Did you know that many of your favorite comfort foods may be causing your body distress, without you knowing it? Because of this distress, your doctor has no other options but to medicate you. I don’t know about you, but the idea of taking medication for the rest of my life does not sit well with me. So, here is the deal, you have to reduce or make changes to what goes in your mouth, starting NOW!
However, before you can start to reduce your intake of certain foods or make any changes to your lifestyle. Especially if you already take some sort of medication the first thing you must do that I recommend is to tell your doctor your goal. This goal is to live a healthier and longer life.
Then you have to understand what is causing you pain in your body. Whether it be acute or chronic, caused by environmental irritants or what we’re eating. Many factors go into why we’re dealing with pain.
Chronic pain can indicate your body’s inability to respond to its irritant. Infections can jumpstart an inflammatory response which is pain, along with other sources of inflammation such as stress, unhealthy habits, and other underlying health issues.
The good news is there are natural remedies to help reduce pain the pain that you may be feeling. Many of these are naturally available foods that are probably already in your kitchen.
When you reduce foods that have been causing pain in your body, it is important to start filling your kitchen with anti-inflammatory foods which helps to combat pain on a regular basis. Powerful anti-inflammatory fruits include blueberries, strawberries, cherries, oranges, and pineapple. Many of these fruits contain bromelain and quercetin which are incredible for helping ease inflammation in the body.
Reduce pain in your body by eating this…
Ginger. Adding ginger to your routine can be quite simple. Add it to your meals, toss some in your juicer, or make some fresh herbal ginger tea without sugar.
Green tea. Trade out that afternoon coffee for a green tea. Do not add sugar if your goal is to reduce pain as it causes inflammatory responses.
Beets. Which can get a bad rap, but they are oh so good for you. Filled with the betalain pigment along with countless other beneficial nutrients. Beets provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that your body will love. Toss some on your salad or in your smoothie and reap the benefits.
Tomatoes. The lycopene found in tomatoes helps provide the body with an anti-inflammatory benefit. Summer is a fantastic time to enjoy loads of tomatoes, so eat up!
Garlic. Garlic is versatile and I add it almost everything. Take advantage of that and toss it in your home cooked meals to enjoy its anti-inflammatory benefits regularly.
Along with these important foods, sleep is another powerful element in reducing the risk of inflammation. If you’re in need of improving your sleep quality, take this as a sign to begin now. Sleep is such a crucial link in your overall health and well-being.
Making healthy lifestyle choices gives your body a better chance of curbing pain, so start with baby steps. Making healthy lifestyle choices gives your body a better chance of curbing inflammation in the future, so start with baby steps.
What ways can you reduce inflammatory foods this week to make healthier habits?
** Disclaimer: We do not provide the services of a licensed dietician or nutritionist. Information on this blog website is not to be viewed as medical or nursing advice. Nor is it meant to take the place of your Primary care physician.
Article submitted by guest blogger Julia Merril at BefriendYourdoc.org
Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching in a holistic way for Classy Women 50-60 years of age from a naturopathic way. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.
As a herbalist. healthy lifestyle coach, menu planner, busy wife, the “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success.
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