Have you ever heard that inflammation is the root of all chronic illness? Well, it’s also sometimes called the “silent killer” since its signs aren’t always obvious.
In this video I’ll share how you can recognize the earliest signs so that you can nip it in the bud!
When dealing with inflammation, traditional doctors don’t typically have the training to guide you on how to lower inflammation with lifestyle changes. Your doctors may give vague advice like “lose weight, eat better, and exercise,” but they don’t provide a game plan. Usually, they will offer medications once the inflammation has already progressed into some chronic illness. So, this is why it’s so important to understand the early signs and how to reverse them! You have much more control over inflammation and its impact than you think!
Some of the early signs of suffering inflammation can be things you have just learned to live with. Like allergies, brain fog, mood swings, tummy troubles like bloating, and muscle soreness or tightness. All these symptoms may seem like the normal “wear and tear of life,” but usually, they are signs that your inflammation could already be in the red zone.
Inflammation often comes from the gut and an unbalanced gut microbiome. Eating inflammatory foods can create a leaky gut, which is a major cause of total body inflammation. Eventually, this can lead to inflammation in the brain, causing brain fog, decreased memory, and poor concentration.
Once the gut lining is impaired by inflammation, it allows foreign substances like toxins to enter the bloodstream and create autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, thyroid disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Functional Medicine is a lifestyle medicine, so I encourage all my patients to assess how much restful sleep they are getting; are they eating too many processed foods; are they experiencing high stress; are they getting regular exercise. These important lifestyle factors make a huge difference in whether you are living well, without the disease. That’s my goal for YOU… Living beyond disease.
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