Fighting Inflammation

Inflammation like stress in small “controlled” conditions are actually good for the body.  It’s like exercise when we exercise we put our bodies under stress (a controlled stress); but when your body doesn’t know when to shut it down that’s when things can go haywire and start to fight something that’s not there which means your body starts to fight itself.

Most people will notice a mood change/fatigue initially or elevated blood pressure.   Fatigue can also set in fast when you have an immune system that is chronically over excited which is more like an adrenal rush which leads to adrenal fatigue.

Because everyone is different we know that inflammation can be triggered by different situations like too much exercise to no exercise, an unhealthy diet, or unaddressed stressful situations.  I know my inflammation went diagnosed because I not only ignored it, but I was what I call an intense person, I thrived under stressful situations I thought it pushed me to do more.  You know the saying Oh I work well under pressure, or oh pressure makes me work harder.  Well the pressure was doing so much damage that my body was breaking down on the inside.  So much so that when after a car accident that wasn’t major at all sent my body on a downward spiral because my system was already exhausted from fighting itself trying to get me in balance.

Here are a few tricks that can help with Inflammation

1. Eat More Leafy Greens

Whole-food plant-based diets are becoming more popular.  It is often called Vegetarian or some people go full Vegan. This eating lifestyle is when most of your meal is focused on plants and food made from plants rather than meat being the main focus.

If you are like me and you still enjoy at least one meal a day with chicken or fish another way to eat more leafy greens and other veggies is to have a smoothie.  Fresh is best but there are some amazing dried green options out there.  Bottom line is…..Eat more greens!

2. Gut Health

Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection which mean they can have a positive impact and reduce the symptoms of heart inflammation. Try to add a daily dose of  fermented foods to your day like yogurt, pickles,miso, sour dough bread, kimchi, or sauerkraut.

You can also get supplements with all different types of probiotics.  The thing you want to look for is “live and active cultures”.  I use Ultimate Flora  I recommend you do a cycle of probiotics then take a break 10-14 days and cycle again.

3. Low Impact Fitness Time

Stretching, yoga, or walking can reduce your stress which can help to decrease your inflammation. Doing a low impact workout daily does make a difference.  Take a look at my online yoga retreat complete with a meal plan to help you along the way.

4. Laugh and Smile

There is some truth to the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Have fun with friends,  conversations, and social interaction has been known to release endorphins which are your body’s natural feel good chemical. Research shows that laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, which improves your resistance to disease.  Having positive social contact each day can be a powerful anti-inflammatory.

You can work on fighting inflammation with these 4 healthy habits that are both good for you and beneficial.

Until Next time,

Nicole, your healthy LYFEstyle Coach

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10 Ways To Have A Positive Day

There’s so much buzz going around about “self care” and “self love”.  The challenge is to take a minute from your daily activities and focus on you.  Yep that’s right you get a reason to be selfish which turns out really isn’t selfish at all.  Studies show that when you take time (no rushing) to focus on you, you are then able to serve on a higher vibration which yields better results. Remember it only takes a minute and build as you go along.

Challenge yourself to love yourself even more than you do now!

Commit to focusing on you, so you can be of greater service to those around you.

Based on positive psychology and positive self-talk, these exercises can help you each day.

Here are your 10 tasks:

  1. Pick a motivational phrase or word to repeat to yourself when you wake up and throughout your day.  This will be your mantra.  No matter what’s going on, you focus on and tune into your positive energy.

Remember positive thoughts attract positive results. Pick your mantra that makes you feel strong and confident.

  1. Smile! Smile at yourself in the mirror. Go ahead. Wink at yourself.smile
  2. Now share that smile! That’s right we are giving you permission to smile at others. Your smile can change you and your smile has the power to change the world.
  3. Write something nice about yourself every day in a journal. Only good nice things should be written about yourself!
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Stay in your lane.  Don’t compare someone’s ending to your beginning.
  5. Do something that makes you happy! Read a book, play with your pet, see a movie, take a walk, visit a friend, find that happiness and do it.
  6. Complement yourself! Go ahead give yourself a pat on the back.
  7. Complement others! Give credit to others too.  What you give is what you receive.
  8. Be proud of yourself. Carry that pride with you.

  9. Reward yourself for being completely fantastic. What will you give yourself?group-support

10 tasks that vary on the difficulty, but they all work together to help you love yourself more each and every day!

Don’t forget to follow me on social media for daily tips, affirmations, and more

Nicole,Your Certified Wellness Coach & Educator

It’s About Time

Well as promised, here it is….. drum roll please ……

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The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it. Hippocrates

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