Is Your Body on Fire? Right now, your body is in a battle with itself.
It is fighting to protect you from fires that are raging in you right now.
These fires are occurring without you knowing it and could be leading to a cold that won’t go away, prolonged pain in your joints, or setting you up for death.
Now, the crazy thing is that you could be the one that is setting the fires.
Before I get to what you can do about it, let’s confirm that your body is on fire.
5 Signs That Your Body on Fire
Ask yourself the following questions and mark down how many of them you respond “yes” to:
- Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
- Are any of your joints sore when you move them?
- Do your hands feel stiff?
- Do any of your joints feel swollen?
- Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?
Why is your body on fire? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, there is a good chance of a fire inside you. You might not feel the fire inside of you right now, but there was a time when you did.
If you look back on your life, have you ever felt pain, swelling, redness, or heat with any of your joints or muscles?
Then you have felt the fire.
The fire is inflammation.
Inflammation occurs when you injure yourself or get sick.
It is a natural process that alerts your body that something is wrong, helps protect the injured area, and helps begin the healing process.
For many of us, acute inflammation lasts for a few days, and chronic inflammation lasts for years.
Dr. March Hayman reported in January 2013:
“Chronic diseases affect 125 million Americans. That means in the average family of three, at least one person has a chronic disease caused by inflammation.”
Dr. Hayman is not the only doctor who has highlighted the dangers of chronic inflammation, but Dr. OZ and Dr. Andrew Weil have.
Plus, in 2004, Time Magazine did a cover story on inflammation. The story was called – Inflammation: The Secret Killer.
What is causing the fire inside of your body?
Many things can trigger the fire inside of you. Some of them are excessive calorie consumption, elevated blood sugar levels, stress, and poor sleep, but the biggest is what you eat.
How can you put out the fire inside of your body?
You can do a lot to put out the fires that are burning inside of you, but the best and fast thing you can do is be selective of what you put in your mouth.
Let me highlight the three best foods you can eat to help extinguish the fire inside you.
3 Food that Can Extinguish the Fire Inside of You
Green Tea is a great replacement for soda or other sugary drinks. You can easily find it in any grocery store or coffee shop. You can get all kinds and look for the one that you like best.
Olive Oil – Yes, olive oil is more expensive than other processed synthetic oils, but it is way better for you in the short and long term. It has a unique taste and enhances the flavors in food. Look to start transitioning your oil at home to olive oil.
Ginger – We have all walked by ginger while in the grocery store. It is an ugly-looking root, but when you cut it open and taste it a little, you can taste how awesome it is. Make sure to have a chunk of ginger in your fridge. Add it to your salad and rice dishes.
Take Action Now!
If you answered “YES” to any of the five questions above, you need to take action. Start with the 3 Superfoods to help you with inflammation and pain.
Check out 101 Superfoods that Natural Fight Pain and Inflammation to speed up your results.
Rick Kaselj, MS