We are hearing a lot about inflammation these days. That’s because lifestyles and diets today contribute to increased inflammation in our bodies. Unfortunately along with inflammation can come pain in your body. And disease.
Scientists are thinking that the root cause of many illnesses and diseases is inflammation. So what can we do? How can we help counter this inflammation and be healthier now, feel better now, and be building good health for the future?
Today I would like to share a Shaklee publication titled:
There was more good news about resveratrol, and Shaklee’s Vivix product that combines resveratrol with polyphenols from muscadine grapes.
In the 2010 review Dietary polyphenols can modulate the intestinal inflammatory response, plant sources of dietary polyphenols—including green tea extract, various flavonoids, ellagic acid (found in muscadine grapes and pomegranates), and resveratrol (found in red wine and Japanese knotweed)—were shown to successfully modulate intestinal inflammatory response.
I think we need to be grateful for all of the science and research that brings us useful information we can use in our lives to be healthy. If you think about it, even our own parents didn’t have access to the kind of information that we can get today. With all this information, it’s sad that not enough of us are listening.
There are some disturbing facts out there such as the one that says 1 out of every 3 children born today will have a shorter lifespan than their parents. To me that is sad. Sure we have great advancements in technology and all kinds of things we use in our lives. But we can’t ignore the health advancements in terms of information about being healthy. We only get one body and it’s up to us to take care of it. It’s the only place we have to live.
There are different nutrients that have anti-inflammatory benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oil, is a supplement widely used for inflammation. Alfalfa is anti-inflammatory and a supplement named resveratrol is the new, healthy way to fight inflammation.