Did you have any “yes” answers to yesterday’s quiz ?
7 Steps you can take right now to reduce inflammation and reduce perimenopause symptoms:
1.)Avoid environmental and nutritional things to which you are sensitive.
2.)Give up gluten in your diet… ALL gluten.
Firstly, gluten is highly inflammatory. It is like tossing gasoline onto any inflammation fire inside your body. Professional athletes will avoid gluten after injuries in order to speed wound healing and not burden their systems while trying to heal. If this method works for people in the greatest shape of their lives, it will benefit you too.
Wheat, Spelt, Semolina, Barley, Bulgur, and Rye.
Some women can substitute these complex carbohydrates into their diet:
Rice, Potatoes, Quinoa, Wheat-free oats.
3.)Weigh yourself each day.
If you notice an appreciable increase (for example 2 pounds overnight) after eating a certain food you are witnessing inflammation first hand. It is an indicator of intolerance which may be temporary or may not depending upon your unique system. Sometimes cutting an offending food or beverage out for 3-6 months will desensitize your system and you may be able to reintroduce it later.
4.)Increase in your muscle mass and decrease in your body fat.
5.)Give your body antioxidant rich foods and supplements like:
6.)Increase your intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids like:
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