Reduce Inflammation NOW to Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease, and Alzheimer’s Later
Inflammation not only causes pain, it is also at the root of cancer development, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. The good news is you don’t have to be the victim! You can control inflammation by …
1. What You Eat
- Kick the sugar habit! Craving something sweet? Try a little stevia, honey or molasses instead of sugar.
- Eat good fats such as organic coconut oil, avocado oil, extra-virgin olive oil and real butter.
- Eat more wild-caught fish and shellfish.
- Consume dairy in limited quantities, and try some of the plant-based options that are available in most grocery stores such as “milk” from almonds, hemp or coconut.
- Choose whole grains such as rice and quinoa instead of refined and highly processed grains (like the pastry at breakfast and the dinner roll at night).
- Eat a rainbow of vegetables. Go for 6+ vegetables a day. Throughout the week choose at least one of each color: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, white.
2. Supplements You Take
Make sure the supplements you take are high-quality. That doesn’t always mean they are the most expensive!
- Fish oils, 1000 mg daily
- GLA, 500 mg daily
- BCM-95 Curcumin, 750 mg daily (Note: there are lots of Curcumin products available — BCM-95 is the type that has been shown to reduce inflammation. One brand is Curapro, but as long as you look for the “BCM-95” you should be go to go!)
Be sure to check with us if you take prescription medication before you start any supplements. If you are under a doctor’s care, for an illness, chronic condition, or pregnancy, be sure to consult with your physician before adding any supplements to your routine.
3. How You Move
- Optimize genetic expression though vigorous exercise. This can include high-intensity interval training and sports such as skiing, tennis and swimming.
- Reduce chronic stress through daily long walks in nature.
4. How You Unwind
- Add a short yoga or meditation session into your routine.
- Treat yourself to a massage once in a while. It is a healthy treat for your mind and body.
5. Getting Your ZZZs
Make sure your bedroom and nighttime routines are conducive to deep, restful sleep:
- Make sure it’s dark
- Make sure it’s quiet
- Promote good air flow
- Limit screen time in the evening — the blue light can adversely affect your sleep
- Develop a pre-bedtime routine and sleep schedule
By tackling these five areas you will greatly reduce the inflammation (and stress) in your body. Not only will you feel better today, you will have improved health for the rest of your life!