Inflammation is the body’s natural immune system response to protect it against harm or distress. Take an ankle sprain, for example. When the ankle - muscles, bones, tendons - becomes injured, it swells, aches, may even burn, become red or stiffen. This is how we recognize inflammation on the outside. On the inside, the body sends white and other blood cells to the area in distress to begin the healing process of repairing damaged cells. This is a good type of inflammation and is required for healing.
What we often don’t know or see, is the inflammation happening inside of our bodies when there is no clear cause, like an injury. This type of inflammation can be chronic and over time, if left untreated can cause disease and illness.
Inflammation comes to life inside the body in many shapes and forms and is caused by one or more of a number of factors. Most common causes include:
Sometimes inflammation is hard to detect, which is why for so many it goes untreated. It’s important to listen to your body and consult with your doctor if you believe you suffer from untreated inflammation.
Common symptoms to look for include:
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it might be worth considering treatment for undetected inflammation.
Inflammation can be treated in a number of ways. The most common way to treat inflammation that’s totally in our hands, is through diet.
Our bodies were made to eat foods natural to the earth… fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts and seeds. Not chips, candy, fast food and soda. All those processed “foods” put our body in a state of distress, which causes - you guessed it - inflammation, in an effort to heal. But when we continue to feed our bodies foods that challenge it’s natural processes, the inflammation becomes chronic.
What we really need to do is take some of the pressure off of our bodies, and help it restore ultimate balance. And incremental changes go a long way to do just that.
I’m not suggesting you cut out your favorite junk foods or that you overhaul your diet entirely. Instead, I encourage you to think about what 1 or 2 small changes that if you made today, would have an impact on your overall health? Then build from there.
That said, are you thinking: I work a 9-5 at a desk, I have kids to take care of, I work two jobs, or, I’m tired...how can I possibly fit in exercise? Like I talk about above, it’s all about small steps to build incremental gains.
Here are a few ideas to help you get moving throughout the day, without it being a major interruption to your productivity:
This might seem like a lot, and it may not be doable every day. That’s okay. Start by trying one of these tricks once or twice a week. And build from there.
Diet and exercise aren’t the only ways to support the body’s natural response to reduce inflammation. Taking CBD supplements - tinctures, gummies or other products - are also said to help reduce inflammation.
The way it works is, our body has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and its role is to help the body maintain - or achieve - homeostasis. The ECS uses cannabinoids (found naturally within the body or ingested with food or through cannabidiol - AKA CBD - products) to trigger this response.
Once this happens, endocannabinoid receptor activity may work with neurotransmitters, ultimately reducing inflammation and restoring balance in your body.
For a full explanation of how CBD works, I invite you to read our blog, “How Does CBD Work in The Body.”
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- Dr. Jimmy Lopez
Co-Founder, Healing Flower
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