Certain food intolerances causes massive inflammatory conditions in the brain. The most common food allergens to avoid are:
-Gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt.
-Soy products, different nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well.
–All processed and man-made foods need to be avoided at all costs.
-Other common allergens include those of the nightshade family such as eggplant, tomatoes, & potatoes.
An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from these conditions. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame, it is key to completely avoiding man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above.
The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are not only critical for healthy brain function but also powerfully de-inflame the body by restoring natural balance to the lipid wall of the cell membrane.
Next week we will talk about maintaining healthy spinal function and exercise training has been shown to prevent and reverse depression.