Inflammation is the body’s response to factors such as; stress, toxic chemicals, infections and the foods we consume. When the immune system senses any of the above factors it responds and activates proteins meant to protect our cells and tissues. Inflammation can be harmful to the body and affect your health short and long-term. A major cause of inflammation can be directly correlated to the foods we eat. Getting the right nutrients is a major key in keeping inflammation levels low and sometimes we can’t get all the nutrients we need from food alone. Finding a well-chosen supplement(s) is usually a requirement to ensure your body is getting the most optimal vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and omegas. Finding a liquid supplement is usually better received by the body and doesn’t take as long as to break down like pill form.
Reducing your toxin exposure can also help to reduce inflammation in the body. We are exposed to toxins everyday without even leaving our home. Toxins can be found in household cleaners, personal care products and our food. Doing a detoxification for your body and your home a few times a year can be beneficial. Doing intermittent fasting and eating a wide range of colorful, organic produce is an important step in helping your cells detoxify. Managing your stress levels is also important in keeping inflammation levels low. Studies have shown chronic stress can trigger inflammation. If you have trouble keeping stress at bay I would recommend adding meditation into your daily regime as well as massage at least once a month. Local San Diego Chiropractor, Dr. Henry Wong offers massage services in his wellness office, not only to help with sore or tight muscles, but to help remove toxins trapped in the muscles and to help maintain blood flow and reduce blood clots. Getting adjusted on a regular basis can also help with inflammation and joint pain. Many San Diego Chiropractors agree getting adjusted is not enough to help with inflammation and also recommend daily stretching, exercise and drinking and eating more alkaline foods.
Remember you can help to reduce inflammation!!