We know about localised inflammation in the body, as we can see redness, a swelling or infection e.g. a splinter or a sprained ankle.
But we can also get inflammation in the body that we can’t see, that is systemic. This can cause low energy, lack of vitality, aches in the muscles or joints, inability to lose weight, digestive problems and hormone and thyroid imbalance. If high enough it can be measured in the blood with CRP marker.
System inflammation can be caused by a variety of issues, such as auto immunity, toxins in the environment, lack of microbiome and infections. These are complex issues that I work on with clients, but inflammation can come from the wrong diet, and this is easier to address.
The top three inflammatory foods are :
- Vegetable oils (extra virgin olive oil and cold pressed flax oil are fine) often found in processed foods and crispy snacks
- Pulses – if you have digestive issues
- Excess nuts
- Excess grains
By reducing these, you may find that your energy, vitality, weight and joint issues improve.