Chronic inflammation is a problem many women face. And this is very dangerous. That’s because if you don’t address and reduce inflammation, it can lead to hormonal imbalance, as well as a long line of chronic diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and many more. Even though inflammation can be very dangerous, you can make steps to reduce it naturally with these four dietary changes.
Dairy and Sugar
Sugar gets a bad rap. In small amounts, it’s okay to consume some processed sugar. But it doesn’t offer any real health benefits. It’s just empty calories that can also increase inflammatory symptoms, such as acne, candida, and gut health.
When it comes to dairy, it is a common allergen for many people but they don’t even realize it. That’s because they get used to feeling sluggish and fatigued. But try to cut it out and see if it makes a difference in your mood and energy levels.
For some people, gluten can be an inflammatory food, and it can exacerbate inflammatory symptoms, such as skin eruptions, cystic growth and digestive troubles. So, consider cutting back or cutting out gluten from your diet. It can help to lower gluten-related inflammation.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to address many health issues. And you can use it to help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Remember to combine turmeric with healthy fats and black pepper to activate its healing benefits.
Probiotics and fermented foods
When your gut is low on healthy, beneficial bacteria, it leaves you vulnerable to problems like leaky gut, SIBO and candida. And that’s just the start. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, “Your health depends on your gut bacteria.”
So, to help you lower inflammation and boost gut health (and overall health) consider incorporated more probiotics and fermented foods from sources like yogurts, kefir, miso, natto, sauerkraut and pickles.