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Inflammation - Home Remedies That Can Help!

Updated on July 7, 2011
Inflammation - "Home Remedies That Can Help"
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Welcome to my Article on "Inflammation - Home Remedies that can Help"

I am going to inform you on what inflammation and the:

  • Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Vitamin and Supplement support
  • Foods that heal inflammation
  • and much much more.

I hope that my Article will Help you with Inflammation, or anyone who suffers with inflammation and bring you hope and a possible cure. It is better to be informed on the causes, and what you can do about this now. Changing your diet and drinking water can play a major role in healing the body as the body is very capable of healing itself with the proper nutrients given.

Please Note:

That I am not a Doctor nor a Physician, and I can not cure, or diagnose inflammation or any disease. Please consult your Physician before trying these products or any diet changes and exercise programs. Also if you are taking medication, be sure to consult your doctor on any side affects that these might cause.


Thank you for stopping by.

ButterflyStar



Definition of Inflammation



What is Inflammation :


Inflammation is when your body's white blood cells and chemicals that help protect you from infection and foreign bacterias and viruses. It is an "Immune Response."
Sometimes, with an Auto-Immune disorder, you can suffer from an inflammatory response, where their is no bacterias or viruses. So basically your body attacks itself.

Inflammation also is a symptom of most likely of some disease's, hormonal imbalances or injuries to the body.

I am going to list those in detail and give you some dietary considerations as well.


Causes of Inflammation


Inflammation causes are the body Ecology that believes that inflammation is a low-grade bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the bloodstream and organs like the stomach and gastro-intestinal tract.

  • Other Causes can be from low-grade food allergies or food sensitivities
  • Imbalance of bacteria and fungi in the gastrio intestinal tract (which can cause the immune system to overreact to bacteria in your gut.
  • Stress ( can cause cortisol levels to rise (creating inflammation)
  • Environmental Toxicity from the air water and food pollutants and toxic metals (specially mercury) can cause inflammation.
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer
  • Bad eating habits (high fats, junk food and hydrogenated oils)
  • Dehydration (constantly drinking sodas and diuretics)
  • Candida
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary Tract infections
  • Acid re-flux
  • Viral infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Arthritis

and so so many more not listed.




Symptoms of Inflammation


  • Redness of the skin
  • swollen joins thats is tender and warm to the touch
  • joint stiffness
  • joint pain
  • loss of joint movement
  • flu like symptoms
  • chills
  • fatique loss of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • headaches
  • muscle stiffness

Anti - Inflammatory Foods that can Help!


  • Fish (wild Alaskan Salmon)
  • Kelp
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Pineapple
  • Green Tea
  • Artichokes
  • Dandelion
  • Papaya
  • Blueberries
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potatoes

All of these foods are very Anti-Inflammatory, and you should definately incorporate them in your diets, these foods will help you relieve inflammation. Try not to Fry these items but steam or bake for the best benefits.



Food - Is One of the Major Causes of Inflammation


One of the Major causes of Inflammation is the Foods that we consume.

Inflammation, can be aggravated by diets that are

  • High in refined foods
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Margarines
  • Potato chips
  • Baked goods
  • and Diets High in sugars.

So if you are suffering with Inflammation try to completely avoid these types of foods.



Foods - That Can Reduce Inflammation


If you choose to eat regularly and include them in your daily diet you can reduce inflammation in the body and bring it under control. Try to consume at least one of the foods per meal to Most people who have done this have noticed relief from previous discomforts and a greater ability to control their weight as well.


Fish, Oils, Nuts, and Seeds that help with Inflammation


Oils:

  • Olive Oil ( I would buy the organic)
  • Avocado Oil

Fish:

  • Salmon
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Sardines
  • Snapper Fish
  • Striped Bass
  • Tuna
  • Whitefish


Nuts and Seeds:

  • Almonds
  • Flax seed
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts


Herbal Foods and Teas to Help Inflamation


Herbs and Spices:


  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • cloves
  • Cocoa
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric


Teas:

  • Great Tea

All of these have some Anti-inflammatory properties in them.
Be sure that you are not allergic to them before taking them.



Supplements That Can Be Helpful for Inflammation



Herbal Supplements:

  • Ginger
  • Burdock Root
  • Echinacea
  • Aloe Vera
  • Bilberry
  • Boswellia

These can be taken in capsule form or tea bags.


Fatty Acids:

  • Omega - 3 from fish oil
  • flaxseed oil
  • grape seed oil


Vitamins that support healing from inflammation:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • B Vitamins
  • Bromelain (naturally in Pineapples)


Natural Sweeteners:

Stevia.


Sugars only Magnify problems in the body and lower the immune system so please try to avoid sugars and highly processed foods.

Fruits and Vegetables that Help Inflammation



Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • black currants
  • Pineapple
  • Guavas
  • Kiwifruit
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Mulberries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes


Vegetables:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Fennel Bulb
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turn-up Greens

Try to incorporate at least one in each of your meals every single day. I would also buy Organic if Possible, and Eat them Raw if you can. These foods have anti-inflammatory properties in them.


Inflammation - Home Remedies That Can Help!
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Did you know that Body Fat Can Cause Inflammation?


Did you know that Fatty tissues of the Body secrete hormones?

The hormones regulate the immune system and inflammation.

Specifically in overweight individual this can become out of control.

Three hormones play a role in the metabolism are

Resistin: increases hormone that increases insulin resistance

Leptin: controls appetite

and Adiponectin: Lowers the blood sugar

These are your bodys Metabolism regulating hormones .


Your fatty tissue also produces chemicals that cause inflammation and this can make the leptin resistance worse, and obesity can increase and increasing the inflammatory response which inhibits the balance of the weight controlling hormones.

its a vicious cycle of weight gain that causes inflammation which will inhibit the hormones function that cause weight gain.


Water - Cures Inflammation



Did you know that Most diseases, like asthma, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and simple migraines, back aches and many many more cause major inflammation hence leading to more diseases and never ending suffering.

Water can in fact cure most of these problems. Most people are simply dehydrated. Drinking Sodas, Teas, and diuretics instead of just plain and simple water.

please check out my article on " Water - How much do I need to drink daily "







Exercise Can Help Inflammation

Exercise can help Inflammation quite a bit.

  • Gets rid of excess water through sweating
  • Helps in stress relief
  • Helps in weight Loss

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my Hub on Inflammation - Home Remedies that can Help.

It is so important that we take care of our health and do what we can to help our bodies heal. Inflammation is not fun to have and it is quiet suffering. But with Exercise, Water intake, and changing our diets, and relieving stress can all help our bodies to heal.

I hope that my article benefited you in some way and helped you.

Thank you for stopping by.

Just follow the Butterfly.


ButterflyStar



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    • butterflystar profile imageAUTHOR

      butterflystar 

      7 years ago from A Place of Success :)

      Thank You! iamsergell :) I wanted to be in depth on the inflammation, causes and what you could do about it at home. I will definitely be checking out your hubs :)

    • iamsergell profile image

      Lord Sergell of House Stark 

      7 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      Thanks! the hub was written well. Thank you for sharing this butterflystar! You even enumerated foods that can reduce inflammation. Looking forward on your future hubs! Voted up and useful. Why don't you visit my page too?. :D

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