“Chronic inflammation is all around you. The sugar you eat, high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, hidden food allergens, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections, all trigger a raging, unseen inflammation deep in your cells and tissues. This inflammation leads to every one of the major chronic diseases from aging — heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, obesity and more.”
— -Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
In fact, research has shown inflammation to be the root cause of nearly all ailments, conditions and dis-ease. This includes physical, mental and behavioral concerns.
Inflammation shows up in the body from a number of different reasons such as poor diet, dehydration, lack of movement & stress. Because we are constantly adding food and drink into our mouths, diet becomes a powerful method to remove inflammation from the body. By swapping out inflammatory foods for non-inflammatory foods, a person can begin regenerating their health, happiness & vibrancy on a cellular level. Often times, living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle & eating an anti-inflammatory diet will allow a body to reverse its ailments, conditions or
dis-ease. Clean food IS medicine.
Top 6 Foods To Swap Out To Remove Inflammation From The Body
1. Processed Sugar
Swap out processed sugars for raw honey, organic maple syrup, liquid stevia or fruit.
Swap out table salt for sea salt or pink Himalayan salt. By eliminating processed and packaged foods, you will significantly eliminate the amount of daily sodium intake.
3. Wheat Flour
Swap out wheat for almond flour or coconut flour. While these two flours do come in a bag (unless you make them on your own with a food processor), they are minimally processed are a great substitute for baking many foods that typically contain wheat.
4. Inflammatory Oils
Swap out highly processed oils such as vegetable oil, canola oil, safflower oil, partially hydrogenated oil (just to mention a few) for high-quality omega-6 and omega-3 oils. The best source for oils are from extra-virgin coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, flax oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, avocados or avocado oils.
5. Cow Dairy
Swap out cow dairy for that of sheep or goat. Around the age of 1.5-2 years, our bodies significantly decrease in the amount of digestive enzymes created that specifically help to digest dairy. The molecular make-up of the sheep and goat dairy is more easily digested in the human body. Another reason cow dairy does not work as well is because the feed is typically made up from genetically modified corn and soy which creates inflammation in the cows. This is then passed on to us when we eat cow dairy. Last, casein is used in much dairy and many people are highly sensitive to it. When shopping for sheep and goat dairy, read the ingredients so that you can chose a dairy product free of casein.
Swap out alcohol for water, bubbly water, Kombucha drinks (without added sugar), tea or cold pressed juices. Alcohol tops the list of most inflammatory and toxic foods, and with a pause from the holidays, it seems like a reasonable time to take a break in order to regain and experience the most optimal and vibrant health.