How To Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the Cause and the Effect of Illness and the Disease of Aging

Inflammation Causes Expand to New Heights with Recent Studies

Posted on | October 9, 2013 | No Comments

Inflammation has been cited as a primary cause in many chronic as well as temporary symptoms, from Plantar Fascitis to Crohn’s Disease to Chronic Prostate pelvic syndrome.   With modern day  diagnostics and overall measuring tools, the healthcare industry is only getting more experienced at pinpointing the disease factors associated with inflammation.  But not to worry, there are cures to be administered.  Uncontrolled inflammation has been a problem for far to long, but hope remains on the horizon.

The prospects of Inflammation accelerating common diseases, including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, has been well documented the past several years.  The underlying issue, inflammation, or more clinically silent inflammation, is a disruption that can’t be ignored.  With the advances of modern medicine, there are light years of additional information available to sufferers, much of which can be gleaned from the web/internet/interweb (to those still using archaic language, this article is for you).

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Many medical practitioners, healthcare workers and skeptics in general will try convince you that information obtained from the internet is dangerous, problematic, and even lethal.  I’m here to be a pundit, a naysayer, of such information.  The web can misinform in some cases, but by in large, the web is a GOLDMINE of information for those seeking additional information on anything from how to fix a leaky toilet, to the best way to cook a white wine sauce, to the ability to staying in tune with your health.

As with everything you hear, take it with a grain of salt.  Some things are biased, others skewed, and still others with the best intentions, only to prove a bit misleading; however, the overall knowledge you can gain from the web should only enhance what you know, or think you may know, about everything.  From white wine sauce, to toilet leaks, to healthcare advice. 

Before buying into anything, ask yourself, does this so called specialist have anything to gain?  A good example is of a site which offers information with all sorts of links to a cure-all product or solution.  Once again, a grain of salt.  If not, you must ask yourself, what does this person have to gain from misinforming me of something he/she would have no benefit or edge to gain from publishing their opinion?  Chances are their opinions or observational insight is from the heart, and truly legitimate.

Once again, a grain of salt, but don’t let that impede you from venturing further.  I guarantee that a search engine (especially Google) is offering up the best known queries based on your search key word terms; if not, they wouldn’t be in business.  Furthermore, dig a little deeper and uncover an overall option on your search.  Trust me it works.  I’m a Search Engine Optimization consultant, and I wouldn’t be in business, if the search wouldn’t lead to information and action.

Best of luck, and going back to my original prognosis ( and no this isn’t a diagnosis, nor anything you may uncover searching on the web), the proof is in the pudding, and the pudding is typically found during the course of a well executed key word search for just about anything on this planet – similar to my aforementioned analysis on Inflammation as a root and underlying cause for so many maladies.

 

 

 

Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

Posted on | October 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

While statins have been researched and documented as possible remedies to reducing inflammation and with that heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, there are other more invasive ways to help combat the risks of inflammation.  There are several natural remedies which promote not only inflammation reduction, but also a healthier lifestyle and well-being.

Without further delay, I present the following healthful steps to combating the harmful effects of increased inflammation:

1.  Diet:  Typically, too many Americans as well as increasing rates in other countries consume a diet too high in saturated and trans fats.  Fried foods, simple starches and other foods high in preservatives and low in nutritional value help increase the possibilities of inflammation.  Sticking to a Mediterranean or Paleolithic diet is a key means to reducing inflammation in the body as well as avoiding such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.  Furthermore, a combination of fish and/or fish oils high in Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid, like walnuts and flaxseed, have shown to aid heart health and helping reduce inflammation in the body.

2. Exercise:  While sometimes not the easiest activity to plan in your schedule, it is becoming more and more important to get a steady amount of exercise every week.  Staying active promotes not only heart health, as well as metabolism and bone and muscle strength, but also the underlying effect of curbing inflammation in the body.

3.  Proper sleep:  Getting the recommended amount of sleep every night is sometimes overlooked when it comes to reducing inflammation and promoting a healthy body.  Sleeping restfully for 7-8 hours every night has been shown to promote a healthy well-being.  Keep in mind, drug or alcohol intoxicated sleep does not promote the same type of sleep useful to the body.

4.  Waist size:  It is important to keep an eye not just on your overall weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), but also on the size of your waist.  A correct measurement of the waist size is from the circumference around the upper part of the hip, not where your jeans rest around your waist.  Fat around this area is often the most harmful regarding inflammation and the negative effects of weight on the body; so be sure to exercise your waistline as well as watch what you eat.

