-What is it???

-Why would you have it???

-How do you know you have it????

-And how to combat it......


Hey everyone!

Kathryn here. Yes, this is an extreme health post!!!

Haha well, I know you may know a lot about this subject, but then again, if you are like me, you hear something but have never really understood what it means. 

So, I put this email together for you to unveil some of the mystery of Inflammation and how to find ways to reduce your Inflammation. 

So here we go.............

So, what is Inflammation/ why do you have it?

Inflation occurs when your body feels under attack from either a sickness....

Or an injury of any kind.  

Your body sends out cells to combat your sickness or injury and produces Inflammation.

How many different kinds of Inflammation are there?

There are two kinds of inflammations, and it is important to understand which type we are talking about. 

Acute Inflammation:

The response to sudden body damage, such as cutting your finger.

To heal the cut, your body sends inflammatory cells to the injury. These cells start the healing process.

Chronic Inflammation: 

Your body continues sending inflammatory cells even when there is no outside danger.

For example, in rheumatoid arthritis inflammatory cells and substances attack joint tissues leading to an inflammation that comes and goes and can cause severe damage to joint with pain and deformities.

The most common signs that you are suffering from some form of Inflammation are

Your body or injury has either.....
- redness, 

How to combat Inflammation......

Remove Sugar:

Stay away from sugar as it can inhibit the immune system from functioning optimally. 

Water + Electrolytes:

Flushes out system while keeping up your energy levels.

Salmon, sardines, herrings are all rich in omega-3s. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory and can reduce Inflammation and protect against viruses. (e.g., colds)


High in Zinc and other nutrients. Zinc is key for increasing body’s production of infection-fighting white blood cells.

Chicken Soup (Beef Bone Broth / Meat Stock):

Hydrates. Rich in electrolytes and essential minerals. Supports immune system.

Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties because of its carnosine compound. This is why chicken soup is touted during cold/flu season.

Foods Rich in Selenium:

Selenium is an essential mineral that supports fighting infections (among other functions).

Selenium will be dependent on the soil the animal grazed on (or the vegetables consumed)

Animal Foods Rich in Selenium:

-Yellowfin Tuna, Sardines, Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Halibut, Salmon, Crab
-Ham and Pork
-Beef, including organ meat
-Cottage Cheese

Garlic acts like an antioxidant and can protect against a winter cold and other viruses.

Chamomile Tea:

Provides immune-boosting amino acids like L-Theanine that helps your body stay healthy.

Herbal teas also have less amounts of oxalates than green and black teas.

Can help with nausea and upset stomach. Also support the immune system.
Warm ginger tea or grating raw ginger finely can help


We generally don’t have an appetite when we are sick.

There’s a reason why.

It’s a natural response to helping the body fight infections.

If you aren’t hungry, don’t force yourself to eat. You have your stored energy. Your body can focus wholly on the recovery process.

-Judy Cho

I hope you are not the one in the battle fighting against Inflammation, but you can share this email with a friend who may be battling some of these issues. 

God has created a world where the food we eat from the earth and how we live our lives helps us heal our bodies. 

I hope this email was encouraging and helpful, and maybe you learned a thing or two. 

Have a blessed week. 
Manager at Mercy Meadows Ranch

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