What can I do about inflammation and joint pain?
Inflammation is the source of all evil, really though. Inflammation is at the route of all chronic disorders, diseases, skin problems, gut problems, mood lows and so much more. So why do you have it? And what can you do about it?
Firstly, inflammation is a natural component of the body’s immune response. Think about when you fell over as a kid and you scraped your knee, the body’s natural inflammatory response caused your knee to heal again. Similarly, when you exercise your body produces a brief inflammatory response which is then compounded with a significant production of antioxidants during the anti-inflammatory recovery period.
However, small amounts of occasional inflammation are very different to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is characterised by perpetually high levels of inflammation inside the body that the body is unable to manage and regulate. This eventually leads to a number of diseases and conditions, including cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
Common symptoms of chronic inflammation are joint pain, fatigue, fever, mouth sores, gut complaints and rashes.
So why do some people suffer with chronic inflammation?
Several things can cause chronic inflammation, including an untreated cause of minor inflammation such as a contracted infection or an injury. Another more serious cause is an autoimmune disorder like Crohn’s disease, or the most common reason, is due to the long term exposure to irritants, chemicals and pollution.
So that food you’re eating that is heavily processed, full of ingredients that you can’t even name and tastes amazing? Unfortunately, it is probably the cause, or at least a contributor, to your chronic inflammation. If you are suffering with joint pain that never seems to really go away, you need to address a few key things in your life.
1. What are you eating?
Certain foods cause an inflammatory response, these include: refined carbohydrates, fried foods, processed meat and simple sugars like high fructose corn syrup. These cause chaos in your body.
Eat anti-inflammatory foods that help your body heal, like foods that are high in antioxidants and polyphenols. These foods include extra virgin olive oil, leafy greens, fatty fish, fruits and nuts. Basically, if it grows in the ground or in a tree then it will help you.
2. How much do you exercise?
This list sounds pretty boring I know, but seriously if you want to decrease inflammation in your body then you need to start moving. Exercise prevents and eliminates inflammation even at the source. According to an article published in the journal Brain, exercising for only 20 minutes a day decreases key inflammatory biomarkers.
3. What supplements are you taking?
If you’re eating healthy and moving your body but still suffer with signs of inflammation then you need to step your game up a notch. Having sufficient levels of all essential nutrients and vitamins will help to fight inflammation and if you are not getting this from your diet alone then you need to start supplementing.
Beauty of Action’s Elite & Magic-D Duo Pack is specially designed to combat inflammation and joint pain, it includes a super blend of the stronger antioxidants and nutrients found in nature combined with a high dose of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2, all proven to fight inflammation.
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