Decreasing inflammation and acidity in the body.

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Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles, presents a holistic chiropractor approach to pain and inflammation.

We live in a country which has a pro-inflammatory diet.  This is because bad fats from meats and poultry produce inflammatory hormones in the body called PG-2.

PG-1 and PG-3 are anti-inflammatory hormones are produced from the ‘good’ fats which come from fish, flax seed and other cold weather nuts.  Omega 3 is converted directly to PG-3, so you fat from Salmon has great benefit to reducing inflammation in the body.  Omega 6 which is now more common in the American diet as we are trying to use ‘good’ vegetable oils, now far out ways the ratio of Omega 3 to 6.  Some say it should be equal and others say 1 to 3 respectively, however, our diets are more like 1 to 20.   This can cause blood clotting and hypertension issues.

I personally only supplement with Omega 3 as we usually get more than enough from our diets.  Barleans manufacturers a smoothie flavored Omega 3 in either fish or flaxseed oil base, in lemon or strawberry flavor, and taste great and you shouldn’t get that repeat taste the whole day.  I personally take 1 tablespoon per day.  Studies show that eating lower doses from Salmon actually produce higher blood levels of Omega 3,  than from supplementation, so best to eat the real thing if you can!

Decrease the amount of your ‘bad’ fats while increasing the amount your Omega 3 fats, balanced or course with Omega 6 intake.

Watch your intake of nightshade vegetables as in some individuals they create inflammation.

Dunwoody Labs food sensitivity testing can be used to find particular foods that may be increasing inflammation in your body, ask our office about it.

Acidity:  if you wake up in more pain and feel better as the day goes on or after taking a shower, then you are probably too acidic.  Pick up some pH paper to test your salivary pH.  It should be around 7.4 pH.  A pH of 6 is 10 times too acidic and 5.0 is 100 times too acidic.

Increasing alkalinity to reverse  the acidity in your body:  eat more fruits and vegetables (except starches and night shades); decrease the amount of proteins, simple carbs, wheats, grains, cheese

Take 1 tablespoon of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in 8 ounces of water 1 to 2 times per day.

Cucumber salad:  cucumbers are very alkaline, use a good ‘fat’ and apple cider vinegar dressing

Add chlorophyll to your water; or get a water alkaline machine.

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