Sunday, March 27, 2011

ITIS aka Inflammation

Anti-Inflammatory Foods:

PROTEIN: Chicken Breast Turkey Breast Salmon Albacore Tuna Shrimp Crab Cod Clams Filet of Sole Swordfish Plain Yogurt Sour Cream Feta Cheese Parmesan Cheese Romano Cheese Egg Whites Lowfat Cottage Cheese Hazelnuts Walnuts Pecans Almonds
Vegetables: Arugula Asparagus Avocado Bean Sprouts Bell Peppers Brussel Sprouts Cauliflower Celery Cucumbers Eggplant Endive Escarole Garlic Ginger Kale Mushrooms Onions Radishes Romaine Lettuce Spinach Summer Squash Soy (Edamame) Tomatoes Zucchini Snow Peas Swiss Chard ALL Dark Leafy Greens
FRUITS: Apples Blackberries Blueberries Raspberries Strawberries Cantaloupe Honeydew Melon Citrus fruit (except oranges) Peaches Pears Plums Kiwi Nectarines
Beans & Grains: Barley Black Beans Oatmeal Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) Kidney beans Lima beans Lentils Navy Beans Pinto beans
Canned Foods: Alaskan Wild Salmon (in water) Sardines (in oil) Tuna (in water) Beans Olives No-Salt Chicken Broth
Condiments: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mustard (w/out honey)
Frozen Foods: Flash frozen fruits/vegetables w/NO additives
Beverages: Green Tea WATER
Herbs & Spices: Basil Bay Leaf Dill Mint Parsley Rosemary Thyme Cinnamon Coriander Cumin Ginger Paprika Red Pepper flakes Turmeric

Inflammatory Dis-Eases: Inflammation in bones, joints, blood vessels, kidneys, skin, eyes, brain and immune response OR Arthritis, Auto-immune disorders, Skin eruptions/rashes, etc...


Alcoholic Beverages Bacon Bananas Breads Beef Butter Carrots Cream Cheese Candy Chocolate Coffee Cake Cookies Cereals Cornstarch Corn Corn Syrup Croissants Dried Fruit Duck Doughnuts Fruit Juice Fried Foods Flour Grapes Granola Half&Half Honey Hard Cheese Heavy Cream Ice Cream Hot Dogs Jams & Jellies Mango Margarine Molasses Muffins Noodles Oranges Pancakes Papaya Pastry Peas Pie Pizza Pasta Pickles Popcorn Potatoes Pudding Pumpkins Raisins Relish Rice (instant) Sherbet Soda Scones SUGAR Tacos Waflles Watermelon Whole Milk

Any injury, including an invasion by microorganisms, causes a complex reaction called inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation occurs as a result of many different conditions. Through the release of different substances from the damaged tissue, inflammation directs the body's defenses to wall off the area, attack and kill any invaders, dispose of dead and damaged tissue, and begin the process of repair. However, inflammation may not be able to overcome large numbers of microorganisms.
During inflammation, the blood supply increases. An infected area near the surface of the body becomes red and warm. The walls of blood vessels become more porous, allowing fluid and white blood cells to pass into the affected tissue. The increase in fluid causes the inflamed tissue to swell. The white blood cells attack the invading microorganisms and release substances that continue the process of inflammation. Other substances trigger clotting in the tiny vessels (capillaries) in the inflamed area, which delays the spread of the infected microorganisms and their toxins. Many of the substances produced during inflammation stimulate the nerves, producing pain. Reactions to the substances released during inflammation include the chills, fever and muscle aches that commonly accompany infection or injury.

*most dis-eases that include "itis" are inflammatory.

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