By Kathryn Haynes, D.C.
Inflammation is often a cause of disease. Without the actual inflammation itself, many diseases wouldn’t exist. Colitis is the inflammation of the colon. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. All of these diseases are the inflammation of the organ, tissue or joint.
We often treat the disease with anti-inflammatories. But what if we avoided inflammation to begin with? What if we kept inflammation out of our colon, out of our joints and out of our bodies all together?
Without inflammation, our bodies would work better and we could certainly feel better.
Below is a list of foods/categories to “de-flame” your body.
– Vegetables (raw and organic)
– Fruits (raw and organic)
– Nuts (raw and organic)
– Meats (Grass fed, grass finished, hormone free, antibiotic free)
– Herbs and spices (organic)
– Coconut oil
Try this: Write a list of everything you eat/drink in one day. Which foods on your list fit into one of the categories above? If a food does not fit into one of the above categories, chances are… it’s inflammatory.
A few foods (there are many) with specific anti-inflammatory benefits are:
– Hot peppers
Inflammation is often the cause of many diseases and many diseases can be prevented by eating an anti-inflammatory diet.
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