Pain is one of the first indicators that inflammation is in the body. With brain maladies, the body does not typically feel pain. It's a mystery and deserves attention to those who want to win the fight.
In my recent past, I'd been diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and any other autoimmune disorders doctors could think of during a hospital stay several years ago. Through my experience, Covid episodes produce fierce inflammation at unusually high levels.
Inflammation may be linked to cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, lung diseases, diabetes, Parkinson's (dementia) and most recently I've read that cancer can be caused by inflammation as well.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences states, "Inflammation plays a key role in many diseases, some of which are becoming more common and severe. Chronic inflammatory diseases contribute to more than half of deaths worldwide." *
Having lived through days, months and years of disabling pain, Ibuprofen was my best choice because it allowed me to function, not without pain, but made my body better able to manage my day and tasks. I've tried CBD and other hemp products, with little to no success.
With research and consumption, along with other natural products, I can say that living without harmful pain relievers is possible. During and after conquering the battle of inflammation, and brain maladies, my body feels better...and I'm more at peace within myself and my surroundings.
Here are a couple of inflammation fighting foods that are also available in herbal form: Ginger, Garlic and Peppermint. They are my go-to herbs. Others include Turmeric, Cardamom, Black pepper, but I learned it does not digest in the body, so I avoid it.
Ginseng, Green tea, Rosemary and Cinnamon are great herbs that are also sold as teas. However, three of them can be found in capsule form, giving them greater potency with consumption.
Author Keri Gans, M.S., R.D. is the author of The Small Change Diet and she suggests: Fruits, vegetables, oily fish such as salmon, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains rich in fiber.
Diagnosis: Divine Health is a book I wrote following one of my healing journeys. It is a testimony of pain and suffering while I made made better food choices, learned more about the beneficial herbs and God's healing power.
Consuming anti-inflammatory foods and herbs will assist in the fight. If you want to learn more, stay tuned!
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