Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 7 September 2021
Welcome back from summer holidays everyone! I hope everyone was able to take some time out this summer to enjoy whatever it is that adds more happiness to your life. As you know I took a four week break and shared some of my adventures on my new App. IF you haven't heard about the App yet, check out this post: TaDa! Introducing my New App - Apple a Day
So back to today's topic - what is the #1 way to reduce inflammation?
Food of course! Food is not just a source of calories. Think of the food you eat as messages that go directly to your genes.
Research shows that almost every chronic disease, at it’s root, is caused by unregulated inflammation. Think heart disease, cancer, auto-immune diseases and even diabetes. Then of course we have more obvious ones like arthritis, eczema, and asthma.
You have the choice to send anti-inflammatory messages to your tissues depending on the foods you choose to eat.
That’s right, not only does changing your diet make improvements in all of those disease I listed above, but eating the wrong foods can make those diseases worse quicker. It is like pouring gasoline on the fire.
Check out this anti-inflammatory food pyramid to help you understand which foods are helping you and which food are hindering you when it comes to inflammation.
Base of the pyramid – Leans, Greens, Healthy Fats
Level 2 – Other Veggies, Nuts & Seeds
Level 3 – Fruits & Legumes
Top of the Pyramid – Grains & Dairy
I want to keep inflammation as low as possible in my body to prevent chronic disease. If you do, too try eating according to this anti-inflammatory food pyramid for 30 days and then evaluate how you feel.
If you need support and a structured program consider signing up for my Inflammation Detox. Look for an invite in your email soon!
Now I would love to hear from you! What is one change that you could make today that would send positive messages to your genes to reduce inflammation? Leave a comment below and don't forget to share this article.
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