Inflammation

Does your body hurt?  Have you noticed new aches and pains - perhaps in places you’ve never before felt discomfort?  Do things just not work the way they used to?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from chronic inflammation.

Diseases with Inflammatory Component

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Autoimmune conditions

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Depression

  • Digestive disorders

  • Eczema

  • Neurological disease

  • Obesity

  • Prediabetes (metabolic syndrome)

  • Psoriasis

Common Causes

  • Reliance on processed foods

  • Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates

  • Too much animal protein

  • Lack of anti-inflammatory foods like fish, colorful vegetables, legumes, avocados, olives, nuts and seeds

  • Elevated stress

  • Smoking

  • Physical activity extremes

    • Lack of regular exercise

    • Over exercising to the point of injury or not allowing the body adequate time to recover between workouts

  • Undiagnosed condition that is causing chronic inflammation (e.g. food allergies, IBS)

Acute vs chronic 

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to an injury or infection.  The characteristic signs of inflammation include heat, pain, redness, swelling, and loss of function.  Inflammation helps the body heal from trauma, foreign bodies (e.g. splinters), infection and other immune reactions by bringing immune cells to the area of injury.  Most minor acute injuries heal quickly.  However, sometimes the inflammatory process goes awry.  When the immunes system over-reacts, the result is too much inflammation that lasts too long which leads to chronic inflammation.  Instead of healing and resolution, chronic inflammation is more likely to result in scar tissue, loss of function or persistent injury.  This is where diet can play a role.

Put out the fire

Work with Adair to calm the inflammation in your body and start the healing process.  Receive personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations to help you feel better fast.