Reducing Chronic Inflammation While Staying
Chronic inflammation is caused by a reaction of your immune system. Common
triggers include chemicals, pollens, microbes and allergens. While we can’t
completely avoid exposure to these triggers, chiropractic and food can help our
bodies process these triggers better.
“Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything
that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often
triggers a process called inflammation,” according to Harvard Health Publishing,
Harvard Medical School.
They go on to say, “One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation
comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store.”1
One of the foods that fight inflammation is blueberries. They are high in natural
antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation.
During the final weeks of August, consider increasing blueberries, ginger and
other anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. On hot days, eating a cup of frozen
blueberries is a great ways to cool down while reducing inflammation.