Managing and Understanding Inflammation

For many of us, myself included, inflammation is common. I’m especially prone to swollen ankles and puffiness around my eyes. To alleviate these complaints I typically reach for ice. I also elevate my legs and feet daily, and of course, watch my diet. Inflammation is a response from our body. It shows up from a variety of factors such as injury, chronic conditions, infections, medications, and certain ‘trigger’ foods that can cause bloating. Rather than reaching for another pill, I opt for natural remedies to avoid and manage inflammation.

Inflammation is a reaction we have a great deal of control over. The article Inflammation 101, written by Andrew Beauchesne who received his master’s in Nutritional Epidemiology from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, describes the mechanics of inflammation and how to better manage it. Follow the link below to read the article.

Be Well! ~Tiffany