Inflammation

When should you worry about your inflammation?

Your favorite answer: it depends 😏

Before I get too nerdy on you, let’s start from the top. Anti-inflammatoy diets are all the rage (at least in my little corner of the world), but what the heck does that even mean?

What is inflammation?

Why should I be worried?

Am I inflamed?

First, let’s meet the two main types of inflammation:
Acute: short term; part of survival instincts; necessary and helpful (most of the time)
Chronic: long term; linked to chronic disease development; can sometimes go unnoticed for a long time because symptoms are so vague.

Chronic Inflammation inside the body is similar to having sunburn, but at the cellular level—it can be temporary, but also may cause injury that radiates further than just the affected area. Because this inflammatory process is microscopic, symptoms can be masked for years and years. Often times, the first sign of underlying chronic inflammation is the development of joint pain that just won’t go away, persistent headaches, hormonal imbalances to name a few.

Side Effects of Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a broad term used to describe the side effects of diets high in foods typically not tolerated, unmanaged psychological stress, toxic exposure (both chemical and food intolerances), suboptimal physical fitness, extreme exercise, poor sleep habits, excess body fat, as well as certain nutritional deficiencies. Body parts become inflamed as a defense mechanism. This causes a cascade of immunological reactions (meaning it involves the immune system) that damages perfectly healthy cells. Side effects of uncontrolled inflammation include the development of autoimmune disease, chronic conditions, and other deleterious states.

To best manage your autoimmune condition, Nicole will identify foods that may be causing inflammation in the body while providing you with therapeutic foods to help battle the inflammatory response and soothe symptoms. A holistic mind-body approach includes also discussing the role of stress, the gastrointestinal tract, and sleep patterns on your condition.

Using Nicole’s effective B.R.A.I.N. Method, together you will get to the root of the problem and set the groundwork necessary for lifelong, sustainable inflammation control.

 

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