Things to Reduced Inflammation Quickly

Houston Area Chiropractor Comments: Every now and then, after care is completed, patients will say that they feel sore and achy in multiple muscles and joints even when not doing strenuous activity. While the most common culprit is dehydration, it can also be due the body being generally inflamed. Now this is a systemic inflammation, not an isolated swollen joint. Chronic inflammation can have negative effect on the body in numerous ways, and recent research has shown a link in chronic inflammation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even depression.

Chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system believes that it is under a constant threat, causing it to attack the body’s cells. Inflammation can damage the body and be a key culprit in weight gain. The body can benefit from the addition of foods that help to reduce inflammation. Some of these foods are leafy green vegetables, pineapple, blueberries, celery, walnuts, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, garlic and chia seeds. While incorporating these foods into your diet, make sure to stay away from foods that cause inflammation, such as those containing sugar, artificial ingredients, chemicals, and gluten, for those who have gluten sensitivity.

Food isn’t the only way to help your body fight harmful inflammation. You can also avoid certain medications such as NASID’s, antacids and antibiotics. These medications can affect your gut and affect the way you digest food. Reduce toxin exposure by using safer natural products for cleaners, soaps and detergents. By being active regularly. You should try and do different activities every day. Studies have shown that by performing exercise for 2 ½ hours a week, it will reduce your chronic inflammation. You should try and get at least 15 minutes of sunshine daily. Vitamin D has been shown to help reduce inflammation. Getting enough sleep and a periodic massage will also benefit the reduction of inflammation.

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Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!