What is the optimal diet?

This might be the hottest health question today, and for good reason.  The human race facing new and worrisome health statistics concerning cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.  These health concerns have been present for generations, but their likelihood is undoubtedly increasing.  The rise of these issues cannot be attributed to one single factor.  The changes to our food system (genetic engineering, pesticides, food importation), air/soil/water pollution, and public health practices are just some of the issues that may be contributing to the rise in these conditions.

So what can you do?  The best things you can do for yourself is to minimize your risk and exposure.  One way to do this is to abide by the Anti-Inflammatory Diet.  There are many versions of this diet, but I have compiled the most evidence-based version for you, below.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me.  Other ways to minimize your risk include using responsible health and beauty products, aiding your body’s methods of detoxification, and maintaining a healthy home (future articles to come!).

{Disclaimer: this is not considered personal medical advice, and you should speak with a physician before beginning a new diet. I’m happy to be that physician, all you need to do is schedule an appointment with me}

Anti Inflammatory Diet HANDOUT

Published by Wildflower Natural Medicine

I am a naturopathic physician in Portland, OR.