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The #1 health problem you haven’t heard of (and 10 ways to beat it)

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., April 27, 2012 - 11:10am

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Brierley asks: If you’ve had chronic inflammation, what have you done to keep it at bay?


I follow Dr. Chilton's recommendations for anti-inflammatory diet, nutrition & exercise found on his website,


05/30/2012 - 1:14am

I am eating a diet low in salicylates. Unfortunately, this is not a diet that incorporates many fruits and vegetables. I felt like I was doing a good job eating lots of fruits and vegetables before this, but now, I have been told to limit the number of foods in my diet that contain salicylates. I haven't found a websight that lists food products and their salicylate ratings. I look at my groceries and all of the fruits and vegetables are light green or white. I have had swelling in my hands and feet for 5 months now, and nothing seems to help to reduce it. I'm trying this diet to see if it can help relieve the swelling.


05/25/2012 - 10:20am

I have been consuming about three 10 oz. bottles of water with concentrated tart cherry juice added. The swelling in my ankles and feet have gone down quite a bit. I actually have ankles! I hope it is from the cherry juice.


05/24/2012 - 10:11pm

Trying to decrease consumption of sugar which Ive heard is also a culprit in causing inflammation.


05/21/2012 - 8:35am

From Charles
I think everybody needs to look at the all around health issue's. multiple plans would help in the long run. I know it's easier said the done and everybody has their limits. Fitness, Nutrition,Diet's, Exercise,Running can help if done the right way.


05/18/2012 - 6:57pm

Canola oil is GMO and is packed with Omega 6 (not Omega 3), isn't it?
And Soy products are "toxic" unless it is fermented, right?
And there is a much safer and more nutritios Omega 3 product than flax, called chia seed.

Thanks for your article :)

Stef (email @


04/30/2012 - 4:31pm

Thank you for posting this article. This is such an important epidemic and needs much more attention!


04/30/2012 - 1:15pm

With everyone having some kind of -itis and chronic pain that they figure just won't go away, inflammation is the best kept secret in terms of ailments that bring us down and affect our lives negatively. Although flax seeds are a healthy plant-based source of essential oils, chia seeds, especially a high-quality blend like Mila, have a very high amount of Omega-3s, as well as fibre, protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients that improve health, reduce inflammation, help detoxify and protect your body from damage from free radicals and oxidization. Chia is also recognized as a food in the U.S., Australia, recently Canada and soon in the U.K., whereas I don't believe flax is. Mila is what I've been using to keep my inflammation at bay and it's working like a charm.


04/30/2012 - 12:49pm

I thought that soy, as a legume, was an inflammatory food.

I've kept inflammation at bay by avoiding grains, legumes and dairy and following an ancestral/paleo lifestyle.


04/30/2012 - 12:25pm

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