Inflammation

Should you worry about inflammation?

Your favorite answer: it depends 😏

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

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

  • Chronic 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. The most common autoimmune condition is Hashimoto’s.

Balancing inflammation and having a healthy inflammatory response in the body is two-fold.

Inflammation control is a balance of:

  • Cutting down on inflammatory foods
  • Increasing anti-inflammatory foods and nutrients

Using Nicole’s effective The BRAIN 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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