Reduce chronic, disease-causing inflammation naturally in three easy steps

Reduce chronic, disease-causing inflammation naturally in three easy steps

Over 60 percent of people are affected by at least one condition associated with chronic low-grade (CLG) inflammation. CLG inflammation is responsible for destructive health issues like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.

The key to good health and reducing CLG inflammation is to make daily lifestyle choices that don’t result in a constant state of stress, which is known to be a trigger for chronic inflammation.

Diet: Creating an anti-inflammatory diet doesn’t mean you need to make massive changes. Some simple additions in terms of spices, and simple omission like less carbohydrates, can make a big difference. These small changes to your meals and diet can pay substantial health dividends down the road.

Stress: Evidence suggests that acute and chronic stress is associated with increased inflammatory activity in the body. While you may not be able to control the stressful situations, you have to navigate in life, you can change your response to those situations and manage stress more effectively.

Exercise: Regular exercise is a proven way to reduce stress, which leads to inflammation. It also has the side benefit of helping you to drop any extra pounds – another factor in increased inflammation. Research suggests that as little as 20 minutes of exercise could have anti-inflammatory effects.

Common risk factors associated with CLG inflammation include age, obesity, diet, smoking, hormone imbalances, and sleep disorders. While age is something you can’t control, nearly all the other risk factors can be altered with your daily habits. Reducing stress through exercise and diet can help reduce CLG inflammation and create a healthier you.

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.