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Got Inflammation? There’s a Diet for That

antiinflammatorydietJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

Chronic inflammation may slowly simmer for weeks or years without awareness that the body is inflamed, yet the implications of systemic chronic inflammation are clear. Persistent, low-grade inflammation is potentially damaging to long term good health. Chronic inflammation is the underlying factor in the development of a range of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, irritable bowel, cancer, and cardiovascular, lung, autoimmune and cognitive diseases, as well as allergies, acne, migraines and depression. While genetic predisposition, aging, obesity, stress and lifestyle factors may all contribute to chronic inflammation, dietary choices play a huge role in influencing the inflammatory process.

Healing chronic inflammation begins with not only with food, but with an overall healthy lifestyle. Getting sufficient sleep, exercising regularly, reducing stress, limiting alcohol consumption, and of course, not smoking all go hand in hand with a healthy diet. Although many do lose weight when they follow it, an anti-inflammatory diet is not a diet per se, as there’s no calorie counting or calorie restrictions. What you are likely to discover is a general feeling of wellbeing, improved focus, increased energy, clearer skin, a healthier body image and more restful sleep. Better yet, a dramatic reduction of unhealthy sugar and carb cravings, more balanced hormones, a sunnier outlook and optimized long term health.

Similar to the Mediterranean diet, the anti-inflammatory diet was developed by Andrew Weil, a Harvard-educated doctor and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Based on the belief that certain foods are either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, the diet’s goal is to combat inflammation and strengthen physical and mental health, while providing steady energy and reducing the risks of developing age-related chronic illnesses. The diet helps to stabilize blood sugar with low-glycemic meals that place a heavy emphasis on phytonutrient- and fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, complex carbs including whole grains, beans and legumes, healthy fats from olive oil, avocados and nuts and several servings a week of omega-3 rich cold-water fish in lieu of red meat and poultry.

The diet aims to combat chronic inflammation by increasing the intake of inflammation-reducing food components, while decreasing the amount of inflammation-promoting foods. As there are no strict meal plans, the diet is easy to follow and provides plenty of flexibility for cooking at home or dining out. The general goal to is have meals that consist of 40-50% complex carbs, 30% healthy fats and 20-30% lean proteins. Additionally, the diet recommends drinking plenty of water and provides lots of fiber from whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. A moderate amount of alcohol, especially red wine is allowed, but processed, fried and sugar laden foods are not.

Foods to include:

Plant foods contain numerous anti-inflammatory elements including minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, lycopene, resveratrol and other phytonutrients that discourage inflammation and provide fiber and nutrients for good overall health. Include dark, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables which tend to have higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytochemicals.

Berries, tart cherries and other fruits are high in antioxidants and anthocyanins, powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Garlic and onions high sulfur content provides immune-boosting nutrients along with anti-inflammatory compounds, including quercetin and allicin that help fight free radical damage.

Baked or broiled fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines, high in inflammation-reducing omega-3’s, should be eaten several times a week. Omega-3 fish oil supplements should be considered by those who are not particularly fond of fish.

Whole grains contain fiber, which keeps blood sugar steady and reduces blood levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.

Nuts provide fiber, nutrients, antioxidants and alpha-linoleic acid, an inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acid.

Spices such as ginger, rosemary and turmeric not only add flavor but provide active anti-inflammatory components or immune modulators that help reduce inflammation caused by overactive immune responses.

Foods to avoid:

High glycemic index foods and drinks, including those high in added sugars and simple refined carbohydrates, such as chips, pretzels and flour-based foods, that increase inflammation along with blood sugar.

Red meat, processed foods and unhealthy partially hydrogenated vegetables oils that are high in pro-inflammatory markers, including omega-6 essential fatty acids that encourage inflammation.

Professional Supplement Center carries these and other fine products to support a normal inflammatory response and overall wellness:

Peak Omega-3 Liquid...Peak Omega-3 Liquid Fish Oil by Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil20% OFF Just one teaspoon provides a concentrated dose of pure, great tasting, liquid fish oil. This 100% American made high quality fish oil is sustainably sourced from wild Alaskan pollock and is naturally preserved with certified Non-GMO mixed tocopherols. Molecularly distilled to ensure purity. Natural lemon flavor. Gluten free with no artificial ingredients.


Pro RedsPro Reds by Nutritional Frontiers – Convenient and easy-to-use, this proprietary powdered formula is designed to boost energy and support the body’s antioxidant defense systems. A single scoop of this tasty berry blend provides 5 servings of high ORAC value antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Gluten, dairy and soy free, vegetarian formulation.


