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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING GUIDELINES

When you eat food that cause inflammation or put undue stress on our body, you are actively working against the treatments or supplements that we are taking. To get the most of your treatment, it is recommended that we follow the anti-inflammatory guidelines:

RECOMMEDED:

  • organic dark leafy greens and brightly colored vegetables
  • organic fruits and berries
  • organic eggs and poultry
  • wild-caught fish
  • unrefined, cold pressed olive oil and coconut oil
  • organic butter

ACCEPTABLE:

  • whole grains and legumes (rice, quinoa, lentils, beans, etc.)
  • non-organic fruits and vegetables
  • non-organic poultry and eggs
  • farm-raised fish
  • organic, grass fed red meat
  • refined olive oil and coconut oil
  • unrefined natural sweeteners (honey, pure maple syrup, agave, etc.)

OFF LIMITS:

  • Dairy Products
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Refined grains, flours and sugars
  • Processed food, fast foods and junk foods
  • Alcohol or caffeinated beverages
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Large amounts of red meat

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SUPPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Curbs joint stiffness and decreases inflammation and swelling, while increasing the effectiveness of other anti-inflammatory agents. A study om Surgical Neurology shows that omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils) can be used as an alternative to nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs for pain, After 75 days on fish oil, 59 % of the patients in the study discontinued the use of NSAIDs for pain. The study also showed that 88% were satisfied with their improvementa and stated they would continue to use the fish oil.
  • MSM: Breaks up pain-inducing calcium deposits and helps cells absorb nutrients.
  • VITAMIN-D: Reduces inflammation. Findings published in the Global Journal of Health Science showed nonspecific musculoskeletal pain associated with vitamin D deficiency. Calcium absorption was also reduced in the GI with vitamin D deficiency. With supplementation, 75% of those with vitamin D deficiency completely eliminated their pain. Other sutdies have shown that low levels of vitamin D increases the need for narcotics for pain.
  • GLUCOSAMINE: Inhibits inflammation and stimulates cartilage cell growth.
  • CHONDROITIN: Gives cartilage strength and resilience and slows degeneration.

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