3 Incredible Secrets to Reducing Chronic Inflammation Without Drugs
Chronic inflammation is now in the spot light as a major contributor to many of today’s most debilitating conditions. Diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergies and many autoimmune conditions are all products of chronic inflammation in the body. The unfortunate reality is that most of these conditions are treated by methods that only take away the symptoms and do not address the cause.
So where does chronic inflammation typically start and why is it at the root of so many conditions?
Inflammation typically starts in the gut with an autoimmune reaction to foreign substances penetrating the intestinal lining. The degree of permeability in the gut is highly sensitive to many hormonal changes in the body, such as cortisol, which is a stress hormone that is constantly high for many Americans that lead taxing lifestyles. Many of us also eat highly inflammatory foods such as processed foods, commercial meats and farmed fish. These foods are inflammatory because they contain linoleic acid, which is converted into arachadonic acid in the body and then into prostaglandin E2 – an eicosanoid associated with pain.
When we eat inflammatory foods in an overstressed state, we give toxins, bacteria and undigested foods an invitation to pass through the intestinal wall into the blood stream and force our immune system to work around the clock. With the immune system constantly under pressure, it becomes overused, and the body responds with more inflammation to help with the fight. This viscous cycle can result in achy joints, foggy brain, fatigue, organ damage, and any number of other serious conditions.
Fortunately, there are many ways to assist the body to reduce its inflammatory markers and help it heal from the inside out. 3 incredible secrets we will discuss today include a lifestyle habit, a food, and an ancient healing spice.
Tips for Reducing chronic Inflammation
#1 Chiropractic Care
Not only does chiropractic care help the body heal itself by allowing the nervous system to operate at its most optimal capacity, it also will help diminish several inflammatory cytokines helping reduce inflammation all over the body. In a study of 21 participants with lower back pain, 9 chiropractic treatments were shown to normalize several inflammatory mediators, namely IL-6 and CRP. No other forms of treatment were administered during the testing period. Our team of chiropractors at the Symmetry Health Centers in Alameda and Oakland have helped thousands eliminate pain and reduce inflammation.
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# 2 Broth
Broth is rich in gut healing glycine, collagen, gelatin and other minerals. Home made broths containing a mixture of animal bones, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweed, can slowly heal the microvilli in the small intestine to stop undigested food particles from entering the blood stream and initiating an immune response. It is deeply soothing, tastes great and is easy to make.
The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin (a pharmacological agent in turmeric), has been shown in numerous studies to be comparable to those of drugs including hydrocortisone, phenylbutazone, and ibuprofen, but without any of the side effects. It can be easily added to broths, juices, vegetable dishes, or even taken in a capsule for a more potent dose. Recent research even suggests that curcumin may provide an inexpensive and effective treatment for such serious conditions as Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and even Ulcerative Colitis.
If you or a loved one is needlessly suffering with chronic inflammation, please contact Symmetry Health Center in Alameda or Oakland. Our team of chiropractors and nutritionists can help you eliminate inflammation and put you on the road to exceptional health.