Hyper - Inflammation in Your Body Supports Many Degenerative Conditions
Healthy Body – Healthy Mouth: the Inflammation Connection
v Eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables to support good health and healing. Foods rich in refined carbohydrates are major causes of chronic inflammation J. AM Coll Cardiol 2008 Snacking on high fat, high sugar food all day leads to chronic inflammatory pathogens J AM Coll Cardiol 2008. Diet induced hyperlipidemia creates oxidative stress and inflammation. Circ 2005
v Limit or avoid processed meats: lunch meats, hot dogs and sausages contain nitrites and sulphites that are associated with increased inflammation ~Western Regional Dental Conference presentation The Body – Mouth Connection March 5th 2010
v Limit or avoid high glycemic foods or “JUNK FOOD” as they support inflammation in your body. From the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Food and Health Research Centre, University of Kuopio, Finland May 2008
v If you like fish and are not allergic to sea food, aim to eat 2-4 servings of fish a week. This helps to decrease inflammation in your body. If it is not convenient to cook fish, purchase a fish oil supplement. 1000 mg of fish oil a day has been suggested by experts for a healthy person. (SPECIAL NOTE: People who are on blood thinners should not consume omega 3 supplements or fish oil capsules without their doctor’s approval). ~ You – Staying Young. Dr Mehmet OZ © 2007 Simon and Schuster
v Aim to reach or maintain a healthy weight. Even a 5% weight loss in an overweight person may get a reduction in CRP, interleukin-6 and other markers of inflammation.” ~ University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento
v Get a good night sleep. A single night of disrupted ZZZZ’s can stimulate inflammation in your body. Biological Psychiatry, Volume 64, Issue 6 (September 15, 2008), published by Elsevier.
v Maintain a regular exercise program. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta (Nov 2007) who measured the effects of an eight-week yoga regimen on 19 heart failure patients found the exercise routine reduced markers of inflammation.
v Aim for more balance in your life by relaxing and managing stress. Men with high levels of hostility, anger and depression show increases in a key marker of inflammation over time. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, August 2007.