3 Tips To Deal With Inflammation

Diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent chronic inflammation

Today I’m sharing 3 tips to prevent and deal with inflammation.  Inflammation is a necessary part of the body’s immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease. Chronic inflammation may contribute to diabetes, obesity, celiac disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.  Most of our common ailments are caused by our bodies’ inflammatory response.  

 

A. Diet Rich in Plant Foods

 

Several years ago I began having problems with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. After reading articles and books on various approaches to a healthy diet, my diet began to evolve. Originally, it was suggested that I try a Paleo diet, but I had been on a high protein diet much of my adult life, and I wanted to see how changing that would affect me.  I searched for more information – online and in the library.  I read a book by Dr. Weil and read about an anti-inflammatory diet on his website.  I started following Forks Over Knives on Facebook and explored their website.  ForksOverKnives.com has over 400 tasty recipes, expert tips, and tools to help you transition to the life-saving, whole-foods, plant-based diet. Read More

A Grateful Heart, Spiritual Self-Care Using a Gratitude Journal With Free Printable

It’s the time of year to share with others, and I want to share my love of a grateful heart.  Being grateful is extremely important in our lives.  In  research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, he studied the effects of gratitude on physical and emotional health for over 10 years. Being grateful increases our well-being physically by lowering blood pressure, increasing our immune systems, decreasing aches and pains, and helping us sleep longer. It can also promote healing and dealing with a difficult situation.

 

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