dangerous. If you don't take any steps to stop it, it lingers for years, if not decades, eventually causing damage to joints, internal organs, tissue, and cells.
below the threshold of perceived pain, so you do not notice it quickly. That's what makes it so dangerous. If you don't take any steps to stop it, it lingers for years, if not decades, eventually causing damage to joints, internal organs, tissue, and cells.
I can't emphasize enough how important the link is between silent inflammation and life-threatening chronic diseases. If you have high levels of silent inflammation in your body, even if you are not actively sick, you cannot be well.
Ways to reduce chronic inflammation include getting regular exercise, following a heart-healthy anti-inflammatory diet, taking herbal supplements, and getting enough sleep. Today, let's focus on food.
An anti-inflammatory diet should include foods such as tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards, nuts like almonds and walnuts, fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines, a small number of fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, lemons, and oranges. These foods are high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols, which are protective compounds found in plants to reduce inflammation.
Look for ways to add a little garlic or spice when you're cooking. Fragrant and pungent spices seem like they would have the potential to aggravate inflammation, but research suggests they do the opposite. There's evidence suggesting that incorporating garlic, or herbs and spices such as turmeric, rosemary, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and fenugreek, decreases inflammation that could eventually lead to heart disease, degenerative brain conditions, cancer, and respiratory issues.
Try as much as possible to eat organic foods; Several pesticides can cause neurotoxicity. Insecticides, which kill insects by targeting their nervous system, have a neurotoxic effect in mammals. The impact of pesticides on the nervous system may be involved in their acute toxicity, as in most insecticides, or may contribute to chronic neurodegenerative disorders, most notably Parkinson's disease. That is why it is essential to cleanse and detox several times a year. Click here to check out my detox herbal supplement.
When it comes to reducing inflammation in the body, it's not only about the foods you eat, but also the foods you don't eat. Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:
Low anti-inflammatory diets include the Mediterranean Diet, whole foods diet, and low glycemic diet. Do not try extreme diets that eliminate any kind of nutrient. Our bodies need carbs, protein, and fats to function correctly. Instead, stick to a clean, well-balanced diet.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.