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Doctor insights on: Foods That Increase Inflammation

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How long after consuming pro-inflammatory foods would one notice increased inflammation/joint pain?

How long after consuming pro-inflammatory foods would one notice increased inflammation/joint pain?

Varies : The inflammatory response could initiate upon absorption of the food in question, possibly with 15-30 minutes of your ingestion. The degree of response that occurs and timing at which you notice it would probably vary tremendously based upon your sensativity to it. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What foods/spices can I eat to decrease inflammation?

Diet and exercise: In general it's thought that regular moderate exercise as well as a diet rich in veggies and fruit, with fish, nuts and other healthy fat sources, and that avoids processed foods, can decrease inflammation. And don't forget about adequate sleep and stress management too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What foods are good for inflammation?

No relation: Food does not affect systemic inflammation. Except in case of allergy or intolerance, what you eat does not affect inflammation. ...Read more

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What can increase my risk for unhealthy inflammation?

What can increase my risk for unhealthy inflammation?

Multifactorial cause: Inflammation is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are known to cause inflammation in the body?

Mostly fats: Saturated fats predispose to an inflammatory state, in part, by promoting obesity. Some the lectin may induce mild inflammation in the intestine, such as that caused by kidney beans, but this type of inflammation is not harmful, just caused flatulance and loose bowel movement. Some proteins in meats, such as carnitine, may be altered by bacteria in the gut to pro-inflammatory substances. ...Read more

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Can someone explain "inflammation" in the general sense? Specifically foods now have an inflammation index. What is that?

Inflammation: I've tried. Turns out, i cannot explain this in 400 characters! so i will give you a link. http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/inflammation. ...Read more

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Foods that fight inflammation?

No definite answer: Fruits and vegetables with anti-oxidant activities are considered anti-inflammatory and the darker the color the better (as in berries ). Omega 3 fatty acid present in seafoods especially in fatty fish also has anti-inflammatory activities. Curcumin (in curry) may have anti-cancer activity. These are just some of the few i can think of. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: how much do gunshot wounds increase someone's inflammation levels?

Health and wellness: how much do gunshot wounds increase someone's inflammation levels?

Gunshot: Gunshot wounds can increase the inflammatory levels, just as would any injury to the body. Unable to ascertain how high those levels would go; and its possible that the inflammatory markets would not show much elevation when tested. It is injury and patient specific. ...Read more

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I have food intolerances to lots of fruit and veggies, when I reintroduced them am I getting the nutrients or is inflammation stopping this?

I have food intolerances to lots of fruit and veggies, when I reintroduced them am I getting the nutrients or is inflammation stopping this?

Probably not: Unless you have diarrhea and vomiting from eating the fruits and veggies, I'd doubt the reduced absorption is enough to be measurable. Having said that, why would you force yourself to eat foods you can't tolerate? ...Read more