Anyone who has inflammation can tell you why it’s so bad, generally, it hurts, it’s uncomfortable and prolonged inflammation can actually even trigger cancer. Inflammation can be caused by a number of factors and can occur in many places all over the body. Luckily, we have plant medicine, all over the world, no matter where we are, the plants growing around us have anti-inflammatory properties. That is the beauty of herbs and essential oils! This could explain why so many plants have similar properties because they are needed all over the world. So, if you are not fortunate enough to have a Boswellia tree growing near you to extract Frankincense from, it’s ok because you probably have oregano or sage or turmeric, etc.
A few common health problems that are linked back to inflammation range from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and obesity. Our diet is a huge factor, since GMO’s have been introduced into the diet, America has just gotten sicker and sicker, we have the best medicine available everyone says, yet we are the sickest country….
GMO’s cause inflammation, our body doesn’t recognize them as food, so there is no way to process it. Our bodies function meticulously, perfectly in infinite harmony with each body system, unless we eat genetically modified organisms, none of the systems in your body know what to do with it. Molecularly, it doesn’t match anything in Nature that our bodies know how to digest. So, each system is like,’ I’m not taking it, you take it,’ and so on, kinda like hot potato, ’til it ends up just sitting somewhere causing inflammation. This is a vicious cycle that goes on every time you eat, if you are not eating organic food. EVERY time, you know how stressful that gets for your body?
Stress can cause inflammation….Ofcourse, inflammation is caused by other factors, but for the sake of this blog, we are sticking to one subject. Inflammation damages your cells and arterial walls and can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, arthritis, digestive disorders, etc. Every day the choices we are making are either causing inflammation or reducing inflammation….think about that….especially if you are trying to cure, prevent or rid your body of disease. So think about that, the next time you go to eat something, is this going to cause inflammation or is it going to reduce it?
By simply adding spices to our food and eating an organic diet, we can minimize inflammation. Many of our household spices contain anti-inflammatory properties, such as ginger, turmeric, rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, etc. Seaweed also has awesome anti-inflammatory properties, an ancient Chinese text says, ‘There is no swelling that Seaweed cannot relieve.’ There are different kinds of seaweed available for cooking in shaker containers, such as Dulse or Kelp Granules. Just shake it on everything you eat. Many fruits and vegetables actually have anti-inflammatory properties to them as well. Make sure you eat lots of fruits and veggies and remember before you take a bite~is this going to cause inflammation or reduce it….