Ep 4: Insidious Inflammation Caused by Holiday Eating

We’re talking all about insidious inflammation this week as we get ready for the holiday season and unhealthy eating. What you put into your body will have a big effect on how you feel so let’s talk about the ways your diet impacts inflammation and what you can do to avoid feeling a little bit worse during the holidays.

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We’re talking all about insidious inflammation this week as we get ready for the holiday season and unhealthy eating. What you put into your body will have a big effect on how you feel so let’s talk about the ways your diet impacts inflammation and what you can do to avoid feeling a little bit worse during the holidays.

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With Halloween approaching, we’ve reached that time of the year where we put our diets to the side and prioritize taste over health. It’s great in the moment, but the effects it has on our body will be felt for a while.

Many people might not realize that what we are eating each day will impact those aches and pains that chiropractors will treat you for. Much of that is due to the inflammation that gets caused due to certain types of food. Those breads, pastas, cereals, sugars, and certain meats irritate the body as it digests it and it sparks the inflammation that causes you discomfort.

But it’s not just the things we put into our body. What we put on our skin can also cause it as well. We don’t always treat our largest organ with as much care as we should, right?

So this episode will focus on that insidious inflammation that we often feel more and more during the holiday season. We’ll go into the causes that we see but also share the ways in which you can improve your health through eating better. Of course we’ll also talk about the methods we use as chiropractors to treat the inflammation and help alleviate the discomfort you’re feeling.

So come along for the Halloween edition of the podcast. Your body will thank you! And make sure you check out the recipes at the bottom of the page that Rachel and Tri recommend.

Listen to the entire episode or skip ahead using the timestamps below.

0:33 – What is Tri’s guilting eating pleasure?

1:33 – How to eat better

2:43 – What is inflammation?

4:14 – Ways to decrease inflammation

6:34 – How inflammation affects what we do

8:07 – The benefits for our patients

10:16 – Improving blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure

13:21 – Machines we have for cellular repair

 

Rachel & Tri’s Recipe Favorites

BONE BROTH

This one comes from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks and informational guides to eating whole foods…..Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. An absolute must in the winter and sick seasons – Chicken broth/soup is superior to all the things we have, even more relaxing than Tylenol. It is because chicken soup has a natural ingredient which feeds, repairs and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine.  This inner lining is the beginning or ending of the nervous system.  It is easily pulled away from the intestine through too many laxatives, too many food additives…and parasites.  Chicken soup…heals the nerves, improves digestion, reduces allergies, relaxes and gives strength. (Hanna Kroeger: Ageless Remedies from Mother’s Kitchen).  This stock has for years been used in treating colds, asthma and even the flu.  To get the most benefit from this use daily or at least 3 times a week, but always have some on hand for sickness

Get the recipe here

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH STUFFED WITH LENTILS AND WALNUTS

This next recipe comes from another AMAZING book that I cannot get enough of…..The Herbalist’s Kitchen by Brittany Wood Nickerson (This book will make you want an herb garden like yesterday and it gives recipes based on the seasons, which is such a beautiful way of eating).

Get the recipe here

 

SHEPHERD’S PIE

While The Herbalist Kitchen has a great shepherd’s pie recipe I seriously love this one and again I have to add that ground beef just for my love Tri Myers, but you can do with black beans or lentils too.  This recipe comes from another one of my faves quite simply because this entire book seems to reuse ingredients over and over again so you are not buying a thousand different things to try different recipes…..It’s all Good by Gwenyth Paltrow and Julia Turshen.

Get the recipe here

 

BAKED APPLES

Here is a yummy treat that is easy and makes you have all the feels of the season from the same book It’s All Good.

Get the recipe here

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Ever since we were young children, our parents and teachers always told us to sit up straight. Trying to achieve and maintain good posture is something we struggle with throughout our lives, and the health issues it causes are becoming more apparent at younger and younger ages. Rachel and Tri will share tips for improving posture and discuss the ways in which it can improve your health.

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