The insidious thing that steals your Independence
As I mentioned last week, health is independence! Health gives us the freedom to make ALL of our dreams come true. When we have health we have the ability to run that marathon, or snorkel in the ocean. We can spend all those hours building our business. We have the stamina to chase our children in the yard.
Whatever is important to you, health is the cornerstone of being able to do it.
Many - scratch that - most of us, take our health for granted until we wake up with aches and pains or not feeling well. Or worse, we feel just fine until we go to the doctor and find out we are sick. Some lab test reveals that something is not working right and we are told we have a disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, pre-diabetes or cancer, just to name a few.
Do you know what all of these chronic diseases have in common?
Their starting point is chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation turns normal healthy cells into sick and diseased cells. For example, inflammation can cause blood vessels to weaken, allowing cholesterol to lodge in them and create plaque, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Chronic inflammation can cause cells to be impaired and not be able to do their jobs appropriately. In the case of diabetes, prediabetes, or PCOS, inflammation causes insulin resistance and high blood sugars.
During the inflammatory process our body sends out chemical signals that perpetuate the inflammation in our bodies.
Are you starting to get the picture?
The most insidious thing about inflammation is that it occurs and we can’t feel it happening. This process can continue unnoticed for weeks, month and years.
So we seem fine until “all of a sudden” we are sick.
In truth, there many ways that we can start to identify if inflammation is happening in our bodies.
If you have any of the diseases mentioned above you have inflammation.
There are simple blood tests that I always include in my lab workups with patients that evaluate our levels of inflammation.
Constant stress releases chemicals that cause inflammation.
Poor sleep causes inflammation.
The Standard American diet (SAD Diet) of fried foods, processed sugars, sodas, and junk food promote inflammation as well.
Is there any way to escape this robber of health and independence – Inflammation?
YEP! Healthy lifestyles and habits! All the things I share with you every week.
- Eating delicious fruits and veggies as part of every meal
- Exercising and detoxifying your body and mind
- Getting good restorative sleep
- Managing your stress and stressful situations
The side effect of reducing inflammation is increased energy and vitality – by the way!
If you want to reduce inflammation in your body be on the look out for my webinars and LIVE classes that I will be teaching in the fall. They are designed to teach you healthy habits in a fun way that you can share with your friends and family so you can all be healthy together!
If you want me to send you information about them click here to be contacted about the class.
If you just can’t wait then join one of my free online courses to get you started.
To Your One Sweet Life,