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what is inflammation

Reducing Inflammation Naturally

Reducing inflammation starts on your plate. Yes, that’s right! The choices you make about what you eat can play a huge role in your body’s hormone balance, immune response and inflammatory state. Each meal is an opportunity to turn up, or turn down, inflammation. And with inflammation leading to pain and even chronic disease, it’s best to make good decisions now to reduce your risk of health challenges in the future.  Why it Matters: Creating an anti-inflammatory diet doesn’t mean

what is inflammation

The link between chronic inflammation & disease

Studies have shown that chronic inflammation is directly linked to many of the most common chronic diseases we encounter in our lives. Over 60% of people are affected with at least one condition associated with chronic inflammation. The number of people with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer continues to soar as a result of the stress and dysfunction caused by chronic inflammation. Why it Matters: The process of chronic inflammation begins with your body doing the right thing. Hormones

what is inflammation

Inflammation and your health

Researchers have identified inflammation as one of the most beneficial and harmful processes in your body. How is that possible? Well, acute inflammation is your body’s natural repair and healing response to an accident or injury. However, chronic inflammation is a different matter. Many major diseases, including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and cancer, have a common cause: chronic inflammation.   Why it Matters: All the systems in your body are balanced and regulated by your hormones and nervous system. This balance,

what is inflammation

Chronic Inflammation – is it stealing your vitality?

Bottom Line: If you’ve ever cut your finger or twisted your ankle, then you have first-hand experience with inflammation. The redness, swelling, pain and heat are all hallmarks of the inflammatory process. In some ways, this is the first step of the healing process as your body begins to repair the injured tissue. However, there is another side to inflammation that can be extremely damaging to your overall health…chronic inflammation. Why it Matters: Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is

How to keep your lymphatic system moving for an immunity BOOST

Everyone has an old family secret to fighting colds & flus – from hearty chicken soup, ginger & lemon tea or copious amounts of garlic (no vampires here!). But did you know that one of the most important parts of your immune system is also the most unappreciated?  We all know your immune system is a complex system that helps protect your body against infections. It keeps are record of every germ and virus it has fought over the course

Overcome Chronic Lower Back pain

Chronic Lower Back Pain? Here’s how to fix it.

Low back pain is a body signal with a huge range of potential underlying causes. It could be as simple as a sedentary lifestyle and postural causes like sitting at a computer all day, slouching on the couch or in the car. Or it could be something more serious like disc bulges, facet joint injuries, arthritis, spondylitis, tightened muscles, strains, sprains and abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis to name a few.  So before we dive into this article, we’ll start off

How to overcome Migraines

Last week we introduced you to headaches and gave a brief overview of some of the different types of headaches people experience. Today we’re zooming in on the biggie; Migraines.  What is a migraine? Migraines are the branch of the headache family tree no one wants to know. They can be sneaky, they can be extremely painful and will cause destruction at the family dinner no one invited them to.  According to the Mayo Clinic, a migraine is a headache

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Headaches – what your body is trying to tell you

Do you suffer headaches? Did you know that that pain in your head could be a message from your body that something is amiss? What happens when you get a headache? Do you raid the medicine cupboard for some pain killers or ‘soldier on’ through the pain?  Headaches are invariably a signal from your body that something is out of whack. So addressing the underlying cause of your headaches is the only way to stop them coming back once the

When to use a HOT or COLD pack?

Not sure if you should use a hot or cold pack?  Many clients come in saying they have been told to use a heat pack by another therapist or doctor, it feels good at the time but then they find they feel stiffer and more achey once they remove it.  A simple explanation for this is that as you heat your body, the fascia (think of gladwrap surrounding each muscle group, organ and bone that helps create your shape) warms

How to use a Foam Roller

Foam Rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. Regular use of a Foam Roller can help reduce muscle tension, pain, and inflammation while increasing your range of motion. Foam Rolling is a great addition to a warm-up or cool down during your regular exercise routine.  Download the user guide for Foam Rolling

What to do with your Denneroll

No we aren’t inviting you to dinner (true story, a client thought we were offering them a dinner roll!) Has your Chiropractor given you a Denneroll to use at home? Here’s how to use it and get the most out of this supportive device.  Your Denneroll is a cervical orthotic device developed by an Australian Chiropractor, Dr Adrian Dennewald. It provides a gentle but effective stretch that helps to correct abnormal cervical lordosis (fancy way of saying a normal neck

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