Natural Ways To Treat Chronic Inflammation In The Brain
The most effective way to treat chronic inflammation is through your diet. Overtime, your brain is exposed to, and accumulates, toxins from several environmental factors, including pesticides from conventional fruits and vegetables, toxins from chemicals used in household cleaning products, cosmetics, and even personal care products like shampoo, soap, and deodorant. As these toxins accumulate in your body, and specifically in your brain, your body responds by treating your brain like it is a threat and your immune system attacks it like it would an infection or allergy.
However, this chronic inflammation in your brain can be addressed through several important lifestyle changes, including changing your diet, exercising, and supplementing with nutrients known to support against inflammation.
As part of an anti-inflammatory diet, you will want to focus on removing inflammatory foods, including dairy products, gluten, conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, sugar, and processed foods. Replace these foods with organic fruits and vegetables, organic grass fed meats, filtered water, and healthy fats, including extra-virgin olive oil, wild-caught seafood, avocados, and a variety of nuts and seeds.
In addition, it’s essential that you supplement your diet with specific nutrients that are proven to protect your brain from the effects of chronic inflammation, including curcumin from turmeric, and probiotics.
Supplementing with specific vitamins and minerals have also been shown to fight inflammation, specifically vitamin D3, beta carotene, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin E.