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Suggested Diets for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases such as Asthma, Arthritis, and Celiac Disease

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Inflammation has much to do with many of the chronic diseases known to man.  The ones that I am concentrating on today are Asthma, Arthritis and Celiac Disease.  Why, because Asthma seems to hit individuals early and later in life.  While Arthritis comes later in life and Celiac Disease spans the entire life of an individual.  So I am covering with these diseases, the entire life span of an individual.  So what do all these diseases have in common?  Answer inflammation of one sort or another.  The idea to combat these diseases is to eat foods that are anti-inflammatory.

Starting with Gluten-free food, these flours are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory foods. They have been proven effective for pain and injury in arthritis, helping stop the formation of the inflammation factor in asthma, and just a plain miracle food in Celiac Disease.

Apples are wonderful anti-inflammatory and pro alkaline fruit.  The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is really true.  Research indicates that eating 3 to 5 apples a week will decrease asthma attacks approximately 30 percent.  It will also decrease gastric reflux attacks.

Tart cherries are known to have the highest anti-inflammatory content of most foods.  Studies have shown tart cherries, juice and dried cherries especially effective for osteoarthritis pain.

Caffeine has been shown to prevent inflammation in the development of cardiovascular and other diseases.  New studies are showing that people that drink coffee live longer.

A new study on postmenopausal women noted that a diet of anti-inflammatory foods such as: healthy fats, vegetables and fruit, whole grains and gluten-free grains, prevented osteoporosis and bone fracture.

Lastly, researchers have found that resveratrol, a compound in red wine, has anti-inflammatory effects.

Lists of more specific foods that are anti-inflammatory can be found online.

Are We All Allergic to Gluten?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

No we are not all allergic to gluten.  But a great many of us are suffering many side effects from gluten, especially with the increase ingestion of bread and pastries on the part of the population.  One of the biggest effects is inflammation.  Many individuals have diseases that increased inflammation will cause more pain.  One such disease that is almost constant in an individual’s life is arthritis.  Many studies are showing that decreased amounts of gluten ingested in turn decreases the amount of inflammation associated with arthritis and relieves the pain in hands, knees, feet, etc.  Gluten also effects other diseases in a negative manner.  Examples are: diabetes, obesity, lupus, Sjogren disease, and others.

Individuals that have the gene handed down by their ancestors are the one’s that have a severe reaction to gluten.  They are a small portion of the population generally from Irish, Scottish and other European ancestry.  The reason more individuals are reacting to gluten is a change to flours made in the late 1930s.  Bakers wanted to make their products fluffier and more attractive.  So EXTRA GLUTEN was added to the normal flour.  This gave us Soft White Breads, Donuts and Pastries that were light, puffy, and easy to eat.  Unfortunately, these products with this gluten enriched flour, wiped out  the normal nutrition that breads had and contained the extra gluten that affected not the first generation that ate it, but the second and following generations.  This is why the gluten problems is now at pandemic proportions throughout Europe and the U.S.