Overview of Anti-Inflammatory Diets

Overview of Anti-Inflammatory Diets

Most anti-inflammatory diets agree on many of the foods to include, however, the “not allowed” foods may differ, sometimes dramatically. For example, the Autoimmune Protocol nixes nightshade vegetables, nuts, seeds and eggs. The Paleo diet is fine with grass-fed meats, eggs and seeds but rules out grains, as well as dairy and legumes such as chickpeas, lentils, beans and peanuts.

Comparative Diets to Address Chronic Inflammation

Comparative Diets to Address Chronic Inflammation

One of the hallmarks of many chronic diseases and disorders is unresolved inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can develop when the immune system’s normal inflammatory response to an implied threat continues unabated rather than turning off once the threat is gone. Chronic inflammation…

Chronic Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Chronic Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

As medical researchers continue to make progress in understanding the causes and mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it appears that AD may be another example of an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s own immune system turns on itself in a case of mistaken identity.

Sick is the New Normal

Sick is the New Normal

The alarming rise in incidence of chronic, inflammatory-type disorders among children cannot be fully explained by such theories as the hygiene hypothesis, poor eating habits or defective genes. Certainly, there is more to the root cause of food allergies, asthma, autism-spectrum disorders, type 1 and 2 diabetes, obesity, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (otherwise known as fatty liver disease…

Inflammation: The Good and the Bad

Inflammation: The Good and the Bad

Inflammation is becoming a hot topic of discussion among health care professionals looking at nutritional and other therapies to address chronic diseases. Although a lot of people are talking about it, but how much is known about the role that acute and chronic inflammation plays in human health and why can unresolved inflammation pose a threat to good health?