Inflammation – Resolution

People ask me all the time about reducing Inflammation – Whether this is arthritis or from an injury or general internal discomfort and swelling, inflammation is the body’s way of dealing with stress. Inflammation is a precursor to cancer. There are several ways to remove or reduce inflammation in the body which will result in better mobility, less pain. Less cancer risk.  And when it comes to your organs and gut health, better comfort and assimilation of nutrients, less gas and bloating and weight loss. 
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Eliminate sugar – This one is difficult I know. From pasta to wine, sugar is plentiful. Cancer loves sugar. Reduce inflammation with a daily intake of Blue Green algae, chia, hemp, flax seeds as well as primrose oil and fizner oil. Copper water aids in balancing the 3 doshas, Kapha, Vata and Pitta, reduces inflammation, respiratory disorders, spleen, and gynecological disorders, skin diseases and get rid of piles (Hemorrhoids). An easy way to add copper is by placing purified water into a copper pitcher and leaving it overnight. Copper also helps with premature graying of hair by drinking water treated this way. Turmeric reduces tumor cell growth, minimizes inflammation in the body.
Let’s talk about Superfoods. I sell this stuff. I’m a brand partner for two organic companies who are eco and animal-friendly.  Before I sign on with anyone, I fully vet them, their ingredients, (are they organic or wildcrafted) how they process their product, (is there heat applied that would denature the product) and how often are batches made (has it been sitting on a shelf a decade already).  Folks, if you are buying non-organic, you are ingesting pesticide and GMO plants.  You are worth getting the best.  And my slogan is ‘If what you work at harms people, animals or the planet, it’s not worth any efforts or any amount of money.’  I came up with this in thinking about a friend I had turned onto my plant-based products to earn extra income and she immediately signed up with Mary Kay (toxic). I can only assume to make more money but while money is terrific, I LOVE shopping and feathering my MCM home and I also love fast cars too…it is not worth losing your soul over. 

When we think about our genetics, do you realize that only 10% is you and the other 90% is all the microbiota that you are a host for? Yes, our gut is a living (or should be) world for good bugs, the microbiome.
Good plant-based, cold processed, certified organic, supplements made with care are not going to be cheap but they are so worth it.  If you’re used to buying non-organic mass-produced synthetic crap this stuff is on an entirely different level of quality.  95% of supplements on the market are bad for you, contain fillers, are synthetic rather than plant-based. If you are taking fish oils for your omegas, know that fish get that from plants, from sea algae. And all fish is toxic these days, with mercury and plastics and pharmaceutical drugs.  There was a recent report on pets getting sick as pet parents have gotten on the bandwagon of giving their dogs omegas.  Skip the fish oil. Bad supplements do nothing but cause harm and are cheap to make. You’re going to pay for quality.  On the upside, there are volume discounts and free shipping with this great product! Look in your shopping cart as you add items and you will see when you hit certain levels the discount increases.
Back to superfoods and why we all need this! If we still lived in the 40s, the soils would be plentiful with minerals, the plants organic and vine-ripened, bought only in season and filled with far more nutrition. A can of spinach then requires now about 15 cans to equal the iron and other minerals….to give you an idea. And, a head of lettuce loses 50% of its nutrition within the first 30 minutes of being cut. Imagine what the nutrition is once it travels on the trucks and finally makes it to the supermarket, then to your car and lastly into your fridge. Do you eat it right away or does it take you a week or longer to finally eat all the lettuce you bought…or other fruits and veggies?

What do superfoods do for you? PROBIOTIC- First, you need your gut bugs and to feed them properly too. The InLiven Superfood, based on more than 20 years of research, contains the complete Lactobacillus family of 13 strains combined with 26 certified organic whole foods naturally fermented for 3 weeks prior to bottling. A healthy intestinal tract should contain at least 85% ‘friendly’ bacteria to prevent over-colonization of disease-causing microorganisms which result in a large number of ailments from digestive disorders and painful joint inflammation to susceptibility to colds and flu.SUPER REDs – BerryRadical is a dark chocolate cacao delicious combination of nine of the world’s most potent, antioxidant, superfoods. I use it as a hot cocoa (with a bit of stevia or organic Xylitol) or put in a smoothie. What I love is no sugar type fillers. This tasty, high potency formulation gives you the antioxidant of equivalent eight servings of fruit and vegetables in every teaspoon. SUPER GREENS – Keeping the correct pH balance in our bodies is vital for ongoing good health. Failing to keep that balance can result in loss of minerals that results in reduced bone density associated with osteoporosis. A body which is too acidic has been linked to other conditions including atherosclerosis, kidney and gallbladder stones and arthritis. As with the Super Reds, there are no sugary fillers. Coming from my Hippocrates training, I also love that wheat grass and spirulina and chlorella are included.  I like to add a scoop to my salad daily.
You can save money by purchasing the Vitality tri-pack. No, not cheap but you will see/feel a difference.
I also recommend slow yoga and massage and really like the Himalayan Botanique brand muscle & joint rub. Epsom salt or Mustard baths also help.
And don’t forget to be thankful to your body, for getting you through life this far. Honor it by the best nutrition, eliminating (or reducing) processed foods, carbs/sugars.
Dairy is a huge inflammation producer. So anyone doing dairy should eliminate or go organic and drastically reduce. Casein is in all dairy and is a carcinogen. The more stressed out the cow (factory farm, just lost her baby so we could drink her milk = one very upset mama) the more casein we ingest not to mention there’s puss in it….because we are not taking care of the mama, she is just a milk machine to the farmer…it’s a sick and cruel industry. And it isn’t healthy for us either.

The superfoods discussed above are available through my Miessence shop Miessence Super Foods

Now, there are a few folks who cannot do algae.  This is also great for folks who want a super green supplement but in quick capsule form. Let’s take a look at certified organic and wildcrafted plant-based options through Essante PH Nutrition

From meal replacement shakes (like Salted Caramel and Chocolate Kiss) to probiotics (Ph Lora), Super Reds and Earths Greens.  What I like about these products is the capsule for the Earths Greens, great on the go, a high ORAC value equivalent to 5 1/2 lbs of veggies that is a fantastic product sans the algae that some folks cannot do. The probiotic has a patent on it and the Super Reds is a fruity blend with a bit of stevia in it that doesn’t have a nasty aftertaste…because in general, I am NOT a stevia fan…so this is great in a bit of water on ice as well as in a smoothie. 

As we move into a new year, it’s natural for folks to take a review of the last 12 months, look ahead and plan next steps toward positive changes.  Take the next level in your personal health by feeding your body great detoxing anti-inflammatory nutrition. Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’m always happy to help! ♥

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