You have likely heard me talk about ‘inflammation’ in the past.
And you’ll no doubt be aware that Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are forms of INFLAMMATORY bowel disease.
But exactly even is inflammation?
And how can we reduce it?
Well, inflammation isn’t necessarily ‘bad’…
In fact, it’s important as it’s the way in which our body heals and recovers when it is faced with some form of damage or injury.
So it’s necessary.
But it’s not always a good thing…
For example, when you suffer with Crohn’s or UC, it’s ultimately chronic inflammation within your bowel or elsewhere in the digestive tract that cause most of your symptoms.
Chronic inflammation has been linked not just with all autoimmune conditions but also things such as heart disease and cancer (one reason why sufferers of IBD are at greater risk of both).
While getting to the underlying causes of the inflammation is important (as opposed to just trying to mask things with drugs), there are certain foods that you can include in your diet that may help to reduce inflammation.
Including these in your diet can be very beneficial…
Blueberries are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that have been shown to help reduce inflammation.
Very occasionally someone in a bad flare may have trouble with the skin on blueberries, but it is very rare and for everyone else they are an excellent addition to the diet.
They are also relatively low in sugar compared to many other fruits…
This can be important, especially when someone has bad bacteria or a yeast overgrowth (which is something I commonly find when testing my clients), as sugar can feed these things and stop us from killing them off as quickly as we’d like.
Fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines contain Omega 3 fats which have been shown to help support inflammatory processed in the body.
Because it’s rare that people would eat enough of those sorts of fish to get the recommended daily dose of Omega 3 in your diet, it can sometimes be worth supplementing with an Omega 3 supplement (such as fish oil).
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Ginger can be an effective anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant.
It’s also great for digestion, and for helping to alleviate feelings of sickness.
I love adding ginger to my foods, smoothies, and often drink ginger tea.
I also sometimes melt down some dark chocolate and throw in some ginger and eat it off the spoon.
Vegetables will obviously not only provide you with a huge range of nutrients (essential for healing your gut, overcoming fatigue, etc.) but will also be rich in antioxidants that can help to fight inflammation.
Again, sometimes some people in a flare can be irritated by eating some vegetables, but avoiding them long term can be even more harmful because you miss out on all their benefits.
This is one reason why I definitely don’t recommend the “Low Residue Diet” that is commonly suggested by Doctors and Dieticians, and why getting to the cause of the inflammation, so vegetables can be brought back in, is really important. For help in doing that then apply here www.IamGregWilliams.com/apply
Turmeric is a spice that is commonly found in curries and some soups.
Studies have actually shown that turmeric can be as powerful as very well-known medications at reducing inflammation, without the awful side effects.
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