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Posted on 10-25-2010

The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation

A Modern Day Plague

Did you know that eating an "Anti-Inflammatory Diet" can help reduce inflammation and its symptoms?

Chronic inflammation is usually a result of how we live.  The modern diet is comprised of fats, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and chemicals that can injure the body's cells and tissues.  Many health concerns have been linked to inflammation such as:

  v   Heart Disease, even with a normal cholestoral level, you can still have a heart attack.

  v   Auto-Immune Diseases, including RA, Psoriasis, Osteoporosis and Eczema

  v   Aging skin

  v   Irritable Bowel, if your body is out of balance your digestive track becomes inflamed causing digestive problems

  v   Obesity, your body and brain can become resistant to the normal effects of Leptin, insulin, and coritsol, which spark weight gain

  v   Diabetes

  v   High Blood Pressure results in stiffening of arteries

  v   Depression, energy is used for fighting a losing battle of inflammation, taking energy away from "happy" chemicals, like serotonin

Fortunately there are things that you can do to reduce inflammation!  

  v   Chiropractic Benefits your body by helping to remove fluid buildup which allows blood to flow more freely

  v   Eating anti-inflammation foods which consist of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, Vitamin E and foods high in Antioxidants

  v   Chocolate?  Yes, Chocolate.  Cocoa and dark chocolate are powerful anti-inflammatory foods!

Learn more about the Anti-Inflammation Diet by joining us on November 16, 2010 from 6:30-7:30 as Josh Perkins, a representative from Xocai will speak about the effects of inflammation on the body, and how easy it is to start eating an "Anti-Inflammatory Diet!"

Source:  Steven E. Warren, MD, DPA

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