Nutritional Guidelines
To Reduce Inflammation

Our nutritional guidelines for patients are aimed towards reducing inflammation and supporting an anti-inflammatory diet.

Chronic inflammation is known to cause increased infant mortality, reduced lifespan, increases in infectious disease, increases in iron deficiency anemia, increased number of dental cavities, increased osteoporosis and other bone mineral disorders, cancers, and heart disease.

Pro-Inflammatory Foods:

- All grains and grain products: this includes whole grain wheat bread, cereals, crackers, packaged foods.

- Partially hydrogenated oils: Found in margerines, deep fried foods, and most packaged foods.

- All vegetable oils: Corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, and foods made with these oils such as mayonnaise, tarter sauce, salad dressings, and packaged foods.

- Soda and sugar

- Dairy and Soy (when consumed as a main food)

- Meat and eggs from grain fed animals

Anti-Inflammatory Foods:

- All fruits and vegetables: raw or lightly cooked

- Red and sweet potatoes: eaten with a protein

- Fresh fish: avoid farm raised

- Meat, chicken, eggs, from grass fed animals

- Wild game such as deer, and elk

- Anti-inflammatory Omega-3 eggs

- Raw nuts

- Spices such as ginger and garlic

- Oils and fats: moderate amounts of organic butter, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil

- Beverages: Water, and organic green tea, if drinking alcohol red wine and stout beer are the best choices.

In our office we give patients an inflammation checklist to find out what areas apply to each individual patient. Most of us suffer from some degree of inflammation. Each of us needs to focus on reducing our individual inflammation issues and diet is the foundation to doing so.

Our basic anti-inflammation plan is to eat mostly fruits, veggies, raw nuts, lean meats, and fish. Drink plenty of clean water and exercise as much as you can. In addition to diet and exercise, nutritional supplements can be helpful.

Here’s what we take and why:

Multi-vitamin/mineral - The modern diet is known to be deficient in numerous micronutrients. This may accelerate the aging process and promote the diseases of aging and other chronic diseases.

Magnesium - Magnesium deficiency is associated with diverse clinical manifestations including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and headaches. Magnesium is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body.

Vitamin D3 - We get hardly any vitamin D from the diet and we are supposed to get it from the sun. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain expression, as well as numerous other diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression.

EPA/DHA from fish oil - This helps balance our ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids. Adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acid help to promote joint and bone health, mental and emotional health, heart health, proper blood sugar regulation, nervous system health and skin and eye health.

Probiotic Complete - This supplement contains beneficial intestinal bacteria that reduces intestinal inflammation by preventing harmful bacteria from damaging the digestive system. This is known is benefit the body in general.

These are the supplements we take and recommend to patients wanting help with nutritional guidelines. The supplement company we use is Anabolic Labs.

Why we use Anabolic Laboratories:

Anabolic Labs nutritional products exceed voluntary standards for manufacturing nutritional supplements. They formulate and develop products utilizing many of the same cGMP’s (good manufacturing practices) mandated by the USFDA for prescription and over the counter pharmaceutical products.

Give us a call at 317-228-9701 to discuss your nutritional guidelines and get started on an anti-inflammatory diet.

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