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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Anti-inflammatory Foods & Supplements

Here is a list of some anti-inflammatory foods & supplements, updated January 2006. These foods also promote weight loss!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor - just a weggie who continually researches and has had great success & miraculous results by implementing an anti-inflammatory diet. Some of the resources of this information are listed at the bottom.

Wash all raw fruits & veggies well before eating or cooking.I do not eat everything everday! I still eat most of my favorite foods - and just add these foods when & where I can - like adding flaxseed to my oatmeal, cold cereal, salad or guacamole. I make a delicious anti-inflammatory guacamole!

I try to eat something anti-inflammatory everyday in addition to taking some of the supplements.

I cut out refined white foods as much as possible, as they are pro-inflammatory.

I implement the foods into my diet as much as possible. It has made a significant & miraculous difference in my fight against WG.

Stay on your medications until your doctor tells you otherwise.

* indicates "Best Choices" according to the doctors & scientists supplying the info.
Many of the herbs are available in pills or capsules. + indicates that it available in pills or capsules, in addition to being available as a food.* Wild Alaskan SalmonSalmon
SablefishHerringNorth Atlantic MackerelSardines
Light Tuna
* Ground flaxseed (I grind mine with a cheapo coffee grinder)+ Flaxseed Oil
* Sesame Seeds
Almonds Almond Butter* Walnuts
* Hazelnuts

* Buckwheat
* Oats
Whole Grains

* + Garlic
* Spinach
* Kale
* Broccoli Sprouts (if purchased, wash well and cook - or grow your own to avoid possible contamination of bacteria) (or skip this food, there are so many others to choose from)
* Broccoli
* Caulifower
* Cabbage
* Brussels Sprouts
* Bok Choy
Other culinary herbs and spices
* Omega 3 Eggs

* Apples
* Grapefruit (avoid if you are on cytoxan - may interfere with other meds as well)
* BlueberriesStrawberries
Other berriesPineapple
Onions* Avocados* Olives* Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Acai
* Chili Peppers
+ GingerRosemaryBasil+ Turmeric / curcumin

* Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules (not cod liver oil - it must say omega-3 fish oil)
* Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
* Astaxanthin
* Co-Q 10
* Chromium
* Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Bromelain - between meals - really cuts down on mucusQuercetinVit CGlucosamineChondroitinMSM
* Green Tea (over 50 anti-inflammatory components) - available in decaf.
Evening Primrose Oil (potent anti-inflammatory, in addition to being essential for relapsing and recurring autoimmune diseases, as it ensures proper function of T-cells!) (It contains Omega-6 oil, so you need to consume plenty Omega-3 oils for a healthy balance of the 2)In addition, I take glutathione, sterols & sterolins, high potency B-complex, Vit E, Co-Q 10, a pro-biotic and an anti-oxidant complex - as they are all effective in the treatment of vasculitis & autoimmune diseases. I also take a multi vitamin. I also take gingko to help with memory. I take cranberry caps to prevent UTI's caused by the MTX; and folic acid which the MTX reduces; and calcium which the pred reduces.

Take calcium 4 hours away from pred as they counteract each other if taken together.A study report on how glutathione works to combat autoimmune diseases was posted here not too long ago. I have it in my archives, if you would like to see it.The supplements add up at the cash register - but you run out and have to replace at different times, so it's not so bad all spread out - but still, somtimes it is expensive. When my lung re-inflated without surgery, my husband told me he will never complain about the cost again!They also take up quite a bit of cabinet or counter space - but to me, they are beautiful!Dr. Pericone who is a frequent guest on the Oprah Show has developed an anti-inflammatory diet to fight disease and premature aging. He discovered that his patients were losing weight on the diet - so now he is marketing it as a weight loss and disease fighting diet.
Omega-3 fats break down the bad fat in our bodies and carry it out of our bodies, promoting weight loss - and they reduce inflammation.Flaxseeds contain Omega-3 and they swell up after you eat them and make you feel full so you don't need to eat as much.Green Tea stops the absorbtion of fat and burns fat. Eating whole grains do not make you gain weight like the refined white carbs do.Cyndi in Ca ~Resources:

Dr. Mehmet Oz, renowned heart surgeon and author, frequent guest on the Oprah Show, as well as being Ms Winfrey's own doctor.

Dr Nicholas Perricone, frequent guest doctor of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
He has developed an anti-inflammatory-weight-loss diet. New York Times Best Selling Author of The Perricone Promisse, The Perricone Prescription, and The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, BSc.

And lots of web sites and rheumatology articles.

Cyndi Olsen - implemented the diet and cleared the inflammation in her airways; re-inflated and saved her collapsed lung; and went into "remission."


  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said…

    Glad to see this here...

    Good too see you in the community. :-)

  • At 6:10 AM, Blogger Wildanimalpark said…

    Where can I get your Anti-inflammatory guacomole recipe?

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  • At 4:25 AM, Blogger GlodCrownNaturalProducts said…

    For years, people have used nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), ... and cytokines is by restoring a balance between pro- and antiinflammatory foods.

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  • At 3:30 AM, Blogger Chuck Davis said…

    Some evidence suggests that resveratrol is a more potent anti-inflammatory agent than NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or indomethacin. Injections of resveratrol into the joints of animals decrease inflammation and reduce cartilage destruction.

  • At 1:57 AM, Blogger Herryponting said…

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  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger Allisa White said…

    This was highly informative. Thanks!


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