Inflammation Is the Root of Most Diseases!!

Too much inflammation in the body can cause or contribute to the following…

  • leaky gut,
  • fibromyalgia
  • crohns disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • heart disease
  • alzheimers disease?and even cancer

The goal for?The Get Lean Club?would be to?move toward an anti-inflammatory diet which is commonly known as the Mediterranean diet and move away?from?overly processed foods that are prevalent in?Western cultures. (good old USA)

A Mediterranean diet is comprised?of?plenty of?vegetables,?fresh fruits in moderation, and an abundance of omega-3 foods like fish and certain leafy greens.

Here is a list of some of the the best Anti-Inflammatory foods:

Leafy Greens? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Pineapple
Bok Choy ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Salmon? (preferably wild)
Beets ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Walnuts
Celery ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Chia and Flax Seeds
Broccoli ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Tumeric
Blueberries? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Ginger
Cod Liver Oil? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Brussel Sprouts
Mackerel? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Herring

Foods to avoid:

  • Sugar!
  • Trans Fats (Fried foods, cookies, donuts, crackers)
  • Omega-6 fatty acids, found in: corn, safflower, sunflower,?soy, peanut, and vegetable oils; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings
  • White flour products
  • MSG (often found in Asian cuisine, fast food, deli meats)
  • Gluten, found in:?wheat, rye, barley, and any foods made with these grains
  • Casein, found in: whey protein products.
  • Aspartame, the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke and many other products (even gum!)
  • Alcohol
  • Perhaps even Nightshade Veggies (which I wrote about?here)
  • Red meat in moderation (buy it organic, grass fed?and without chemicals or additives)

What else can you do to avoid inflammation?

Give?intermittent fasting?a try along with an anti-inflammatory diet!??There has been some research on the positive impact of intermittent fasting helping prevent chronic inflammation, especially with reversing rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension (high blood pressure).?[1]

Have a great weekend!! Let me know if you have any questions!

– Brian

briangryn.com

[1]?Longo VD, Mattson MP. Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications.?Cell metabolism. 2014;19(2):181-192. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2013.12.008.