The healing kind of inflammation occurs in acute situations and usually involves redness, swelling and pain that is immediate and temporary. It's the body's intelligence acting out of self-preservation. When I broke my toe last year, I was truly grateful for this kind of inflammation.
Chronic inflammation, on the other hand is slow to begin in response to continual abuse, is much less obvious, and may persist causing long term tissue damage and inflammatory conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. Many of the unwanted symptoms of aging and self neglect are associated with this type of inflammation. Some of them are headaches, bloating, joint pain, fatigue, weight gain, and mood issues.
An anti-inflammatory cleanse is a great why to kick start your body on a trend of reduced or eradicated inflammation. In this type of cleanse, we eliminate all or nearly all foods that cause inflammation giving your body a chance to heal and giving you a chance to experience the path of food as medicine. The results will speak for themselves. All you have to do is stay true to the path for 21 days to notice it’s positive impact and you’ll be singing the praises of the anti-inflammatory cleanse such that it will likely become a way of life.
Foods to avoid: High sugar content foods (Yes, fructose is a sugar) Red meat Artificial sweeteners Fried foods
Wheat products Alchohol Dairy products Trans fats like margarine Food additives