• Amy Ray

Inflammation ~ You're On Fire!

Inflammation, which literally means “on fire,” is one of the main causes of premature aging. Controlling inflammation (“-itis” illnesses) is the key to healthy aging. The right balance of inflammation protects and heals the body. Of course, you could pop a pill each time you itch or ache, but here are just a few ways to keep your body’s inflammation balanced without the pills.

Stay Lean. It probably comes as no surprise that a lean body is a healthier body. Fat cells produce wear-and-tear chemicals that slow your body down and divert its attention away from keeping you healthy.

Eat Fish. The Omega-3 oils found in fish (particularly cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna) are the most healthful foods you can eat to reduce inflammation. They keep the vessels clear and unobstructed, so your body doesn’t have to work so hard.  

Change Your Oils. Like many prime timers, your body needs an oil change from time to time. While Omega-3 oils are great for your body, some oils such as factory- processed vegetable oils have many pro-inflammatory traits. To balance this, try to keep your Omega-3 to Omega-6 oils in balance (as close to a 1:1 ratio as possible).  

Don’t Forget Your Phytos. As you age, your body rusts. Enter phytonutrients, the antirust nutrients found in plant-based foods. If oxidation is the rust in your body, then phytonutrients are the antioxidants you are seeking.

Despite our best efforts, it can be difficult to get enough Omega's and Phytos into our diet.  With not only the availability of, but the prevalence of even the most nutritious appearing foods being highly processed coupled with busy schedules always beckoning us, the next best bet is whole food supplementation.  The Lifelong Vitality Pack has been my go to and allowed me to feel my best at all times! This E-book lifelong-vitality.pdf is a great breakdown on the importance of supplementation.  Not only will they assist in controlling inflammation, they will also support digestive and cellular health!  

Want to learn more about Inflammation and how to control it for a healthier life?  Comment on this post or message me for details!

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