What is Inflammation and How To Prevent it Naturally

What effect can your diet have on how your body controls inflammation?

Although inflammation has a bad reputation, it can be your body’s helpful response to problems like infection, disease, or damage. For instance, acute inflammation is a typical, defensive reaction to damage.

However, if it causes your body to overreact to stimuli, leading to a chronic, ongoing natural inflammation response, inflammation may turn out to be your adversary. 

Your lifestyle choices, such as those related to exercise, diet, and nutrition, can all have an impact on how your body responds to these problems.

Although inflammation has a bad reputation, it can be your body’s helpful response to problems like infection, disease, or damage. For instance, acute inflammation is a typical, defensive reaction to damage.

Natural sources of omega-3

The idea of treating inflammation with a “anti-inflammatory” medication, such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), has begun to lose favor, because if inflammation is artificially interrupted or blocked, healing is also blocked.

Essential fatty acids, on the other hand, do not necessarily have an anti- or proinflammatory effect; rather, they modulate inflammation on a case-by-case basis, up- or down-regulating the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. This balances inflammatory processes, allowing healing to occur without causing undue harm to surrounding tissues.

Inflammation Prevention and Management Through Nutrition

The Balancing Act of Essential Fatty Acids and Inflammation
Because of their association with cardiovascular health, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have been front and center in nutrition news for many years. However, the role of these fats in modulating all types of inflammation in the body makes them even more important for healthy diets and lifestyles.

Omega-3s and omega-6s work together to modulate inflammation through a system of checks and balances. When the diet contains a healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, this system works well to maintain inflammation when necessary and to stop and resolve the inflammatory cascade when the threat has passed.

The majority of Western diets are high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3 fatty acids. High omega-6 and low omega-3 intake can upset the balance, resulting in chronic inflammation that is constantly low.

Omega-3s and Omega-6s in Your Diet

Oils from fatty fish, particularly sardines, anchovies, tuna, mackerel, and salmon, are the most bioavailable source of omega-3 fatty acids. When a nutrient is “bioavailable” or “bioactive,” it can provide health benefits in the human body. 

Although nut and seed oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids, their conversion to DHA and EPA may be less efficient than that of fish. Many people’s diets are higher in omega-6 fatty acids, which can affect how well omega-3 fatty acids convert to EPA and DHA.

Omega-6 fatty acids foods

• Liver and organ meats
• Poultry and red meat
• Fish and seafood
• Egg yolk
• Butter
• Avocado
• Flax seed oil and flax seeds
• Hemp seed oil and hemp seeds
• Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
• Nuts
• Hemp seed oil and seeds
• Borage oil
• Black currant seed oil
• Evening primrose oils
• Other oils, such as corn,
safflower, and soybean oils

Omega-3 fatty acid foods

• Fish and seafood
• Flaxseed oil and flax seeds
• Walnuts
• Chia seeds

The fiber and seeds obtained from the Cannabis sativa L. plant are referred to as “hemp.” species of plants

Hemp has long been used in the production of food, fiber, and medicine.
because it originated in Central Asia Hemp is high in essential nutrients and bioactive phytochemical metabolites that support the endocannabinoid system, a relatively unknown body system that has a significant impact on human health and well-being.

Hemp contains bioactive phytochemical metabolites and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), both of which promote brain and overall systemic health by aligning physiological balance in the human body. 

PUFAs are classified into two types:

• Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA, DHA)
• Omega-6 fatty acids (LA, AA)

Hemp, in conjunction with natural antioxidants and fiber obtained from phytonutrients and other components of a healthy, whole-food diet, can promote healthy inflammation.


How I cured my Fibromyalgia and Inflammatory Bowel Disease naturally?

I had stopped eating wheat and looked and switched that out for corn. It took me about a year to understand that that was also creating chronic intestinal inflammation. Bye-bye Tortillas. 

 Time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting have been shown to improve intestinal health and help repair the gut more quickly. Also, because your intestines and digestive system are resting for longer, there’s less symptomatology. Intermittent fasting can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.

If this is something of interest to you, I’d suggest you start with a simple title restricted eating as researched by Dr. Satchin Panda, and start with 13 hours between the last time you eat for the day, and the first time you eat for the next day. 

Once you gain comfort with this and the fact that occasionally you may experience some hunger rumbles, I think you’ll find that your intestines calm down quickly and your symptoms are relieved more rapidly. 

Currently, my intermittent fasting regimen is 18 hours without food, with a six-hour eating window. In all honesty, I had a relapse of fibromyalgia over the last year, which actually was more like just chronic fatigue at this time. But intermittent fasting and this type of eating window have made an enormous difference in about two weeks. 

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