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How to Reduce Chronic Inflammation The Natural Way

By August 25, 2022November 1st, 2022Specific Therapies, Healthy Living, Pain

Do you ever feel like you can’t shake that nagging feeling of being unwell?


Chronic inflammation is a serious health issue and can lead to many health problems. If you are looking for ways to reduce chronic inflammation, you’re in luck! 


Some natural methods can help keep chronic inflammation under control. Other methods may involve using medications and synthetic supplements. So, without further ado, let’s get started!


In this blog, I will discuss inflammation and why it’s the root cause of many diseases. Inflammation will come in different ways like weight gain problems, achy tissues, swollen feeling, bloated, low energy, fatigue, and even loss of motivation. 


If you are the first to sleep early in the evening, this blog is for you. I’m a naturopathic medical doctor. I help women struggling with health conditions such as hormonal issues, reclaim their health and life using natural medicine. 


Start of Inflammation


Often times an injury or trauma starts the inflammation process and then it can quickly lead to a downward decline. It’s like a lobster slowly boiling away in a pot. The point is you don’t need to be a lobster in a pot on your way to poor health. You can do something to HELP YOURSELF and your body function better.


You can do something to reduce inflammation. Many people are unaware. If you want to start healing your body and losing weight, you must deal with treating the inflammation first.


Chronic Inflammation


Chronic inflammation is one of the main reasons behind the enormous epidemic of chronic diseases today. It makes sense to help your body reduce it naturally. What is inflammation? Why does it cause us to feel so unwell and ultimately lead to disease?


Toxin Overload


In a visual sense, inflammation builds up in the body caused by toxin overload like uncollected trash. It’s like garbage that piles up undisposed when you leave town. In the same context, that’s happening in the body. Toxin overload can result from a short-term, high, acute exposure that overwhelms the body. It can also result from a slow repeat exposure and build-up over time, which could be many years.


Toxin eventually overwhelms the system, and unwanted symptoms develop. Each person’s bucket fills at a different rate based on their dietary and lifestyle choices. Toxins result from how much medication you’ve taken, exposure to various bacteria, viruses openness, and environmental exposure. It makes sense that most chronic diseases are between 40 and 60 years of age.


You’ve spent more than four decades on the planet. Although the earth is an incredible place, it’s polluted and your body filters. Your body can filter everything that comes in, such as pollen, dust, dirt, pathogens, food items, beverages, and the air we breathe and scrub it.


Food Issues


It’s a critical and taxing job, especially considering the amount of processed food and unhealthy drinks you consume. Your filter gets clogged over time. When you feel unwell, swollen, or achy, the weight is creeping up, and you have lower energy, they’re the signs your body is struggling. It’s starting to break down, indicating your body can no longer sustain the jobs it has due to the buildup. Next, inflammation sets in, and the balls begin to drop.


It’s like in the cartoons. Initially, the juggler can handle a few balls. But, when there are more balls to juggle, the juggler can no longer control all of them. The ball started to fall one by one. The early balls falling are not life and death related. Your body protects you by shunting toxins to tissues, causing achiness, lymphatic system, swelling, your fat cells causing cellulite, and waking. 




Cellulite is a toxic buildup of toxins in the body. But over time, the overflow is too much. Vital body processes become affected and start to shut down. It would be great if you knew how to help your body. You could consciously reduce your toxin load to help your digestion function better. 

Reduce Your Inflammation


The truth is you can affect and help reduce your inflammation. The first thing you need to do is learn what is hurting you. 


One: Food Intake


You must start with food. You have to stay away from the standard American diet, avoiding things in a bag, a box, or a can. And honestly, the easiest thing to do is just shop the perimeter of the grocery store, avoiding all those busy aisles. The idea is most stores keep their fresh produce, refrigerated, and frozen sections on the “perimeter” of their stores – you shop the perimeter.


Your grocery cart should contain at least half produce and lean meats. It’s good to switch to plant-based dairy, contrary to popular belief. Dairy is not healthy after age five. It leads to all different types of inflammation throughout the body. 


I recommend you start playing a game with yourself by counting the servings of fruits and vegetables you eat each day. It’s a start with a goal of five and asking yourself for the score. You ask yourself how you could get five servings of fruits and vegetables today.  It’s a simple game to play.  


Two: Enough Sleep


Sleep is so essential for keeping inflammation in check by simply going to bed before midnight and waking up with the early morning light. We’re taking part in the natural rhythm of nature. 


Those women stay up late but sleep later during the night, for they will have more difficulty sleeping. They are going to have more inflammation and body weight. When you’re having trouble sleeping, please reach out to get some help. Getting better sleep is a game changer.


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Three: Body Movements


You must have body movements. I’m sure you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. In recent studies, Americans spend their waking time more sitting than doing anything else. You must think about what happens to a stagnant pond. A pond doesn’t drain well because of the abundance of algae and turns green. It becomes the breeding ground for mosquitoes.


The same thing happens in your body when you don’t move regularly. When you contract the muscles, your body pumps fluid, blood, and toxins. Movement flushes things through the body. It’s like what gravity does where it causes everything to pull down. It increases your risk of blood clots and body swelling. Honestly, any movement is a good movement. You start with something like 20 minutes every single day.  


Four: Natural Supplements


You need some supplements. I get a lot of questions about supplements and anti-inflammatories. The truth is there are a lot of good natural anti-inflammatory supplements out there.


Supplements include Kirk Cuan Turmeric, Boswellia (Indian Frankincense), and glucosamine sulfate for the joints. High-dose antioxidants include resveratrol. They are indeed helpful, and they have a role to play. There is no quick fix and no magic pill to bring down inflammation. The truth is that dietary and lifestyle changes are essential. It will help the supplements you take to work better.


Take Control of Your Health


The insurance-based medical system you have has trained us to seek out a quick fix, but your body is way too complex for it to be a one-act play. You can start taking back control over your help today by sliding into the driver’s seat. You need to recognize you have more ‘control’ than you believe. I want you to thrive.


You only have one life, so you should make the most of it. You can do this by making small changes today. I know you can do it.



Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but once it becomes chronic, it can lead to severe health problems. You may be surprised to learn that many of these issues emanate from your food choices and lifestyle habits. Fortunately, there are things we can do to reduce inflammation naturally. 


In my blog, you have learned some key steps you can take to help yourself. I also suggest you incorporate a few natural supplements into your routine to give your body an extra boost. If you’re ready to begin reducing chronic inflammation, schedule a discovery call with us today. Our team would be happy to help you create a plan that fits your needs in helping you take control of your health. Don’t be reluctant. Contact us now!


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If you’re experiencing health issues of chronic inflammation and would like help getting to the bottom of it, we’d be happy to schedule a discovery call with you. During this call, we can discuss your symptoms in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.


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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional 

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.