Inflammation may now be the leading cause of modern day illness and disease (1). With our demanding lifestyle, high levels of stress, poor quality sleep, processed convenience foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, chemicals and pesticides and other additives and preservatives we are feeding this inflammation.
Don't get me wrong our body is an incredible machine that can work very hard for us in order to maintain balance on a daily basis (even with our modern lifestyles). But it can only work efficiently for so long until the machine begins to breakdown and we start to experience symptoms of modern illness & disease.
What we need to start appreciating is the nourishment we provide our body today and how the food we put at the end of our fork really does either promote health or disease.
Today thousands of people are suffering from indigestion, gerd, reflux, ibs, high cholesterol, stoke, heart disease, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis, aches & pains, migraines, colds/flues, ulcers, various forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes and much more. Our body is trying to tell us something = it needs nourishment from REAL, NUTRIENT DENSE whole foods that grow from the ground and not in a factory.
So how can we begin to support long term health in a simple and practical way? Start by including some of the top anti-inflammatory foods listed below and begin to reduce the pro-inflammatory foods as mentioned above.
Start slowly depending on what stage you are at in your health journey, add one food from the list every day and you will begin to see the positive changes in your health, energy, vitality and much more.
1) Dr. Axe, Inflammation at the root of most diseases [online]. Available at: https://draxe.com/inflammation-at-the-root-of-most-diseases/ [accessed April 4, 2017]
Debbie Vanderboom is a Nutritional Advisor, Natural Juice Therapist and foodie who loves using fresh, wholesome food to nourish the body. Educating her clients on the importance of choosing healthy foods on a daily basis is her focus. She provides her clients with recipes, resources and meal plans to help develop healthy eating habits for life.