Inflammation is the body’s first aid response meant to heal. But inflammation can become chronic when it doesn’t “shut off” like it is supposed to. The result can lead to serious health problems as seen in the above diagram.

Your body cannot heal when you have chronic inflammation

What Causes Inflammation?

The symptoms above are NOT the root cause, they are the end result. And inflammation is quickly becoming recognized as the root issue.

  • Stress

  • Lack of Sleep

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Pooor Diet (refined salt, sugars, fake foods, processed foods, additives, conventional meat, dairy…

Five Easy Ways To Reduce Inflammation

1. Start un-junking your diet

Im sure I sound like a broken record! But diet has a HUGE impact on inflammation. Foods like salt, processed meats, dairy, and sugar are all very powerful inflammatories. They CAUSE inflammation. Just one fast food meal high in sodium, and I personally feel like my feet double in size from swelling.

2. Start Eating Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  • Plant based real food. Food that doesn’t need an ingredient label 🙂

  • Mineral rich alkalizing foods – green leafy vegetables, and green superfoods.

  • My daily detox drink – it’s a natural anti-inflammatory shot you can take several times a day to nourish your body and fight inflammation.

  • Foods high in omega 3 essential fatty acids

3. Manage Stress and Get Good Sleep

I talk about stress and sleep in two other articles “6 Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety Naturally and “How To Beat Insomnia“.

4. Exercise

Keep moving. You don’t have to go to the gym to work out. Get a work out video, or rebounder. Do something to move your lymphatic system, which are like tiny toilets all over your body that need flushing. The only way to flush them is to move. And if you don’t flush them, you will have sewage back up, inflammation, pain, and eventually disease.

5. Heal Your Gut

You can eat all the right foods and still not feel well if your digestion is compromised. Because undigested food will rot in your intestines and become a breading ground for yeast, parasites, inflammation, IBS and eventually lead to disease maybe even cancer. My 21 Day Detox and Proper Food Combining are both excellent ways to start healing your gut. 

All the best to your health!

Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant