Secrets to Reduce Chronic Inflammation
By Sara Butler
Chronic inflammation is a huge health problem in the United States, but many people aren’t aware they have it – or are aware of its dangers. The truth is that chronic inflammation is a major contributor to some pretty severe health problems that are on the rise, so it has to be dealt with effectively. Here are a few of the best ways you can naturally reduce chronic inflammation to better care for your health and wellness.
Where Chronic Inflammation Starts
Inflammation is an autoimmune reaction, and studies have found that it commonly starts in your gut as foreign substances penetrate your intestinal lining. Your gut is sensitive to hormonal changes in your body, so when you’re under a lot of stress due to lifestyle choices such as work or diet, it opens the door wide for inflammation to set in.
What does that have to do with your gut? Well, think about it – when you’re stressed out, your cortisol levels go up, reducing the effectiveness of your body’s immune response. Then, you may eat foods that are highly processed and full of sugar to help deal with the stress you’re under. When you eat foods that promote inflammation, your body will allow bacteria and toxins through the lining of your intestines, which only makes the inflammatory response that much worse. Your poor immune system is now working overtime to try to keep you healthy, but it’s a losing battle that can result in chronic health conditions.
What You Can Do
To fight chronic inflammation you have to break the cycle! You can do this with the help of:
- Chiropractic care – Chiropractic care helps to remove stressors from your body so that it can work as it was meant to and begin healing itself. Studies have shown regular chiropractic care to be a great way to reduce stress, reduce inflammation, and eliminate pain.
- Healthy eating habits – Stay away from highly processed foods and farmed fish, and introduce healthy and fresh foods into your diet. Bone broth is a great way to help heal your gut and restore balance to it. Throw in a little turmeric, and you’ve got an anti-inflammation cocktail sure to help you leave chronic inflammation behind for good.
If you are concerned about the effects of stress and chronic inflammation on your health, discuss it with your chiropractor the next time you’re at The Joint!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.