3 Natural Ways to Fight Inflammation Without Deadly NSAIDs

by JJ Virgin on September 20, 2017

When you have a headache or joint pain, the easy fix is to reach for an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or naproxen. However, recent studies show an alarming trend…

It turns out that even ONE dose of the most popular OTC and prescription anti-inflammatories is enough to significantly increase your risk of heart attack!1 When taken regularly or in large doses, those same drugs can also cause serious gastrointestinal damage.2

Temporary pain relief is never worth putting your life at risk! But you also don’t want to limp through life plagued by a sore lower back or an aching knee.

Fortunately, there’s a healthier, all-natural way to ease inflammation, and it’s on your kitchen table. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other nutrients are natural anti-inflammatories.3-7 By eating them regularly, you can lower your risk for inflammation and its harmful effects.

That’s important because chronic inflammation is a factor in almost every major disease, from type 2 diabetes and heart disease to Hashimoto’s and fibromyalgia. Inflammation can also speed up aging, make it hard to lose weight, and cause issues with gut health.8-10

Clearly, reducing inflammation in your body is critical to protecting your health! When you follow the tips below, you’ll be well on your way to defending against inflammation and its dangerous consequences so that you can stay healthy for years to come.

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Fight inflammation naturally with these 3 strategies…

  1. Eat low-sugar impact. When your blood sugar rises from eating sweet and starchy foods, it triggers the release of inflammatory chemicals.11-13 That leads to system-wide inflammation and all the problems that go along with it. The solution is to use the Sugar Impact Diet book to gradually wean yourself off of inflammatory sugars without the cravings and withdrawal that come from going cold turkey.  
  1. Get plenty of omega-3s. Omega-3s are amazing healthy fats that are well known for fighting inflammation and improving brain and heart health. Research has shown that omega-3s can also be a great ally when it comes to pain relief.14 Be sure the Top 15 Foods for Omega-3s are a regular part of your diet. (And if you’re not eating fatty fish and flaxseed every day, you can also get the same benefits from Omega Plus, my superior-quality fish oil supplement that’s packed with an impressive 1,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids in just one easy-to-swallow softgel.*)
  1. Eliminate food intolerances. In my New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet, I reveal the 7 highly reactive foods most likely to trigger an immune response and cause your digestive tract to become inflamed. When you frequently eat gluten, dairy, and other highly reactive foods, you’re more likely to suffer from chronic low-grade inflammation and its damaging effects. That’s why it’s key to address your food intolerances and remove the sources of inflammation to let your body heal. Find out more in this blog: Diet to Feel Better: How to Lose Weight & Find Your Food Frenemies.

The next time you’re tempted to reach for an over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory, remember that even just one dose can put your health in serious jeopardy. Try these all-natural ways to reduce inflammation safely instead!

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1 http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1909
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4310346/
3 http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/3519928
4 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11883-004-0087-5
5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257681/
6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26228533
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4696435/
8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1166571/
9 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(99)01046-6/abstract
10 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831987/
11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25905791
12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12379575
13 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679475/
14 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16531187

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