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It's just a few times a year that Doctor Henri Roca, a medical doctor and an Alternative Medicine Expert, joins the Eyewitness Morning News to answer some viewer questions, and give some advice for viewers who suffer from the pain of inflammation.

Key signs of inflammation

  1. Pain
  2. Redness
  3. Swelling

Heat Diseases caused by inflammation, or made worse by inflammation include:

  1. rheumatoid arthritis
  2. colitis
  3. infections
  4. multiple sclerosis & autoimmune diseases in general
  5. diabetes
  6. heart disease including hardening of the arteries and even heart attacks
  7. dementia
  8. psoriasis
  9. and many others

Potential causes of inflammation

  1. A diet rich in meat, processed foods, fast foods, sweets
  2. Not enough fish and fish oil
  3. Not enough fruit and vegetables
  4. Infections
  5. Toxins
  6. Stress

What you can do:

  1. Eat 9 servings of non starchy vegetables a day
  2. Take fish oil or eat fish
  3. Practice relaxation exercises
  4. Make sure you have enough b vitamins
  5. Consider adding ginger and turmeric to your food or take supplements
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