Heart attack, stroke, brain loss, gastrointestinal illness… chronic inflammation can cause a lifetime of problems. But it’s something rarely talked about by doctors—prevention often falls by the wayside in an overstressed medical system.
So it’s up to you to take steps to prevent inflammation in the body.
-6 hours of sleep is a minimum. Less than that, studies show, causes a significant buildup of inflammation over time. Quality counts, too, so if you’re tossing and turning, check out these tips for sleeping better.
-Follow an anti-inflammation diet. Basically, eat healthy. Fried foods increase inflammation, and brightly colored fruits and veggies have antioxidants that can fight inflammation.
-Exercise. Although it temporarily increases inflammation, it helps support all of the body’s systems (a little inflammation is actually good and has a purpose: cleaning out cells that aren’t good anymore, too much though and good cells get damaged).
-Take a good supplement: make sure there aren’t any holes in your diet and support cellular health against inflammation. You can also take supplements targeted at fighting inflammation.
-Support your immune system (with something like colloidal silver, for instance). A strong immune system will be less likely to misuse inflammation.
Did I miss any? How do you fight inflammation in your daily life?