As a child I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis ~ an auto immune disease. Until recently, I wasn’t aware of how much we can be affected by health scares. Although my RA is in remission, the inflammation still lives in my body. The interesting thing is; whether the condition is allergies, asthma, or arthritis ~ most of these are tied to some type of inflammation! Inflammation occurs externally as well as internally (bleeding gums, muscle aches, ulcers). Healthy inflammation is ok; our body responds to an injury or an infection, protecting the body & promoting healing. Chronic or negative inflammation can be caused by many things: stress, diet, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition… but one way we can reduce the inflammation, is to take charge of our diet. Some foods actually make us more susceptible.
This is a continual learning process, but I would like to pass along info as I move forward in this journey. So many others face similar situations ~ and inflammation is a major issue in our country. I believe we’ve moved into a more processed food diet/pyramid, which is partly why we’re experiencing dis-ease. Let’s be proactive! Let’s do this! If you want more info, check out some of the resources below!