01 Aug 5 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Inflammation
Were you the life of the party but now you’re a certified couch potato? This is one of the top complaints we hear from new clients. If you’re feeling “lazy” and don’t want to participate in activities you used to enjoy, your body may be sending you a message. You many have chronic inflammation if you are experiencing one of these symptoms:
- Low Energy
- Trouble Sleeping
- Brain Fog
- Joint and Body Pain
- Poor Digestion
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is your body’s response to injury and infection and can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is what happens when you sprain your ankle or cut your finger. It is short term, and presents itself as swelling, heat, redness and sometimes pain in the affected area.
Chronic Inflammation is a persistent low level of inflammation triggered by a perceived threat. This trigger signals your immune system to respond and as a result, your cells have nothing to “fix” and may eventually start attacking healthy tissues, cells, and internal organs. The reason for chronic inflammation is different for everyone, but finding and treating the root cause is the first step toward better health and overall wellness.
Research shows that chronic inflammation is a leading component in many chronic conditions and life threatening illnesses. These can include: cancer, osteoarthritis, heat disease, hypertension and depression … to name a few.
How Can you Tame the ‘Flame?
There is no magic pill to zap inflammation and transform our health. We have to own it and want it. If you are tired of missing out on family functions, nights out with friends and feeling just plain unmotivated, there are steps you can take right now to start eliminating inflammation.
Diet: Food allergies and intolerances are often overlooked and when not addressed can cause an ongoing assault on your body. Adjusting your diet to include anti-inflammatory foods like leafy greens and colorful vegetables will help your body start to heal.
Exercise: Regular, moderate exercise helps to decrease inflammation. You don’t have to train for the iron man! Just get outside, into the gym, yoga studio, or your own living room and get moving. Exercise releases endorphins and gives your body a much needed “feel good” boost.
Lifestyle: Show stress the door. Our lives are stressful, much of which cannot be avoided. But, you can choose how you react to stressors and how you allow stressful situations to affect your body. Learning new tactics to calm your body and mind when faced with a stress trigger will help you remain present to your body’s needs and stay focused on your health.
Supplements: Turmeric, fish oil and probiotics are among the many supplements that, when used properly, can help conquer inflammation.
Learn how to tame your inflammation at Thrive Functional Wellness Center. Our program guides you on a natural healing journey, addressing the root cause of your discomfort, so you can feel better and get back to living the life you are missing.
Are you ready to feel better? Call us at 760-777-4177 to set up a consultation and learn about our programs. And be sure to join us at our next live seminar where Dr. Rappe, D.C. dives into the root causes of inflammation. You’ll learn about holistic solutions and how Thrive Functional Wellness Center can help you put the pep back in your step.
Thrive Functional Wellness Center
78-474 Hwy. 111, Unit C, La Quinta, CA 92253 | 760-777-4177
Important Information: Dr. Rappe, D.C. is a certified functional medicine practitioner and is not a medical doctor. The information presented and/or supplements prescribed is not intended to take the place of your primary care physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Discuss our information with your own primary care physician to determine what is right for you. All information obtained in our office, from our website, social media pages, private member groups, health coaching services or other communications is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice from your primary care physician or treatment for specific medical conditions.