Having an arthritic hip has been a challenge. But arthritis doesn't have to be a death sentence ending in surgery and joint replacement. It has layers to unravel, which take time, but seeing progress and truly increasing function feels like a small miracle - I feel like I am … [Read more...]
How Do You Start an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
How do you know if you need an anti-inflammatory diet? You have chronic pain for one. In the last blog, I mentioned symptoms or conditions that can result from too much inflammation. These include chronic pain, auto-immune diseases (Lupus, arthritis, Crohn's, Colitis, MS and … [Read more...]
What Is An Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
I was at the pool this morning swimming, then in the hot tub - feels so good to stretch in that warm water! One of the aqua ladies joined me and was saying how the cold pool water makes her shoulder hurt later in the day. So I asked, "have you tried an anti-infammatory diet?" … [Read more...]
Are You Fueling the Fire?
I have been working with many clients on the anti-inflammatory diet. It works on many symptoms and very well for injuries to speed up healing, too. Many of my clients have some kind of pain which is the main result of inflammation. But other conditions that are inflammation … [Read more...]
Are Athletes Inflamed?
I just did a sports nutrition talk at a local cycling shop, and the question about inflammation came up. What is inflammation? How do we athletes or non athletes know we are inflammed? Are there other symptoms we can look for? I know from my own experience with hip replacement … [Read more...]