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Inflammation is the way your body responds to infection or injury. When you bonk your knee and get an owie, your healing troops (including white blood cells) march to the site to heal.
So why would you want to halt this natural response? Like most things in life, too much isn’t necessarily a good thing. Just because red wine is antioxidant packed, doesn’t mean you should down the whole bottle (not that I’m speaking from experience here).
Acute inflammation occurs at the site of damage and is short-lived - within a few minutes or hours. Classic signs are redness, pain, swelling, and heat.
Chronic inflammation results from an attempt to repair and contain a source of injury or infection. The troops (white blood cells) persevere the fight for a lengthy amount of time - from weeks to months. This can result from acute infection or an autoimmune disorder.
What the studies say
Chronic inflammation is the one your doctor warns you about. Harvard Magazine's recent article features multiple studies that link chronic inflammation to disease conditions such as heart health, arthritis, gout, and cancer risk.
In a trial of over 10,000 patients, an anti-inflammatory drug protocol decreased lung cancer mortality by as much as 77 percent.
Bring that inflammation down
Medical professionals are gathering that one of the finest ways to reduce inflammation comes from the ground, not the pharmacy. In fact, it’s been shown that pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen (NSAIDS) can make matters worse - changing the balance of belly bacteria and injuring the gut lining.
Here's our post on reclaiming your health and supporting your body’s own ability to fight inflammation with some of the best herbs and supplements.
Add these to your daily routine to start fighting the good fight:
- Herbs: curcumin (turmeric), ginger, cinnamon Leafy green vegetables: kale, bok choy, spinach
- Fatty fish: wild salmon, tuna, mackerel Berries: strawberries, cherries, blueberries
- Nuts: walnuts, pistachios, almonds
To treat excessive inflammation, Harvard Magazine recommends stimulating and supporting your body’s natural resolution pathway instead of blocking the natural inflammatory response.
Focus on adding these inflammation simmering solutions: regulate weight, exercise, and focus on a healthy diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and oils.
read more [harvard magazine]
Day-by-Day Memory Boost from Exercise
A long-term fitness / workout plan is a difficult endeavor for anyone to start. Mostly because it takes time and effort to see results.
However that may not be completely true. For some older people, the brain boosts from exercise can be immediate.
After 20 rigorous but not killer minutes on the exercise bike, participants were better at remembering faces and certain connections of the brain areas got stronger too.
The catch? People who improved a lot after 20 minutes had similar improvements after three months.
BUT.... those who didn't improve after the 20 minutes were less likely to improve after three months.
The take: Individual responses to exercise will vary significantly from one person to the next.
#fitness #memory #exercise
What Else We're Stacking...
Drew Canole, Founder of Organifi talks Optimization Mastery with Sean McCormick
Drew Canole has made it his life's work to help heal, optimize and inspire health across the planet.
#opp #organifi #mindset
MissFitandNerdy talks THE ULTIMATE BEDTIME ROUTINE
YouTube's Marisa aka MissFitandNerdy is brain, brawn, beauty and superstar all in one. In this video she talks about the best way to burn fat, gain muscle and get fit.
Check out the 12:00 mark where MagTech gets a mention!
We'll see if we can get her thoughts on the Dream CBD next.
Until next week,
- Team NS