Inflammation: Ways to Reduce it

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Lifestyle choices that reduce inflammation

  • Eat foods high in anti-oxidants. Examples include berries, pecans, prunes, kidney beans, kale, beets, spinach, foods high in omega fatty acids and red cabbage
  • Exercise regularly. 4-7 times a week
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Reduce stress
  • Lose weight, especially belly fat which is a type of fat that is pro-inflammatory
  • Reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods. These include SUGAR, HFCS, vegetable oils like soy bean oil, processed meats, dairy, excessive alcohol, trans fats and refined carbs
  • Food high in trans-fat includes french fries and other fried fast food, some varieties of microwave popcorn, certain margarines and vegetable shortening, packaged cakes and cookies, some pastries, and all processed food that lists partially hydrogenated vegetable oil on the label.
  • Refined carbohydrates are found in candy, bread, pasta, pastries, some cereals, cookies, cakes, sugary soft drinks and all processed food that contains added sugar or flour

Supplements that reduce inflammation

  • Omega 3 fatty acids.  2000-3000mg of EPA/ 700-1500 mg of DHA daily
  • Glutathione. Topical best. has glutathione patch. Apex Energetics has Oxicell topical glutathione cream
  • Curcumin  400-600 mg three times daily
  • Combination supplements like Zyflamend
  • Ginger  ~500 mg daily
  • Green Tea

RXs and OTC meds that reduce inflammation

  • Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve) and aspirin are OTC options
  • NSIADs including Meloxicam (Mobic), Celecoxib (Celebrex), Nabumetone, Diclofenac, Ketorolac, indomethacin
  • Corticosteroids including prednisone and prednisolone

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