A food medicine expert breaks down the magic of an anti-inflammatory diet

According to the Nation Library of Medicine, every 3 in 5 people die from chronic inflammatory diseases like diabetes and cancer. This daunting statistic has been ringing through my head ever since my GP told me I need to get my inflammation levels down. How does one simply just bring down their inflammation levels, and how? What even is inflammation? I turn to the only food medicine expert I trust, Michelle Mace. Let’s learn about what inflammation is, how it’s caused, and how we can maintain low inflammation levels in the body. What is inflammation, Michelle? Inflammation occurs when your body activates your immune system, sending out inflammatory cells to attack bacteria or heal damaged tissue in the body, which causes the body to become swollen, reddened, and hot. What causes inflammation? To be quite frank, the modern lifestyle does! Not moving your body enough, eating on-the-go, eating a diet filled with sugar, refined flour and caffeine, which the body struggles to process naturally. Stress that goes unmanaged and lack of rest can also contribute towards inflammation levels, as well as mould exposure. Even underlying undetected systemic infections like tick bite fever or gum disease can cause inflammation, which sometimes go … Continue reading A food medicine expert breaks down the magic of an anti-inflammatory diet