Prevent Disease and Increase Wellbeing with ONE Change
The time is now. Your health is in your hands. You can prevent disease and increase well being with ONE change. If you want to improve your health and well-being, slow the body’s aging process, maintain a healthy metabolism and prevent chronic illness in your body, there is one change you must make today.
For great health and longevity, you must reduce inflammation in your body.
A lifetime of poor dietary choices, chronic exposure to environmental toxins and psychological stress creates inflammation in the body. When your body is chronically exposed to stress, no matter the cause or combination of causes, inflammation occurs in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to:
- Digestive disorders
- Skin problems
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- and more
If you suffer from any chronic health symptom, chances are, there is inflammation present in your body.
Mitigate the inflammation in your body by making healthier choices that will impact your whole self. Exercise, diet, limiting your exposure to environmental toxins and nourishing your mental and spiritual health are key components of health and inflammation reduction.
Start With Your Diet
According to Dr. Mercola, “Diet accounts for about 80 percent of the health benefits you reap from a healthful lifestyle, and keeping inflammation in check is a major part of these benefits. It’s important to realize that dietary components can either trigger or prevent inflammation from taking root in your body.”
Avoid sugar, grains and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs)
The biggest culprits of inflammation in the body are excess sugar, grains and highly processed carbohydrates and over-consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower oils (also known as polyunsaturated fats or PUFAs).
Incorporate more healthy fats and real food into your diet. Kate Deering’s article, “Polyunsaturated Fats: Essential or toxic?” is a great resource on this topic that lists the top food choices you should be making regularly:
- Eat saturated fats. Coconut oil, butter, ghee, coconut milk.
- Eat root vegetables. Sweet potatoes, beets, carrots (all root vegetables have very little PUFAs).
- Eat fruits and fruit-like vegetables. Papayas, apples, pears, peaches, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, etc.
- Eat grass-fed meats. Beef, bison, lamb. Avoid corn- and soy-fed meats as they have a higher PUFA content.
- Consume organic, grass-fed dairy. Milk, cheese, yogurt.
- Consume tropical nuts. Macadamia, hazelnut, and cashew (in limited quantities).
- Eat free-range, pastured, organic eggs. Corn- and soy-fed chickens produce higher PUFA content eggs.
- Consume gelatin and beef broth. Both are non-inflammatory proteins and easily digested.
- Eat wild white fish and wild salmon. Halibut, cod, sole, salmon.
- Once a week eat grass-fed organ meats. Organ meats in limited quantities are full of vitamin and minerals.
Read more about causes of chronic inflammation and tips for combating it in Dr. Mercola’s article, “Body Hacks to Help You Minimize Chronic Inflammation.”
Read a past Long Natural Health blog article on reducing inflammation with The Powerful Act of Grounding.
Also check out Dr. Mercola’s article “Making Bone Broth a Staple in Your Diet May be the Key to Improving Your Health” for more tips and suggestions.