Are You Inflamed?

Are you ready to discover one of the most cutting-edge secrets of our time with regards to health and true healing?

Chances are high that if you suffer from any health condition – things like having trouble losing weight, stomach issues (irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, diverticulitis), anything ending in “itis” for that matter, auto-immune disorders, allergies, skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, eczema), heart disease, diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer’s or joint pain – just to name a few, that you have some sort of underlying inflammation.

Anti-inflammatory Food Choices

Let me say that another way. It is now widely known and backed by research that what lies in the background of every major illness is inflammation!

Inflammation is the body’s immune response to things like injury, toxins, allergies or infection. It causes pain, swelling, heat and redness to the infected area. And since up to 80% of your immune system is found in your gut, the food you eat every single day greatly affects your body’s immune response.

To get to the root cause of inflammation and to get on a path of true healing, look at the food you eat every day.

First, take a look at the top foods that cause inflammation:

1. Sugar and other artificial sweeteners

2. Wheat

3. Dairy (for about 80% of us)

4. Fried food and fast food

5. White potatoes

6. Commercial salad dressings

7. Excessive caffeine and alcohol

8. Processed foods

9. Conventional beef, chicken, pork, smoked, processed or deli meat

10. Any foods you have an allergy or sensitivity to

Next, start to incorporate foods into your diet that help to decrease inflammation. When your diet is rich in the foods on the list below, your body becomes more equipped to deal with the occasional hits from the list above.

Our Top 10 Favorite Foods that Decrease Inflammation:

1. Dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, and collards

2. Blueberries

3. Wild salmon (or fish oil supplement)

4. Sea vegetables

5. Turmeric

6. Apples

7. Hemp seeds

8. Brown rice and quinoa

9. Broccoli

10. Extra-virgin olive oil

 

Food is medicine and you can begin to address the pain or inflammation you deal with from a preventative perspective by starting a food journal today. Make a list of the food you eat for at least 7 days and note how you feel 20 to 30 minutes after eating. This is for your eyes only so be honest with yourself and see what you can discover.

You can also go to you doctor and ask for a C-Reactive Protein test. This test measures inflammation in the body and is also a great place to start.

Comments? Questions? Share with us your discoveries in the comment section below. We LOVE hearing from you!

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  • Antionette M. Wudtke

    I missed the Nov 4th sign up, when is the next and what can I try or start to do now?

    • Julie Peláez

      Our next cleanse starts January 13th with a 5 day transition period beginning 5 days prior (on Jan 9th!). In the meantime, have you downloaded our free e-cookbook. All of that is cleanse friendly food. If I were to do one or two things I would incorporate a daily green smoothie and ditch sugar! :) Good luck and hope to see you in January!

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