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Is Your Diet Inflammatory?

Here’s an article by Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA and co-founder of LoseTheBackPain. In the article, he talks about inflammation, and the importance of a diet consisting of anti-inflammatory foods. Bottom line, a switch to eating more fruits, vegetables and healthy fats is key. He also provides you with a handy chart listing anti-inflammatory and inflammatory foods. But before his article, check this video from Dr. Hyman:


 

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Be the Ticket to Feeling Better

When I say the word “inflammation,” it’s likely to evoke thoughts of painful joints and muscles, swelling, and a loss of mobility. But did you know that recent research shows that chronic inflammation in your body can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease, to name just a few?

The amount of inflammation in your body varies and is dependent on a number of factors – including your activity level, the amount of sleep you get, the degree of stress in your life, and even the foods you eat. What you have to realize is that these factors are cumulative – meaning they build up over time. And the more that any or all of these factors get out of whack, the risk for disease increases.”

Click the link to continue reading the article ===>>> Food And Inflammation

In addition to making healthy changes to what you eat and focusing on an anti-inflammatory diet, Steve Hefferon suggested the following to keep inflammation at bay:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get appropriate hours of sleep
  • Learn to relax
  • Exercise
  • Get your CRP (C-reactive protein) levels tested

 
 

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