Episode 1 : Inflammation – The starting point of all disease.

If it hurts, you’re inflamed

Affects of inflammation

Affects of inflammation

Inflammation helps, until it doesn’t.

Inflammation is a mechanism of the body’s defence system to help heal and repair injury. It’s a natural response to injury and attack but can become a chronic condition, leading to poor health. Inflammation is at the base of all human disease. At its chronic worst, it’s the slow, consistent break down of cellular linings and function. It can affect all our body systems and be felt as:

  • Poor joint mobility.
  • Plaque build-up.
  • Brain fog and focus.
  • Reduced alertness.
  • Failing eye sight.
  • Low mood including depression.

We get inflamed when something enters the body our immune system perceives as foreign then activates our defence mechanisms.The list of inflammatory mechanisms which constantly surround us is endless. These could be:

  • Food & drink.
  • Viruses.
  • Bacteria.
  • Toxins.
  • Heavy metals.
  • Chemicals & pollutants.

Reducing inflammation.

  • Remove and avoid inflammatory foods as much as possible.  Many foods create inflammation and others will reduce inflammation, our podcast will cover which ones to include and which to avoid, some may surprise you.
  • Avoid chemicals and pollutants that inflame the body.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Stay active,  moving your body as much as possible maintains circulation of the blood, the lymph and the bowels which are all affected and congested by inflammation.  Movement reduces inflammation.

Recipe to feed your brain:

Avocado Smash

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • Ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 thick slices sourdough bread
Avocado Smash via Lochlan Hardy

Avocado Smash via Lochlan Hardy

Preparation method

As the name suggests, smash half an avocado onto each slice of toasted sourdough bread and top with your favourite topping. It could be an egg, smoked salmon or a tomato salsa made from some ripe tomatoes, a little olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Or maybe all of the above and place the topping on the smashed avocado and enjoy it for a Sunday brunch.

Contacts & Links…

Music in this episode.

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Latché Swing – Hungaria

Underscore Orkestra – Swing Gitane

Underscore Orkestra – Swing Gitane

4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sue Crook

    16/08/2016

    Excellent podcast thanks Caroline! I look forward to your next one about arthritis.

  2. Reply

    Hayley Kugel

    18/08/2016

    Great info, thank you, look forward to more. Most of us out "here" just don't understand what we are doing to our bodies. Would love more info on children's allergies.....

    • Reply

      Caroline Scott

      18/08/2016

      thanks for your response Hayley, will pop that subject on the list! Love sharing information and messages.

  3. Reply

    Verena

    19/08/2016

    Love this, always good to hear great & useful information in an easy format can't wait to hear the next one! Loved the link to the Heffernan interview too what an inspiring speaker, just like yourself!


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