Foods Can Help With Chronic Inflammation

Did you know there are foods that help with Chronic inflammation?

Well...A new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, is identifying food that can help prevent chronic inflammation that leads to many causes of death.

It now looks like diets rich in fruits and vegetables, that contain polyphenols, are the ones to look for.

What are they?

Onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea and açai berries for starters.

How do they do this?

T-cells, or T-lymphocytes, are a type of white blood cell that circulates around our bodies, constantly monitoring for cellular abnormalities and infections.

They contribute to cell signalling molecules (cytokines) that aid cell-to-cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma.

Cytokines are modulated by fruit and vegetable intake.

Sian Richardson, was involved with this study, said polyphenols, "may help reduce the release of pro-inflammatory mediators in people at risk of chronic inflammation.”

Comments

cccccttttt 8 years 4 weeks ago
#1

An article that could impact the health of many readers!

A related article on a ten year study of 134,000 people:

"Our findings support recommendations to increase consumption of vegetables, particularly cruciferous vegetables, and fruit to promote cardiovascular health and overall longevity."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21593509/

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gmiklashek950 8 years 4 weeks ago
#2

Omega 3 fatty acids, garlic (food highest in sulfur), and OTC MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) are the strongest natural anti-inflammatories that this old doctor knows and takes daily to totally control my arthritis. Omega 6 FA's are pro-inflammatroy and high levels are found in corn and corn based fructose corn syrup (the artifical sweetner found in every pre-packaged food product). However, the chronic stress hormone cortisol, elevated in so many of us modern urban over-stressed Americans, actually suppresses our immune response and kills off the very t-helper cell lymphocytes that are important in the immune response. So, those of us suffering from auto-immune diseases probably suffer from adrenal fatigue: burned out adrenal glands that no longer produce adequate cortisol levels to prevent our own immune system from mis-identifying our own tissue from a foreign invader. If you have an inflammatory problem, eat sulfur (MSM), avoid corn and corn based food products, and get checked out by a Naturopathic doctor for adrenal fatigue. If you have adrenal fatigue, and, thus auto-immune conditions, you'll need to rebuild your own adrenal glands. I did it and I wish you well!

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2950-10K 8 years 4 weeks ago
#4

If Dangerous Don becomes president, I'll be in the market for a strong pain killer.

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2950-10K 8 years 4 weeks ago
#5

Low vitamin D levels can also cause joint pain/inflammation, so it's good to check that out when trouble shooting. Fish oil works good for fighting inflammation too.

This has become such a common problem, I wonder if there's more to it, perhaps something being introduced into our food chain that has yet to be identified. The question is.... is it accidental or purposeful? Enormous sums of money are being made off citizens in pain, that's undeniable. Look up the stats on the percentage of the population popping pain killer pills everyday, you'll be shocked.

Ksniezko 8 years 2 weeks ago
#6

Find a good natural path. You need to know if you are T1 or T2 dominant so you know which foods and supplements to take/avoid.

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