If you’ve ever had a sore throat, a rash or sprained ankle, you’ve experienced acute inflammation – your body’s natural and helpful immune response to tissue damage. This kind of inflammation is a good thing. However, chronic inflammation is your body’s worst enemy. Over time, it can wear out your immune system leaving you susceptible to a whole host of health issues including asthma, allergies, digestive difficulties, arthritis, osteoporosis and even, cancer. Worst of all…chronic inflammation is silent – you may not even know you have it!
Chronic inflammation can be triggered by numerous factors, but the good news is that most of them are within your control and can be avoided. You can reduce dangerous inflammation using these strategies:
1. Get moving – there’s no question that physically fit folks produce less inflammation than couch potatoes, since regular exercise protects against metabolic syndrome. But research also suggests that extended workouts can cause inflammation levels to spike for a day or two afterward. The key is to get enough exercise, but not too much. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day, five days a week.
2. Reduce stress and get adequate sleep – Research has shown that anything that stresses the body, from too little sleep to too much tension, can cause belly fat to accumulate, increasing your risk of inflammation. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night and simple stress reducers. CalMax from Dr. Newton’s Naturals is the perfect, all-in-one supplement to help you manage stress and prepare your body for a good night’s sleep. The calcium and magnesium in CalMax work together to relax your muscles and calm your nerves.
3. Floss and brush twice every day – The link between gum disease and heart disease has been well established, and researchers now think they’ve pinpointed the possible culprit: The very same bacteria that cause inflammation and swelling in the gums appear to be a source of inflammation and thickening of the arteries. Previous studies have shown that those who get their gum disease treated wind up with lower levels of inflammation.
4. Decrease digestive issues – your gut holds approximately 60-70 percent of your immune system. If you suffer from digestive issues including gas, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome, your immune system is at serious risk of dangerous inflammation. A great way to start caring for your gut is by taking NuZymes Plus from Dr. Newton’s Naturals. Enzymes are vital for proper digestion, but they are also crucial to every cell in your body. They are responsible for energy production, fighting infections and healing wounds, reducing inflammation, carrying away toxic waste and slowing the aging process. NuZymes Plus offers a unique combination of multiple enzymes known to alleviate gastric discomfort and gas as well as dramatically increased lipase levels, which is especially helpful in the digestion of dietary fats.