What To Do When Your Food Is Hurting You

It started with ear infections, which of course were treated with antibiotics. It eventually evolved into horrible seasonal allergies and headaches. As I got older they only got worse. Some days my allergies would be so bad that I would feel like I had the flu. I was treated with everything conventional medicine had to offer; allergy shots, daily meds, but without much improvement. As a teenager I got to add acne to the list of (oh-so-common) childhood complaints.

Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet

If you know for certain that you’re suffering from chronic inflammation or even if you suspect that you are, the first step in starting to control that inflammation is through your diet. Nutrition research has shown us that certain foods will increase the number of inflammatory cytokines circulating in your blood, while other foods will lower those same cytokines. This is powerful information. This means that with every bite of food you put in your body you have the power to regulate the inflammatory process.

Warning Signs of Chronic Inflammation

Long-term uncontrolled inflammation can wreak havoc on your body; everything from autoimmune disease, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and Alzheimer’s can all be traced back to inflammation. Before it gets to the point of disease there are warning signs that inflammation is building in the body. If you pay attention to these signs and take the steps necessary to regulate the inflammatory process you may very well prevent those diseases from ever becoming a problem. So the question then is, are you experiencing chronic inflammation?

A Cure For Acne

Let’s dive in and uncover the strategies that really work. Not the gimmicky ads to buy another product but actual healing from the inside out.We first need to talk about the real causes of acne.

Protecting Summer Skin

The sun is not the enemy we have been led to believe. The sun is important for many aspects of our health; vitamin D production, boosting the immune system, improving oxygen content in the blood, lowering blood pressure, improving skin conditions, and lowering risk for depression and improving mood. But of course too much of it, especially when it burns the skin, can be a problem. Increasing our risk for skin cancer as well as causing increased aging of the skin.

Soothe Your Skin

Is your skin prone to inflammation and irritation? Perhaps you have always had extremely sensitive skin—the type that sunburns in a matter of minutes, or that breaks out in hives after a seemingly minor contact with something “foreign.” Maybe you suffer from burning or itching sensations, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or any number of other inflammatory skin conditions.