Diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent chronic inflammation
Today I’m sharing 3 tips to prevent and deal with inflammation. Inflammation is a necessary part of the body’s immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease. Chronic inflammation may contribute to diabetes, obesity, celiac disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Most of our common ailments are caused by our bodies’ inflammatory response.
A. Diet Rich in Plant Foods
Several years ago I began having problems with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. After reading articles and books on various approaches to a healthy diet, my diet began to evolve. Originally, it was suggested that I try a Paleo diet, but I had been on a high protein diet much of my adult life, and I wanted to see how changing that would affect me. I searched for more information – online and in the library. I read a book by Dr. Weil and read about an anti-inflammatory diet on his website. I started following Forks Over Knives on Facebook and explored their website. ForksOverKnives.com has over 400 tasty recipes, expert tips, and tools to help you transition to the life-saving, whole-foods, plant-based diet. Read More