Many of our clients that come to Pilates Santé have pain due to excessive inflammation. The inflammatory response is a normal process of recovering from injury. However, when the inflammation becomes excessive, it slows the natural healing our bodies.
A lot of our clients are attempting to wean off medications, and working with your diet is a very effective method of doing so. We now have the research to prove there are very effective ways to significantly reduce inflammation through diet.
Common foods to eliminate that cause inflammation:
• Refined carbohydrates such as white bread & sugar
• French fries & other foods
• Soda & other sweetened beverages
• Processed meat such as hot dogs & sausages
• Excessive alcohol
Foods to add that manage or help decrease the inflammatory process:
• Fatty fish i.e.: salmon, tuna & sardines
• Green, leafy vegetables
• Green tea
• Bone broth
• Olive oil
• Nuts i.e.: almonds & walnuts
These healthy foods cannot only help with musculoskeletal injury & pain, however can also prevent systemic disease of all kinds including:
• Heart disease
If you’re looking for a specific anti-inflammatory diet prescribed for your needs and restrictions, we highly recommend seasoned nutritionist Tammy Parkinson.
Nutritionally, Tammy works on a variety of health complexities ranging from inflammatory issues, to auto immune disorders, to metabolic and blood work complications to basic lifestyle, weight management and wellbeing modifications.
Learn more about Tammy’s work and experience at her website here: