Inflammation: Simple Steps to Reduce It!

If I had a buck for every time a client’s presenting issues included inflammation I would be a “millionaire nutritionist” (generally a term thought of as an oxymoron!).


  • Arthritis
  • IBS
  • Tennis elbow
  • Allergies
  • Coeliac disease
  • Asthma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Gout

The list goes on and on. Fortunately, though the conditions that have an inflammatory component are many, a few simple lifestyle, dietary and supplement changes can have profound positive impact.

Inflammation and Lifestyle:

1)      Mild to moderate exercise can be very beneficial as it seems to produce an anti-inflammatory cellular response. If joints are inflamed, beginning with non-weight bearing activities such as swimming lengths or water-running can prove helpful.

2)      Increased water intake. Are your filtering your water? If not, then it is not typically falling into the category I recommend–clean water. A simple and super effective solution is to use my favourite portable water filtration system, a Morclēr unit (click Core Moringa and then All Products for information). The units are simple to use and the water is clean and tasty. Then drink often throughout the day to help support cellular function and dispel internal inflammation.

3)      Keep positive. Because there is evidence that negative emotions can promote the production of inflammatory mediators, when challenging situations occur, do your best to forgive easily, be grateful and release stress and negatively as soon and as easily as possible.

Inflammation and Diet:

1)      Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Depending upon body type, this may be a vegetarian diet with an elimination of red meat and dairy . . . all the way to a Keto type diet with an abundance of healthy fat and no grains or legumes. Regardless, it will include as many non-starchy vegetables as possible. Don’t know your body type yet? Contact me and I’ll help you figure it out!

2)      Include anti-inflammatory spices in your cooking. Options include turmeric, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, sage and rosemary.

Inflammation and Supplements:

1)      Use Moringa oleifera as your base supplement. Per Dr. Joshua Plant’s recent post, there are many anti-inflammatory compounds found in Moringa’s leaves and seeds. Zija’s SuperMix is your best bet as it includes both leaves and seeds (along with the fruit) in a readily bioavailable format. No other commercially available Moringa brand includes any plant compound other than leaves. If gut issues are of concern, then alternate SuperMix with Zija’s SmartMix. That way you get the many benefits of Moringa oleifera, along with the intestinal terrain balancing benefits of SmartMix’s prebiotics.

2)      Diffuse, apply externally and/or take internally (per directions on bottle) some of the Améo essential oils that have anti-inflammatory properties. These include: eucalyptus radiata, helichrysum, wintergreen, myrrh, orange, German chamomile, rosemary, clary sage, frankincense and marjoram. Not sure which oils to start with? Dr. Josh Axe has a great article on his top 5 picks for helping with arthritis.

All that to say, no need to accept inflammation as unalterable. There are lots of small changes that can produce big results!

Until next time. . .

Be well,



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