Inflammation and Health
One of the secrets to having better health is to control the inflammation levels in your body. If you are curious to know more about Inflammation and health please read on.
Many of the diseases of aging are associated with inflammation. Arthritis, cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and alzheimers to name a few. All of these nasty conditions and more have a link to high levels of inflammation in the body. A recent study showed that taking MRI’s of people without back pain revealed that 80% of people have a bulging disc in their lower spine, but have no symptoms. How come then some people have a bulging disc and have debilitating pain? It has to do with the levels of inflammation in the body. Keeping these levels down will help you to live longer, healthier, happier and more pain free.
Here are my top 4 ways to keep inflammation levels down.
Misalignments in the spine called subluxations lead to negative changes in the body. Negative changes are interpreted to be stress by the body. Long term chronic stress means your body is less sensitive to cortisol (an antinflammatory hormone). This leads to more inflammation and less health.
Diet plays a large role when it comes to inflammation and health. Diets high in sugar, simple carbohydrates and alcohol all promote inflammation. By working to eliminate these items you can lower levels of inflammation immediately!
There are supplmenets which help to lower inflammation naturally. OTC and prescription meds can lower inflammation, think advil, but are not recommended for long-term use. Even OTC medications have negative side effects. Natural antiinflammatories are just as effective, if not more so with no side effects. Ginger, curcumin and tumeric are very powerful. My favorite product and what I take everyday can be found here.
Oxygen helps to control inflammation. The most essential structure for humans to survive, and most of us walk around without ever taking a deep breath. Take a minute or ten and just breathe deeply into your belly. Make this a regular, daily routine and you will notice less aches and pains and more energy immediately.
Control your inflammation levels with these 4 techniques above and you will enjoy much better health. You will feel better, have more energy and ward off the diseases of aging. I do all four of these and if I fall off track with even one of them, after a week I FEEL the difference in my body. Give it a try and let me know your results in the comments.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Steven Bourdage DC