Inflammation; the Main Cause of Many Chronic Diseases
In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants, I’m going to talk about inflammation. There are many illnesses and chronic diseases like cancer, dementia and adverse cholesterol level that are caused because of systemic inflammation. Life style changes and change in diet could help to prevent chronic inflammation of different organs in the body.
Your body responses to stress caused by environment, life style or diet through inflammation. Chronic constant inflammation destroys the balance in the body by making body more vulnerable to diseases and aging.
What Causes Chronic Inflammation?Chronic inflammation can be caused because of poor eating habits (a diet that is high in simple carbohydrates and refined sugar and low in micronutrients), mineral and vitamin deficiencies, insomnia, lack of exercise, excessive constant stress, toxicity in the environment and lack of cleansing diet.
How to avoid Inflammation
- Cleansing DietSpring water is high in minerals and will make your body alkaline. Drinking spring water will help to throw toxicity out by purifying blood. As simple as it sounds, drink lots of water in order to cleanse your body. When you wake up in the morning, make sure to drink one to two glasses of water before eating anything else. Start your mornings with raw fresh organic vegetable juice. Make sure to include vegetables like kale, broccoli, celery, cabbage and chard among others. These green superfoods help to clean and remove toxicity out of your body. Other superfoods like pineapple, mango, papaya and avocado are also a great anti-inflammatory. Generally speaking, dairy products aren’t that good for you but yogurt has beneficial bacteria called “acidophilus” that helps to increase “good” stomach bacteria in order to fight off and keep the balance of “bad” bacteria in the stomach under control.
- Change your Diet
Simple carbohydrates, refined sugar and excessive omega 6 fatty acids in our diet are the main promoters of inflammation. You should have at least one raw organic meal a day with superfoods. Raw organic superfoods have thousands of micronutrients, live enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Avoid eating top 10 toxic foods and additives, overheating your food and drinking sugar sweetened beverages. Wild sockeye salmon is a lean protein and a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids that is anti-inflammatory. Nuts including walnuts, pecans and Brazilian nuts are full of omega 3 fatty acids.
- Get Enough SunlightVitamin D helps with calcium and vitamin C absorption. Lack of vitamin D will lead to calcium deficiencies and promote insomnia and weight gain. Vitamin D plays an important role in promoting immune system and preventing chronic diseases. Vitamin D from sun light is a natural anti-inflammatory source that prevents many chronic diseases. 20 minutes moderate exposure to sun per week would be a great benefit to individuals who do not have skin diseases, chronic diseases or other major illnesses.