inflammation

Help With Inflammation

March is Pain and Inflammation Month

Inflammation is a nasty problem to have and it is something that can rob us from the things that we would like to do and enJOY in life. Keeping inflammation in check is always a good idea when it comes to Health and Wellness.

Let’s Take a Look at Inflammation

Acute or short-term inflammation is a normal immune response triggered by factors such as tissue injury or pathogens. Long-term, chronic inflammation, however, is associated with pain and chronic conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Chronic inflammation may result from infections, accumulation of environmental toxins, obesity, stress, sleep disorders, and excessive intake of certain dietary factors (e.g., saturated fats, trans fats, refined sugar). Addressing these lifestyle factors and incorporating certain dietary supplements and foods can help manage pain and inflammation.

Diet

Diet plays an important role in inflammation. Eating more anti-inflammatory foods can be hugely helpful.

Foods that contribute to inflammation should be avoided as much as possible. These include too much protein, refined carbohydrates, processed foods, white sugar, soda pop, and any so called ‘food’ that does not come from a natural source or Mother Earth. Less of 🍩 these kinds of foods. Think of foods that come in a box. It is always a better choice to choose your foods that come from as close to nature’s source as possible. Another way to think of this, is to work the outside isle of the grocery store where the fruits and vegetables are . 🙂

So avoid the inflammatory foods and choose more non-inflammatory foods that help to lessen the burden on the body that adds to inflammation, and choose foods that also have the benefit of lowering the toxic levels in the body and that do not ‘feed’ the pathogens.

A beautiful salad and a great example of anti-inflammatory foods as well as luscious nutrient dense offerings for you body. 🙂

Keeping this post simple, I would advise eating more plant based, lowering your proteins and fats that come from animal sources, avoiding refined sugar and instead using natural sources such as raw honey and maple syrup, and focusing on the natural foods or whole foods.

Supplements to Help

When it comes to supplements there are several that are super helpful when it comes to inflammation. If you would ever like any guidance as to best choices for you, I would be more than happy to help. Just shoot me a message and we can make a plan to have a conversation. I love to help.

Oh and I also want to mention that heavy metals play a role in increasing the toxic load in the body and brain and are contributing factors to inflammation as well. These buggers are nasty and they are playing a bigger and bigger role in our health challenges every day. This is something to keep in mind. I often recommend to my clients a hair mineral analysis test to determine the presence of heavy metals.

Hair analysis also helps us to see what nutrient deficiencies are present as well…. and often these imbalances of nutrients are because of the heavy metals and displacement of such things as minerals in the body. So many clues! 🙂

Anyhow, I will wrap this post up for today. I try to keep my blog posts simple and not so overwhelming. We deal with way too much information these days and it can be overwhelming which is not conducive to our health and well-being.

And don’t forget any questions, please ask. Have an amazing day everyone!



Vitamins for the Body, Your Amazing Life

Multiple Sclerosis, MS, or is it?

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I don’t know about you but not a week goes by that I don’t hear about someone ‘diagnosed’ with MS. I use the word ‘diagnosed’ with some concern. It sure appears that more and more people are getting frustrated looking for answers to a whole host of symptoms they have. They search and they often get more frustrated. They also wait long wait times to see specialists who refer them to other specialists… the cat and mouse game is definitely not fun for the person who is sick and scared of what is going on with them.

As a Board Certified Nutritionist and a person who has studied wellness and health for about 25 years or more, I find it very odd that with all of the advancement in technology and science and we yet are sicker than ever!

Well that was until I accessed information that dispelled these mystery diagnoses like MS, and made sense to me. The farther I go down the rabbit hole, the more I believe that viruses like the Ebsteinne Barr Virus are behind most mystery illness. I have written about this before. Here is the link to that blog post:
My Blog Post Shedding Light on EBV & Mystery Illnesses like MS and More!

Here is a link to a specific article implicating EBV to MS. This is well worth the read and I share this one far and wide!
Epstein Barr Virus Linked to 7 Major Diseases

For those that know me, you know I am constantly studying and I mean constantly. While someone else is binge watching Netflix, I am most likely listening to a podcast, on a webinar, or reading information on the topic of disease, wellness, food, supplementation etc. I never stop. Just ask my family. lol And now as a Nutritionist the information coming my way is crazy in regarding to information overload.

What does this mean for you? I have filtered down through my academic study, self-study and continual study, some simple factors that are making us sick like EBV, Shingles and Strep!

My favorite resource for MS and how this all ties in is Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium. Here is a link to his blog post on the topic of MS and EBV as well as many other great insights into what is going on.

Medical Medium Healing Multiple Sclerosis

I will close with this. There is HOPE! There truly is. Although I hear about people diagnosed with new labels to mystery illnesses every week, I also hear of way more that are healing and reversing all or many of their symptoms and I am not kidding! The beauty of technology and social media allows us to collaborate and share this information and the secrets to healing and building health.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Life Coach who helps people with enhancing their wellness of body, mind and spirit. She is a specialist in Heavy Metals and Nutrient Deficiencies. She has a practice in Ontario, Canada but helps people from all over the world via the internet.