So today . . . we need to ask "ourselves" a few questions . . . and they would be . . .
What makes us who we are today???
And . . . Do you have or have you had any of these ailments???
Arthritis of any kind
Depression, autism, poor memory, Alzheimer's or MS
Rashes, dermatitis, eczema, acne, psoriasis, wrinkles and fine lines
Heart disease, strokes, high blood sugar (diabetes), high blood pressure, high cholesterol or anemia
Edema, hypertension, nephritis or kidney failure
Bone fractures or osteoporosis
Fatty liver or an enlarged liver
Thyroid issues (hyper or hypo)
Allergies or asthma
GERD, Chron's disease, Celiac disease, constipation, diarrhea
Muscle pain or weakness, carpal tunnel syndrome, or polymyalgia rheumatica
Unexplained low grade fevers
Hair loss, brittle nail, eye sight problems, eye floaters, hearing loss or ear infections
Headaches or migraines
Vaginal issues, prostate issues
Cancer of any kind
Weight issues or water retention
Or Anxiety or anxiety attacks (panic attacks)
Okay . . . so how did you do??? Did you answer "YES" to any of these ailments???
Well . . . if you did . . . then you're in the same boat with more than half the population. And due to the issues in today's world . . . that number is growing fast and out of control.
And the cause of "ALL" these ailments and more . . .is "INFLAMMATION"!!!!!
So what exactly does this "inflammation" do to the body???
Well . . . when we live in "chronic inflammation", the body's inflammatory response can start to damage our healthy cells, tissue and organs. Which over time . . . can lead to DNA damage, tissue death and internal scarring.
Okay . . . so before the holidays . . . we spoke about what can cause this overload of "inflammation" to the body.
So let's recap in case you forgot . . .
"Inflammation" is a process by which the body's white blood cells "protect" us from "infections" from outside and/or inside the body. And these invaders that infect us can be bacterial, fungal and/or viral.
And toxins like pollution or industrial chemicals can cause this upset to the body.
But . . . the biggest factor to an overload of "inflammation" in the body is the FOOD we eat and the beverages we drink.
With some of the biggest offenders being . . . sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, artificial trans fats, vegetable oil and seed oils, refined carbohydrates like breads and pastries, French fries and other fried foods, soda and sweetened beverages, red meat, processed meats like hot dogs and sausages, margarine, shortening and lard and "ALCOHOL". Just to mention a few.
And the elements we need to "eliminate" and/or "avoid" are . . .
Any source of "glutens"
White, refined sugars
And avoiding "stress"
These are all "high" "inflammatory" foods and actions
We also spoke about how "anti-inflammatory" foods can affect the levels of C-reactive "proteins" (CRP) in the body. And these are the markers for "inflammation" in our blood.
And with this . . . food like processed sugars will help release inflammatory messengers in the body that can "raise" these markers causing a higher risk of "chronic inflammation".
And this "chronic inflammation" can wreck havoc to the body causing "all" the "ailments" I listed above and MORE!
Whereas . . . "anti-inflammatory" foods help the body fight against oxidative stress and control an "inflammatory" response and these markers.
Okay . . . so how do we correct this problem of "inflammation" in the body???
Well first . . . consuming "anti-inflammatory" foods (which we'll talk about later)
And . . . adding herbs and spices to the diet, drinking lots of water and doing "light" to "moderate" exercise
So tomorrow . . . let's take a moment and talk about "inflammation" and "anxiety" . . . and them I'll give you an "anti-inflammatory" food list with another one of may favorite "anti-inflammatory" meals to help you in this process.
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