Beat Inflammation Now!

Inflammation is the body's natural response to an illness or injury. Even though inflammation is a natural response, it is dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do in order to beat inflammation.

Ways To Reduce Inflammation

Eat A Lot Of Anti-Inflammatory Foods

The foods in your diet can help you beat inflammation.
Berries, leafy green vegetables, winter squashes and sweet potatoes are examples of foods that fight inflammation.
Fresh and dried herbs and spices also fight inflammation. Additionally, you can reduce inflammation by drinking a lot of water.

Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar

Sugary foods are tasty, but they can also contribute to inflammation.
Sugar puts a strain on your adrenal glands. Stress is regulated by the adrenal glands. When you are stressed, cortisol levels in the body increase. Cortisol triggers inflammation.

Get The Proper Amount Of Sleep

A lack of sleep can contribute to inflammation.
It can also contribute to weight gain and heart disease. That is why it is important for you to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

Meditation

Meditating is a great way to reduce your stress. In fact, you can reduce stress just by meditating 15 minutes per day. If you do not enjoy meditating, then you can do yoga or take a walk.


U.S. Abortion Rights Groups Fight New Missouri Law in Court

By Rich McKay

(Reuters) - Opponents of a new law in Missouri restricting most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy will ask a federal judge on Monday to stop the law from taking effect this week.

Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court.

The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest.

The law is one of the most restrictive in the United States and activists say it effectively forbids most abortions since many women do not know they are pregnant yet at eight weeks.

The 31-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri contends that the legislation is unconstitutional.

"Without this relief, the bans will have a devastating effect on patients seeking access to abortion in the state," lawyers wrote in the complaint.

In a perennially divisive moral and political fight, similar laws have been proposed in more than a dozen other U.S. states as Republican-controlled legislatures flex their muscles.

Efforts to roll back Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in 1973, have been emboldened by two appointments by President Donald Trump giving conservatives a solid majority on the court.

Parson said in May the new law would make Missouri "one of the strongest pro-life states in the country."

Plaintiffs in the Missouri complaint said the law conflicts with more than four decades of binding precedent, would prohibit "the vast majority of pre-viability abortions", and denied patients healthcare they were entitled to.

Currently the state law allows abortions up until 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Attorneys for the governor's office, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood were not available for comment early on Monday.

(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Darren Schuettler)

Inflammation is the body's natural response to an illness or injury. Even though inflammation is a natural response, it is dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do in order to beat inflammation.

Ways To Reduce Inflammation

Eat A Lot Of Anti-Inflammatory Foods

The foods in your diet can help you beat inflammation.



Berries, leafy green vegetables, winter squashes and sweet potatoes are examples of foods that fight inflammation.
Fresh and dried herbs and spices also fight inflammation. Additionally, you can reduce inflammation by drinking a lot of water.

Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar

Sugary foods are tasty, but they can also contribute to inflammation.
Sugar puts a strain on your adrenal glands. Stress is regulated by the adrenal glands. When you are stressed, cortisol levels in the body increase. Cortisol triggers inflammation.

Get The Proper Amount Of Sleep

A lack of sleep can contribute to inflammation.
It can also contribute to weight gain and heart disease. That is why it is important for you to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

Meditation

Meditating is a great way to reduce your stress. In fact, you can reduce stress just by meditating 15 minutes per day. If you do not enjoy meditating, then you can do yoga or take a walk.


U.S. Abortion Rights Groups Fight New Missouri Law in Court

By Rich McKay

(Reuters) - Opponents of a new law in Missouri restricting most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy will ask a federal judge on Monday to stop the law from taking effect this week.

Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court.

The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest.

The law is one of the most restrictive in the United States and activists say it effectively forbids most abortions since many women do not know they are pregnant yet at eight weeks.

The 31-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri contends that the legislation is unconstitutional.

"Without this relief, the bans will have a devastating effect on patients seeking access to abortion in the state," lawyers wrote in the complaint.

In a perennially divisive moral and political fight, similar laws have been proposed in more than a dozen other U.S. states as Republican-controlled legislatures flex their muscles.

Efforts to roll back Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in 1973, have been emboldened by two appointments by President Donald Trump giving conservatives a solid majority on the court.

Parson said in May the new law would make Missouri "one of the strongest pro-life states in the country."

Plaintiffs in the Missouri complaint said the law conflicts with more than four decades of binding precedent, would prohibit "the vast majority of pre-viability abortions", and denied patients healthcare they were entitled to.

Currently the state law allows abortions up until 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Attorneys for the governor's office, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood were not available for comment early on Monday.

(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Darren Schuettler)