I was recently motivated to do a bit of investigating on inflammation after reading Dr. A’s Habits of Health and what I found is quite surprising!
Far too many people are suffering with pain and inflammation and don’t know how to alleviate their discomfort and get back to enjoying life.
If you resonate with this (or know someone who does), these strategies will help (see chapter 19 in Dr. A’s Habits of Health book for more info pages 230-242):
- Love fish: Eat more foods with Omega 3 fatty acids. Fish is a great choice or you can supplement with a high quality Omega 3.
- Do yoga: While regular exercise does the body good, going too hard too often can increase inflammation.
- Cook with lower temperatures: When cooking meat on direct-heat sources (such as on the grill or stove), keep the temperature under 300° F to minimize the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are known inflammatory chemicals.
- Schedule alone time every day: Take some time to do something that restores you.
- No more technology in the bedroom: The light from their screens can throw off your body’s internal clock which often makes a good night’s sleep pretty much impossible. The resulting poor sleep (from not getting enough hours to tossing and turning), leads to a surge of inflammatory hormones.
- Goodbye sugary beverages: People who consume sugary beverages are elevating the insulin in their body that can contribute to inflammation.
- Drink filtered water: Since tap water can sometimes contain inflammatory chemicals, running your H2O through a reverse-osmosis water filter can help ensure that your water is safe.
Inflammation happens to impact the quality of life for many people and I want to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
Let me know if I can help.