Inflammation is a result of an immune response in the body when we are injured or sick. To heal itself, the body sends out inflammatory cells to the injury or the virus. These cells start the healing process. This form of inflammation is known as acute inflammation and only lasts a short time.
Many patients that come to see us at Integrated Spine, Pain, and Wellness are suffering from chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is the type of inflammation that is constant. Your body continues to send inflammatory cells even when there is no outside danger or reason. When these cells are constant they can begin to attack our body and cause damage or disease.
When our bodies are in a constant state of inflammation they can cause severe damage to our joints and tissues, which then can lead to swelling, stiffness and chronic pain in those areas.
Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis are caused my chronic inflammation, where the body has a variety of immune cells that are found in the lining and fluid of the joint. These cells attract more immune cells, which then leads to joint damage.
Why choose an anti-inflammatory lifestyle?
Because we believe in a whole body approach to healing at ISPW we want to educate our patients on the importance of living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. We want to give you the tools and resources to help heal your body from the inside out.
Dr. Goyle is able to help treat your symptoms and help heal certain parts of your chronic pain, but it tends to go deeper and there needs to be an even wider approach to getting you back to living your best life.
There are several different systems in the body and when one of those systems is out of balance, it can affect the rest of the body.
One of the most important things you can do is to change the way you eat and to really look at food as medicine. To look at fueling your body with only the food that will give it nutrients and fuel it properly to give you the energy and resilience that you crave.
Dr. Goyle and his wife, Nikki both believe in the importance of living an anti-inflammatory life. They practice living this way each day by being mindful about what they consume, their activity level, the ingredients they stock their fridge and pantry with, and also what they feed their minds.
On her blog she demonstrates how easy it is to cook at home. She also regularly talks about the ingredients she’s using and what the benefits of these ingredients are.
Having her own health issues in the past, Nikki is eager to teach people how to eat well without feeling like you’re on diet or restricted. We believe in the saying, “everything in moderation”.
By starting small and implementing some of these tips, you start to see a vast improvement in not only your well-being, but also your weight and overall immune system.
To view her blog please click here.
Watch Dr. Goyle talk about Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle.
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