Listen To Your Gut
Where do we start to when it comes to understanding what chronic inflammation is and how we can help our bodies heal it and nourish from within for our best health ever!
A big question but I am hoping you will become as excited as I have been looking into this topic on the upcoming weeks. I hope the information presented here will help us to find better ways to take "small" steps toward a healthier "big" picture!
Over the next six weeks, I would like to highlight and discuss:
1 The Microbiome and what is it
2 Leaky Gut and How It Effects Chronic Inflammation
3 Foods That help our gut and lower inflammation
4 Diversity in the diet
5 Why Movement Matters
6 Vitamin D3 and Magnesium
Please take some time to view, read and ponder some of the information I have supplied below.
TED Talk Dr Rangan Chatterjee
How to use food to help your body fight inflammation
You are what you eat, right? But what does that mean? Learn how your food affects inflammation in your body, and what that means for your health.
The term "anti-inflammatory diet" gets thrown around in nutrition conversations a lot these days. But why is inflammation bad for us, anyway? And what does food have to do with it?
Inflammation is a part of your body's normal response to infection or injury. It's when your damaged tissue releases chemicals that tell white blood cells to start repairing. But sometimes, inflammation is low-grade, spread throughout the body, and chronic.
This chronic inflammation can do damage to your body. It can play a role in the buildup of plaque in your arteries that can up your risk of heart disease and stroke. It's also associated with a higher risk of cancer, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
How your food can help or hurt
The choices you make at the grocery store can have an impact on the inflammation in your body. Scientists are still unraveling how food affects the body's inflammatory processes, but they know a few things.
Research shows that what you eat can affect the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—a marker for inflammation—in your blood. That could be because some foods like processed sugars help release inflammatory messengers that can raise the risk of chronic inflammation. Other foods like fruits and veggies help your body fight against oxidative stress, which can trigger inflammation.
The good news: Foods that are anti-inflammatory tend to be the same foods that can help keep you healthy in other ways, too. So eating with inflammation in mind doesn't have to be complicated or restrictive.
Health Inquiry - What foods make you feel tired or sluggish? What foods make feel energized?