What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a very important part of the body’s immune response. It’s a key part of the healing process after an injury, it’s a defense against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria, and the body’s apparatus for repairing damaged tissue. Inflammation can also be a bad thing though when it plays a role in chronic diseases like osteoarthritis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, IBS and Crohn's, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Our lifestyle habits and environmental factors can lead to chronic or systemic inflammation. These include excess weight, poor diet, lack of exercise, unmanaged stress, smoking, pollution, poor oral health and excessive alcohol consumption. Thankfully, we have the power in our hands to do something positive about what’s going on in our bodies. To read more on this very important topic click here.
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Turmeric Tonic Recipe: This not only tastes delicious, but also stars turmeric which is bursting with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, immune boosting properties and will keep you happily moving along.
- 1 Tbsp local honey
- 1 Tbsp turmeric spice (or grate raw turmeric to steep and strain)
- Juice from ½ of a lemon
- 1-2 inches of grated ginger root
- Filtered water
Combine first four ingredients, add to a pitcher of water and stir well. Cheers to your health! Courtesy of HowYouGlow.com
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Be Well - Carol