Inflammation is a process where the body responds, protecting us from infection (bacteria and viruses), injury, or trauma. Some diseases and chronic conditions (called autoimmune diseases) causes the body’s immune system to do damage to its own tissue. The body starts responding as though normal tissues are infected or abnormal.
Inflammation has been linked to mental illness, diabetes, cancer, and dementia. Below are a few ways to reduce inflammation. But, fear not. There’s a lot you can do to reduce inflammation and prevent inflammation-related disease.
1.) Change Your Diet
Processed sugars and carbohydrates trigger an inflammatory response in your body. Instead, load up on berries (which are packed with antioxidants), eat your greens and eat plenty of clean, lean protein.
2.) Do & Be
Taking the time to exercise, but also taking the time for yoga, meditation, and relaxation are all crucial in reducing inflammation, which can be triggered by stress, lack of activity, and obesity.
3.) Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help in reducing inflammation — in both joint injuries and sinus-related issues. Our goal at Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope is to help our patients build a healthy lifestyle. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.