Health & Wellness – Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program – Take Action Now!

//Health & Wellness – Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program – Take Action Now!

Medical research has demonstrated that most diseases have an underlying etiology involving inflammation. Many conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, allergies, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes can improve or get worse depending on what we eat and our diet. An Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program is a natural and effective way to reduce inflammation and reduce pain, and feel better.

What is an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Program? It is an easy to follow program with targeted nutrition, eating guidelines, basic exercise, and tips for managing stress. A simple and healthy way to live life – Targeted Nutrition – Eating Guidelines – Regular Exercise – Stress Management

Targeted Nutrition

  • Scientifically formulated medical food to address the multiple underlying factors associated with inflammation,  and reduce pain and irritation
  • Low allergy rice protein and specific carbohydrates and healthy fats , as well as other targeted nutrients to decrease the inflammatory response

Eating Guidelines

  • Many inflammatory reactions (including the digestive tract) are triggered by sensitivities to certain foods, ingredients, or additives, and highly processed foods, high in sugar, saturated fats, low in fiber/nutrients, and eating patterns (overeating, stress-induced snacking, and skipping meals)
  • Reduce offending foods and adopting healthier eating habits that support a healthy response to inflammatory triggers
  • Drinking minimal of 6-8 glasses of water daily, limit coffee or regular tea to 2 cups daily
  • Avoid eating under stress, or within 2 hours before bedtime, overeating and larger portions, eat slowly and chew thoroughly, limit alcohol consumption such as red wine to 1-2 drinks daily, don’t skip meals, eat 3 small meals & 2-3 healthy snacks spaced evenly through the day, buy organic foods, pesticides/chemicals free, wild caught fish, free-range, hormone-free poultry
  • Read labels! Gluten-free foods may contain dairy/sugars, that trigger inflammation

Regular Exercise

  • Keep digestive  system, joints, and muscles in good working order
  • Keeps spirits up, and reduces inflammation
  • Do something you enjoy – biking, hiking, dancing, fitness classes

Stress Management

  • Stress contributes to inflammatory processes, and may cause symptoms to flare up or worsen – learn to reduce your stress
  • Learn stress management techniques to reduce the inflammatory response
  • Improve sleep, and decrease inflammatory messages  to your bloodstream
  • Breathe from your belly, take short walks, listen to music, dance or sing, take a mental break, have a great laugh, journal  thoughts and feelings
  • Take a power nap – relax, do the things in life that bring joy to you!

For more information on how to decrease inflammation in your body, reduce pain, eat healthier, live longer, and feel better, contact Diane Delf, RN, Director of Health and Wellness at ddelf@totalhealthsystems.com

By |2018-09-11T15:10:39-04:00September 24th, 2013|Chiropractic Care|