What is a low inflammatory diet?

What is a low inflammatory diet? Surprisingly enough, you hear about a low inflammatory diet quite frequently now.  It’s not complicated. In fact, it’s so simple that in our processed food world ironically, it’s confusing. There are so many diets on the market.  Watching TV in January makes me crazy because of all the diet gimmicks and programs that are advertised after the holidays when many of us have eaten too much of the wrong foods, and we’ve gained excess … Continue reading

Inflammation and Cholesterol

Inflammation and Cholesterol Today I want to share with you some information about cholesterol.  Cholesterol, by the way, is not a bad thing.  In fact, cholesterol is your friend, and you need it. Before you think I’ve totally lost it, allow me to explain a bit about inflammation and cholesterol. Why in the world would cholesterol be a good thing?  Isn’t our goal to get rid of it, or to get our cholesterol levels as low as possible? Cholesterol is … Continue reading

Sugar and Inflammation

It was an interesting weekend. We had our eleven year old nephew stay with us for three days, and we were out doing things we don’t usually do. At a popular amusement center, we were waiting to go on one of the rides, and I was surprised by a sign that was posted at the entrance. It read, “CAUTION – For your safety, the ride attendant will ask you to lift your belly, so the safety belt can secure your … Continue reading

What are the Different Kinds of Inflammation

What are the Different Kinds of Inflammation? Recent headlines show that awareness is growing about the connection between chronic inflammation and many serious health conditions. In fact, it appears that chronic inflammation may be the cause – rather than a symptom – of these conditions. It’s important to realize you can eat to avoid inflammation! Did you know there are different kinds of inflammation, and not all of them are bad? It’s true! One type of inflammation actually allows our … Continue reading

Avoid Inflammation by Changing the Way You Eat

Avoid Inflammation by Changing the Way You Eat Recent headlines show that awareness is growing about the connection between chronic inflammation and many serious health conditions. In fact, it appears that chronic inflammation may be the cause – rather than a symptom – of these conditions. It’s important to realize you can eat to avoid inflammation! Medical experts now believe your diet and other lifestyle strategies can play a major role in the prevention of this dangerous inflammation.   Here’s … Continue reading