Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to a chronic illness support group about how nutrition relates to health. To summarize the presentation: every bite we take is either pushing us towards healing/disease prevention or physical degeneration/pain. Most people have heard this before and intuitively understand it. What’s usually missing is an appreciation for the biochemical rationale. All this is complicated by a hornets nest of contradictory information. I can’t think of one food that someone hasn’t added to a “scary” food list at some point. (If you can think of a food that someone hasn’t warned you about, then please comment, I’d like to hear about it.)
From my perspective, I think people want a rational, evidence-based, and pragmatic approach to making nutritional decisions. So I’ve summarized the Anti-inflammatory Diet in this short Nutrition e-book and hope the book provides that perspective.
As promised the those at last night’s meeting, here are the graphics from the presentation. Food and Pain web notes 5-12 Thanks for the discussion.
For further reading:
- Dietary Strategies for Improving Post-Prandial Glucose, Lipids, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Health
- Deflame- Nutrition for inflammation reduction
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