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Fight Inflammation Six Simple Ways

Fight Inflammation Six Simple Ways

Chronic inflammation is not only a leading cause of painful joints, it is also implicated in a host of health problems including cancer, overweight, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. America is sometimes called the “Inflammation Nation” because our diet and lifestyle puts us at risk for this condition. Here are six simple ways to combat inflammation to improve your health and wellbeing.

1. Eat more anti-inflammatory foods. Avoid trans fats and corn syrup. Instead, choose foods high in inflammation-fighting properties like extra-virgin olive oil, whole grains, and plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits.

2. Get sufficient sleep. Most of us don’t get enough. Aim for 8 hours a night.

3. Relax! When we give ourselves the gift of deep relaxation we help our bodies put out the inflammation fire.

4. Lower your stress levels. High levels of stress are a leading factor in inflammation.

5. Keep your weight at a healthy-for-you level. Ironically, not dieting but eating MORE anti-inflammatory foods will actually help you to do this!

6. Exercise. As little as 30 minutes of walking on most days will be hugely beneficial.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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4:20PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

thank you

3:14AM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

Thank you :)

7:28AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


9:14PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

thank you much

8:41PM PDT on Sep 9, 2013


6:25PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

All good advice. One of the best anti-inflammatories is organic coconut oil - and it's so delicious as well as good for you.

4:11AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thank you for the useful tips.

3:21PM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Good info. Thanks.

1:51AM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

Thank you :)

5:45PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Common sense, thanks

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