How can we reduce inflammation? When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body’s white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances.
Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This natural and protective response creates inflammation and swelling that can push on your nerves
Our bodies are powerful, and if given the proper support they usually know how to heal themselves and also know how to reduce inflammation.
Our immune systems sends in white blood cells and antibodies to correct any imbalance.
So, how to reduce inflammation – there are a number of safe and natural ways to eliminate aches and pains while your body continues to do its vital work!
Epsom Salt Bath Soak
An epsom bath relaxes your muscles, calms inflammation and helps you sleep more readily, giving your body more time to recover. You could add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oils – maybe lavender, chamomile, and clove.
Addressing acute or chronic pain with an anti-inflammatory diet is your number one defence, and can be the best medicine.
Think about including the following in your eating plan:
How else can we reduce inflammation? Cut back or eliminate these foods:
Relax and rest more.
Your body repairs while you sleep, if you’re getting less that 7 to 8 hours sleep, your immune system will suffer, which means it’s less able to reduce inflammation.
Stress goes hand in hand with a lack of sleep and demands in our daily life. When we are stressed out all the time, we also produce more of the hormone cortisol – inflammation’s best friend. So, I recommend:
A guide for mindful meditation:
Do some deep breathing to help you relax
You can control — and even reverse — inflammation through a healthy, anti-inflammatory lifestyle!