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nutrition and inflammation

I went to my chiropractor/nutrionist today.  She went to a seminar about nutrition and said they were talking to her about me.  It sounded like everything I was going through.

She is having me complete a MetaMetrics urine analysis metabolic panel.  She is sending a copy of the report along with another report and phone call to my neurologist.  She wants to work with him about the nutrition aspect.

She told me about the seminar and what she learned.  There are certain foods and combinations of foods that can increase the inflammation of the body and lead to diseases that express similar symptoms.  This is in connection with hormonal changes and fluctuations.  An example from the  seminar was a girl with two unexplained lesions in her brain and exhibited very similar symptoms as I had.  The girl is now on a strict diet and exercise program and doing extremely well.

We talked and agreed that if we can get my nutrition together, any inflammation caused by nutritional deficits and/or problems will be elimanated.  This way if it is strictly nutrition, problem solved, but if it isn't, the real problem might be brought to light, because my nutrition won't be an issue that could mask everything else.  I was told I have low B12 counts and am iron deficient (anemic).  I was also told there is unexplained inflammation on the right side of my brain based on perliminary radiologist report last week.  All my symptoms have an underlying root in inflamation, so maybe it will be a step towards feeling better without the drowsiness of meds.
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I say "Go for it!"  Quix
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You might already know this, but I thought I would share it just in case.  There is pretty good evidence that turmeric and ginger have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.  I started taking the caps and also put lots of turmeric on my food.  I typed in inflammation and food, different spices and supplements to see what I could come up with, and they were the two that were the most impressive as far as any real evidence.  It is believed that that is why people in India (who use lots of turmeric) have a much lower incidence of Alzheimer's (and possibly other diseases in which inflammation plays a part).  I also put ground flax seeds on my food (on days I don't take the gel caps), though fish oil is supposed to be even better (I'm vegetarian, so I haven't decided if I want to take that yet).  And if you have issues with regulating blood sugar (type 2 diabetes) or high cholesterol, cinnamon caps have been shown in some studies to be as effective as some of the statin drugs.  For some reason cinnamon taken not inside capsules (due to interaction with one's saliva) is not thought to be as effective, so I just take the caps (I saw that on CNN).  I believe in doing whatever you can to help your body, especially when you can't get help elsewhere...  
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I didn't know that.  Thank you for the information.  I'm looking into it.  I did know about the fish oils, and had taken them prior ot my pregnancy, but was taken off them when I got pregnant and just haven't been able to get my diet back to what it was pre-pregnancy.

This is my goal for the end of the month.  Get my life organized enough to go back to the diet I had, since the cooking I had to do was so time-consuming.

I'll try the ginger and tumeric, since these are easy to do right away.  And fish oil capsules.
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