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Reduce Inflammation - Here's Why and Here's How
August 28, 2012

Reduce Inflammation - Here's Why and Here's How

This weekend I read Superhealth: 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life by Dr. Stephen Pratt, a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California and a world-renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of disease and optimization of health.

Not surprising, one of the 6 Simple Steps, includes instructions on how to control and reduce inflammation.

He writes, "... scientists recently have begun to believe that inflammation may be at the heart (and lungs and brain and all other body parts) of virtually all the diseases we suffer from, and that controlling inflammation may be one of the most potent tools we have for living longer more disease-free lives."

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation develops as the result of many poor life style choices. Dr. Pratt lists smoking, stress, sleep deprivation, being overweight, lack of exercise and diet as the main culprits. In today's world of highly processed foods, people are more often eating foods that promote inflammation.

Find out what foods you need to stay away from and what foods you need to include to help fight inflammation in your body: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

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