The Danger of Chronic Inflammation
The danger of chronic inflammation is a frequent, recurring theme in the health world today. Though inflammation is a normal function of your immune system—it’s a defence mechanism that your body activates when it senses it’s under attack—it can easily reach abnormally high levels. Many people suffer from chronic, out-of-control inflammation throughout their whole body as a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. If you don’t eat right, don’t exercise, or get too little sleep, it’s quite likely that your inflammation is off the charts.
Unchecked, chronic inflammation is devastating. It can contribute to obesity, heart disease, IBS, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia and loss of vital energy. The best approach to dealing with chronic inflammation is to temper it before it begins. You can do so by eating plenty of leafy greens, avoiding processed food, limiting your refined-sugar intake, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep.
The Golden rules apply:
Sleep enough! Healthy diet! Little Sunshine every day! Trust and Forgive! Exercise daily. Good Air and …….a really Good supply of Water. Ninety-nine percent of the time, purified water is the best thing you can drink. It hydrates, refreshes, flushes out toxins in the body, and can help soothe inflammation. To boost the anti-inflammatory properties of your glass of water, consider adding some ginger and lemon.
Replace Tea and coffee with Green Teas
The health benefits of tea have been recognized for centuries, and tea is actually one of the most widely consumed beverages on earth, second only to water. Black and green are arguably the best at fighting inflammation since they’re packed with antioxidants. Certain research has found the antioxidants in green tea, called catechins, to be more powerful than vitamins C and E. Black tea’s antioxidants, called theaflavins, also defend against inflammation. Always brew fresh, organic, fair-trade, loose-leaf tea. Bottled options barely qualify as tea and are often packed with sugar.
And my favourite: Apple Cider Vinegar Brew
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING!! In fact, I brew this the night before adding the apple cider vinegar and boiling water the next morning. Studies have shown the incredible results with Diabetes and Chronic Inflammation when Natural Honey and Cinnamon are mixed or even referable boiled together. I add to this ‘brew’, a dash of Cayenne Pepper, Curcumin, and loads of Ginger and ‘whalla’ …..a health brew that literally kickstarts any good healthy Immune response, cleans out all systems and promotes healing 100 % naturally.
What best to avoid as always:
Alcohol; since drinking damages the pancreas and messes with the body’s distribution of insulin. This can result in pancreatitis—swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. When your liver metabolizes alcohol, the process generates toxins that cause inflammation. Chronic heavy drinking can damage the liver and lead to inflammatory diseases like alcoholic hepatitis.
Soda; since when you consume sugary soft drinks, the cells in your body identify the sugar as toxic and release cytokines (messenger proteins that allow communication between cells) that tell other cells they’re under attack. Increased cytokines result in a strong inflammatory response. And diet soda isn’t an acceptable alternative. In fact, artificial sweeteners may even be worse, for they can harm the beneficial bacteria in the gut, affect metabolism, encourage obesity, and contribute to diabetes. Bottled juices and smoothies can also contain far too much refined sugar, so be sure to read their labels carefully before you indulge.
It is about lifestyle! Always