If you have been diagnosed with an ailment, either acute or chronic, whose name ends with“itis”, it is inflammation. Examples include bronchitis, meningitis, arthritis, tendonitis, colitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, (and the list goes on and on and on). Follow the doctor’s orders, but support your body’s healing process and consider adding some nutritional support.
Inflammation Support From Food
Consume these herbs as a tea, spice, or supplement – Ginger, Turmeric, Rosemary, Chamomile, Green Tea, Licorice
Eat exotic fruits, whole or as a supplement – Acai, Noni, Mangosteen, and Pomegranate
Step up your veggie intake – especially the green ones.
Make sure to include: Alfalfa, Garlic, Onions, and Spinach
Fruits are great – but choose wisely, remember that sugar is pro-inflammatory
Makes sure to include: Cherries, Cranberries, Pineapple, Papaya, and Blueberries
Inflammation Support From Supplements
Check out: Enzymes, B Complex, Omega 3’s, Aloe, MSM, Boswellia, Devils Claw, Grapeseed , Arnica, Echinacea, Nettle, Saw Palmetto, Horsetail/Silica, Vitamin C and Quercetin, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid
Inflammation Support From Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been shown to have local anti-inflammatory effects for areas of both acute and chronic pain. For more systemic or internal cases of inflammation, acupuncture stimulates the production of anti-inflammatory compounds within the body. Not only can acupuncture help to quell inflammation itself, but it is a powerful tool in managing the different manifestations of inflammation, like pain or digestive upset.
Post by Melanie and Lauren