Inflammation is the latest buzzword in the health and wellness industry, but is it a fad or is it here to stay? Inflammation causes a role in anti-ageing, also known as “inflamm-ageing”. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine talks about ‘inflamm-ageing’, being a “natural, age-related increase in inflammation,” she says. “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle reduces this trajectory and limits the low-grade inflammation that contributes to many diseases associated with ageing.”
But is inflammation all bad?
When you’re injured or in pain, the immune system fights bacteria and viruses to heal itself– this is a known as a “healthy” kind of inflammation and it disappears when the body has healed.
Then there’s chronic inflammation, which can cause long term damage on one’s overall wellbeing, often associated with health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
How can you reduce inflammation in the body:
Decreasing levels of stress are good for lowering your bodies immune response and therefore, lowering inflammation. If we are repeatedly experiencing stress, or continuously activating your body to fight bacteria and viruses, which increases inflammation, eventually, this will affect the body’s ability to regulate inflammation naturally.
Eat a Mediterranean diet
There are so many different types of diets around. From Keto to Banting to vegetarian and Vegan. However, research has proven time and time again that a well-balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, fibre and natural fats increases your vitality and your overall health.
Tip: A Mediterranean Diet is sustainable and delicious!
Increase circulation in the body
Studies have shown that there is a link between the amount of activity we do and the inflammatory levels in our bodies. It has been proven that people who are regularly active have lower levels of inflammation than others.
Tip: Add the CIRCUFLOW Genie and a 5-minute Cupping Therapy pre-workout to boost circulation and vitality.
Keep an eye on your Oral health
Gum diseases are caused by bacteria that grow in dental plaque, and they’ve been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders and other health issues. Oil Pulling is the easiest way to improve your oral health.
Tip: Try the Cocobaci 15-Day Oil Pulling program. Simply tear the sachet and squeeze the contents into your mouth, swirl for 10-minutes, spit out and smile!