Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fight Chronic Inflammation & Prevent Disease

Here are a few simple guidelines to help avoid chronic inflammation:

Drink plenty of clean, fluoride-free water - Pure, mineral-rich water is the most basic, yet one of the most powerful, anti-inflammatory nutrient that you can feed your body. Drinking naturally high-pH water from mineral sources will not only help to alkalize your body, which will prevent disease from taking hold, but will also purify your blood and cleanse toxins from the body.  Most of our water is chlorinated, flourinated and the minerals are removed.  Supplementing with minerals is also highly reccommended.

Eat plenty of fermented foods - Kombucha tea, kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt, fermented vegetables, and apple cider vinegar are all excellent examples of probiotic-rich superfoods that will help to populate your gut with beneficial bacteria, and ensure that your digestive tract remains healthy and well-functioning. Fermented foods and beverages also help prevent harmful pathogens from taking hold within the body.  A pro-biotic can be substituted in supplement form if you are not eating enough fermented foods.

Cut out the carbs and omega-6 oils, and eat plenty of healthy, saturated fats - The average American doctor would probably cringe at this advice, but saturated fats like those found in coconut and palm oils, are actually beneficial for your health, while carbohydrates and oils rich in omega-6 fatty acids are heavy promoters of disease-causing inflammation. Your best bet is to skip the low-fat diet and start eating more healthy fats in combination with mineral and enzyme-rich whole foods. Nuts, seeds and avocados are more examples of healthy fats.

Get plenty of natural sunlight exposure - The vitamin D hormone plays a critical role in regulating immune function, as well as preventing the onset of chronic illness. A powerful, natural anti-inflammatory, vitamin D is easily accessible through natural sunlight exposure or supplementation, and it is one of the most powerful interventions for deterring inflammation.  On average, if you are not out in the sun for a minimum of 30 minutes each day, you should consider supplementing with Vitamin D3.

Source:  http://www.naturalnews.com/036722_inflammation_disease_prevention.html#ixzz22sQsD4jh

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