Inflammation is at the root of many health concerns including depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimers, MS, autism, arthritis, heart disease, Chron's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and many others.
Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can have a mirad of positive benefits for these conditions as well as improving general health.
- Sugar (soda, sweets etc…)
- Wheat (especially white flour from GM wheat)
- Dairy (especially non-organic and ultra pasteurized)
- Chocolate (carob is a less inflammatory substitute)
- Peanuts as well as other nuts (especially raw ones)
- Nightshades (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potato, tomatillo etc…)
- Other tropical fruits and veggies (mango, sweet potato, etc…)
- Fruit juices
- Fruit (some berries and granny smith apples may be okay depending on dosha)
Increase consumption of:
Use turmeric in cooking and/or as take as a supplement. It has anti-inflammatory and blood cleansing properties.
Drinking ginger tea (if he isn't overdoing it on blood thinners) helps reduce over all inflammation, cleanses the blood and helps with promoting healthier prostate/bladder function. Just slice or grate fresh ginger, about 1 tsp per 1 cup boiling water.
This really helps calm the nerves. It can aid sleep and reduces fear, anger and anxiety. (You could make ginger-chamomile and have the benefits of both).
Eat at least one serving of organic cooked leafy greens daily....broccoli, kale, whatever. We need as much magnesium and as many B vitamins as we can get.
Seaweed is high in trace as well as other important minerals including iodine and potassium.
Eating homemade fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchee aids digestion, increases gut flora diversity and they are full of enzymes.
Make bone broth by boiling down organic bones with a little salt and apple cider vinegar. It is very nourishing, especially for the elderly and unwell. You can make it into soup with veggies and organic meat from the bones or just drink it as broth.
Nutrients: Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin C, Magnesium, and B Vitamins (B2, B6 and B12), iodine, omega 3's/coconut oil/cod liver oil as well as probiotics are very beneficial for the brain and gut, memory and mood. You can look for quality supplements, but should definitely increase dietary sources.
Adopt anti-inflammatory practices:
Organize and clean your space
Spend time outside