The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
By now you have probably heard that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, Alzheimer's disease and more. When we have an injury, inflammation occurs as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. However, when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. What we do and what we eat can make a big difference.
Stress, lack of exercise, genetics, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. According to well-known nutrition and healthy aging expert, Dr. Andrew Weil, learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is not a diet in the usual sense – it is not intended as a weight-loss program, although people can and do lose weight on it, nor is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet an eating plan to stay on for a short time. It is a way of life supported by scientific date. It is based on selecting and preparing anti-inflammatory foods to help your body maintain optimum health.
Along with influencing inflammation, this natural anti-inflammatory diet will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids dietary fiber, and protective phytonutrients. Learn more about Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet.