Date Posted:22 March 2015
I’m going to let you into a secret that can make a big difference in your wellbeing for the rest of your life.
Inflammation is the body’s equivalent of a scouring rust that weakens and destroys tissue health and rapidly ages you from the inside out. Addressing the causes of inflammation is essential for long term wellbeing and a painfree life.
So what is inflammation and how can it be reduced?
Inflammation (Latin, īnflammō, "I ignite, set alight")
Inflammation is a protective immune response that the body uses to survive infection, toxic build up or trauma (injury). When the danger is over the body produces an anti-inflammatory response to step down the heat in the body so that balance can be restored.
- The symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat.
- Phsycial causes incude burns, injury, foreign bodies such as splinters, dirt and debris, trauma and radiation
- Biological causes include infection by pathogens, immune response to hypersensitivity and stress
- Chemical causes include chemical irritants, toxins and alcohol
How can it be reduced?
There is a seasonal change each year when inflammation will increase in your body. This increase may be unseen and overtime accumulate forming the foundation of later disease. Or if you have current symptoms they are likely to increase or become more inflamed at this seasonal juncture.
What time of year can I most effectively reduce inflammation seen or unseen within me?
It is the juncture between summer and autumn that is the time when the heat of summer is released into the blood stream. This heat circulates through the tissues and organ systems and can ‘inflame’ giving rise to or exacerbating inflammation . At this juncture a seasonal cleanse will most effecitvely reduce inflammation.
- Anti-inflam Seasonal Cleanse VATA cleanse and detox >>
Choose this cleanse if you are experience stiffness upon waking, have a history of rheumatism, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, constipation, insomnia, have undergone a period of stress and have been feeling worried, anxious or fearful.
Add to this detox prescription Joint and Muscle Ease. The ingredient Guggul is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Herbs acclaimed for their ability to neutralize the toxic effects of impurities (ama) are also included.
- PITTA cleanse and detox >>
Choose this cleanse if you have a tendency for bodily heat or acidity, loose bowel motions, rheumatoid arthritis, cystitis, skin disorders, auto immune disorders, and have undergone a period of stress and responded to it by feeling resentful, impatient, sarcastic, argumentative or angry.
Add to this detox prescription Inflam Protect.
Supports the body's natural mechanisms that respond to inflammation Assists liver function, joint health, bowel function, and healthy circulation.
- KAPHA cleanse and detox >>
Choose this cleanse if you gain weight easily or are overweight, have blood sugar problem, high cholesterol and experience mucous congestion or fluid retention, with low energy and find it difficult to motivate yourself, and or feel sad or low in mood.
Add to this detox prescription Parasite Clear.
Parasite Clear supports the colon by helping create an environment where friendly bacteria can flourish. It also supports the colon’s natural ability to remove parasites and assimilate nutrients.
Wishing you an easy and rejuvenating seasonal change that helps reduce the internal rust of inflammation and supports your enjoyment of life.
Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity. Email: [email protected] Skype: Linda.Sinden Mobile: +64 212237525
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