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Reducing Inflammation in the Body

We’ve curated a range of articles to help you gain an understanding
of what inflammation is and how to manage it — naturally.

Understanding Inflammation

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What Contributes to Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry

Chronic inflammation can be spurred by a broad range of factors — but identifying them can be key to restoring balance.

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Which Health Conditions Are Considered Inflammatory?

By Mo Perry

Chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s, and certain types of arthritis indicate some level of inflammation.

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What Are Signs of Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry

Weight-loss resistance, brain fog, mood disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few. Read on to learn more.

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How Does Chronic Inflammation Affect the Body?

By Mo Perry

If left unchecked, chronic inflammation can lead to nerve damage, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Learn more.

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What Causes the Inflammation Response to Become Chronic?

By Mo Perry

Chronic stress, a poor diet, and environmental toxins can all lead to the inflammation response getting stuck in the “on” position. Here’s why.

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6 Strategies to Manage Chronic Inflammation

By Mo Perry

Inflammation is highly responsive to diet and lifestyle interventions, which can help our bodies cool down and our immune systems become better regulated. Focusing on these six behaviors can make a difference.

Podcasts

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15   March 14, 2023

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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The Downsides of the Sweet Stuff: All About Sugar and Sugar Alternatives

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 12   October 31, 2023

Sugar is everywhere, and — as with so many things — too much of it is detrimental to our health and well-being. While this is common knowledge for many, most of us are still consuming well more than is recommended, and the topic has gotten even more confusing in recent years with the proliferation of artificial and natural sweeteners. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, explains the body-wide health effects of sugar, the pros and cons of the various types of sweet sources, and how we can be more mindful about sugar’s place in our diets.

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating

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How Turmeric Reduces Inflammation

By Bharat B. Aggarwal , PhD

Curcumin, found in turmeric, is known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, offering a myriad of health benefits and potential natural remedies for various chronic conditions.

Inflammation Related Health Conditions

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Can Chronic Inflammation in the Body Cause Mental Illness?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Researchers have begun exploring the link between chronic inflammation and psychiatric disorders.

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