Inflammation is your body’s first response of body inflammation the immune system of infection or irritation – whether from your diet, lifestyle or environment. Think of what happens when you catch a cold. You may experience inflammation in the form of a fever as your body heats up to eradicate the effects of the invading virus.
Research has shown that eating the wrong foods can cause inflammation within our bodies. Being overweight can itself be the cause of inflammation.
What Can Cause Inflammation?
It is believed that one of the main causes of inflammation is low-grade bacterial, viral, and fungal infections in the bloodstream and organs like the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.
Fatty tissues of the body secrete hormones that regulate the immune system and inflammation, but in the case of an overweight individual this can become out of control. Three of the hormones that play a role in metabolism are leptin, resistin and adiponectin.
How to Reduce Inflammation?
To restore your body’s balance, we recommend going “back to basics” with both diet and lifestyle.
- Increase mineral and antioxidant intake.
- Reduce or eliminate sugar and processed foods.
- Get plenty of sleep
- Soak up the Sun – Vitamin D, available from sunlight is an easy way to effectively stop inflammation. 15 minutes daily of unprotected sunlight.
- Exercise is one of the greatest ways to counter inflammation.