July 15, 2017

Cut Down Your Internal Inflammation and Lose the Inches!

Inflammation is your body’s response to injury. All inflammation starts in an acute phase, when it immediately responds to repair damage. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, because of continuous threats of danger in your system, your body can never retreat. When this happens, the inflammation process fails to shut down altogether!

The source of your inflammation can vary. It could be:

  • undiagnosed food allergies (can cause severe inflammation when chronic and undiagnosed)
  • fungi (like candida)
  • heavy metals (like mercury, that are in silver dental fillings)
  • environmental molds and other sensitivities

Overstressed by chronic inflammation, your body weakens over time. Your immune system begins to fail, leading the way for all sorts of chronic diseases. A short list of some diseases that can be caused by chronic internal inflammation are:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic inflammation can be undetectable by you because it may not be giving you any real pain or visible swelling. However, you may be noticing some of the following symptoms:

  • ongoing, joint and muscle pain
  • fatigue/lethargy
  • allergies or asthma (especially when they keep getting worse)
  • skin problems
  • red, bloodshot eyes
  • high blood pressure
  • blood sugar problems
  • ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The symptoms may not be strong enough to send you to your doctor. They may even be something that you can tune out.

But that doesn’t mean that the inflammation isn’t there!

If you are concerned that you may have chronic inflammation, there is a simple blood test that can be performed in your doctor’s office. It looks at C-reactive protein (CRP) levels that can be a marker for infection and inflammation in your body.

By reducing your internal inflammation, you can significantly reduce your risk for long term disease but also, you can help your body work more efficiently to burn fat and create more energy and mental clarity then you ever thought possible!

Consider always keeping the following anti inflammatory foods and supplements in your diet:

  • fatty fish (like salmon) or fish oil supplements
  • probiotics
  • apple cider vinegar (especially good to combat candida)
  • nuts – especially almonds and walnuts
  • soy
  • colorful peppers
  • tomatoes and tomato sauce
  • beets
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • garlic
  • onions
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • berries
  • tart cherries

See you in my next blog, when I’ll help you to understand what the thermogenic effect is and how choosing the right foods and herbs can actually help you to burn fat!


Yours in good health,


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