Austin Newcomers Resources: Five Strategies to Boost Energy and Reduce Inflammation

March 14, 2017 9:47 am

You can achieve higher states of health by implementing these five strategies:

(1) Exercise Correctly

Qi gong movement can help to reduce inflammation by preventing stress on the muscles and internal organs.

Join our live Skype donations based class on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 1 pm.  Send me your Skype name so I can invite you into the call.

Or enjoy the “on demand” version of the class, usually available 48 hours after the live broadcast.

Visit our “on demand” studio today and start reducing inflammation right now.

Exercising correctly has never felt so good.

(2) Reduce Stress with Mini-Breaks

Sustained high levels of cortisol create inflammation over time.

De-stress by setting your smart phones or fitbit watches to remind you each hour to take a five minutes breather.

Use these quick audio meditations that take less than 6 minutes to reset your stress hormone levels.

 

(3) Increase Anti-inflammation Foods.  Some of the most effective anti-inflammatory food items are plant-based.  Plants are herbs and have certain pharmacological effects on the body. Thus, you need to customize which anti-inflammatory foods you use so that they do not counter-act medications you are taking or other supplements.

Turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, and small amounts of turmeric ginger, cinnamon, and garlic (these latter four are blood thinners) are very useful for reducing inflammation.

Try cooking with MCT oil, a concentrated source of coconut oil that reduces inflammation and supports healthy brain tissue.  I like the Bulletproof Brand as it is highly concentrated:

You can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Brain-Octane-Oil-oz/dp/B00P8E0QQG

This wonderful cilantro pesto is deeply detoxifying and requires little time to prepare:

Click on this article  to access two Aiki Healing anti-inflammatory recipes. Integrate these dishes several times a week, to improve inflammation:

 

(4) Reduce Foods that Aggravate Inflammation

Try to reduce or eliminate high sources of fatty foods such as fried foods, foods high in canola or other vegetable oils except for coconut or MCT (highly concentrated and non saturated coconut oil).

Cut back on refined sugar and high sources of carbohydrates.  Even the health carbs such as whole grains can exacerbate inflammation in some people. Experiment. Go modified paleolithic in diet by having lean meat proteins with non starchy vegetables (leafy green, yellow squash, zucchini, cruciferous vegetables such as  cabbage or brussel spreads) for a week and see how you feel. If you feel better, than you may have a type of inflammation that is super sensitive to carbs.

Check your labels for fructose–it can increase inflammation.

Reduce or eliminate white potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers including cayenne from the diet.

(5) Reduce Environmental Toxins

Check your labels for sources of petroleum products and other ingredients that may cause systemic inflammation and hormonal imbalance.

Even “natural” and “organic” products may contain petroleum derived products because petroleum is an “organic” material.

Stay away from cosmetics that have chemicals designed to carry ingredients into the body’s circulatory system. Look out for wording such as “penetrates deeply” and “changes the skin on a cellular level” and “nano particles.”

Avoid: parabens, dimethicone, mineral oils, polyethylene glycol, sodium laurel sulfates.

Discover more in my in-depth article here:

http://www.yourtango.com/experts/d-kay-hutchinson/your-skin-care-regimen-toxic

Wonder about the ingredients in your make-up?  Check the ingredients here:

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

 

 

 

 

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