I hate pain. Head pain, back pain, joint pain. And as if pain isn’t bad enough all by itself, there’s also a myriad of pain relief medications I can’t take because I’ve had a stomach ulcer; any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (goodbye Ibuprofen) or anything with caffeine, and even migraine medicines make me feel very peculiar (and yes, more peculiar than normal!). I’m also a wimp when it comes to anything medical…
So for me prevention is definitely better than cure.
That’s what got me started on a journey of discovery about different things I can do to look after my health better. I’m a learner, you see, and I love learning about things that really interest me. And pain certainly gets my attention. So I read articles, websites, blogs, books, leaflets – anything I can get my hands on – to try to understand what is happening in my body and whether there is anything I can do about it. Naturally.
And what have I been discovering? The slap-me-round-the-face fact that chronic inflammation is at the root of so much sickness. I mean, way more than I’ve ever realised.
But that there is also so much that we can do to reduce chronic inflammation and its effects – and it’s never too late to try!
And as I’ve learned, so I’ve tried different things tiny step by tiny step and have genuinely reduced inflammation in my own body – and feel so much better for it. I would go as far as to say that implementing these changes has made a profound difference to my health and wellbeing.
So here’s my blog. This is my way of sharing what I’ve been learning and what I’ve tried.
I will share what the experts say – experts that I have come to trust and respect. They are the ones that quote from research papers that provide scientific evidence to back up what they say. So if you want to delve deeper then follow the links or buy their books.
And let me be really clear right from the start; I’m not a doctor or nutritionist and this blog is not to replace any advice, diagnosis or treatment by a qualified health professional. This blog is purely about my journey and the things that I’ve found helpful.
If you don’t believe that living life in way that supports your body in doing what it does incredibly well is of any value then please don’t bother with this blog. However, if you want to try to reduce the inflammation in your own body and want tips and hints to see if they can make a difference for you, then I hope my blog really helps.
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