I can attest to the dramatic affect of taking Tumeric, prescribed by my dermatologist for moderate psoraisis in stopping the itching dead and freeing me of Claritin. I am combining these topics together on the good chance the anti-inflammation diet may ward off the cytokine storms and be life saving.
“Name any common disease associated with aging — cancer, dementia, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes — and chronic inflammation will play a role. In a way, chronic inflammation is like too much of a good thing.
“But chronic low-grade inflammation that persists for weeks, months or years is the disease-triggering variety. Again, it’s your immune cells in action. But instead of fighting foreign bacteria, they silently attack your own body — your blood vessels, brain cells and organs included.
“It’s not entirely clear why this happens, though stress is known to raise levels of inflammatory compounds in the body — as does obesity, since fat cells parked deep in the belly emit inflammatory compounds when they reach a critical mass.
“Genetics is known to influence your susceptibility to inflammation.But diet plays a very big role, too, — specifically, eating too much white flour, sugar and fried foods, and not enough fruit, vegetables and fish. But if diet can cause inflammation, it can also make a real difference in fighting it.
“Below (link below) are foods that will rally to your defense; to work, they should form the base of your diet, which, yes, should look quite a bit like the traditional Mediterranean diet in order to get the most inflammation-busting benefit.
Full story at Source: >How Change in Diet Can Reduce Your Chronic Inflammation (AARP)