What is inflammation? And how does it manifest in your body?
Inflammation is a natural reaction to either injury or infection. the affected tissues swell, become warm, redden and may be painful. proteins called cytokines will attack the threatening germ and repair damaged tissue. Too much inflammation can damage the body, resulting gin immobility, weight loss, eroding muscle tissue and the power to fight disease. disorders that involve inflammation include, bursitis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tendinitis – just to name a few. cardiovascular disease may also be a result of inflammation in the linings of the arteries.
What can trigger inflammation? To mention a few, inflammation can be a result of a diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids, exposure to environmental toxins, drugs, free radical damage, infections, injury, trauma, bacterial – fungal or viral infection.
Any organ or tissue can become inflamed. Internal inflammation can be caused by a bacterial infection or caused by disorders such as anaemia, arthritis, autoimmune disease, allergies, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis, peptic ulcer disease or colitis. External inflammation is often the result of injury.
What can you do to reduce inflammation?
Make sure your nutrient intake consist of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B complex plus extra vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids. Alfalfa is a good source of minerals. Aloe vera juice is helpful for inflammation, turmeric, ginger, yucca, echinacea will also help reduce inflammation. Eat a diet composed of mainly raw foods and drinks plenty of herbal tea and juice. You can also consume foods which are powerful antioxidants and useful for inflammation reduction. Spinach and blueberries are great sources. Cold water fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel are rich sources of fatty acids and good for you. Limit your intake of salt, sugar and junk foods.
If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above or if you feel that you suffer from inflammation – talk to your Doctor and/or Your Coach.
– Coach Char
Gym & Zoom Workout:
10 DB Snatch (50/35)
10 Lateral Burpees*
10 Mountain Climbers
*Gym Peeps: Use parallette to jump over. Zoom Peeps: I miss seeing your face in person and stuff.