Beautiful! An anti-inflammatory smoothie as yellow as my tulips. It must be Springtime!
As part of my spring time weight loss goal I am working hard to eliminate inflammation from my body and especially my digestive tract.
My digestion was one area of my health that I identified for improvement and inflammation in the body can be a factor that prevents weight loss……..the body can hold onto fat (especially around the middle….hello muffin top!) as a way to sequester toxins and protect itself.
I am not making excuses for myself and still think that portion size will be the key for my weight loss (I love me my healthy food!) but I am also approaching this process from the perspective of kindness and healing.
If my digestion needs a little TLC due to chronic inflammation, then it is going to get it!
I have advised myself to take a pro-biotic daily, to avoid gluten, to take an anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acid supplement and this morning I whipped up this gorgeous anti-inflammatory smoothie.
I would love to share it with you!
Anti-inflammatory this, anti-inflammatory that…….what does this really mean for your body?
Inflammation in the body can be considered as the root of disease.
Allergies that we experience in our bodies are caused by an immune response which causes inflammation, Alzheimers disease has been linked to chronic inflammation that damages the brain, possibly as a result of sugar imbalance over many years. Arthritis is inflammation that destroys joint cartilage and synovial fluid. Ecxema symptoms are demonstrated on the skin but are caused by chronic inflammation of the gut and a food allergy response. Reflux and GERD is inflammation of the oesophagus and digestive tract often food allergy driven. Heart attack, stroke, neuropathy, varicose veins, and congestive heart failure are all a result of chronic inflammation of the vasculature resulting in a life threatening bodily response…….the list goes on through Hashimotos disease, fibromyalgia, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have symptoms for any of these conditions, if your gums bleed when you brush them, if you are experiencing creeping intolerance to foods you could previously enjoy, then you too need to work on inflammation.
On looking at my own health, I have a history of varicose veins, I have a very small degree of psoriasis, I feel better when I avoid gluten and I have some undigested food in my stool (too much information right there!)
Looking at the body holistically and in this way linking these symptoms is enough for me to want to spend a couple of months working on inflammation in my gut and my overall digestion for the sake of my long term health and longevity!
Bonus…..I only ever feel fabulous, gain energy and bask in the glow of self-love when I set a goal to work on my own health!
Do you have a smattering of seemingly unrelated symptoms that you would like to look at holistically?
Do you feel that you are treating the symptoms for an inconvenient health issue but have not gotten to the root cause?
I would love to hear from you. I am ready and willing to be your cheer leader and advocate for your very best most vibrant health and I would love to share my nutritional knowledge with you!
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- 11/2 cups freshly chopped pineapple
- 2 carrots
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 inch fresh turmeric (or 1/4tsp ground turmeric spice)
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 cup coconut water
- Add all the ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy the happy creamsicle colour and fruity flavour!
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