent unproductive inflammation and to recover from inflammation after an injury.  Grains and grain-fed animals have a fat content that increases inflammation.  Grass-fed animals and wild game have a much lower fat content, and consumption of these meats promotes cardiovascular health.
Antioxidants, found in fruits and vegetables, work to reduce the damage our bodies receive from the daily exposure we have to chemicals produced internally and externally.  Studies have shown that organically grown fruits and vegetables contain higher levels of antioxidants.  So eat more red grapes, strawberries, red peppers, broccoli, carrots, and spinach.
In addition, ensuring that our body tissues are adequately hydrated by simply drinking more water can make a huge difference in reducing chronic pain.  A good night’s sleep and losing excess weight also helps combat inflammation.
Changing you life-style to include a better diet, plenty of water, sleep, and exercise will make a big difference in improving your life and healing your chronic inflammation.