Reduce inflammation naturally by taking these steps…

Sometimes a specific injury can cause inflammation.  Other times inflammation can manifest in chronic dis-ease. Follow these guidelines to reduce inflammation naturally.

  • Get a proper balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats.  Most adults should aim for a 2:1 ratio.  Avoid cooking oils made with corn, safflower and other omega -6 oils, choose grass-fed meat over grain-fed meat, and eat more cold-water fish.
  • Avoid trans fats:  i.e. fried foods, margarine sticks, pie crust, these fats cripple your body’s ability to process healthy fats normally
  • Limit refined carbs: i.e. sugar, candy, flour, these carbs increase insulin levels which eventually leads to increased inflammation.
  • Maintain a healthy weight:  The more excess weight you carry as fat, the more active fat cells are and the more inflamed you will be.
  • Increase dietary antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables down regulate inflammation.