Many issues can cause inflammation, from stress to gluten. Inflammation is our body’s
response to try and fight something off. That is why when we are very sick we get hot with a fever. Trying to literally get the bugs out with heat. Inflammation anywhere in your body is similar to this immune response by heating up the area. The problem is, many people have inflammation in one area for most of their lives. This make the body a war zone each and every day. No wonder you feel like crap then!
Tracy's Tip: Five Tips To Decrease Pain and Inflammation
These 5 Tips will help you ward off pain and inflammation in your body so you can
- Sleep Better
- Have More Energy
- Exercise More with Ease
- Lose Belly Bloat and Weight
- And Enjoy Life More
Following these step in this order will help you to transform into that fantastic and fun body you deserve!
Step #1: Eliminate Inflammatory Thoughts & Replace with Gratitude Thoughts
How often do you notice yourself frustrated? Resentful? Stressed? Angry? All these will increase your blood pressure and cortisol (stress hormone) levels, which make it very difficult for your body to decrease the inflammation in your body.
Practicing daily gratitude has been studied to make people happier and healthier by increasing better stress responses. Stress will still happen, but how we react is completely in our control. Writing down just one thing you're grateful for each night can help you begin to feel more grateful during your entire day. If you are having trouble, make it something very small as you saw a baby smile today. You may also write one thing that makes you happy every day too.
Step #2: Avoid Gluten, Dairy & Sugar
These three foods have been studied to be to top contributors to irritating inflammation in the body. Gluten aggravates your gut, Dairy causes inflammation response, and Sugar increases inflammation. Easiest way to avoid these 3 is to start eating more Paleo. Check out this blog for many Paleo recipes. Or check out my Pinterst Page: https://www.pinterest.com/tracyrickard/paleo-diet-recipes/
Step #3: Eat Leafy Greens. This includes Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Arugula, Broccoli, and several more.
Many leafy greens contain anti-inflammatory flavonoids that decrease inflammation in the body. Plus, they are packed full of vital nutrients for the body, and give your natural detoxification and energy!
Step #4: Eat Blueberries and Pineapple
With Blueberries being high in antioxidants and Pineapple high in Vitamin C and Manganese, these 2 fruits pack a powerful anti-inflammatory punch. Try to eat these as much as possible, switching it up from time to time.
Step #5: Consume Turmeric
Turmeric has the compound curcumin in it that is an active anti-inflammatory. Try in capsule form, cook with it, or put into water in the morning. I like to put in my drink with 1-tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and water in the morning. You can find a lot of Indian recipes with turmeric in them as well. This is probably why in India arthritis is barely present.
Start slow with these steps. For the rest of this month try and complete 1 step for a full 5 days before moving on to the next.