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Anti-inflammatory Diet/Food For Optimal Health, Decreased Inflammation & Weight Loss

What is the anti-inflammatory eating plan?

It is evident that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many of the top illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. Inflammation can even impact weight loss and premature aging. The trade mark signs of inflammation from a visual perspective on the body is localized redness, heat, swelling and pain. It’s a natural response for the body’s healing process, however when it persists and serves no purpose, it can damage the body and create illness. The root cause of inflammation can be categorized as 3 different stressors to the body.

Physical stress

  • Injury

  • Lack of exercise

  • Too much exercise

  • Poor sleep quality and lack of sleep

  • Genetic

Chemical stress

  • Foods with GMO’s (most common are soy and corn)

  • Industrialized oils

  • Commercially raised animal products

  • Pesticide, herbicides and fungicides commonly sprayed on our crops

  • Fish with high mercury content

  • Medication

  • Xenoestrogens – hygiene products, water bottles, cooking utensils

  • Sugar

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Smog

  • Smoke

Emotional stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Fear

  • Anger issues

  • Sadness

  • Work life

  • Family life

Dietary choices play a big role and when you know which foods stimulate the inflammatory process it can be used to dampen and minimize the inflammatory process.

The anti-inflammatory diet should be viewed as a template to help heal the body and nourish the body for optimal living. Many choose to stay on this eating plan for extending periods and cycle foods that agree with their body. Some of the benefits include increase energy, decreased inflammation, improved brain function, ease of digestive issues and even weight loss.

As with any eating template, if there is any food that doesn’t agree with your body, it may be best to eliminate it for a few weeks and reintroduce it later. Nightshades can be a problem for many people with autoimmune conditions. We have used this eating plan in our practice for years and have seen many patients thrive in addition to adequate water intake, proper rest and exercise. Click here for your shopping list.


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