Controlling Chronic Inflammation:
Chronic, low-grade inflammation attacks our health and plays a major role in degenerative diseases and aging. It can affect nearly every system of our body and is linked to conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, obesity, congestive heart failure, and diabetes.
Our bodies need inflammation to heal. After a new injury, our body sends white blood cells to the site to speed healing. However, chronic persistent inflammation has been recently recognized as a "silent killer," having negative effects long before a disease state is expressed.
Often times, inflammation presents itself as low back pain, muscle spasm, headache pain, or decreased range of motion. By the time symptoms are present, changes in the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and immune systems have already begun.
One of the quickest ways to recover from a musculoskeletal injury or pain flare-ups is to correct the balance between inflamm
atory and anti-inflammatory factors.
Our diet plays a key role in this process. The balance between essential fatty acids, o
mega-6 and omega-3 sh
ould be no more than 4:1. A typical western diet is usually between 15 and 20:1. The good news is that inflammation is controllable! Here are a few dietary suggestions for decreasing inflamma
*Plants are loaded with natural anti-inflammatories:
Onions, garlic, leeks, leafy greens (spinach, chard, kale), tomatoes, bell-peppers, cabbage, broccoli, beans, nuts, & seeds, spices (ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves), herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, dill), tea, red wine, cocoa, flaxseed.
Helpful Supplements: Tuna O
Helpful Oils: PanAway
Ice should be used for acute pain or a new injury that is causing swelling/inflammation. It will help
numb pain and reduce the inflammation
. Note: Do not use ice for muscle tension and spasms, as it can make each of these worse.
Spectacular Summer Berry Cake:
6 eggs, separated and warmed to room temp (1 hour)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
zest from one orange
8 cups berries
2 cups heavy cream, chilled
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Take eggs out of refrigerator ahead of time and separate. An hour on the counter will bring them to room temp.
Turn the oven on to 350 degrees.
At high speed, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, two tablespoons at a time. Beat until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are very thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar. At a slow speed, add the flour and salt, orange juice and zest. Beat just until incorporated, about one minute. With a wire whisk, fold in the egg whites.
Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan (think angel food cake) and bake for 40 minutes. (Until the top springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.) Invert cake over the neck of a bottle and let cool completely for 1 hour.
With a spatula, gently loosen the cake from the pan and remove. Using toothpicks as markers if needed, split cake into three layers with serrated bread knife.
Meanwhile whip the cream with the confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. (you can add a whipping cream stabilizer as well)
Place bottom layer of cake on serving plate. Spread on part of the cream and top with 1/3 of the berries. Repeat with next layers. Have plenty of berries for the top layer and in the center.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
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Oil of the Month
- Combine PanAway with a carrier oil and massage it into your shoulders and neck for a cool, stimulating aroma.
- Rub a single drop of diluted PanAway essential oil into your temples when you are in heavy traffic or crowded, loud spaces such as an airport.
- Apply diluted oil onto the bottoms of your feet for a relaxing foot massage.
- Make your own soothing bath salt by adding about 10 drops of PanAway essential oil to a cup of Epsom salt. Add a scoop of the bath salt to warm bath water and relax in a spa-like atmosphere.
How to Use Topical
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil.
Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed.
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.
Supplement Of The Month
TUNA OMEGA-3 OIL:
Delivers essential omega-3 fatty acids.
- Natural profile of tuna oil-not concentrated
- Supports normal lipid profiles within normal range
- Supports the body's natural inflammatory response function as it relates to periodic challenges like consumption of high-fat meal or strenuous activity
- Third-party tested for environmental contaminants
- Supports cognition
- Supports skin and hair health
- Supports emotional balance
- DHA is important for proper fetal eye and brain development.
- Supportive but not conclusive research has shown that EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
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