The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
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 :
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
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.)
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
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
Very small amount of agave, maple, barley, rice syrup, or honey may be used Avoid refined sugar or any artificial sweetener
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!
- Citrus fruits
- Peanut/peanut butter
- Nightshade vegetables
- Fried foods
- Red meat
- Wheat products
- Corn products
- 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