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Reduce Inflammation - Here's Why and Here's How
June 21, 2019

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

A book I often reference is Superhealth: 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life co-authored by Dr. Steven Pratt, M.D., F.A.C.S.,a board certified ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American College of surgeons. He is also 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:

How to Transition to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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