Inflammation is a healthy and necessary process to fight infection and speed healing. Without inflammation, we wouldn’t survive and most likely humanity would be dead. However as with everything in life, too much of something never is good and the same applies to inflammation: too much for too long can push your immune system to attack healthy organs and tissues. This is the reason of why those suffering from chronic inflammatory processes have higher chances of developing AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. This can lead to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and irritable bowel diseases.
Now there are ways to ease inflammation. Here we list them below:
- Sleep: you don’t get the sleep you need, your body may kick inflammation up a notch. Your goal should be 7-9 hours every night. Never use your smartphone as an alarm clock.
- 20 minutes daily walking: no matter the weather out there.
- Flavouring your dishes: turmeric, rosemary, cinnamon, cumin, and ginger show they may slow down processes in your body that lead to inflammation.
- Fasting: recent research shows intermittent fasting might help to have anti-inflammatory effects. Not particularly fan of missing breakfast but eating only during a fixed window of time each day: a common method involves only eating between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
- Eating greens 365: collards, broccoli, kale, and spinach have antioxidants and other compounds that can help reduce inflammation and keep day-to-day damage to your cells to a minimum.
- Yoga: or whichever method helps you relax. Breathing well helps lower levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol.
- Alcohol: a classic. A glass of wine with dinner isn’t going to do much harm. But too much alcohol can raise toxin levels in your body.
- Green tea: It’s packed with compounds known as polyphenols that fight off free radicals. These molecules can promote inflammation in your body.
- Stop smoking: smoking comes with a laundry list of harmful effects. Higher levels of inflammation is one of them.
Chinese medicine safely suppress proinflammatory pathways and control inflammation-associated disease. Never hesitate to give a try.
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya