The Guide to Calming Inflammation

Learn how to fight inflammation and feel better inside and out.

The Guide to Calming Inflammation

Did you know that what you eat can cause inflammation in the body? While certain foods give you an energy boost, fight aches and pain, and reduce the risk of disease, other types of foods can negatively impact your health and lead to diabetes, heart conditions, depression, and high cholesterol. Dr. Josh Axe has the plan you need to calm inflammation for good. Follow these steps to feel better inside and out.

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Eliminate Inflammatory Foods

Make an effort to eat fewer foods with trans fats and processed sugars. These foods can make your immune system think something is wrong, which will cause your body to go on high alert to protect itself and get inflamed in the process. When your body is inflamed, it can lead to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, so it’s extra important to tweak your diet so you can feel better and avoid these illnesses.

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Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.