What would christmas be if it weren’t chalk full of inflammatory ingredients
The recipes we love are full of sugar and saturated fats, two of the worst culprits when it comes to inflammation. If you suffer with chronic back pain, but baking is your family’s christmas tradition, take care this season to monitor your intake of inflammatory ingredients. Avoing inflammation is a critical way of mitigating back pain, especially if you suffer from autoimmune disorders including:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Axial spondyloarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If your joints are stiff and inflamed, take a look at our tips for mitigating inflammation this holiday season.
The anti-inflammatory baker
As many of our christmas recipes are on high on sweets and unhealthy fats, all you need to do is focus on swapping out those key ingredients for non-inflammatory ones. Organic apple sauce is a good substitue for sugar in many recipes. Choose healthy fats over processed vegetable oils and reduce your intake of processed dairy products, which is a signal inflammatory agent for most people. Try it out! We believe the result will taste just as delicious, while not adding to your inflammation.
Avoiding inflammation through a holistic lifestyle this holiday season
At our office in Milpitas, we are concerned with keeping your back pain free this Christmas. Other ways of mitigating inflammation include getting the right amount of rest and exercise despite your busy holiday schedule. Stress and inflammation go together, so managing your stress through natural methods such as meditation and yoga are good ways of keeping inflammation down and holiday cheer high. If your back feels stiff and sore and you are looking for relief this holiday season, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment. Our natural modalities ensure that you have the happiest of holidays.