Anti-Inflammation Diet

This anti-inflammation diet helps regulate inflammation which in turn helps your general health and your mental health.
Anti-Inflammation Diet
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Discover why this diet helps your mental health in the article, “Inflammation, The Microbiome, and Mental Health: Regulating Mental Health through Diet”.

Discover why this diet helps your general health in the article, “Inflammation, the Gut/Brain Connection, and General Health: Regulating General Health through Diet”.

Do Eat (Organic only):

*Why organic? Because of glyphosate and other toxic chemicals found in conventionally grown food that uses Roundup. “Roundup and Glyphogan are glyphosate-based herbicides containing the same concentration of glyphosate and confidential formulants. Formulants are declared as inert diluents but some are more toxic than glyphosate, such as the family of polyethoxylated alkylamines (POEA). We tested glyphosate alone, glyphosate-based herbicide formulations and POEA on the immature mouse Sertoli cell line (TM4), at concentrations ranging from environmental to agricultural-use levels. Our results show that formulations of glyphosate-based herbicides induce TM4 mitochondrial dysfunction (like glyphosate, but to a lesser extent), disruption of cell detoxification systems, lipid droplet accumulation and mortality at sub-agricultural doses. Formulants, especially those present in Glyphogan, are more deleterious than glyphosate and thus should be considered as active principles of these pesticides. Lipid droplet accumulation after acute exposure to POEA suggests the rapid penetration and accumulation of formulants, leading to mortality after 24 h. As Sertoli cells are essential for testicular development and normal onset of spermatogenesis, disturbance of their function by glyphosate-based herbicides could contribute to disruption of reproductive function demonstrated in mammals exposed to these pesticides at a prepubertal stage of development.” – Formulants of glyphosate-based herbicides have more deleterious impact than glyphosate on TM4 Sertoli cells.

  • Dark Leafy Greens
    • Collard greens
    • Mixed lettuces
    • Mustard greens
    • Spinach
    • Swiss chard
  • Root Vegetables
    • Beets
    • Carrots
    • Celery root
    • Parsnips
    • Squash: butternut, Hubbard, kabocha, pumpkin, spaghetti, zucchini
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Yams
  • Alliums
    • Garlic
    • Onions
    • Scallions
    • Shallots
  • Cruciferous Vegetables
    • Arugula
    • Bok choy
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Kale
    • Radishes
  • Fruit
    • Apples
    • Bananas
    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Cherries
    • Lemons
    • Limes
    • Pineapple
    • Raspberries
    • Stone fruits
    • Strawberries
  • Nuts and Seeds
    • Almonds
    • Brazil nuts
    • Cashews
    • Hazelnuts
    • Pistachios
    • Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame
    • Walnuts
  • Beans and Legumes
    • Beans: black, cannellini, garbanzo (chickpeas), kidney, navy
    • Lentils
    • Split peas
  • Grains (Keep to minimum, especially if you want to eat in a Ketogenic way)
    • Buckwheat
    • Millet
    • Quinoa
    • Rice: brown, white, wild
    • Teff
    • Sprouted flours like spelt
  • Herbs and Spices
    • Basil
    • Cinnamon
    • Cloves
    • Cumin
    • Dill
    • Fennel
    • Ginger
    • Oregano
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Turmeric
  • Animal Products
    • Anchovies
    • Beef, grass-fed
    • Bone broth
    • Chicken, pasture-raised
    • Halibut
    • Lamb
    • Salmon
    • Shrimp
    • Trout
    • Tuna
    • Turkey
  • Fats and Oils
    • Ghee, pastured
    • Oil: coconut, olive (extra-virgin)
  • Sweeteners (If you can, better to avoid any sweeteners all-together, I don’t have use any of these personally)
    • Coconut sugar
    • Honey, raw
    • Medjool dates and date paste
    • Molasses
    • Stevia leaf and extract
    • Syrup: brown rice, maple (100% pure)

Avoid:

  • Fats and Oils
    • Margarine
    • Oils: canola, corn, peanut, rapeseed, soybean, vegetable
    • Trans fats (often called hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils on the ingredients label)
  • Nuts and Seeds
    • Peanuts
  • Grains
    • Corn, genetically modified (i.e., not organic per the USDA’s National Organic Standards, or verified non-GMO by a third-party organization like the Non-GMO Project)
    • Refined wheat flours
    • Wheat and other gluten-containing grains: barley, bulgur, farro
    • Wheat pastas
  • Unfermented Soy Products
    • Soy: beans, milk, protein, sauce
    • Vegetable protein, textured
  • Citrus Fruits (in excess)
    • All
  • Nightshade Vegetables (if sensitive to them)
    • Eggplant
    • Peppers
    • Potatoes, white
    • Tomatoes
  • Feedlot Meat and Animal Products
    • Dairy products, processed
    • Eggs, factory-farmed
  • Sweeteners
    • Agave nectar
    • Sugar: brown or white, refined
    • Syrup: corn, high fructose corn syrup

I would like to add that since finding this diet in the book, Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs: Inspiring Stories of Restoring Mental Health Through Natural Therapies, that I’ve also discovered a couple other things to add to the diet.

I drink Gerolsteiner Sparkling Natural Mineral Water which is loaded with minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Bicarbonate, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, Sulfate, and others. In my research, I discovered how beneficial minerals can be for your mental health.

I also cook with Ghee butter or Coconut Oil only.

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