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7 Ways to Fight Inflammation

When the body’s inflammatory response is out of balance, it is considered whole body, or chronic inflammation. Find out what you can do to fight inflammation and start off the new year in balance.

When the body is out of balance it may lead to inflammation.What is inflammation?

Acute inflammation is your body’s natural immune response to damage. This type of inflammation happens as a result from injury or trauma like when you take a  fall or  accidentally cut yourself. Your immune system sends a rush of white blood cells to the site of your injury to repair the tissue. In this situation, inflammation is your friend—you can’t live without it.

Chronic inflammation is your body’s immune response to a barrage of environmental, physical and mental invaders. Sometimes this stems from things like poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, toxic chemical exposure or an imbalanced gut.  When your body is out of balance inflammation can be at the root of these feelings of discomfort or pain. This type of inflammation is what medical researchers are finding is the root of almost all disease.

What can you to do fight inflammation?

  • Address your gut health.
  • Reduce trigger foods that you may be sensitive to. Common one’s are gluten, dairy and soy.
  • Eat a whole foods, predominantly plant based diet.
  • Destress; in the new year commit to a consistent routine like doing yoga, walking with friends or hitting the gym a few days a week.
  • Rest more. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Your immune system will thank you.
  • Reduce toxins in your home by switching out your cleaning products and personal care products such as soaps, shampoos and lotions.
  • Jump start your bodies inflammation response. We recommend you try a natural restorative product for inflammation like FYI Restore by Garden of Life.

FYI Restore is the ultimate broad spectrum systemic enzyme formula, delivering high proteolytic activity at the systemic level to work with the body’s own processes to assist normal tissue repair.

The synergistically balanced whole food, herb, and enzyme blend by Garden of Life FYI, consists of cartilage building proteins from chicken collagen, systemic enzymes, and specific whole foods and herbs chosen for their proven anti-inflammatory abilities. Not only may the nutrients in FYI help to control and prevent inflammation, they have no side effects whatsoever and may, often times, prevent the occurrence of unwanted side effects caused by prescription medications.

Another great product is FYI ULTRA . This is one of the few vegetarian products for inflammation which aids both joints and cartilage. It is made from natural shellfish-free glucosamine, antioxidants and botanicals. It is the only product in the Garden of Life line that contains glucosamine.

  • Contains glucosamine which supports the body’s ability to rebuild cartilage tissue and maintain healthy joints.
  • Contains curcumin which supports normal joint and surrounding tissue volume and promotes healthy joint mobility.
  • Contains pomegranate, selenium, natural astaxanthin, and Boswellia to support the body capacity to withstand free radical damage in joint and cartilage tissue.

Click here to read more about the ingredients in FYI which help fight inflammation.

Arnica -The Best Injury Remedy

Arnica - Trauma Care

HOMEOPATHIC ARNICA from Traumacare. Supported by clinical research to reduce pain, bruising and redness in injuries.

USING HOMEOPATHIC ARNICA FOR BRUISES, PAIN, & TRAUMA

The number one homeopathic remedy everyone needs in their medicine cabinet for all injuries is Arnica. We recommend our clients to always have Trauma Care on hand. This remedy provides ideals doses that speed up healing time of any internal tissue damaged by a major trauma such as an accident, surgery or sports injury.

Yes, this homeopathic remedy is ideal for any trauma, injuries and bruising. It is excellent for reducing swelling and redness. Not only can it be used for pain that is acute but also from everyday aches and pains  resulting from chronic conditions.

It is derived from a daisy-like plant native to the Swiss Alps. It has been used for centuries to reduce the uncomfortable swelling and bruising associated with a physical trauma.

TraumaCare provides a unqiue, controlled dosage regimen by combining prescription-strength and low-potency homeopathic Arnica Montana.

Clinically proven, it goes beyond treating pain. It speeds healing. Recommended by doctors, it has demonstrated a reduction in the amount of visible bruising in patients within the first day and even more dramatically one week later.

Arnica from TraumaCare

Arnica from TraumaCare

It is suggested to use 3 capsules of high potency Arnica 1M first and follow by 9 capsules of Arnica 12c – this is often all you need.

Clinical research has shown that when TraumaCare’s Arnica is taken before plastic surgery, patients recover in half the time in comparison to patients taking a placebo. Bruises and swelling disappear very quickly.

It speeds healing and is recommended by doctors, based on clinical research outcomes. Research shows a reduction in the amount of visible bruising in patients within the first day and even more dramatically one week later.

If you have a planned surgery and want to speed up your healing time, start taking TraumaCare one week before surgery and continue throughout your healing process. You will be amazed at how quickly bruises and swelling disappear.

Read a genuine case history of successful use of Arnica and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic for wound healing by clicking here.

Simple Breath Test For SIBO

Genova Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth - SIBO

SIBO Breath Test

How Do You Know If You Have SIBO?

SIBO tends to be under-diagnosed. This is because most people learn to live with the discomfort of regular gas and bloating, often aided by over-the-counter medications. Fortunately, there is an easy at home breath test by Genova that can aid in diagnosis.

Did you know that 80% of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also said to have SIBO.

Common symptoms of SIBO may include:

  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort

What Causes SIBO?

