It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and even some cancers. Inflammation is an important part of the immune response and is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness.
While stress, lack of exercise, and genetics can all cause chronic inflammation, a steady diet of sugars and processed food can do the same. Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help to keep you healthy. If you want to eat for long-term health, lowering inflammation is crucial.
Below are some anti-inflammatory all-stars. We encourage our patients to focus on eating whole foods and follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Salmon: Consuming the ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acids is one of the keys to fighting inflammation. Omega-6 is “pro-inflammat...
Don’t be a mad scientist this Halloween! A guide to avoiding “Frankenfoods”
Halloween is right around the corner and while many of us are excited for sweet treats, candy corn, and pumpkin spice anything, I’m here to provide you with 5 simple strategies to avoid the ghoulish “Frankenfoods” this Halloween. Frankenfoods are chemical science projects made with artificial colorings, flavors, sweeteners, trans-fat, GMO’s, and frightening preservatives. These laboratory made foods are more likely a “trick” to our bodies, mimicking real food and flavors, and are certainly not a worthy “treat. But don’t fret! You can still have your treat, while avoiding the common food industry tricks.
As you’re filling your Halloween basket this year here are 5 healthy tips to avoid scary ingredients.
BEWARE: High Fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial Sweeteners, and refined sugars are hauntingly everywhere. Look for candy that is naturally sweetened with fruit-juice, maple syrup, honey, or organic c...