5 Natural Remedies for Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is the guest that overstays its welcome. At first, you’re happy to see inflammation, or at least you should be. When you undergo trauma, such as a a broken arm or even a cut, your body sends out cytokines to increase inflammation and help to heal the wound properly.
However, sometimes the inflammation hangs on too long. Your body may continue to send out signals that something is wrong long after the illness or trauma has left. The causes for this are varied and sometimes even unknown.
If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you may feel such symptoms as:
- skin problems
- achy joints
- brain fog
- hormone imbalance
Left untreated, chronic inflammation can lead to illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other debilitating diseases.
All hope is not lost though! You can kick this unwelcome visitor to the curb with some very effective natural remedies.
Getting Rid of Chronic Inflammation Naturally
Even if you don’t know the cause of your chronic inflammation, it’s possible to treat it without unwanted side effects. Try out these natural remedies, and say goodbye to inflammation and its nasty cousin, chronic pain.
1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin, but a steroid hormone precursor. Taken in high doses, vitamin D acts to reduce inflammation. Talk to your medical practitioner about the dose that is right for you.
Getting vitamin D by means of sunlight ensures that you don’t overdose. However, chances are you will need a supplement in addition to daily sun exposure in order to see improvement in your inflammation.
2. Vitamin B12 and Folate
A mutation of the MTHFR gene leads to an improper conversion of folic acid into the active form, folate. This, in turn, affects your body’s methylation cycle, as well as increases homocysteine levels in the blood. Why is this a bad thing?
High homocysteine levels signal that there is inflammation in the body. This puts you at greater risk for stroke, heart attack, and even alzheimer’s disease.
Taking appropriate doses of folate and vitamin B12 lowers homocysteine levels and restarts your body’s methylation cycle, which clears the path for toxins to be eliminated, thus reducing inflammation.
3. The Essential Oils “Morphine Bomb”
Essential oils have a broad range of uses in managing health conditions. Add 6 drops of frankincense, 6 drops of lemongrass, and 6 drops of marjoram oil to a carrier, such as coconut oil. Massage the mixture directly on the site of the pain or on the bottoms of your feet to feel relief from pain caused by inflammation.
4. White Willow Bark
This herb is the original NSAID, in natural form. It has been used for thousands of years to quell pain and inflammation. It can be taken in tea, as a tincture, or in capsule form.
Many find it useful in treating headaches caused by inflammation.
Bromelain is a natural enzyme found in large quantity in pineapple. While eating the fruit may certainly prove to be beneficial, taking bromelain as a supplement may be what is needed to yield the anti-inflammatory effects. Make sure you take the suggested dosage between meals for maximum absorbency.
What if 5 Remedies Aren’t Enough?
If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you no doubt are eager to eliminate it and get your health back for good. Check out our latest presentation, Fight Chronic Inflammation, Naturally for even more information. You’ll learn the signs of chronic inflammation, its common causes, and more about how to combat it naturally.
Enjoy it in good health!
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