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Is Inflammation Hindering Your Health?

September 20, 2023

The human body is incredibly and wonderfully made. There are systems within us that we rarely take the time to consciously consider because they just work automatically. Generally, we don’t think about breathing or the heart beating or how our muscles move our legs and arms. Usually, we just go about our lives knowing that our bodies will carry us where we need to go and provide the functions necessary to stay alive.

More incredibly, the average person isn’t attentive to the maintenance required to keep that body in top working condition. Imagine your vehicle and what would happen if you neglected to put gasoline in it or to maintain the brakes. Don’t forget oil changes and sometimes there’s a filter that’s clogged or a wiper blade that needs replaced. All these things, require your attention and proactively caring for these things means your vehicle will run better, reducing the likelihood of breaking down on the side of the road and needing a mechanic. If only humans paid attention to their bodies like they do their transportation.

For example, our bodies need good fuel too! We fuel our bodies with food and water of course. But if the fuel we choose is full of saturated fats, and lacking in nutrients it is not going to help our engine (our body) run at its peak. In fact, it’s probably going to clog up some of those filters and warning systems will start lighting up. The correlations go on and on, but the point is we need to maintain the systems of our body for them to function for the span of our lives.

Amazingly, tools are built into our bodies with the ability to prevent damage if a threat is recognized, whether it’s nutritional, environmental, an injury or exposure to a harmful substances. The body’s response is to create inflammation to protect those compromised cells. Acutely, this is a great defense. It is how our wounds heal and how we fight off illness. However, chronic, long-term inflammation can cause a lot of subsequent health issues, pain and/or damage.

In many cases the average human diet is not high-octane fuel but loaded with components that are not nourishing, but more damaging to our system. It is said that food is either medicine or poison.

We get to choose.

If we choose diets that are high in saturated fats and low in healthy, lean proteins vegetables, leafy greens, and healthy fats our bodies will respond with inflammation as it tries to maintain the necessary processes without the proper fuel. Other factors that affect food quality are harmful toxins, pesticides, preservatives, dyes and other additives that make our food unhealthy and promote inflammation.

Other factors cause inflammation as well: smoking, vaping, exposure to toxins, bacteria, viruses, injuries, etc.

It is imperative to healthy living to take steps to prevent illness, injury and inflammation in the body.

Here are some steps to consider.

1. Healthy diet with anti-inflammatory foods

2. Proper water consumption

3. Limit alcohol consumption

4. Quit smoking

5. Maintain a healthy weight

6. Exercise regularly

7. Manage stress

8. Get the proper amount of sleep daily

9. Avoid inflammatory foods

10. Visit Boundaries and have our professionals match you with the best therapeutic modalities for reducing inflammation!

Boundaries is designed to be a refuge for mind, body and spirit. Our PowerCab Cryotherapy unit is an excellent way to combat inflammatory responses in the body.

The BEMER is a device that improves blood flow and the microcirculation system which in turn have a positive impact on inflammation in the body.

We hope that you will visit us at Boundaries Mind Body Wellness and allow us the opportunity to help you find the wellness you deserve!