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Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid

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jazzy1
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Llight you got me thinking about anti-inflammation and found not many specifics in my files. Did some research and as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words...link below.

If you look at the chart, so much of the foods & spices many others on our site have spoke about being tops on our "good list".....turmeric, cinnamon, green tea, etc.

Feel like I can pat myself on the back, as many of these groups I'm adding to my daily diet today...yeah!

Enjoy ladies!
Jan

http://www.drweil.com/drw/ecs/pyramid/press-foodpyramid.html

llight
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Wow, what a great find! This is a great chart!

I got the Reinagel book out of the library and she does rate specific foods. Chicken, all parts, is more inflammatory than duck and goose interestingly enough. And seeds are more inflammatory than some nuts, like brazil nuts and almonds. And grains and whole grain breads are all inflammatory.

It's an interesting concept, huh? I'm really impressed with your find. Thanks so much for sharing!

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jazzy1
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I just linked to the book you suggested by Monica Reinagel and yes see some of her food ratings. Amazing how chicken, apples and seeds have high inflammation number vs pork. One thing I find interesting, from the start we're told to eat no red meat and if eat chicken it must be grass fed. Reinagel suggests NO chicken and YES to pork. It's to the point that if we followed all of these readings we'd never eat. I try my best to understand all and pick and choose. Seems more like being a vegetarian is our best option.

This should be targeted at my husband who has always had allergies and lots of arthritis, plus recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. He has been eating very little red meat, but loves his beer (not every day) and desserts such as ice cream loaded with chocolate syrup and candy bars. All loaded with inflammation. Hum....wonder if I really try to get him to change will that help his ailments and my new arthritis in back??? Worth a try!

Going to library this week to checkout this book.

Thanks again llight! BTW, what's your background as you seem to gravitate to finding great research results and have a good concept of helping the cancer. Have a medical background? Curious....

Jan

llight
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Hi Jan,

Hehe, yea, I know the feeling that if we follow everything we read we'd never eat. :)

I did ask my onc nutritionist if eating the “anti-inflammatory way" was considered controversial at all. She said no, that it made sense, just no definitive research on it. She encouraged me to continue with it. There is a theory that inflammation underlies disease. Is Inflammation the Root of All Disease?

I have arthritis like your husband, and eating this way definitely helps; helps high blood pressure, too, another inflammatory condition. I, also, take 3 grams of Omega 3 a day, too, and was taking SAMe (before the chemo) and it all helped. Eating this way will eliminate the unhealthy desserts b/c they are very inflammatory. I started paying attention to IF-ratings about a month ago.

I’ve had a huge interest my whole life in what non-medically can empower the body to be healthy. Funny you ask, because I am asked frequently if I’m in the medical field, even by nurses…just have an affinity for this type of information. Know a fair amount about nutrition and supplements (like you), exercise, weight-lifting. I, also, have a background in information research so I know how to vet information. Spent (and now spending) my fair share of time with health and medical research (now cancer-related). Love the subject! Love talking about it! Feel free to contact me on or off the board if you want to chat about any of this.

Will be interested in any more thoughts you (or others) have on the IF-ratings after you read the Reinagel book.

Another inspiration is Kris Carr and her video. She’s had a rare, inoperable, incurable, stage IV cancer now for several (7) years. She empowers herself through an anticancer (AC) diet and lifestyle. She does more raw and juicing and, imo, has less authoritative sources backing up her approach but fundamentally she is still living the AC-way. And she has a track record...of being alive.

--llight

llight
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Watch "Food Inc." It supports Servan-Schreiber's thoughts on this subject.

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