Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is essential to the body’s ability to heal. Without it, muscles cannot repair themselves after a tough work-out and infections can rage out of control. However, low-grade, systemic inflammation can permanently damage the body and has been linked to obesity, heart disease and cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat facilitate this kind of inflammation in the body. Here are a few tips to help you alter your diet and fight inflammation:• Choose fats that have anti-inflammatory properties like olive oil, walnut oil or canola oil. Increase your intake of omega-3 fat from fish or fish oil supplements.• Refined carbohydrates result in increased levels of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. When you have the chance, skip processed carbs and choose whole grain alternatives. • Consume alcohol in moderation. A drink a day can lower C-reactive protein (CRP), a clear and alarming sign of inflammation. However, too much alcohol does the inverse.• Eat more servings of fruit and vegetables. They contain phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties and help protect against disease.
Do you find yourself wondering how to transform your diet so that you can become a healthier you? Have you ever gone to a restaurant and been uncertain about the nutritional content of the food you ordered? If you are like most people, you likely have all kinds of questions about your nutritional health. Whether you are trying to adopt more healthful eating habits, manage a medical condition, improve athletic performance, or achieve your specific health goals, our registered dietitian can assist you!
Areas of specialization:• Wellness and Prevention• Sports Nutrition• Vegetarian Diets• Food Allergies• Pregnancy and Lactation• Diabetes• Heart Disease, High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure
Initial Nutrition Consultation• 75-minute comprehensive nutrition assessment: review of food intake, medical history and lifestyle, food preferences, challenges and goals• Personal and unique healthy eating plan (includes overall daily guidelines, specific meal/snack suggestions and recipes.• Basics of meal planning and label reading
Follow-Up Sessions• 30-45 minute follow up session for goal reinforcement, plan modification and continued education
Grocery Store Walk Through• 60-minute in person grocery store tour where you can get all of your food shopping questions answered• Tips for a healthy well-stocked pantry• Learn about new foods to add variety and excitement to your diet• How to interpret and compare food labels
Dietary Plans & Menu Development• 1-4 weeks of customized meal plans including breakfast, lunch, dinner and optional snacks.• Based on your specific food preferences and nutritional needs• Grocery lists and recipes included to make meal planning a breeze
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