Inflammation can occur in the body in response to an infection, injury, disease or stress. It can be acute (two weeks or less) or chronic. While general signs of inflammation in the body show up as redness, heat, swelling, pain and loss of function, sometimes inflammation is silent. In the brain, inflammation can affect various parts of the brain and can cause pressure and reduced blood flow to the brain.
Symptoms of Brain Inflammation
Generally feeling ill
Neck pain or stiffness
Vision loss or changes
Inability to walk
Ways to Stop Brain Inflammation
Stop exposure to toxins. This includes amalgam fillings, personal care products, cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, other food additives, negative EMFs, or even mold exposure. Nutrition Response Testing can you identify the toxins you have been exposed to. Replace your toxic personal care products with natural products from Young Living.
Eat fat. Your brain is 2/3 fat. Myelin, which is the protective sheath around your neurons is 70% fat. Eat healthy omega-3 fatty acids to help replenish neurons and brain cells.
Minimize excess carbs. The Standard American Diet is more than 60% carbs. Instead aim for 30-40% carbs. Excess carbs can increase your blood sugar levels and also promote yeast overgrowth.
Maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Watch your HgA1C, Glucose, Insulin levels. Did you know Type 3 Diabetes is also known as Alzheimer’s Disease?
Exercise. Movement promotes circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid around the brain, along with increasing lymphatic drainage and oxygenation to the tissues. As we increase our muscle mass, we have less disease and better blood sugar control.
Stop Eating Grain. Grains can alter the gut microbiome and may result in leaky guy. Remember our gut is our second brain. Many grains are high in inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids.
Beware of medications that can cause brain inflammation. Statins block CoQ10 and Vit. D. Metformin cause CoQ10 and B vitamin deficiencies. Antacids block mineral absorption like calcium, magnesium and zinc. Antidepressants interfere with healthy brain function.
Stress less. Things to help you stress less include: PEMF, B.E.S.T., reiki, craniosacral therapy/hypnosis, massage, meditation, and Aroma Freedom Technique.