Inflammation is a buzzword in the invisible illness community (for good reason!), but it's really an umbrella term for your body's response to any kind of injury. If you cut your hand, your body tells your immune system to heal the wound. That's acute inflammation. Simple enough, right? Hold that thought, actually, because chronic inflammation is subtle and more complex. It can be caused by many conditions, including autoimmune disorders, which involve your immune system mistakenly attacking healthy tissue. Inflammation can also be triggered by exposure to toxins, such as industrial chemicals or polluted air. When you have chronic inflammation, your body’s inflammatory response can damage healthy cells, tissues, and organs. Over time, this can lead to some serious health problems, and even disability. Symptoms of chronic inflammation include fatigue, pain, rashes, fever, and many other issues. See…pretty complicated, right? If you suspect that you may be dealing with chronic inflammation, it's important to find a caring practitioner who can help you deal with your symptoms, identify and treat the root cause, and put you on a path to healing. There are several immune-modulating herbs you may find helpful, including hops, sweet wormwood, and sarsaparilla. You can also try infrared sauanas, hot yoga, and do a little detective work, looking into food sensitivities which could be triggering inflammation such as dairy, grains, gluten, or soy. Inflammation can be tricky to deal with, and it can be frustrating to know that your own immune system is actually behind your symptoms! Your body is protecting you the best way it knows how, even if it’s a little misguided. By talking with other people who get it—aka your WanaFam—you can find support through the ups and downs of this tough symptom.
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Hey friends 💕 wondering if anyone has any good severe pain remedies for stomach inflammation, either natural or unnatural
has anyone gotten the feeling of a deep pressure near their temples and it caused inflammation in your nose area and the surrounding area of your head, now my head feels like a balloon 🤯
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the carnivore diet and how it can help heal many issues. It makes sense to me from a Keto perspective but I can’t imagine eating meat only. I’m willing to try it though! Who is on a carnivore diet and has it helped your symptoms of brain fog, gut issues, inflammation, allergies etc heal?
anyone have any sleep remedies when all else has failed? i’ve had insomnia (trouble staying asleep) since i got sick. tried melatonin, OTC sleep aids, lots of pills (even ambien) and nothing’s worked. think it’s linked to inflammation in my body due to lyme and that’s why my body is so resistant. anyone have any natural remedies? my sleep hygiene is good and i take magnesium glycinate at night but still waking up so many times.
has anyone had very high cortisol levels + found anything that helps? i think the inflammation has been stressing my body out. i’ve heard good things about ashwaghanda but wondering if anyone else can relate!
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