What Inflames You???

So you get a great workout in, you feel great after both mentally and physically.  But, could that workout be the cause of inflammation or the inflammatory response due to exercise?

How about this – you train hard day after day; you eat appropriately for your goals most days; get adequate sleep most days; might be stressed over work; maybe family; just life in general.

“The body’s inflammatory process is a wonderful part of the immune system, designed to protect us from invading microbes, chemicals and allergens; physical trauma; and other threats both real and imagined. Inflammation occurs at the peak of the immune response when conditions such as fever trigger the body to increase blood flow and bring in specialized immune cells to help repair and remove damaged tissues. The inflammatory response has been well understood for centuries, beginning with Hippocrates, who may have been the first to regard inflammation as the beginning of the healing process (Ley 2001)”.

Read this article in it’s’ entirety here

Obviously we can use NSAID’s or other anti-inflammatory or possibly homeopathic remedies.  But, there are many dietary approaches to take as well that are beneficial to the inflammatory response that can be found in the following article.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet 101 – Fight Inflammation Naturally

“Inflammation is a natural process that helps your body heal and defend itself from harm.

Unfortunately, it can sometimes run wild and become chronic.

Chronic inflammation can last for a long time — weeks, months or years — and may lead to various health problems.

On the bright side, there are many things you can do to reduce inflammation and improve your overall health.

This article outlines a detailed plan for an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle”.

Read the entire article here



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