Inflammation is your body’s response to all different types of stressors. It's a fire that the body generates in order to protect itself, but it can cause some real damage if it's called upon too many times throughout the day. We need this essential fire to purify ourselves, yet we must control and nurture it so it services our needs.
Here are a few factors that can send your inflammation into overdrive:
Acidic food: Acidic foods and beverages like breads, pastas and coffee can be so tempting, but they tend to encourage low-grade bacteria in the colon and can weaken the immune system.
Stress: Constant emotional and psychological stress raises cortisol levels and burns out the adrenals. Remind yourself to pause and take a breath from time to time.
Environmental toxicity: The pollution in the air we breathe and the water we drink can contribute to inflammation and chronic stress. Our body has an innate ability to purify any toxicity, by it can be hard for it to do so when we're "on" all the time. If you live in a city, take the time to go out to nature.
These two healing elixirs can help soothe the inflammation caused by these lifestyle factors: