[su_dropcap]M[/su_dropcap] Most of you know, I’m a tea addict! I absolutely love my herbs, I cherish them and trust that they will nurture both mind and body.
Today, my stepfather consulted me about what tea would help him with his inflammation and it inspired me to craft a blog around the multiple options, what causes inflammation and how we can eat anti-inflammatory nutrition as a preventative measure.
[su_dropcap]I[/su_dropcap] Inflammation is a process in which the body’s white blood cells (and substances they produce) protect us from infection with foreign organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Think of it like a trigger that our bodies set off by something it doesn’t like.
The only time inflammation would be an okay instance is post-exercise. Our muscles are inflamed so when we replenish with nourishing drinks and wholesome foods afterward, it’s a natural response for our bodies to protect this.
This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection and may result in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective process may stimulate nerves and cause pain.
When we eat food we’re allergic to or have adverse reactions to but don’t correct, this will cause inflammation in the gut as well. In my opinion, too many people ignore gut inflammation, it’s like the pain is ignored because it’s normal to live in pain.
I was once one of those people until it got so severe I wanted the hospitals’ care. Come to find out, i had severe food allergies that had developed randomly all of a sudden one year. Don’t live in pain, do something about it today!
[su_quote]”Inflammation is just a symptom of injury”[/su_quote]
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[su_dropcap]I[/su_dropcap] Inflammation can be caused by several reasons and hopefully you don’t have chronic inflammation; if you do it’s best to consult with your physician in case you have fibromyalgia or some other illness. Pay attention to your body, it’s the only one you have! Cherish it, and take care of it better than you would to your children/pets.
Thank you for stopping by, and for caring enough about your body to read more about inflammation and how to care & prevent it.