If you’ve been looking for help with inflammation in your stomach, then my inflammation reducing diet plan will help you remove certain inflammation causing foods from your diet. You will also need to add more inflammation reducing foods to your pantry and fridge if you want to see lasting success with this.
Inflammation is something that needs to concern you, as it’s a sign that your body is fighting and stressed. Chronic inflammation likely has something to do with your lifestyle and by taking time to be still and listen you can find clues that can help you greatly reduce your risk of an inflamed stomach and depression.
Following the inflammation reducing diet is not that complex. I’ve decided to share everything you need to know in one single blog post. Once you come into agreement with me, you will be free to choose the good. Take time to read through the content like you’re reading a script for medicine, or your Bible.
Taking care of your own body, the Temple of God’s life-giving Spirit should be your number one priority if you want to be a healthy. Each and every one of us are leaders to someone who looks to us for guidance, and if that is your children, then it is your responsibility to show them how to be healthy.
HOW TO: REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Research indicates that more than 60% of the population has an increased risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, and obesity. People know what’s healthy, but choose to opt for easy and comfortable. The world has been making it harder for us to stay healthy, so we must fight.
We must fight or our health and the health of our loved ones, and if we apply the basic principles of God’s Word, the Original Design, then we will flourish and thrive. Trust me, God is not mocked, and we are all reaping what we have been sowing. If you have been sowing to your flesh, and the lusts of your flesh, well then you will feel the impact thereof in your life, and not in a positive way.
If you’ve been feeling discomfort and pain, then it’s time to take note. Accepting the fact that we are wrong, and that we “messed up” can be one of the hardest things for us to do. The human pride desires to be right, and to have rights, but in most cases we are biased, and we don’t look at things from God’s perspective.
Reduce Inflammation Causing Foods
You can start by learning the names of all your enemies. Calling these demons out by name will give you the power to cast them out. You have been given authority over the enemy through the blood of Jesus Christ and the identity of who you are. We are so much more than the flesh, and thus we can rule over the beasts.
Start this week and try to reduce inflammation causing foods in your diet. It doesn’t have to be perfect from the word “GO!”, but it will get better if you acknowledge your sins, and you get back up and try again. The process of refinement takes time, and bad habits die hard, that is why we must fight. Don’t idly stand by.
- Refined carbohydrates (white flour, pastries, pasta, pizza, donuts, cake)
- Deep-fried foods like fries/chips
- Sugary drinks (soda/fruit juice)
- Processed meats (Polony, salami)
- Margarine (aka plastic butter)
- Vegetable oils / trans fats
- Sweetened dairy products (yogurt)
- Added sodium/salt as preservatives
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Excessive smoking habits
- Excessive Exercise habits
Increase Inflammation Reducing Foods
In the Art of War the best defense is a good offence. Instead of thinking, “AH! I NEED TO EAT LESS!”, let’s change it to “Yes! I’m nourishing myself! And I feel fantastic!”. That’s how we transform ourselves by the embodiment of a growth mindset that is hungry for improvements in the physical, mental, and spiritual.
Learn how to increase inflammation reducing foods in your diet by adding these options to your kitchen and keeping options available at the office. If you’re smart about it, and you do some planning, then you can get the most amazing health benefits from simply enjoying the art of cooking. Serve your home with warm love.
- Healthy starches like potatoes
- Hot peppers like jalapenos
- Free-range eggs
- Avocado, omega 3, olive oil
- Leaner cuts of grass-fed lamb/beef
- Grilled free-range chicken w/o skin
- Fatty fish like salmon (nigiri/sashimi)
- Fresh fruits like apples/blueberries
- Mushrooms and green vegetables
- Herbal tea without milk/sugar
Symptoms: Inflammation in the Colon
It’s great to know all of the right things to do to reduce inflammation in the colon, but what if you have a flare up and you need to know what to eat to reduce the inflammation. The trick is not to eat if at all possible, as fasting for 24 hours can give your digestive system sufficient time to heal itself.
If however for any possible reason you cannot fast, then it’s best to choose watermelon, mashed potatoes (no skin, no milk, no additives), squash puree, and pumpkin. You can eat fish or chicken, but choose white meat, and reduce your portion sizes by half. Protein is a hard macronutrient to break down.
Fasting will give you many natural healing benefits, and that’s why we promote the Biblical intermittent fasting principles taught by Jesus Christ. If you are struggling with your sweet tooth, your desire for McD’s, or the lusts of your flesh that leads you to reach for the pleasurable things, then you should consider fasting.
Symptoms: Inflammation of Joints
Inflamed joints could be due to dietary choices, but it’s not as black and white as you might think. Even healthy athletes can experience symptoms of inflammation of the joints. Running, jumping, and falling impact can all cause inflammation in and around joints. But there are dietary supplements that can help.
You can supplement with omega 3 fish oil. High doses can lubricate the joints and reduce inflammation. Turmeric is also a spice that can be added to your pantry that has been shown to reduce inflammation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is also VERY important for strong and healthy bones and muscles.
If you have symptoms of inflammation around your joints, then it’s best to reduce the amount of exercise you to do relaxed walking, and first focus on bringing the inflammation down before you try to push your body again. Remember that inflammation is a sign that your body is fighting a battle. Support it.
My Inflammation Reducing Diet
I’ve asked our nutrition expert Lindiwe Whati (RD) to help me write up a good example of what a healthy inflammation reducing diet would look like. She is not very fond of giving generic meal plans as every person is an individual with different needs, but she agreed to give me us something we can use.
“Starting the day fasted will reduce inflammation in the body as your digestive system will be rested. Reduce or actually, eliminate all inflammation causing foods early in the day. Don’t start the day with coffee, sugar, and milk. This will trigger flare ups and leave you feeling tired and lethargic by 10am.”
“Opting for a basic breakfast with 4 scrambled eggs and chopped baby spinach should be sufficient. Porridge can be an easy option, but it’s not great if you want to reduce inflammation in your stomach. Packing a healthy grilled chicken salad for lunch can be a life safer, especially if you want to feel good.”
“Dinner time is usually the place where most people fail with their conquest to be inflammation free. Enjoying food with your family is very important, but please avoid fast foods…They’re like poison for us. Cooking is an act of love, so serve your family with heart warming stews, oven roasts, and potatoes.”
If you’re still feeling “snacky” after dark, then you can still enjoy something sweet, just try not to binge eat. Enjoying something sweet with your beloved can add a new dimension of intimacy if you do it the right way, so apply some self control and only let the cookie monster free when it’s safe under the covers of grace.
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