5.  Stress Reduction:  When people are stressed, the hormones associated with stress increase in the body and create more inflammation in the body.  Deep breathing, meditation or other relaxing techniques are advised to help reduce your stress levels.

There are countless other ways to help  reduce inflammation in the body, however following the above 5 steps can only help in your efforts to remain healthy and promote longevity.


Oprah Winfrey Show – Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted on | January 20, 2009 | 3 Comments

Hormone Replacement Therapy was the subject of Oprah’s show last week.  Oprah had many specialists on the show, including Robin, author of What’s Age Got to Do with it?, Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Wisdom of the Menopause, and Dr. Wulf Utian, executive director of the North American Menopausal Society.   The topic is also discussed in the February Issue of O, Oprah’s monthly magazine.

Oprah Winfrey states, “Hormone replacement therapy is relevant to women of all ages, Oprah says. “If you’re a woman who’s planning to live past the age of 35, at some point you’re going to face hormone imbalance,” she says. “All women need to be armed with this information.”

Dr. Northrup notes that many woemen findhormone replacement therapy confusing.  She further states this is partly the result of all the ‘flip-flopping’ within the medical community as to whether hormone replacement therapy is an effective means of coping with Menopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is not a one-sized-fits-all program; instead, experts believe it should be tailored to fit ones needs, as well as overseen by an MD.  To learn more about Hormone Replacement Therapy, visit Eternity Medicine to better understand the effects of the following Hormones:  Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone Precursors.

Recent Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Increase Quality of Life

Posted on | September 5, 2008 | No Comments

A recent international Wisdom study followed the lifestyles of 5,692 women between the ages of 50 and 69 living in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The study showed that hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, may significantly improve the quality of life for women.

The report found that three out of four women that had night sweats or hot flushes experienced relief after twelve months of hormone replacement therapy, according to the International Menopause Society.  The group also experienced improved sexual activity, sleep and joint pain was considerably reduced for post menopausal women.

The health study indicates that hormone replacement therapy can aid both pre and post menopausal women in their quest to improve quality of life in their later years.  President of the International Menopause Society, Dr. David Sturdee of Solihull, UK noted that, “This is a significant study, which supports our views on HRT. It shows that HRT can offer real benefits to most women experiencing menopausal symptoms. Our advice remains the same; each woman is an individual, and she needs to discuss what’s right for her with her doctor, in the light of her medical history. This study reinforces the benefits of appropriate use.”

Hormone replacement therapy is not a one sized fit all remedy, but must be tailored to suit a specific woman’s needs.  Contact your local physician or MD to discuss if hormone replacement therapy can help improve your quality of life.

Visit the Ageless Zone Reno – Resource for Fighting Inflammation

Posted on | August 25, 2008 | No Comments

Reduceinflammation.com is proud to note Ageless Zone Reno, Reno Medical Spa and Salon as a link partner.

The site has interesting information on silent inflammation and how to slow the aging process by combating inflammation.

Inflammation Site Updated Today

Posted on | August 25, 2008 | No Comments

We have redesigned ReduceInflammation.com to make it more user friendly and a better resource for those looking for information on silent inflammation and the effects inflammation, or inflamaging, has on person’s body, mind and spirit.

Aging Gracefully Medical Study Performed by Harvard

Posted on | July 30, 2008 | No Comments

Recent aging studies and research analysis has found that perhaps people can help curb the effects of aging gracefully, while looking and living a healthier existence.  As witnessed by such athletes and superstars, as far raging as Brett Favre to US Swimmer Dara Torres or Helen Mirren to Madonna, may in fact have some secret to prolonging their younger appearance or maintaining a physically demanding performance.

A recent Harvard University study researched the brain activities of young adults and a group of seniors.  The aging study analyzed the brains default network of the brain, including the prefrontal lobe and cingulate cortex.

Jessica Andrews-Hanna, study lead author. noted. “When the front of the brain fires, you want to see the back of the brain fire right back.  Unfortunately, this connection seems to weaken with age, so that older people can end up with a rather disconnected brain.”

The study notes, as other research has supported, that the mind can rewire itself, and the instructions your brain commutes to your body can have a large impact on the way one lives.

As the Washington Post noted:  “What the latest science suggests, however, is that the best anti-aging treatment isn’t something you apply to your skin or buy in a bottle: It’s what you already have in your head. The bad news, of course, is that the same research shows that the passage of time is not an equal opportunity eroder.”

Form more information on Aging and Body’s ability to effect the process, see the rest of the article.

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