You’ve probably heard a lot about inflammation and how it isn’t good for you. Left unchecked, inflammation causes damage to your body at a cellular level. Stopping inflammation is important for your health and well-being. Following our stem cell procedure diet is perhaps the most important way you can control your health and reduce your risk of inflammation.
Avoid the following foods, which contribute to inflammation:
Packaged, processed foods are devoid of nutrients and basically a chemical soup. Whether it contains food coloring, preservatives, trans fats, or sugar (and these foods have a ton of sugar in them), processed food isn’t healthy and is one of the greatest driving forces behind illness today.
Stick with water, teas, and coffee. A lot of beverages masquerade as healthy drinks, but they are full of sugar like everything else.
Coffee is fine, but don’t fill it with sweeteners (apart from stevia, which is a great herbal sweetener). Sodas, energy drinks, juices, and other sweetened drinks are bad news.
Everyone needs to exercise. Do what you can during your recovery. Getting daily exercise will:
The “golden hours” for sleep are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. During these eight hours, your body gets the most restorative sleep. Sleeping eight hours, from say, midnight to 8 a.m. won’t give you the same benefits.
If you aren’t sleeping seven to eight hours a night, or your sleep is disturbed, chances are this is contributing to inflammation in your body as well. Poor sleep can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance and high blood pressure, among other health issues. We release growth hormone during deep sleep, which helps our bodies heal.
Did you know that stress can affect you physically? Too much stress, when not properly dealt with, suppresses part of your immune system, and can lead to increased levels of inflammatory chemicals in your body.
Dealing with stress is important. Exercise and meditation are some of the best ways to relieve stress. Try walking, yoga, riding a bike, or whatever gets your blood moving.
You should not take any anti-inflammatory medications or supplements for seven days before and 14 days after stem cell injection. But when you’re ready, there are many natural anti-inflammatories that don’t have the side effects of over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). Here are some of the best.