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How to Avoid Inflammation


It has become all too common the amount of people who experience inflammation, from people struggling with arthritis pain to eczema.  Luckily, there is some foods that you can eat, as well as avoid, and natural supplements to reduce inflammation and pain that may be associated with it.


Turmeric - along with it’s antioxidant properties, turmeric is the most well-known natural anti-inflammatory remedy, and has gone through many clinical studies that prove it to be extremely beneficial to those struggling with inflammation.  This can be supplemented or easily incorporated in the diet through curry or turmeric tea.


Decrease/Avoid Nightshades - nightshades is a family of plants that naturally contain alkaloids (chemical compound) which is an irritant, that causes inflammatory response, these should especially be avoided if you have an autoimmune condition. Examples of nightshades are tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers etc.


Omega 3 - along the benefits on cognitive function, omega 3 fatty acids help to lubricate the joints and reduce inflammation.  It has even shown to help some people with acne and eczema. You can easily get your daily amount of omega 3 from flax, chia, and hemp.  There are also vegan omega 3 oil supplements on the market that come from sea vegetables or algae.


Gluten Free - some people tend to incorporate all of what I have previously mentioned and not see any difference in their inflammation, but did you know gluten can also cause inflammation in some people? Because of all it’s chemical processes, gluten is not the same today as it has been in the past, and is now considered a highly inflammatory food, because of this many experience an inflammatory response to it in cases such as acne and eczema.


Author:  Jenna Pixner, Holistic Nutritionist