Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

Over the past 16 years I have learned from many different sources -books, seminars and documentaries. There are some great resources out there. One of my favorite documentary movies is Food Matters” and if you havent seen it please watch it.  It focuses on the importance of nutrition through whole organic foods.

Another great documentary about juicing and auto-immune disease is “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”  You can watch them both on Netflix.

Below is a list of “Do’s” and “Dont’s”  for a nutrition based anti-inflammatory diet.  Nobody is perfect – especially me!  I encourage my friends to do more of the “Do’s”  and less of the “Dont’s: for a healthier lifestyle.  Although I eat alot of fresh organic fruits and vegetables I am not a vegetarian – I consider myself a Nutritarian.  I focus on giving my body the proper nutrition it needs to reduce inflammation and function at an optimum level. Those of us with inflammatory diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis and others should ALWAYS consult your Doctor before beginning any sort af new diet or nutrition program.

Anti-Inflammatory = Alkaline 
Good for you – Do More 

Purified or filtered water (alkaline water and coconut water good too) I try and drink 80 – 100 oz. a day
Fresh fruits and vegetables (I get most my raw organic fruits and vegetables in smoothies and juicing)
Gluten Free – Sugar Free – Dairy Free – Casein Free Foods
Deep breathes -inhale slowly, hold for 5 seconds and exhale slowly
Healing Meditation
Essential Oils – Fish Oil or nut oils like Udo’s Oil
Wheat grass juice
Green Dink – Alkalizing drinks –  powdered green drinks that you mix with water
Supplements – MSM, glucosamine, chondroitin, Turmeric, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12
Exercise and stretching-walk, bike or swim.  Yoga
Antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, berries, beets etc…

Inflammatory = Acidic

Bad for you – Do Less

Coffee, soda, sugary drinks and alcohol
Meat
Dairy Products (Casein)
Wheat / Gluten
Sugar including high fructose corn syrup
Smoking / Tobacco  – don’t do it!  nuff said!

3 Comments

  1. I’m so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Blargh. I’m heeding your words man. Looking up those movies for sure. Already doing many things recommended.
    Coffeeeeeeeee?
    Meeeeeeat?
    Ok, that’s out there. I shall carry on,
    Thanks Dave.

  2. I have lupus for about 10 years and got really excited when I saw your blog. It has been quite helpful. Thank you for the detaled information about your eating habits. Do you have a speacial recipe for bread? I missed eating puffy bread but afraid of using yeast. Do you use it while making bread? Thanks..

    • Aloha Ferid
      Thank you for the kind comments! As far as bread, pretty much have eliminated gluten from my diet. Haven’t tried making any yet, my Mom was here visiting recently and she bought some gluten free bread at a natural foods store. She said it was really good. Not sure if it had yeast or not. Personally I try and avoid bread and unnecessary carbs. I would recommend trying different gluten free breads until you find one you like.
      Best of luck on your journey!

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