An anti-inflammatory diet needs to form the basis of any treatment plan in chronic disease. All disease is associated with some degree of inflammation in the end.
Inflammation occurs when the immune system is activated by a trigger, often infection (viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi, mold, parasites) or a chemical exposure (metals, mercury, lead, PCB’s, POP’s, PAH’s, xenoestrogens, benzoates, petrochemicals, etc.). But inflammation can also come from everyday stress.
Cortisol is produced in larger amounts when we are stressed. That is the adrenalin rush we feel that helps us cope (temporarily) with higher stress demands. But cortisol is also our body’s natural anti-inflammatory.
But this is not a book about inflammation, but rather how to reduce it through diet. In fact, this is how we ALL should eat ALL OF THE TIME. You could also call this diet the ‘Boost Your Brain Diet’, ‘Save Your Joints Diet’, ‘Reverse Diabetes Diet’, ‘Pain Free Diet’, ‘Hormone Balancing Diet’, ‘Fertility Diet’, ‘Autoimmune Paleo Diet’, ‘MTHFR Diet’, ‘Methylation Diet’..