Relieve Pain from Chronic Inflammation

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Relieve Pain from Chronic Inflammation

How do you know if there is  inflammation?

Your body is sending you warning signs:  muscle fatigue, tendon and joint pain, arthritis, rheumatism, poor digestion, allergies – just to name a few.

How do you fight the underlying inflammation?

The best strategies include reducing the triggers of inflammation and strengthening the body’s ability to dampen the inflammatory response.

Making the connection between the gut, liver and inflammation is essential!

Rebalance the intestinal ecosystem by using targeted nutrients:

  • probiotics, according to the condition – such as slow or accelerated transit, bloating, acid reflux or spasms and pre-biotics ( adequate supply of fibers)
  • anti-inflammatory nutrients which help to regenerate the intestinal wall while nourishing the flora
  • Phyto-therapy, via standardised plant extracts

Support the liver’s two phases of detoxification through:

  • adequate nutrients, provided by:
    • Food – notably cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and
    • Food supplements, including vitamins, sulfur compounds and trace elements promoting enzymatic processes
  • depurative medicinal plants
  • developing a personalised plan to protect the liver while  limiting environmental toxins

Make the link between acidity and inflammation:

  • Provide alkalising minerals in the form of citrates, for a buffer system
  • Establish a personalised alkaline nutritional plan, according to the results of a bio-nutritional assessment
  • Tailor physical activity according to an adapted programme – (see topic on Health and Sports Performance)

Make the link between oxidation and inflammation:

  • Oxidative stressis the imbalance between production and accumulation of free radicals in cells on one hand  and on the other hand the ability to detoxify these harmful substances.
  • Enzymes which protect against free radicals – resulting from pollution and various other external and internal attacks – are quickly depleted.
  • An antioxidant diet based on fresh fruits and vegetables is essential – but sometimes not enough to counteract the oxidative stress.
  • A regular supply of nutrients in the form of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and plant extracts is needed.

Make the link between essential fatty acids deficiency and inflammation:

  • Provide vegetables and fish oils to balance the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio and promote anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

Natural solutions to osteoarthritis, arthrosis and tendonitis include:

  • Herbal medicine – effective against acute or chronic pain when used in the right balance and therapeutic doses of high-quality plant extracts.

    Plants which fight chemical mediators of inflammation and free radicals – such as willow and wintergreen “natural aspirin” (salicylic acid)

  • Nutritional therapy, providing substances which are
    • Regenerative of cartilage and joints, in the form of powder or capsules;
    • Anti-inflammatory, such as heat shock protein;
    • Promoting the synthesis of serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter.

While inflammation is a natural process that helps your body recover and defend itself from harm, chronic inflammation may lead to various health issues.  Foods and plants offer solutions to reduce inflammation and improve your overall health.

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