Knowing what to eat and what not to eat are the easy part. Discipline is the hardest.

Inflammation... What is it and Why do I want to get rid of it?


Most diseases today are due to uncontrolled, or chronic, inflammation. Inflammation damages your cells and nervous system, decreases your body’s ability to heal, and a key reason for ongoing pain.


Dr. Axe, Chiropractor of Tennessee, writes, “Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Heart disease is inflammation of the arteries. Instead of taking a medication to reduce joint pain or lower cholesterol, we would be better served by reducing inflammation in the body.”


Unresolved inflammation in the body is destructive, slow, and can cause life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s.


Inflammation through the body can manifest into a myriad of systems.


• Digestive Issues

• Sinus Dysfunction

• Respiratory Dysfunction(Allergies and Asthma)

• Anxiety and Depression

• Reproductive (Infertility and Painful Menstruation)

• Diabetes

• Chronic Infections

• Cholesterol and Blood Pressure irregularities

• Cancer


So what causes inflammation in the body?


Our own immune system is responsible for inflammation. Our bodies use inflammation to help fight off infections and is a natural process of healing and repair. However, Biochemical, Emotional, and Physical STRESS to the body can cause an overactive immune system.

Chiropractic care is the first choice to improve the function of the nervous system that coordinates the immune system and can prevent over-activity, but also removing the Biochemical stress on the body can compound the positive healing response. Toxic build up in the body from Inflammatory foods causes the Immune system to flip into overdrive and keeps it highly reactive.


You will constantly hear at Michael Family Chiropractic that diet is huge part of the healing process. Let’s get your Nervous System and Immune System functioning properly through Specific Scientific Chiropractic Care, and then remove the “Crap” and “Toxins” from your diet to allow your body to heal and hold your adjustments. This will drastically reduce the inflammation throughout your body resolving your symptoms.


What should I avoid in order to reduce and prevent inflammation in the Body?


Biggest inflammation causing factors that you should avoid….


-Avoid the “3” Ps- processed, packaged, or prepared foods


-Avoid BAD Fats and these key words

• Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated

• Trans Fats

• Soybean, Vegetable, and Canola Oils


-Replace with GOOD FATS. Good fats are essential to hormone production, cancer prevention, brain development, weight loss, cellular healing, and anti-inflammation

• Coconut

• Olive Oil

• Sesame

• REAL Butter

• Avocado

• Flax

-Avoid Gluten-containing grains

• Wheat

• Oats

• Barley

• Rye


-There are several alternatives to gluten containing grains

• Rice

• Almond Mill

• Quinoa

• Corn

• Wine and clear liquors instead of Beer…Moderation PLEASE!


-White sugar


-Dairy products


-Alcohol in Access


There are a number of Whole Foods and Supplements that are specifically targeted to reduce INFAMMATION…

• Probiotic

• Digestive Enzymes

• Omega fish oils

• Green Tea

• Tart cherries

• Blueberries

• Pineapple

• Avocado

• Broccoli

• Onions and garlic

• Spinach

• Nuts (Peanuts are NOT a NUTS)

• Ginger and Turmeric

• Boswellia


Knowing what to eat and what not to eat are the easy part. Discipline is the hardest. The Doctors and Staff at Michael Family Chiropractic are extremely knowledgeable on Nutrition and Supplementation. We want to be your accountability partners and help you on your journey to your best health. If you are interested in getting healthy please set up a Complimentary  Consultation so we can discuss your health issues and Goals.


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