3 Important Steps to Reduce Inflammation and Improve Your Health
Inflammation and poor blood circulation are at the root of many illnesses and diseases today. They have been linked to arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and muscle and joint pain.
What is inflammation? Inflammation in a healthy body is the normal and effective response that facilitates healing. When the body is injured or ill, the lymphatic (immune) system springs into action, bringing white blood cells to the area of concern with increased blood flow.
But when the immune system overreaches and begins attacking healthy body tissues, chronic inflammatory conditions can contribute to a range of health issues.
There is good news though!! At Foresight Chiropractic, we recommend three natural, non-invasive ways to help the body reduce inflammation. These include eating a healthy diet, receiving regular Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care and utilizing BEMER vascular therapy as part of your inflammation-fighting lifestyle.
Fight inflammation with a Healthy Diet
The evidence is clear that a diet of anti-inflammatory foods can help to regulate the immune system and positively impact the way inflammation affects our bodies and our lives. The key is a diet composed of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats with no chemicals or meat additives, and an abundance of omega 3 healthy fats and foods.
Incorporate these top anti-inflammatory foods to help reduce inflammation. The following foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins including vitamin A, C and K. Antioxidants help to restore cellular health.
** Green Leafy Vegetables – especially bok choy (with 70 antioxidant substances) and celery. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants.
** Beets. Beets contain the antioxidant betalain, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory with benefits repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium.
** Broccoli. High in potassium, magnesium and antioxidants, is a valuable addition to any diet.
** Blueberries. Strong anti-inflammatory antioxidant quercetin. Also found in citrus, olive oil and dark-colored berries, blueberries contain the strong anti-inflammatory quercetin which helps fight inflammation and even cancer.
** Pineapple. Pineapple helps improve heart health due to bromelain, which can fight blood clotting and is nature’s answer to help stop blood platelets from sticking together or building up along the walls of blood vessels.
** Salmon. Wild caught is the ultimate fatty fish and an excellent source of essential fatty acids. The Omega-3 oils in salmon are some of the most potent anti-inflammatory substances .
** Bone Broth. Contains minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and others, as well as chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine, the compounds that help reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.
** Walnuts. Rich in omega-3 and a satisfying anti-inflammatory snack.
** Chia Seeds and Flaxseeds. Offers both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty oils, which should be consumed in balance with one another. Contains essential fatty acids, mucin, strontium, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulfur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, and thiamine. Seeds provide antioxidant benefits for anti-aging, hormone balance and cellular health.
** Turmeric. The primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component and is a vital component of an anti-inflammatory diet.
Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Over 30% of the sensory information needed to balance and restore the body emanates from the joints and muscles of the head and neck. The lack of proper positioning and movement of the spinal joints affects ALL systems in the body. Mis-alignment of the spine, left uncorrected, causes fatigue and stress in the body that compromises health and leads to ill-health and a shorter life.
Regular chiropractic care removes the stress and improves communication and balance through the central nervous system, leading to reduced inflammation and optimization in the body. Atlas orthogonal chiropractic is precise and gentle, with no cracking or popping. It aligns the Atlas to sit horizontal with the head resting on top.
BEMER Vascular Therapy
BEMER is a wellness device used in Europe for over 20 years to enhance blood circulation, nutrient delivery, oxygen supply, and waste removal at the cellular level. It has been shown to increase energy, endurance, physical fitness, and recovery, concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction and relaxation. By increasing blood flow and oxygen levels, inflammation is reduced. Many people experience reduction or elimination of pain, better sleep and a stronger immune system with BEMER vascular sessions.
For support in your health journey, call Foresight Chiropractic at 480-325-6977 to schedule your free consultation. We can help you achieve your goals and experience better health, reduced inflammation, reduced or elimination of muscle and joint pain and a better quality of life. At the Valley's premier Wellness Center, the Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists, certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique practitioners, serving athletes and families for over 20 years. Call today and get your life back on track!