Does what we eat affect how much inflammation is in our body? Probably, but because the relationship between food and inflammation is complex and not yet well understood, anti-inflammatory diets can still be controversial. Unfortunately, there isn’t yet a known cure for all of our inflammatory problems. Inflammation is a response created by our immune system that helps to protect us when we are faced with some kind of threat – like an infection, injury, or toxin. This is a good kind of inflammation because it helps to attack and remove things that are dangerous to us.
Chronic inflammation happens when the immune system continues to be triggered by what it thinks is a threat. The best way to get rid of this harmful immune response is to eliminate this trigger. Certain foods may stimulate more pro-inflammatory markers than others. Additionally, obesity and chronic diseases (like diabetes and high blood pressure) that are often caused by a diet high in these unhealthy foods also likely cause further inflammation.
When it comes to inflammation, one answer doesn’t fit all but diet is a significant part of reducing inflammation. Patient results provide the best testimony and significant results have been achieved through a physician guided diet achieving these four objectives: reducing inflammation, strengthening immunity, detox and cleansing, and reducing your excess weight. This transformation program is called Shape Reclaimed and in a recent case, reduced a patient’s knee inflammation significantly allowing increased pain free mobility. In addition, the patient lost 20 pounds resulting in other health benefits including lower sugar and cholesterol levels.
Sounds interesting? Dr. Aaron Bardwell at Beyond Health and Wellness will guide you on how to start and what to eat. Then, with the use of urinalysis monitoring, the program will be adjusted to meet your bio-individual needs helping you not only look great, but feel great as well.