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Menu for Great Health

Chef Tom Castrigno

Menu For Great Health – How to Tame Inflammation

Do you feel stiff or sore every time the weather changes? Maybe you experience joint pain or “tennis elbow”? An even far more serious concern might be developing rheumatoid arthritis or perhaps heart disease. Each of these conditions can be the result of inflammation in our bodies.

Inflammation itself may not be especially noticeable. But the effects of it can be more than enough to ruin your day if not your entire quality of life. By becoming aware of how inflammation can occur and listening to the signals your body is giving, you can be free from those aches and pains; other conditions can be controlled or minimized.

Foods rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and fiber are a good start to keeping inflammation in check. Leafy greens, nuts and berries, along with seasoning such as ginger or turmeric are delicious and easy to add to our diets.

This week we talk with Becky Spake from Natural Grocers, a health food chain in the western U.S. As a staff Nutritional Health Coach, Becky has helped adults get relief from symptoms related to inflammation by including more sources supportive nutrients each day.

Tune in as we learn about simple ways to control or prevent inflammation in your body. As always, you’ll find lots of recipes, healthy eating, and cooking tips on Chef Tom’s blog, The Confidence Diet.