Let’s not forget about the role that our diet plays in the suppleness and resilience of our body.
In natures larder there is very little that is always ‘good’ or always ‘bad’. The key is to look for balance and to gently strive to return to that balance over and over again.
I know I am not a dietician or nutritionist and I never diagnose, so that I always stay within my own professional and ethical boundaries. When working with clients I do share what has worked for me and what I have seen work for others.
When there is chronic pain and inflammation in the body, barring other contraindications, I always recommend a careful cleanse to restore a healthy PH balance. The typical American diet tends to be on the acid side, which can add to general inflammation. Eating largely from the list of alkaline forming foods for a few days can reduce this acidity and give you a healthy fresh start. You will feel the difference, guaranteed. Continue with the ‘anti-inflammatory’ diet to feel better consistently.
You can Google entire lists of acid and alkaline forming foods but here are the basics:
Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables…a lot more (alkaline forming)
Increase fish, nuts and beans (alkaline forming)
Drink more herbal teas and cut coffee (alkaline forming)
Limit or eliminate processed foods (these foods are acid forming)
Avoid saturated and trans fats (acid forming)
Eat less meat and eggs (acid forming)
If you want to feel more alive, eat more live food!