Achy joints? Bloated belly? Gut on fire? Chronic inflammation underlies all chronic diseases. Put out the fire, including chronic infections. Remove allergens from your daily environment, including your food and personal care products.
REDUCE INFLAMMATION LIST
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01. 3 signs you have chronic inflammation
Chronic inflammation is linked to problems ranging from arthritis to Alzheimer's, diabetes to hair loss. It's a systemic condition that's largely undetectable, unless you can convince your doctor you need a special blood test to look for it.
02. Regulating inflammation
For centuries, scientists have debated whether inflammation is good or bad for us. Now we believe that it’s both: too little, and microbes fester and spread in the body, or wounds fail to heal; too much, and nearby healthy tissue can be degraded or destroyed.
03. Potential role of infections in chronic inflammatory diseases
Host immune and inflammatory responses to infections that are poorly controlled may underlie various chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Why many chronic infections, including gum infections and infected root canals in your mouth, go undetected.
04. Infection clue points to causes of rheumatoid arthritis
In a series of laboratory experiments, scientists singled out a form of a protein called vinculin as playing an important role in how the immune system is triggered to attack the body in rheumatoid arthritis.
05. From gut to brain: The inflammation connection
When a woman feels foggy, run-down, easily overwhelmed, and flat, we know that her hormones as messengers between her gut and brain are out of balance. From a holistic psychiatrist's perspective, however, hormone derailment is a downstream effect of cellular dysfunction from oxidative stress and inflammation.
06. Is bipolar disorder caused by chronic inflammation?
Explore the link between bipolar disorder and chronic inflammation, as well as the most common causes of inflammation, and how it can be treated.
07. Chronic inflammation and adrenal fatigue
Chronic Inflammation and Adrenal Fatigue are quite closely associated. Inflammation contributes to and triggers common, but very subtle, symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue such as brain fog, gastric bloating, pain of unknown origin, depression, anxiety, and reactive hypoglycemia.
08. Take a deeper look: Two biomarkers of inflammation
There are markers for inflammation that are less commonly tested, but may help paint a clearer picture of the state of inflammation in the body. Let’s take a closer look at two of these markers: homocysteine and fibrinogen.
09. New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions
Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
10. Study details a link between inflammation and cancer
The duration of inflammation determines whether potentially cancerous mutations may arise. Treat the inflammation, avoid the cancer.
11. Extreme exercise can poison the blood
Can you exercise too much? Even four hours of intense activity may be enough to let bacteria escape from the gut into the blood, setting off a cascade of inflammation.
12. 9 common migraine triggers
Proceed with caution with these triggers...and you could save yourself a big headache.
13. Chronic inflammation? Cool the fire with Ayurveda
When metabolic fire burns too hot or flares up in the wrong places, we end up with chronic inflammation, and a host of disorders arises. Learn to cool the flames with Ayurvedic foods and diet.
14. Consciousness hacking the nervous system: Mind your inflammation
A study published in the February 2014 issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology shows that mindfulness can limit the "expression" of genes associated with inflammation.
15. INSTEAD of NSAIDs: 10 inflammation fighting supplements better than pharmaceutical pain relievers
America is the “Inflammation Nation.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States are attributed to chronic low-level inflammation. Pharmaceutical treatments with over-the-counter pain relievers like Advil, Tylenol and Aleve may be doing more harm than good.
16. Probiotics and chronic inflammation
The ability of probiotics to reduce chronic inflammation is still being researched, but the evidence is piling up. Damage to beneficial intestinal flora can lead to increased inflammatory markers. The culprits are diet and overuse of antibiotics.
17. Green light for migraine relief
Harvard Medical School researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that exposing migraine sufferers to a narrow band of green light significantly reduces photophobia and can reduce headache severity.
18. Could cocoa tame obesity’s inflammation?
Feeding mice cocoa powder lowers inflammation, a condition linked to obesity and diseases such as diabetes. Raw cacao provides an even bigger anti-inflammatory payload.
19. Reducing inflammation with a grain of salt
If you are struggling with chronic inflammation, salt is an important part of your diet you don’t want to ignore. The key is to use the right salt; not the refined white kind which is almost pure sodium, but the unrefined tinted kind like Himalayan pink salt that has sodium, other minerals and trace elements.
20. Proteolytic enzymes reduce inflammation and boost immunity
Proteolytic, or protease, enzymes enable protein catabolism. They also modulate the inflammatory process by a variety of mechanisms, including reducing the swelling of mucous membranes, decreasing capillary permeability, and dissolving blood clot-forming fibrin deposits and microthrombi.
21. Serrapeptase: An enzyme that treats inflammation, arthritis, scar tissue and more
Serrapeptase is a very powerful anti-fibrotic enzyme, with applications for the treatment of inflammation, arthritis, scar tissue and much more.
22. Top 15 proven scientific health benefits of low dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Low Dose Naltrexone is a beneficial drug used for fighting cancer and autoimmune diseases. It helps alleviate pain and inflammation caused by various conditions, and it can be beneficial for many with chronic illnesses.
23. 6 hacks to fight inflammation
A quick video on reducing chronic inflammation with food and supplements
24. Fight inflammation with a paleo diet
One of the biggest health benefits of consuming a grain-free, sugar-free Paleo diet comes from its anti-inflammatory nature.
25. What are flavonoids?
Flavonoids are part of the polyphenol class of phytonutrients and are associated with skin protection, brain function, blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, in addition to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. That means eat more organic vegetables and fruits and olive oil.
26. The benefit of tea baths
Teas can be used for various therapeutic effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, immune-enhancing, and more. A “tea bath” allows the body to absorb the tea and its beneficial nutrients through the skin directly into the bloodstream—much quicker than by drinking tea.
27. Glutathione : Reverse your inflammation
When we are very sick, it's easy to think our body is turning on us. But in reality, our body has been hard at work protecting us by creating a healing crisis. Glutathione, like histamine, is part of our body’s protective system.
28. Acupuncture could 'treat inflammation and save lives'
New study shows a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms that heal sepsis, a common condition in hospital intensive care units that springs from infection and inflammation.
29. Healing the kidneys with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
This simple, household product increases oxygen and alkalinity. It can dramatically slow the progress of kidney disease and act as a natural chemotherapy. And it only costs pennies.