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Chronic inflammation contributes to a lot of diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia, and lupus are autoimmune diseases in which the immune system activates an inflammatory response even if there’s no harmful substance attacking the body.
Chronic inflammation also plays a role in asthma, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. There is some research evidence that neuroinflammation is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. There are also research studies focused on the role of inflammation in heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer.
The Role of Food. Some foods can contribute to inflammation and other foods can reduce inflammation. For example, foods high in saturated fats and sugar can stimulate inflammation. They can cause an immune response that results in fatigue and joint pain. Conversely, foods can help to reduce inflammation. As an example, beets have terrific antioxidant properties and fight inflammation. They contain fiber, vitamin C, and healthy plant pigments called betalains.
101 Superfoods That Stop Your Joint Pain and Inflammation is a guide that was written by Mike Westerdal and Rick Kaselj. It explores the subject of chronic inflammation, what causes it, and how to reduce chronic inflammation. One thing I especially like is that they specify the properties of each food and how each food fights inflammation.
The book discusses:
- Chronic inflammation as the cause of many diseases
- How inflammation affects pain
- How food can lead to inflammation and pain
- Foods that cause inflammation and increase pain
- 101 Superfoods (Detailed profiles of each Food)
- Herbs & Spices
- Nuts & Seeds
- Meat & Seafood
- A 7 Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Meal Plan
- Bonus: 101 Natural Remedies for Pain Relief
Click on the 101 Superfoods That Stop Your Joint Pain and Inflammation link below to learn more.