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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Vancouver Chiropractor Providing Dietary Advice

The premise of this diet is to reduce inflammation currently residing in your body, and to prevent any further inflammation from setting in.  This diet should be followed in the first two weeks of treatment and under the guidance of your Health Care Practitioner.

Here is a list of the food you should INCORPORATE into your diet
:

Steamed Vegetables

Steaming improves the utilization or the availability of the food substance and it reduces irritation to the gut, allowing it to restore itself.

Raw vegetables should be used sparingly except as a salad  
Eat a variety of vegetables that you tolerate with the exception of nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and eggplant), and corn.

Do not use aluminum cookware or the use of the microwave

Legumes

Eat a variety of any legumes that you tolerate- split peas, lentils, garbanzo (chickpeas), kidney beans, soy, mung beans, pinto beans 
Fruit
Limit your fruit to 2-3 pieces of any fruit.  The lower the glycemic index of the fruit, the better (cherries, prunes, dried apricots, apples, pears, plums, strawberries.)

Fish


Deep sea fish (salmon, halibut, cod, tuna, mackerel, and sardines) is preferred. 
Limit the consumption of shellfish
Optimally, the fish should be poached, baked, steamed, or broiled

Chicken or Turkey


Ideally, cage free and organically raised poultry is preferred
Baked, broiled or steamed

Grains

Optimal grains are- quinoa, millet, brown rice, basmati rice, buckwheat, barley, rye, and oatmeal
Rice and rye crackers are allowable snack foods
Eat 1 to 2 cups of grains per day

Sweeteners

Very small amount of agave, maple, barley, rice syrup, or honey may be used
Avoid refined sugar or any artificial sweetener

Butter/Oils

Use sparingly
Mix equal parts butter and extra virgin olive oil (i.e. 1 pound butter and 1 cup oil), whip, and then store in refrigerator.  This combines the benefits of olive oil and the taste of butter.
For cooking, use extra virgin olive (EVOO), coconut, or sesame oil
For dressings, use avocado, flaxseed, grape seed, or EVOO.

Foods to AVOID in your diet!

  • Alcohol
  • 
Caffeine
  • Citrus fruits
  • 
Peanut/peanut butter
  • Pork
  • 
Nightshade vegetables
  • Fried foods
  • Red meat
  • Wheat products
  • Corn products
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Processed food

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please don;lt hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day,
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic



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