HOW TO HANDLE INFLAMMATION
Remember that inflammation is a normal part of the healing process if you have a recent injury or wound.
Follow your doctor’s directions on how to minimize discomfort while helping your body heal. For chronic inflammation, you might consider these strategies to fight inflammation:
Adjust your diet
Red meat, trans-fats, and highly processed foods are known to contribute to bodily inflammation. Ditto for added sugar and refined food products such as white bread, pasta, and snack foods. Try to limit these foods in your diet. Replace them with sources of omega-3 fatty acids like tuna, tofu, and walnuts. Add fruits and vegetables, like grapes, blueberries, spinach and celery which are known to help fight inflammation. Tea, both green and black, also includes powerful anti-inflammatories.
Schedule a sweat session
Light to medium exercise can help fight chronic inflammation by triggering your cells to release essential proteins. It is possible to overdo it though. Strenuous exercise can cause increased inflammation if you’re overworking muscles and joints. Whether you jog, take a yoga class, or weight lift, exercise should be one of your go-to strategies to fight inflammation.
Manage your stress
Stress isn’t all in your head. It affects your body too. Chronic stress can disrupt your immune system and increase inflammation. Create a stress management plan to reduce tension and keep your immune system in balance.
Try adding CBD to your routine
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers have found evidence for its effectiveness in fighting inflammatory-related disorders from Rheumatoid arthritis to everyday aches and pains. While CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits can be enjoyed by everyone, researchers have specifically studied the therapeutic effects of CBD in patients with cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and metabolic diseases as well as diabetes and cancer.