This time of year a lot of folks are experiencing skin or body symptoms that are related to inflammation – myself included.
So the way to dial down the damage that inflammation can cause in your body (and on your skin) is to make sure you are eating a diet of anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding known inflammation causing foods, such as sugar.
Our Anti-Inflammation Round-Up
Here’s a round-up of some of our best articles on lowering the inflammation in your body for optimal health! As always these are written by our various professionals in holistic beauty and wellness. You’ll find some other reliable sources at the end of this article.
Turmeric the Anti-Inflammatory Wonder
Currently, I’m relying on a variety of vitamins to boost my body’s ability to fend off inflammation. This regimen includes one of the most trusted spices, used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric.
I love Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme because it includes black pepper fruit extract which helps with maximizing absorption. I’m also drinking an organic turmeric tea daily as a warming, healing treat.
The Friend of All Disease, Sugar
Sugar is a major contributor to disease by causing inflammation. Incidentally, sugar also contributes to more wrinkles and acne. The worst part is that it’s highly addictive and hidden in lots of food.
Learn to eat sugar responsibly. Read: Eating Sugar the Healthy Way
If you’re ready to ditch your sugar habit, read: 6 Tips to Kick Sugar Cravings to the Curb
Did you know that most honey sold in stores these days is just high fructose corn syrup in disguise and it is majorly inflammatory?!
A diet that fights inflammation
Of course, you are what you eat. So it’s important to eat a healthy diet filled with vitamins and antioxidants which are immensely important for aiding the body’s healing ability to ward off inflammation.
If you’re into smoothies, read my favorite recipe here: A Caffeine Free Energy Boost: Kristen’s Power On Smoothie
This article talks about the power of food combining as a way to decrease inflammation. It’s main theme is aimed at skin concerns, but it also addresses whole body health.
So there’s our anti-inflammation round-up of articles. What do you do to calm inflammation? I’d love to know in the comments below!