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What are your strategies for quickly reducing systemic inflammation?

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Created July 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

What are your strategies for quickly reducing systemic inflammation? Foods, supplements, etc.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on July 15, 2012
at 09:44 PM

even larger amounts of pure aspirin (salicylic acid) are fine in the presence of adequate k2, grass fed liver, shellfish, etc. wheni don't have the time/space to make bone broyth, i use the green label gelatin from great lakes gelatin, sold in bulk on their website. it doesnt gel and can easily be mixed into liquids.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Worth a look: http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/anti-inflammatory%20diet

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Seeds are almost always very high in n6, which is pro-inflammatory. Reducing n6 is a major key to lowering inflammation.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on July 13, 2012
at 11:52 AM

Did you drop fruit as well?

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on July 13, 2012
at 11:51 AM

I've read some people take baby aspirin daily, not sure if that's healthy over long periods. What is your source of gelatin, a powder supplement?

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on July 12, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Ok, don't add these to your diet

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 12, 2012
at 05:02 PM

In addition to food, try to dial in your sleep, stress levels, sun (or vit D) and exposure to nature.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on July 12, 2012
at 07:01 AM

Vit d supplements helped me too.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Turmeric and many herbs/seeds are a toss up. They're not the easiest thing to digest so if you've got digestive issues, they may be doing more harm than good in some cases.

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:21 AM

yUM! Eat it 3-5x/week and like the leftovers in my eggs

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:20 AM

foreveryoung - what about chia seeds?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Food = salmon, kale, sardines, pasture raised lamb, kale, kale, berries. Supplements = r-ALA

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:03 AM

No, don't eat flaxseeds- stuff is filled with endocrine disruptors. Sardines are awesome though.

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:43 AM

Should I eat it? or just rub it on my body? :)

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9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on July 12, 2012
at 12:50 AM

Instead of thinking in terms of supplements, I would think in terms of eliminating things from your diet. This is one of the major changes in perspective that I got when going to the Paleo diet.

Rather than thinking that you can keep eating what you've been eating and there is some pill you can take that will provide the missing ingredient that will "fix" your diet, consider the possibility that there are things that you are eating -- maybe every day -- that are causing inflammation in your system.

Likely candidates are gluten and dairy, which cause problems for a lot of people. Other possibilities are nightshades (certain vegetables) and sugar/carbohydrates. Try dropping some or all of these things from your diet for 30 days and see how you feel.

In my case, I dropped all grains and sugars from my diet for 30 days and was absolutely blown away by how much better I felt. I expected to maybe lose a few pounds, but instead I felt a lot different, better sleep, mood, energy, some minor skin and hair conditions disappeared, and some other things. Very eye opening!

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on July 13, 2012
at 11:52 AM

Did you drop fruit as well?

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05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:25 AM

love this question. i use a lot of these following strategies. interested to see others.

far as food goes: liver, grass fed meats, gelatin, some egg yolks. do not eat the fish or fish oil. all those pufas are inflammatory. you can get the same "fish oil" effect by eating grass fed meats for O3, and aspirin, yes, asprin is not unhealthy in the presence of adequate vitamin k/k2. fish oil works like it does due to the nsaid-like effects of it, which you can get the aformentioned way.

supplements: 5-loxin (standardized extract of boswellia/frankincense, as strong as prednisone in studies), aspirin (no fillers or colors/coatings besides starch), curcumin extract (c3), adequate salt intake

topically: traumeel gel (can also use traumeel sublingually dissolved tablets), magnesium oil, epsom salt baths, msm, cold packs, cold immersion baths (google ray cronise), contrast showers, massage, hanging upside down/inversion therapy, deep belly breathing through the nose without pausing between inhale & exhale, yawning, stretching, joint mobilization, sunbathing (but dont overdo it because that'll cause more inflammation)

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on July 13, 2012
at 11:51 AM

I've read some people take baby aspirin daily, not sure if that's healthy over long periods. What is your source of gelatin, a powder supplement?

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on July 15, 2012
at 09:44 PM

even larger amounts of pure aspirin (salicylic acid) are fine in the presence of adequate k2, grass fed liver, shellfish, etc. wheni don't have the time/space to make bone broyth, i use the green label gelatin from great lakes gelatin, sold in bulk on their website. it doesnt gel and can easily be mixed into liquids.

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:33 AM

wild sockeye salmon

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

(693)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:21 AM

yUM! Eat it 3-5x/week and like the leftovers in my eggs

8dbe73235f73c615f20d3d0f34b4852a

(1365)

on July 12, 2012
at 12:43 AM

Should I eat it? or just rub it on my body? :)

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 12, 2012
at 02:41 AM

Getting my D3 level up to 60-80 ng/ml.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on July 12, 2012
at 07:01 AM

Vit d supplements helped me too.

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Add all of these to your diet: Sardines, Ground Flaxseeds, Curry Powder(high content of Turmeric) Fish oil, Green tea, Papaya, Blueberries, Sweet potatoes

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Turmeric and many herbs/seeds are a toss up. They're not the easiest thing to digest so if you've got digestive issues, they may be doing more harm than good in some cases.

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

(693)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:20 AM

foreveryoung - what about chia seeds?

Medium avatar

(3213)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Ok, don't add these to your diet

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:03 AM

No, don't eat flaxseeds- stuff is filled with endocrine disruptors. Sardines are awesome though.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 13, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Seeds are almost always very high in n6, which is pro-inflammatory. Reducing n6 is a major key to lowering inflammation.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on July 12, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Get rid of all oils except EVCO and EVO and Mac Nut Oil. Keep the Omega 6 consumption very low. eat wild salmon twice a week.

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on July 12, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Eliminate as much grains, sugars, legumes, and nightshades as possible. Drink plenty of good, clean fluids. Get enough sleep and light exercise. Allow for plenty of rest between hard workout days (if you work out). Vit-C, probiotics, and fish oil, if your diet needs extra. Probably more, but this is where I would start.

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