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6 Strategies for Squashing Inflammation

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6 Strategies for Squashing Inflammation

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

From arthritis to heart disease, asthma to Alzheimer’s; inflammation bears the blame for a variety of ailments that strike both the young and the old.

Inflammation is actually a normal, healthy biological phenomenon. It helps rid your system of harmful entities, such as: bacteria, viruses, and damaged cells.

Sometimes this response becomes overly stimulated, hindering the healing process and causing damage to your body.

Several factors can mess with this natural healing mechanism.

Poor nutrition can send your body’s inflammation response into hyper drive. Scientists have found a connection between a diet that contains a too much sugar, animal fat, and refined starches and an uptick in a person’s propensity for inflammation.

Stress is another thing that can disrupt the healing process. Your brain responds to stress by releasing chemicals, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which draw on your body’s reserves and fuel inflammation.

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12:27PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Ty

1:30PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

thanks

9:51PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

ty

9:55PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Wow!! Great ideas. Thx.

5:58PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Very iteresting, ty :)

10:24AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Helpful. Thanks.

7:43AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

thanks.

4:18AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Thank you.

2:36AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

I've taken special note of the "Follow your bliss" and "Tune out avoidable anxiety". Thanks.

10:37PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Cheers :)

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