Understanding the Huge Health Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
One of the best ways to get lasting relief from myriad health issues is to reduce inflammation. And one of the best ways to reduce inflammation is by changing up what you eat. However, the challenge lies in knowing what to eat and what to avoid. Our doctors at Taschler Spine & Rehab are here to guide you through grocery shopping and eating out in a way both your taste buds and body will love.
Food and Inflammation
Americans have a harder time finding healthy foods than other countries do. Deli meats are pumped full of nitrites, salt and preservatives. Try to go for butchered meat and it’s either injected with brine or marbled with fat (animal fat triggers inflammation).
Anything that comes in a box, tub or wrapper is clogged with more preservatives, additives, and other ingredients that can be considered anything but nutritious food. Many additives are carcinogenic and/or trigger allergic reactions. Allergic reactions are inflammatory in nature.
And now our produce is laced with pesticides, picked when they’re not ripe and full of nutrients, and harvested from overworked soil, further reducing nutritional value. Our bodies don’t like pesticides and can produce allergic reactions.
So what the heck are you supposed to eat? That question is exactly why we want you to come see us at Taschler Spine & Rehab. We’ll educate you on how to achieve an anti-inflammatory diet so you can reduce and potentially eliminate pain from your life.
For example, if you have gout, you’d benefit from eliminating red meat from your diet for several weeks before reintroducing it in smaller amounts once symptoms go away.
The Health Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
So many diseases stem from chronic inflammation, including the number one killer in America, heart disease. There are also health conditions that exacerbate inflammation, like obesity. All that unhealthy inflammation can lead to arthritis, IBS, diabetes, cancer and more, many of these starting off invisible before you realize you have a health issue.
Since great health starts with what you eat, every anti-inflammatory meal you have makes a positive difference. Cleaning up even just one meal a day helps immensely. Your risk of developing disease takes a steep drop, you’ll notice better energy levels, better sleep, pain relief, better digestion.
Foods like fruits, vegetables and spices have natural anti-inflammatory properties while fried food, processed food, sugary foods and beverages and fatty meats trigger the inflammatory response. And since American food has sugar and other inflammatory ingredients hidden, we’ll help you rock the dietary obstacle course so your body can get out of a chronically inflamed state and you can experience life without pain.
Get Anti-Inflammatory Diet Guidance in Fairfax
Dr. Taschler’s philosophy is to care for patients using a combination of chiropractic, rehabilitation, and massage therapy. This not only eliminates symptoms it improves the overall function of the body. She educates and empowers patients to improve the quality of their lives.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (703) 293-2939 or go online and fill out our contact form.