Life is A Balancing Act
From work, to play, to how much milk we put on our cereal, we need to exercise discipline and moderation. This is not some new revelation but it’s worth revisiting, especially when it comes to the foods we eat. I love the old adage “it’s not strong enough until it’s too strong” as it demonstrates how delicate the balancing act in our body really is.
Every second of every day your body is tirelessly working to be as efficient as it can; I suggest we help it out as much as possible. Just like tires or the clutch in your car wear out, things can wear out in your body. The difference is that your body is the only vehicle you will have for life so let’s provide it with as many preventative tools as we can.
I can go into a biochemical spiel about the effects of prostaglandin pathways and homocysteine levels affect inflammation in your body, but I suspect you would prefer a few dietary tips instead.
EFA’s Red Meats/Fats
Fish Oils Dairy products and Eggs
Vitamin E Peanuts
Bioflavinoids Processed foods/Oils
Vitamin/Mineral Co-Factors Alcohol
Most Fresh Fruits/Vegetables Coffee
Seeds and Sprouts Black Tea
The body’s clean up crew:
Lungs, lymph and kidneys
Liver (antihistamines, C-P450, deconjugation)
Circulating digestive enzymes (proteases)
Anti-oxidant nutrients (Vit A,C,E, Zinc, Selenium, etc).
Articles related to inflammation and/or immunity:
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
8 Foods to Boost Your Immune System
Strategies to Improve Immune Function
Your Body’s Response to Stress
Chiropractic and Immunity
Have a great week,
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic