Tackling Inflammation Naturally
Here is a doTERRA underdog that I just want to quickly highlight because we do NOT talk about it nearly enough and I'm sure many of us aren't using this in our daily regimen...and we SHOULD be! The Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex (+ xEO Mega)
As many of you know, I'm midway through a graduate course in integrative nutrition and one of the things I am diving into is the danger of our modern day inflammatory diet. Chronic inflammation is one of the largest contributors to chronic illness (think obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer's), and it's happening at a cellular level that we don't even detect in our daily lives. We are only really cognizant of our inflammation when we are actively in pain and react accordingly...but we are missing the preventative piece! Our diet and supplements can actually do SO much to reverse inflammation by turning off the genes that express it (gene-silencing bio-technology via plants + diet!).
The superheros of anti-inflammation are omega-3 fatty acids + polyphenols + a hormonally balanced (superior) diet (we can chat about that too!). I'll just share a little about these supplements that turn off the gene-transcription factors that cause inflammation:
Omega-3's: The recommended daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids is 2.5g. The average intake in America today is only 125mg (only 5% of what it was 50 years ago). And we wonder why we are the most inflamed country on earth...
Solution: xEO Mega Supplements (in the Lifelong Vitality series) which contains a wide range of omega-3 fatty acids including EPA, DHA, ALA and SDA from marine and plant sources.
Polyphenols: pillar of anti-inflammatory nutrition. these are super antioxidants...as they are not only antioxidants in their own right, but they cause the expression of powerful anti-oxidants in our system, like superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Unfortunately, polyphenols are found in very low concentrations in fruits + vegetable...to get a gram a day of polyphenols you'd have to eat 2 pounds of vegetables per day...mission impossible for most people!
Solution: That's why the Deep Blue Polyphenol complex is a MUST-HAVE in your daily routine for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties! [These are also like molecular gardeners in our colon, supporting the good bacteria and keeping pathogenic cousins at bay!]
So long story short, take your LLV supplements and add in the Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex!!!
Diet is the primary drug! The food we eat causes immediate hormonal responses...this goes all the way back to Hippocrates when he said "let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food"