SIBO is typically the result of a poor diet including excessive sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. However, diet is not the only contributing factor for SIBO. Other causes of SIBO may include low stomach acid, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), prior bowel surgery, excessive antibiotics and diabetes.

Is There a Test for SIBO?

If one or a combination of symptoms occurs fairly regularly, you may warrant further investigation. You can take an at home test, like the Genova Lab Bacterial Overgrowth in Small Intestine Breath Test.

This home test is a non-invasive way to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel. It’s also easy to do, and it can be administered in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

What are Some Problems that Occur When SIBO Goes Untreated?

Besides the irritating and sometimes debilitating symptoms of discomfort associated with SIBO, overtime you can become malnourished. This is due to a malabsorption of nutrients, particularly fat-soluble vitamins and iron. Click Here to read more about this from DR. AXE.

Remember, if you experiencing digestive symptoms your body is trying to tell you something. Get to the root cause of these symptoms today.

There are many different ways to naturally approach healing SIBO. First and foremost, you should address making some dietary changes.  Click Here to see specific recipe books for dealing with digestive conditions.

Click Here to read our natural protocol for dealing with Symptoms of SIBO.

Heal Your Body With a Healthy Diet

Read Breaking The Vicious Cycle and Find Out How You Can Feel Better. Diet Works – Heal Your Body With The Foods You Eat.

Breaking The Vicious Cycle

What If I told You There Was A Diet That Could Help Chronic Digestive Symptoms, Reduce Inflammation and Heal Your Gut?

Breaking the Vicious Cycle was written by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and cell biologist to provide an alternative way to treat digestive disorders using dietary changes.

What’s the SCD Diet?

Elaine Gottschall’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates need minimal digestive processing. These select carbs are well absorbed and do not encourage microbial overgrowth in the GI tract.

Elaine’s book talks about using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to help reduce inflammation and heal the gut.

What Are the Digestive Conditions Healed by the Right Diet?

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

This book gives  practical recipes that address the problems of intestinal conditions such as:

Celiac Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Diverticulitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Diarrhea
Indigestion

How Does The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Work to Heal?

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), is outlined in her book with easy to follow recipes. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free meal plan.

The SCD works by severely limiting the availability of carbohydrates to intestinal microbes. This is important because of all dietary components, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on intestinal microbes (yeast and bacteria), which are believed to be involved in intestinal disorders. Most intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy.

Click Here to read more on the science behind the SCD Diet, which foods you can eat and which foods to avoid.

Looking for MORE RECIPES to create delicious meals to heal your gut and fight Inflammation?

Ecology Health Center Cookbook

Delicious recipes to lower inflammation

Reduce Inflammation in your body through diet. Start creating healing meals right in your own home today.

The Ecology Health Center Cookbook is designed to meet the specific needs of people who have modified their diets due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s, Chronic Candida and other challenging digestive symptoms.

The recipes in this book were created to limit foods that are common allergens, and those which grow and support yeast, also known as Candida. The recipes are sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and yeast free.

This book was created for those rebuilding their immune systems and trying to reduce inflammation in the body.

Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s and IBS

Healing Foods Recipes for Crohn's Colitis and Digestive Conditions

This cookbook was created specifically to heal injured intestinal tracts. It contains over 200 recipes and over 100 full-page color photos.

This book strictly adheres to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free dietary regimen intended for those suffering from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Decrease Chronic Inflammation Now

Decrease Chronic Inflammation Nowinflammation is the root cause of disease

Chronic inflammation is your body’s  immune response to a barrage of environmental, physical and mental invaders. These stressors could be from things like poor diet, toxic chemicals and stress. Research has shown that inflammation in your gut can be the cause of inflammation in your joints and your brain.

What are Some Causes of inflammation?

Poor dietary choices such as processed foods, factory farmed proteins, sugary drinks, trans fats and certain unhealthy saturated fats

  • Gut health issues
  • Food sensitivities
  • Excess alcohol
  • Chronic infections (bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites)
  • Stress and exhaustion
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What are the Results of Chronic Inflammation?

Over time, chronic inflammation wears out your immune system, leading to chronic diseases and other health issues, including cancer, asthma, autoimmune diseases, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis and premature aging.

Unfortunately, these challenges are often treated with drugs, which may provide temporary relief from the symptoms, but do not treat the root of the problem. In addition, these drugs (and their side effects) sometimes only add to your health problems.

How Can You Reduce Chronic Inflammation?

  • Focus on gut health
  • Eat a plant based diet or as close to as possible
  • Identify and address food sensitivities
  • Identify any chronic gut issues such as bad bacteria, viruses, yeast or parasites
  • Destress, relax and rest more
  • Reduce toxins in your food, home and personal care products

Click here for 10 Ways to fight Chronic Inflammation

How Can You Find Out the Root Cause of Your Inflammation?

With the help of Genova Diagnostics you can figure out where inflammation in your gut may be coming from. They offer easy to use at home gut tests such as the Genova Lab Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and Parasitology,  which will identify parasites, abnormal bacteria, yeasts and other gastrointestinal issues. The Intestinal Permeability Test will help you determine if you have Leaky Gut.

Testing gives you invaluable information to help you create a game plan that targets the root of inflammation.

Some supplements that help with inflammation are; Probiotics, Co-enzyme Q10, carotenoids, fish oil, selenium, vitamins C, D and E.

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