Advanced Bio...Advanced Bio-Curcumin® with Ginger and Turmerones by Life Extension 15% OFF This potent, bioavailable formula provides BCM-95® curcumin extract along with standardized ginger extract for increased absorption and a healthy inflammatory response.


Tart Cherry UltraTart Cherry Ultra by Enzymatic Therapy – This formula provides beneficial antioxidant and anthocyanin anti-inflammatory compounds that may help prevent blood vessel damage and may be useful in fighting chronic inflammation linked to chronic disease. Gluten, dairy and soy free, vegetarian formula.


Vitamin C with...Vitamin C with Quercetin by Integrative Therapeutics – This synergistic formula provides enhanced support for the maintenance of proper immune balance. Ingredients include quercetin, citrus bioflavonoids and bromelain. Gluten, dairy and soy free, vegetarian formula.

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Omega-3’s for Dry Eyes

Dry_EyesJacquieIconBy Jacquie Eubanks

Dry eyes typically occur in those who are otherwise healthy. Common risk factors include normal aging, hormonal changes and gender, as women are affected more often than men. An inability to produce the proper quantity and quality of tears, which lubricate and nourish the eyes, can result in symptoms such as grittiness, irritation, itching, burning, visual disturbances and, ironically, excessively watery eyes. The uncomfortable symptoms caused by chronic dry eyes can also be a result of medications or medical conditions, smoking, long term contact lens use, environmental factors or insufficient blinking, especially when you are staring into a computer screen the majority of your work day. Whatever the reason, when your eyes don’t produce enough tears, both the cornea and the conjunctiva are affected and, if not addressed, chronic dry eyes can lead to damage on the surface of the eye, impaired vision and increased susceptibility to infection.

As tears are naturally anti-inflammatory, a normally functioning eye keeps irritation to a minimum. When the eye does not produce sufficient tears, inflammation results. For this reason, supplements that provide the nutrients that reduce inflammation and aid in tear production are often recommended. Along with taking nutrients, dry eye symptoms can be managed and treated with OTC artificial tear solutions, although prescription medications may be needed if OTC drops don’t provide relief after using them regularly for several weeks. Lifestyle modifications, such as remembering to blink and to look away from the computer screen frequently throughout the day, increasing the humidity in your home or office, wearing sunglasses to reduce your exposure to sun, dust and wind, and not smoking can also help to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. Drinking sufficient water daily can help to relieve mild dehydration, which can worsen symptoms.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

As dry eye is inflammatory by nature, omega-3 essential fatty acids found in cold water oily fish and fish oil supplements are frequently recommended, not only to reduce inflammation but also to stimulate tear production. Fish oil is natural and safe for long term use and omega-3’s are important nutrients for the development, function and maintenance of eye tissue. DHA is particularly important for eye health and is found in high concentrations within eye tissue. Research has shown that EPA and DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids not only support healthy tissue moisture and tear production, they help promote overall eye health and vision and help maintain fluid and flexible eye cells and tissues. Additionally, omega-3’s provide benefits for overall health, including cardiac, brain, immune, joint and nervous system health.

Flax Seed Oil

Flax seed oil is rich in ALA, which has been shown to improve symptoms of dry eyes. Flax seed oil is an often recommended economical and alternative source for those who prefer plant-based omega-3’s. ALA is converted by the body into EPA and DHA. Flax seeds should always be ground before use in order to receive the optimal eye and overall health benefits.

In summation, supplementation with fish oil or flax seed oil will help to provide the foundation for the treatment of dry eyes by:

  • Decreasing inflammation of the oil glands that make up the oily layer of the tear film
  • Augmenting the oily layer that allows for better flow and creating a better oil layer covering the tear film
  • Stimulating the water portion of tear production

These high quality supplements are recommended to aid in the relief of symptoms of dry eye:

BioTearsBioTears by BioSyntrx – Highly effective and scientifically designed to address the underlying inflammatory processes associated with dry eye syndrome, BioTears not only addresses the symptoms of dry eyes, it provides the nutrients needed to reduce inflammation and increase normal tear production.


Organic Flax Seed Oil 1000 mg (FLX)Organic Flax Seed Oil 1000 mg (FLX) by Douglas Laboratories – These high quality softgels provide 100% pure, unrefined, organically grown flax seed oil containing 55-60% ALA plus additional fatty acids in their natural triglyceride form.


Peak Omega-3 Liquid Fish OilPeak Omega-3 Liquid Fish Oil by Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil – This naturally lemon flavored, great tasting liquid fish oil provides a pure and concentrated dose of omega-3 fatty acids sourced from sustainable Alaskan fish. Provides 2150 mg of EPA and DHA per teaspoon, along with Non-GMO natural vitamin E.

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