The Importance of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet 

Here’s a quote from the Foundation for Integrative Medicine in New York City:

“The emerging role of chronic inflammation in the major degenerative diseases of modern society has stimulated research into the influence of nutrition and dietary patterns on inflammatory indices.” That’s a 2010 quote from the 2nd source listed below. Do we take inflammation and it’s relationship to diet seriously enough? Not really… here’s more:

“While there is no specific “diet” that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), should follow, researchers have identified certain foods that can help control inflammation. Many of them are found in the so-called Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fish, vegetables and olive oil, among other staples”.*

*Source: https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/arthritis-diet/anti-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory-diet.php – Arthritis Foundation

So the Arthritis Foundation is saying that they see a connection between arthritis, diet, inflammation and chronic disease. And if we compare the typical “American Diet” with the traditional “Mediterranean Diet” here is how they stack up in terms of reducing or causing inflammation:

“A traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern, which typically has a high ratio of monounsaturated (MUFA) to saturated (SFA) fats and ω-3 to ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs) and supplies an abundance of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains, has shown anti-inflammatory effects when compared with typical North American and Northern European dietary patterns in most observational and interventional studies and may become the diet of choice for diminishing chronic inflammation in clinical practice.”

Sources: Pub Med Gov – US National Library of Medicinehttps://www.nlm.nih.gov/ and National Institutes of Healthhttps://www.nih.gov/

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Menu and Plan

Doctors are learning (many of them already knew) that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet, and setting up an ongoing anti-inflammatory diet plan you can fight off inflammation for good.

The paragraph above was published in the Harvard Health blog and updated in November of last year. Here is the link t the complete article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation.

What about Nutritional Supplements?

Nutritional supplements help provide nutrients that are needed or not supplied through diet. So regarding the use of  supplements for nutrition – the answer is yes…but. Not all supplements are created equal; the difference is in the quality of ingredients.

We carry all-natural, whole food nutritional supplements from Standard Process as well as other highly-reputable manufacturers, which are safe and effective in resolving a number of ailments the way nature intended. Here at Vibrant Living Wellness Center, we specialize in Designed Clinical Nutrition and therapeutic grade whole-food nutritional supplements.

Through a method called Nutrition Response Testing, we test your body to find out exactly what it needs, and which supplements will provide the best nourishment and support for your particular biochemistry. This ensures that you are taking only the supplements you need most, and nothing you don’t need.

Is Your Diet Healthy or Toxic?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Foods
vs.
What Many People Actually Eat…

 

Inflammatory Foods Workshop

Our workshop topic this month is “Inflammatory Foods Uncovered“. Inflammation affects the whole body and can lead to chronic disease. Learn more about its cause and what you can do to prevent and resolve it.

Presenters: Clinical Nutritionists, Heidi Hoffman and Jeannie Gorman
Date: Tuesday August 20th
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Cost FREE
Location: VIBRANT LIVING WELLNESS CENTER – 144 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD, SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024

Please RSVP (Space is limited): staff@vibrantlivingwc.com

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Nutrition Response Testing is a Pathway to Wellness and Vibrant Health!

Is Your Diet Healthy? NRT Provides a Pathway to Wellness.
Schedule a Free Phone Consult with Heidi or Jeannie
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