30-Day Challenge Module 26
- Read today's module on "The Truth About Inflammation."
- Think of ways you can make healthier choices when it comes to inflammation. Feel free to share those thoughts with the Facebook Group. If you are participating in our coaching program be prepared to discuss this with your coach this week.
- Continue to log what you ate today, the portion sizes, and how you felt in your food log.
- Participate in your scheduled exercise routine. If you have yet to participate in today's feature video CLICK HERE.
The Truth About Inflammation
Internal cleanliness creates external beauty. True beauty isn’t found through makeup. All the things you are learning and doing in this program lead you to a way of life that creates a beauty that glows from the inside out. The principles you have learned, nutrition, and exercise are key factors in creating external beauty.
If you apply the lessons contained within this program to improve your appearance, vitality, and health, beauty is the natural outcome of healthy living.
It has become increasingly obvious that chronic inflammation is the main cause of many chronic illnesses including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer's disease.
We recognize inflammation as redness, heat, swelling, and pain. It is a natural healing response to bring nourishment and immunity to an injury or infection.
When the inflammation serves no purpose and refuses to go away, it causes illness. Some of the things that contribute to inflammation include stress, lack of exercise, dietary choices, genetics, and exposure to toxins (like second-hand tobacco smoke, prescription drugs like steroids, and NSAIDs and metals).
Learning how to adjust dietary choices is one of the best ways to deal with chronic inflammation. There is a blood test that detects inflammation. You should talk to your doctor and have them check your CRP or C-reactive protein (a protein that is found in the blood and is the major red flag for inflammation)
Food Known for their Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
- Chocolate (dark, uncooked)
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Green Tea
- Sweet Potato
- Wild Alaskan
Foods that are known to cause inflammation:
- Sugar - is in many processed foods and we don’t even realize it.
- Cooking Oils - corn, cottonseed, safflower, soy and sunflower.
- Trans Fats - check all labels and NEVER eat trans fats.
- Dairy - milk is a common allergen that can trigger inflammation, stomach problems, skin rashes, hives, and even breathing difficulties.
- Feedlot-Raised Meat - animals are fed the foods that cause inflammation for us. They are also given hormones and antibiotics.
- Red and Processed Meat - we develop antibodies that cause inflammation.
- Alcohol - regular alcohol intake creates irritation and inflammation to numerous organs, which can lead to cancer.
- Refined Grains - "refined" products have no fiber and have a high glycemic index. These include white rice, flour, bread, and pasta.
- Artificial Food Additives - aspartame and MSG.
- Any food that you are allergic to and eat anyway.
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