Eat Well Wednesday: What is Chronic Inflammation?









Hello Frame Production Readers!


Let’s right down to business…Inflammation.  You might have an idea of what Inflammation is, perhaps it is the swelling that occurs when you twist your ankle or cut your finger.  While this is true, your bodies responses to injury is inflammation, it helps heal the body as white blood cells work hard to repair the tissue.  Without inflammation our bodies would not heal. So in those circumstances it is OK. However, lets talk about inflammation in a different sense.



Chronic Inflammation


Chronic Inflammation is the type of inflammation that reeks havoc on our bodies and over time lead to cancer, asthma, allergies, osteoporosis, irritable bowl syndrome, autoimmune diseases and so much more.

For many people suffering from these diseases, they take pills to keep their symptoms at bay.  In a sense it is a giant bandaid to a larger, more serious problem. Chronic Inflammation.

So, what causes Chronic Inflammation?

  • The foods we eat (too many processed foods, sodas and other sugary drinks, saturated fats, poor quality protein sources)
  • Stress
  • Exhaustion/lack of sleep
  • Food Allergies
  • Bacteria (gut issues)


How can we prevent/cure Chronic Inflammation?

Incorporate more plants into your diet. Eat your greens and a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits. The vitamins, minerals and alkalizing properties of greens will help your body balance out your bodies PH and keep you in a more balanced state.

Get rest.  Don’t skimp on sleep.  When we are sleeping our bodies are working hard to repair and replenish, so rest is just as important as activity and movement.
Identify food allergies.  The foods we eat effect our bodies.  If you are lactose intolerant yet always consume dairy products, you are not honoring your body.  You can be causing serious damage to your gut, causing inflammation and irritation.  Both of which are no good.  Same things goes for gluten.  If you find that your body is bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable after having a bowl of pasta, pay attention to what your body is telling you.  You might have a gluten sensitivity and I would suggest you try adding gluten free products to your diet.

Cut back on stress.  Stress causing the release of cortisol, an inflammation producing hormone.  When we learn to keep stress at bay our bodies have an opportunity to stay in a more neutral, balanced state.  Try a Yoga class, practicing deep breathing, find an activity that brings you peace and practice it ever day.

All in all, avoid the processed food.


Eat Greens. Veggies. Fruits. Nuts. Seeds. REAL FOOD.

Your body will thank you!! 

Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.


0-1Jill Wentworth is leading us Wednesday by Wednesday into making better food choices and being more healthful. Tune in every Wednesday to get some great recipes and advice from someone who really knows health. In an effort to fuel her passion to serve as well has enhance the lives of others through their nutritional choices, she started Eat Well SA(San Antonio). Her vision is to educate you on how to incorporate a healthy array of foods into your life. Eat Well is not a diet, nor does it embrace any one specific dietary agenda. She also offers customized programs that are educational and teach you the tools you need to maintain healthy, well balanced eating for your busy lives.


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