Hi Wellness Warriors,

I attended the A4M conference in Orlando this weekend, which hosts some of the newest most cutting edge companies, researchers and innovators in the wellness space, all dedicated to exploring the cutting-edge of longevity and healthcare.

The subject for this year was “The fire Inside”.

Not all inflammation is created equal.

If a cut on the skin swells up, turns red, and hurts, those symptoms are signs of acute, or short-lived, inflammation. Feeling hot or losing function may be signs of inflammation from other harm to the body. Some inflammation that occurs in the body’s cells or tissues may not have outward symptoms.

Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s defense to injury or infection, and, in this way, it is beneficial. But inflammation is damaging when it occurs in healthy tissues or lasts too long. Known as chronic inflammation, it may persist for months or years. 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. So what can we do about it?

8 Inflammation-Fighting Hacks for a Healthier You

  1. Eat the Rainbow: Load up on anti-inflammatory foods like fatty fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. These nourishing options are packed with antioxidants and compounds that can help combat chronic inflammation.

  2. Embrace Omega-3s: Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids through sources like salmon, chia seeds, and walnuts. You can also consider high-quality fish oil supplements to harness their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

  3. The best vitamins to lower inflammation in the body are Vitamins C, D, A, E (all in Scandilabs Immune Formula+ in liposomal form for optimal absorption)  

  4. Move Mindfully: Engage in regular exercise and find activities you enjoy. This can include cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Physical activity helps reduce inflammation and promotes overall well-being.

  5. Stress Less: Manage stress through practices like meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga. Prioritize self-care and find healthy outlets to cope with stress, which can contribute to chronic inflammation.

  6. Prioritize Restful Sleep: Create a relaxing bedtime routine and aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Optimize your sleep environment and limit exposure to electronic devices before bed to support your body's healing processes.

  7. Ditch the Junk: Cut back on processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and added sugars. These culprits can fuel inflammation and negatively impact your health. Opt for whole, nutrient-dense foods instead.

  8. Try Infrared Therapy: Incorporate infrared technology, such as an infrared bed or sauna, into your routine. Infrared heat has been shown to help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote relaxation, contributing to overall well-being. I love the Red Light Wellness beds.

Remember, these hacks are meant to support a healthier lifestyle and combat chronic inflammation.

Cheers to a life with less inflammation and more vitality!