Natural Anti-Inflammatory Enterprise AL

By and large, the food choices we make dictate whether our bodies remain in a constant state of disease. Our too-busy'to-cook, high'stress Western lifestyles have led many of us to eat fast foods or packaged goods lacking in vital nutrients and high in pro-inflammatory ingredients, like trans fats, sugars, refined starches, processed meats, hydrogenated oils, and artificial sweeteners.

Associated Chiropractors
(334) 393-4686
1018 Rucker Boulevard Suite A
Enterprise, AL
 
Crystal Tans
(334) 308-1582
501 Plaza Drive
Enterprise, AL
 
Conrad Chiropractic
(334) 774-7576
3095 Andrews Avenue
Ozark, AL
 
Conrad's Health Food Store
(334) 774-7474
1817 Andrews Ave
Ozark, AL
Industry
Nutritionist

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Healing Waters, Inc
(205) 323-7582
720 23rd St., South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Aromatherapy, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Feng Shui, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers

Enterprise Health Foods
(334) 347-4796
Enterprise Plaza
Enterprise, AL
 
Conrad Health Center P C
(334) 774-7474
3095 Andrews Avenue
Ozark, AL
 
Living Tree Health Foods
(334) 308-1209
5 N Pointe Pkwy
Enterprise, AL
Industry
Nutritionist

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Patricia Cleveland
(334) 718-7806
Available throughout US and Canada
Dothan, AL
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Animal Health, Channeling, Chiropractors, Distance Healing, Light Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Medium, Pranic Healing, Psychic, Raindrop Therapy, Rebirthing, Remote Healing
Associated Hospitals
The Balanced Horse

Alabama ENT Associates
(205) 985-7393
4515 South Lake Parkway, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL
Services
Wellness Training, Otolaryngology, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Auriculotherapy, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Eat to Beat Inflammation

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By Alison Anton

Inflammation has become quite the buzzword lately, touted as the cause of everything from acne to Alzheimer’s and from digestive issues to obesity. And while new research continues to support that theory, it’s important to remember that inflammation can actually be a good thing. When the body detects injury or illness, the immune system jumps into high gear, sending T cells, white blood cells, and lymphatic fluid to the scene. Water and blood also flood in to remove toxins and flush the area. This onslaught of antibodies causes increased circulation, swelling, even pain—all of which actually help the body defend itself against illness and infection. Inflammation happens externally, in response to bumps, bruises, scrapes, and scratches, and it happens internally, to fight infections and disease.

This type of inflammation—also known as acute inflammation—is a quick immune response that ends as soon as the injury has healed. So what does it have to do with food? Research suggests that eating the wrong kinds of foods also causes inflammation, not the acute variety, but the chronic kind—and that, by definition, doesn’t go away. Over time, chronically inflamed organs and tissues start to degenerate, toxins build up, and our organs are depleted of vital nutrients. All of this eventually takes its toll, potentially damaging the intestines, heart, kidneys, pancreas, joints, skin, and bones.

“A diet that’s high in inflammatory foods causes a constant, low-grade inflammation in the body,” says Elson Haas, MD, author of The False Fat Diet (Ballantine Books, 2001). “If the immune system is preoccupied fighting this constant inflammation, it’s not as able to help protect the body against other things that can pop up, such as abnormal cells in breast or prostate tissue.” According to Haas, “modern diseases are merely symptoms of the underlying issue of inflammation, which is just the body trying to heal itself; the question is, ‘from what?’”

The Diet That Does a Body Bad
By and large, the food choices we make dictate whether our bodies remain in a constant state of disease. Our too-busy-to-cook, high-stress Western lifestyles have led many of us to eat fast foods or packaged goods lacking in vital nutrients and high in pro-inflammatory ingredients, like trans fats, sugars, refined starches, processed meats, hydrogenated oils, and artificial sweeteners. A steady diet of these inflammation-provoking foods spikes blood sugar and can also cause the body to stop responding to fat-regulating hormones.

According to Barbara Rowe, MPH, RD, author of Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Health (Fair Winds Press, 2008), modern convenience foods actually confuse our bodies. “Since these foods are so new to the human diet—most having been introduced only in the last 60 to 70 years—inflammation is a natural immune response to deal with them.”

But even those of us who steer clear of junk food and unhealthy fats may still need to pay attention to the rat...

Author: Alison Anton

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