Inflammation And It's Triggers

Inflammation And It's Triggers

Inflammation can occur in response to many factors such as environmental exposures to chemicals and pollution, injury or sickness.  However, unlike these uncontrollable factors, we can take control to curb inflammation in what we choose to put in our mouths.

As we walk this earth, you're going to have occasional inflammation from minor infections, allergies or injuries.  This is normal and every bump and bruise does not require an anti-inflammatory medication.  

However, you can focus on lifestyle choices that reduce your risk of chronic inflammation-the kind that leads to disease.  Many lifestyle factors have been shown to play a part in cellular inflammation; smoking, obesity, chronic stress, excessive alcohol consumption and lack of exercise.

Conversely, lets look at the low hanging fruits that directly contribute to inflammatory response and a decline of both our mental and physical health when frequently consumed over time;

  • Sugars
  • Trans Fats(Deep Fried Foods)
  • Processed Meats(Deli Meat/Jerky)
  • Dairy Products
  • Feedlot-Raised Meat
  • Non Free Range Eggs
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten(Refined Grains)
  • Sodas/Sweetened Drinks
  • Snack Foods-cookies, chips, pastries, crackers

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