We frequently hear the word “inflammation.” Do we really know what it means?
Often, we don’t.
We have an overall idea, but we can’t picture it inside our body because the type of inflammation we see it’s usually on our skin. Beyond that, we label it with another name or diagnosis.
Inflammation starts in an specific area of your body. It gets irritated, at first, due to external or internal agents causing swelling in that part, redness, irritability and in some cases mucus or bleeding, depending where the inflammation takes place.
Every imbalance, illness, or unusual sensation in our body belongs to an inflammatory response. Inflammation is the way our body is telling us, “I am getting sick, take care of me.”
We do not “listen” what our body has to say for different reasons, here are some:
Have you ever stopped to observe the bite in your fork right before you put it in your mouth?
What are the colors, the convention of foods, the layers, the smell?
Then, the texture in your mouth, the flavors of all different foods.
How that will fill your body and soul? What are the nutrients that contented?
All these question may seem silly or boring but this exercise makes a total difference in the experience of eating.
When I first moved definitely here in California, I was amazed that people weren’t sitting to eat their meal. They ate in the car, on the way or even in the restaurant, it was eating and leaving, and it seemed really fast to me.
I wasn’t used to that, we sat in the table, all together, we ate and talk and share, laugh or had discussions. It was a slow fun tasteful experience 3 times a day! Can you believe that?
Now, I am Americanized.
Although I won’t eat in the car or on the go but meals are not the same, foremost because here I don’t...
We like being comfortable, when we are not, we tend to say that “life is difficult”.
There are so many levels of that sentence, everyone has a bar with his or her own level of difficulty in life, some people can take a lot, some people don’t have the strength or resilience.
I remember something that my grandma used to say, “I don’t want everything I can take, because I can take a lot!”.
Human beings are extraordinary! we can do all sort of things and every day we get better, smarter, stronger, faster, taller,….
We evolve constantly and we don’t even take the time to acknowledge ourselves when we do it or often, we don’t even notice it.
When we grow things get tricky and uncomfortable for a while. Often we think, that “everything comes at once”, “why everything seems so difficult?”.
Those are questions that often arise when we are making changes in life for the reason of getting ourselves in a better...
We all have heard about inflammation but often we are not clear of, what it is or how that can be a problem for us our health?
Every health issue that we may have or had, started with an inflammatory process, except for the accidents.
Most of the time it starts in our gut and because we can’t feel it in the beginning, we keep doing or eating what it will become a problem in the future for us.
We all heard about sensitivities, we are not allergic to something but often when we eat that specific thing causes some symptoms in our body that makes us feel uncomfortable.
When you feel bloated after eating certain foods or stomach pain after eating others.
Our joints are sore, we have trouble focusing or we simply feel sick.
Inflammation is a subtle thing, is a silence beast that when you notice it is because it took over you and you are already having problems.
The most common foods that cause inflammation are:
There are more but is all about you and...
1 pound fresh salmon
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
When we have a conversation about our personal habits the most of the time we don’t even know what happens in our brain or our body for that habit to be created and how that specific thing that we do in our daily basis became a habit one day .
When we do something repeatedly it is a habit. A habit can be a routine or not, what’s the difference between those two?
A habit can be something that works for us in a specific situation and that becomes a routine that can be a healthy or unhealthy routine. Also, it can be something that we do when we get triggered and it has an emotional attachment for us, usually unhealthy.
Either way, we want to be aware of the chance that the habit serves us in a healthy way or unhealthy way.
A good example of a healthy habit/routine is to get 8 hours of sleep at night. We created a routine because that serves us by providing more hours of rest and makes us feel better the next day.
We create habits of everything and often are unhealthy...
We have all heard how damaging sugar is for us and our body. We all know someone that has healthy problems due to sugar such as the popular diabetes and all the problems that come along with it.
Often what we don’t hear is how damaging is eating things that are sweet with calorie 0 or light or diet. We calm down our sweet tooth without the sugar intake so we believe we stay safe and remain healthy because we are sure what really causes health problems is “only sugar”.
I am sorry to pop your sweet bubble. To your body or better pancreas, sugar is sugar or sweet is sweet and the chemical reaction that you body releases when you have any kind of sugar/sweet intake is exactly the same in either case so are the health problems that can cause.
When you eat or drink anything that is sweet your pancreas releases insulin and fat to battle the sugar content in blood to protect you from becoming a diabetic.
The real problem happens when our pancreas releases insulin too...