Inflammation and Your Health

“Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. ”  Dr. Weil

The anti-inflammatory diet is a blueprint for a lifetime of optimum nutrition. Simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious diseases, including:

•Heart disease

•Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

•Age-related disorders, including many cancers

•Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

It is simple to start eating an anti-inflammatory diet – start with these common foods:

•Dark, leafy greens such as spinach or kale

•Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli

•Berries, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries

•Black beans

•Lentils

•Whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa

•Wild Alaskan salmon

•Edamame

•Asian and wild mushrooms

Tea, including green tea

Top Inflammatory Causing Foods

•Table sugar (sucrose) and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are the two main types of added sugar in the Western diet. …

•Artificial trans fats (i.e. found in deep fried foods, commercial baked goods 

•Common cooking oils -Vegetable and seed oils

•Refined carbohydrates

•´Excessive alcohol

•Red & Processed meat

•Alcohol

•Dairy Products

•Artificial Food Additives