Dig IN and Dig OUT: A Long Winter Contributes to Inflammation


A long winter is pro-inflammatory. In this podcast Dr. Mark Pettus explains why and how to dig yourself out of a long, cold season.

Inflammation is at the center of many chronic, complex diseases e.g. diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmunity, and depression. Dr. Mark Pettus has some science-based and really helpful self-care tips to approach inflammation. In this podcast, he teaches us some ways to take the N=1 [that’s uniquely you!] and turn an “inflammatory burden” into an “Anti-inflammatory garden”.

Be your own gardener and landscape architect and learn new methods of self-care that change the “soil” of your health. When we redesign and reconstruct our life structure and fill our lives with mindful, healthy choices, we make our lives better.

Lifestyle strategies are greatly under-utilized yet simple lifestyle considerations are mighty effective in reducing Inflammation and allowing the body to regain its Health Edge.

Tune in to you and tune in to Doctor Go! For more on Inflammation, read Dr Pettus' accompanying lecture in Doctor Go! To hear more podcasts from Mark Pettus and John Bagnulo, visit The Health Edge.



Ginger's Got It Goin' On

Next time you reach for an Advil or Tylenol, think about using Ginger instead as a natural way to combat inflammation.

Ginger root has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and seasonal allergies. 

Ginger is a gastric stimulant that can kick-start your organs in the morning, influence a good digestive system and break down fat. It's known to alleviate bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation; relieve dizziness and nausea; lower cholesterol levels and decrease systemic blood pressure.

Ginger possesses blood thinning capabilities that help in the treatment of heart disease and it boosts your immune system by warming the body and helping it break down the accumulation of toxins in the organs, particularly the lungs and sinuses.  

KICK START YOUR DAY. Drink 8oz of “Good Girl Ginger Tea” first thing every morning. The anti-oxidant powers of ginger are a great way to clear your system and your sinuses. Here's a quick and easy way to prepare...

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Peel and slice organic ginger into thin pieces, approximately 1 cup and place in a large 4 cup teapot.  Boil water and wait for it to cool down to about 140°F/60°C to prevent burning all the goodness out of the ginger then pour water over ginger. Let sit until cooled. Refrigerate overnight and drink first thing on an empty stomach in the morning. Add lemon or [local] honey if you like. You can probably get a second pot from the same ginger, so go on, add some more hot water for another round! Do this every day and you might never need to pop Tylenol ever again. Go Good Girl, Go!

Here is a helpful article from Dr Oz in The Oz Blog .

Sunshiney Day!

Storms are over and the big sky is back! but if you're still feeling a bit sore and achy, don't reach for the Advil...peel and chop a handful of organic ginger instead. Place it in a small tea pot. Add boiling water over the ginger and let sit over night. First thing in the morning, have a glass to go with your Fire Cider shot [and probiotic of choice]. Go, Good Girl, Go!