Beating Inflammation – Important because it is the root of many chronic diseases

 

sun1Inflammation is one of the causes as well as the result of many chronic diseases including asthma, eczema, arthritis, colitis, IBS, heart disease, and fibromyalgia, as well as many other chronic discomforts of the body. Luckily there are many things one can do to naturally help the body to reduce its inflammatory response.
1. Identify and eliminate food allergens from your diet. This alone can significantly reduce the inflammatory burden to the body so much that many symptoms go away.
2. Heal the GI tract. Intestinal permeability can aggravate food allergies, thus triggering antigen-antibody complexes that trigger inflammation.
3. Alkalinize your diet by increasing your fruit and vegetable intake and reducing animal products in your diet (excepting wild seafood). A diet high in animal proteins will increase the levels of inflammatory prostaglandins and exacerbate a prior condition.
4.Increase your omega 3 fatty acid consumption. These will help to release the antiinflammatory prostaglandins and regulate the biochemical pathways that produce inflammation. Fish oils and flax seed oils contain high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids.
5. A combination of boswellia and turmeric work on regulating different inflammatory pathways, so along with the dietary changes mentioned above, one can significantly and naturally cool down inflammation.
6. Regulate your stress levels. Stress also increases inflammatory by products which may help to explain partially why stress, inflammation and heart disease seem to go together. Yoga, massage, and mediation are wonderful for this
7 Consume a diet rich in antioxidants. These help to quell free radical damage thus preventing tissue damage and helping to control inflammation.
8. If you are an athlete, be careful not to overtrain. This could increase your risk of developing heart disease due to the level of inflammation in the body if the body has insufficient time or ability to rest and repair.

Tara Skye Goldin, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor (Colorado) and Classical Homeopath, Boulder CO is an expert in natural medicine as well as a highly skilled and experienced Classical Homeopath. Her practice focuses primarily on women’s health issues, weight loss, and pediatrics, though she has patients of all ages and both genders.
In addition, she is a 1990 graduate of Bastyr University a four year post-graduate naturopathic medical school (www.bastyr.edu) and is the only Naturopath in the Boulder area to have seven additional years of extensive homeopathy training. She studied from 1998 – 2004 with Louis Klein, RsHom (www.homeopathycourses.com) and Jeremy Sherr, RsHom.
She is also a longtime yoga and meditation practitioner. She has been successfully improving the health of Boulder families since 1993.tarapict2

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