three ways to avoid inflammation
Most disease starts with a process called inflammation. Like many things it is a double edged sword. Inflammation is what can cause healing to occur, or bad things to happen. You know you have inflammation going on if you are in pain, have allergies, were injured, or have swelling. However, it can also be going on the down low, as in its subtle and not detectable by symptoms. There are indicators that can be seen on blood work to evaluate if one has inflammation, such as CRP (C-Reactive Protein) or Homocysteine. You want to do your best to keep inflammation low for best overall health. Here are 4 things you can do:
1. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet: you can find details online or work with a Naturopathic doctor, but the basis is avoiding eating the most common food allergens which are; dairy, corn, soy, gluten, along with peanuts, citrus fruit, and the nightshade family of vegetables. This is ideally done for 3 weeks to properly get your system cleared.
2. Find out your allergies: you can get tested for these, or if you don’t want to pay the bucks, after the diet above, which also acts as an “elimination diet” you can re-introduce the foods systematically and watch for symptoms to see what your body reacts too, which then you should stay away from as if it is an allergen.
3. Take your fish oil: EPA and DHA are the main constituents found in this oil that are anti-inflammatory. There are many forms, from liquid to caps. Be sure to get a high quality one that is free from contaminants.
Just these 3 simple actions if done regularly, will ward off disease and help you have better health!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.