How to Battle Inflammation
One of my friends woke up last week and could hardly move. Her hip was so sore that it made it difficult to walk, sit or even find a comfortable position to lie down. She hadn’t fallen and could think of no logical reason for the pain.
When we are young it is easy to determine the source of inflammation. You fall while running and twist your ankle. It swells up and you learn the RICE technique:
The Holistic Short-Term Solution to Inflammation:
For any of you suffering from pain due to inflammation (a.k.a. anything ending in -itis), here is my medicine cabinet MUST HAVE instead of painkillers.
Bromelain can be purchased at health food stores for about $16. It's fairly cheap as far as supplements go. Here is a picture of the brand (in Canada) that I buy.
Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapples. You could just eat pineapple but who wants to fight with that spikey fruit every day. If you are using it for any swelling or pain from inflammation, take the capsules away from meals as bromelain attacks the protein in inflamed tissues.
If you take it with food, it helps to break down the proteins in the food. It is a natural blood thinner so it is not recommended for those on blood thinners or with blood disorders or those going into surgery.
The Holistic Long-Term Solution to Inflammation:
I have a superior anti-inflammatory diet. This anti-inflammatory diet also has a wonderful side effect. It rebalances your body weight to its ideal weight and it improves your overall health. My way of eating cuts out all the pro-inflammatory foods.
Here's a list of the top inflammatory foods:
Do you suffer from a condition made worse by an inflammatory diet?
Do you suffer from diabetes, coronary artery disease, or an autoimmune disease?
Please take your health destiny back and adopt a superior health-promoting anti-inflammatory diet. One focused on vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains.
A way of eating like the one in my book BREAK THE CYCLE: Lose Weight and Maintain Your Goal Weight for the Rest of Your Life. Available on AMAZON in paperback and Kindle. Click the link below to buy your copy and start your own journey.
BREAK THE CYCLE: Lose Weight and Maintain Your Weight for the Rest of Your Life - Kindle edition by Warwick, Karen. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
I am not a doctor but I am a RHN. Here is what I would do, if I were you.