Guest Blog - Inflammation: The Silent Killer

Inflammation: The Silent Killer

Samantha Hua, Holistic Health Coach

Can you relate to someone who struggles to find time to eat well, de-stress, and exercise? You need to prioritize your health because your life literally depends on it.  Inflammation is a silent killer.  On the outside it hurts, but inflammation on the inside kills.  When we hurt ourselves with a cut or an infection, our body heals itself by inflaming the infected area and fighting off bacteria/virus.  Unfortunately, in our modern society, our bodies endure chronic low-grade internal inflammation due to poor diet, high stress, and environmental toxins.  Our body’s constant stress response is taxing on the immune system and leads to premature aging, cancer, heart disease, thyroid disease, chronic pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, osteoporosis, arthritis, skin conditions, acid reflux, etc.

Most of my clients come to me because they want to lose a few pounds and just don’t feel good in their body.  So I help them reduce their inflammation first with diet and that means reducing refined carbohydrates, refined sugars, processed food, and hydrogenated vegetable oils found in margarine, potato chips, and many baked goods.  I also expose them to lots of food high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids such as vegetables, fruits, fish oil, walnuts, flax seeds, etc. 

What most people don’t expect when they see me (and I want to share this with you) is that we work on slowing down.  It sounds so simple but it’s difficult for most of us to slow down, smell the flowers, play, rest, sleep, have fun, and exercise.  Remember, inflammation is a silent killer because you can be highly inflamed and feel fine until a chronic disease hits you and you’re left with pain, a restrictive diet, surgeries, or pill popping for life—-not fun & expensive!  Also, being overweight is the leading cause of inflammation in the body which is why I work so hard to help people lose weight not just so that you’ll look and feel great, but so that you won’t have to deal with all these ugly diseases.  My clients have transformed their lives in ways they did not expect:  loving exercise, changing careers, getting married, cooking more, and having a whole different outlook on life. 

If you can relate to this scenario and have tried for years to create a healthy lifestyle, then get support from friends, family, and a professional.  We cannot make a long list of changes alone or overnight.  You’re not weak or incapable.  Every world-class athlete has a coach.  We all need support and we all deserve to live happy, healthy lives. 

Samantha Hua, Holistic Health Coach

For a free health consultation call (619) 876-2655
2004 Hornblend Street, San Diego, CA 92109
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