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Natural Ways To Heal Inflammation

When we think of the word “inflammation” in terms of the body, arthritis is often the first condition to spring to mind. But it’s not just joints which can get inflamed. Inflammatory processes are associated with a number of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, reproductive disorders and allergies.

While anti-inflammatory drugs can be effective in the short term, long term use has been associated with unpleasant side effects, leaving many to opt for natural alternatives. The great news is that there are some simple and effective natural solutions, and you can get started straight away!



Alkalise the body

Inflammation finds it very difficult to survive in an alkaline body, but thrives in an acidic environment. Stress, processed food, alcohol, sugar and caffeine are all acid-forming, so make sure you eliminate these as much as possible and restore balance with lots of green, leafy veggies, raw foods and juices, relaxation and rest.

Get your daily dose of healthy fats

A daily dose of “good” fats each day can help to prevent inflammation, while avoiding trans fats can help to halt inflammatory processes in the body. Fish oils, flaxseed oil, hemp oil and coconut oil have all shown great anti-inflammatory potential. Speak to your naturopath to find out which fats are best for you.

Anti-inflammatory herbs

Sometimes our bodies need a little extra help, and there are some very effective herbs out there. Turmeric and ginger have both been proven to work well in clinical studies. The fantastic news in that both of these can be added to your daily juices (try, carrot, beetroot, apple, turmeric and ginger together). If you need more of a shift, turmeric tablets (also known as Curcumin) can have powerful results.

Heal the gut

Many inflammatory conditions are caused or exacerbated by a poorly functioning digestive system. In particular, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis respond well to a gut healing program. This involves removing parasites and unwanted bacteria from the gut, healing up damaged areas and then reinstating the balance of good bacteria with probiotics and/or fermented foods.

Detox

You knew we were going to say this one, didn’t you? But it’s true – detoxing is a powerful tool against inflammation. It resets the digestive system, helps to eliminate waste that has become trapped in the body, and alkalizes the body.


Juice fasting has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation within the body. Byron Bay Detox Retreats offers these juice fasting programs and more. Come and kickstart your healing journey.

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