What Is Inflammation and How to Cope With It

What Is Inflammation and How to Cope With It

Jun 05, 2024

Chronic inflammatory diseases are the key cause of death in the world. Although inflammation is critical for survival during infection, we know that certain social, environmental and lifestyle factors lead to the development of a systemic chronic inflammation.

This inflammation is associated with the leading causes of disability and mortality and includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic liver and kidney disease, as well as numerous autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.



What is inflammation?

Inflammation is a process by which our immune system cells protect us against pathogens, toxins, and factors that are harmful or dangerous to us.

In some diseases, such as autoimmune conditions, our defense system, for some reason, triggers inflammation attacking and damaging our own tissues when there are no invaders to fight off.


Types of inflammation

Inflammation can be either short (acute) or long (chronic).

Acute inflammation, associated, for instance with upper respiratory infections including flu or cold, usually disappears within hours or days. Acute inflammation can be beneficial. Acute one is our body’s way of healing after an infection and injury, repairing damaged tissue, and protecting itself against pathogens. It starts quickly and only lasts a short time.

Chronic one can last months or years. It is systemic, low-grade inflammation that is the underlying cause of most major health conditions. Conditions linked to chronic inflammation include Heart disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Autoimmune conditions, Asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.


What are the key causes of inflammation?

The key factors that lead to inflammation in our body include the following:

  • An unhealthy pro-inflammatory diet that consists mostly of refined and processed foods low in nutrients and antioxidants, high in sugar and bad fats.
  • Weak and dysfunctional immunity leading to chronic infections and chronic inflammations.
  • Blood sugar imbalances (especially chronic high blood glucose levels);
  • Poor gut health and leaky gut syndrome.
  • Pessimism, irritability, and chronic stress.
  • Lack of sleep and poor sleep quality.
  • Environmental toxins.

It is critical to address the above-listed factors as it will help to reduce the inflammation in the body.


What are the most common inflammatory complaints among adults?

The most common inflammatory diseases include heart disease (and atherosclerosis), metabolic syndrome (including obesity which can cause inflammation), type 2 and type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (and other autoimmune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease), various forms of cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, asthma and allergies, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Inflammation can be reflected on our skin through triggering signs of premature aging such as skin discolouration, wrinkles and fine lines. It also contributes to inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo.



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The following are the top supplements that benefit individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions:


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Various scientific findings reveal that probiotics activate anti-inflammatory mechanisms by producing anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukins and hindering pro-inflammatory cytokines by involving regulatory T-cells and T-helper cells (1).

UltraProbio is a unique formulation containing a superior blend of 100 billion viable bacterial strains; with a prebiotic (FOS), to maintain a healthy intestinal flora. HealthAid uses special acid and bile resistant strains, which prevent the stomach juices destroying the ingredients before they reach the intestines, ensuring their purity and potency.


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Ashwagandha contains compounds that help reduce inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that it also helps reduce levels of inflammatory proteins. Because Ashwagandha works as an adaptogen that can reduce stress hormones, it helps improve our immune system function and reduce inflammation within the body. It is also able to promote an anti-inflammatory environment by suppressing pro-inflammatory cytokines (2).

HealthAid Ashwagandha is a unique high-potency, full-spectrum holistic extract of Withania somnifera. Traditionally Ashwagandha also benefits mental, physical energy, vitality, immunity, and feeling of calmness and relaxation.


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Curcumin 3

Curcumin is the key active ingredient of turmeric. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to decrease inflammation in several in studies. Apart from benefiting people with autoimmune (inflammatory) disorders, it may also help ease signs of other inflammatory chronic conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes (3).

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Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil, also known as Black Cumin Oil, is produced from the seeds of Nigella sativa plant. The active ingredients of Nigella sativa (especially Thymoquinone and Nigellone), are responsible for its extraordinary health benefits.

The oil obtained from the seeds of Nigella sativa, is frequently used in the Mediterranean area for its potent anti-inflammatory, antipathogenic, and anti-oxidant activities (4).

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SuperGreens (HealthAid)

Every day take 1 tablespoon of SuperGreens powder (HealthAid) with a smoothie or juice about 15-30 minutes before breakfast. SuperGreens powder contains 20 superb anti-inflammatory ingredients including Turmeric, Beetroot, Spinach, Kale, Alfalfa, Green Tea, Barley Grass, Broccoli, Celery, Wheat Grass, Parsley, Chlorella, and Spirulina offering a concentrated nutrient blend that aids detoxification, boosts energy, and enhances mental clarity. This SuperGreens powder provides abundant antioxidants and nutrients for a stronger immune system, combating fatigue effectively.



Since many vitamins and minerals are very beneficial in coping with inflammation, it is recommended to take one tablet of a good Multivitamin-Mineral formula with breakfast and one tablet with lunch. Do not take the same multivitamin all the time but use different multivitamins interchangeably. In this way you will not overdose any of the individual vitamins or minerals. For instance, one day take one tablet of Healthy Mega (HealthAid) after breakfast and another day take Day-vit Active and continue taking them interchangeably.

Make sure you don't overdose supplemental iron (not more than 17mg daily including iron from supplements and food) unless you are deficient in this mineral.

Since multivitamins do not contain enough Magnesium, Vitamin D and B12, you must also take the listed below additional amounts of these nutrients:


Vitamin D

5000 IU of Vitamin D3 after every breakfast.



200 mg of supplemental Magnesium Citrate (Mag citra), or Magnesium Bisglycinate, twice daily (in the morning and evening).


Vitamin B12

2000 mcg of Vitamin B12 in the form of sublingual Methylcobalamin every day after breakfast under the tongue.


What are the best anti-inflammatory nutritional recommendations?

Your diet should include a variety of unrefined plant products such as vegetables (mostly raw and steamed), fresh fruits (NOT fruit juices), well-cooked legumes (pulses, beans), whole grains, and unroasted seeds and nuts.

  • Often consume fresh and raw vegetables (including vegetable juices and smoothies), especially leafy greens, carrots, beets, cabbage family, etc. If you prefer to cook them do it moderately or steam them.
  • You will achieve much better results if your diet consists of at least 50% of raw (uncooked) and unprocessed plant foods (especially raw vegetables and raw vegetable juices).

  • Include in your diet well-cooked wholegrain products, especially barley, millet, oats, buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth.

  • Make soaked overnight and well-cooked pulses (beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.) your best source of protein.

  • Each day have about a handful of one type of raw unsalted and unroasted soaked overnight in clean filtered water nuts or seeds such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and ground sesame seeds (or Tahini).

  • Have 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or soaked chia seeds with every breakfast.

  • Instead of cow’s milk and dairy use plant-based milk substitutes and products such as unsweetened coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, organic (non-GMO) soya milk, organic Tofu, etc.

  • Instead sugar, fructose, and artificial sweeteners use raw honey, stevia, erythritol or xylitol, and dried fruits.

  • Eat fresh fruits and fruit smoothies (avoiding fruit juices due to lack of fiber and high sugar content) but rather do not have fresh fruits with raw vegetables at the same meal as consumed together they may sometimes cause indigestion.

  • Use sea salt or pink (Himalayan) salt instead of refined salt.


Related Articles



  1. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/4/546
  2. https://draxe.com/nutrition/ashwagandha-benefits
  3. The inflammation theory of disease - PMC (nih.gov)
  4. Black Seed - 'The Remedy for Everything but Death' | GreenMedInfo


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