Foods that are good anti-inflammatories?

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Jen77
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   Posted 7/3/2008 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
The olive oil thread got me thinking. What else can we eat/drink that is supposed to naturally have anti-inflammatory properties?
 
With my being almost off of prednisone, I wouldn't mind adding more things like that to my diet. Couldn't hurt right?


~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 10 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


nina-b
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   Posted 7/3/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jen,
I think fish,omega3 tablet are very good anti-inflammatory,but I unfortunately I hate fish!

petittarte
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   Posted 7/3/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jen,

I have a book called the anti-inflammatory diet, but I have really read or tried it yet.  It gives you a list of foods and their inflammatory rating.


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Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 7/3/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Turmeric (sp) in curry powder is a natural anti-inflammatory. I have upped my yellow curry powder intake drastically and it seems to be helping with the flare from hell I have been in. Even my GI doctor was surprised but agreed. :)

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   Posted 7/3/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont eat much fruit but I do eat cherries and berries which I heard were sooo good for you and I think anti-inflammatory. I cook with herbs like Rosemary, garlic, Mint and many more (not all at once) and drink green tea

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   Posted 7/3/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I Googled anti-inflammatory foods not too long ago and found a "pocket guide" with tons of foods on it that are "suppose" to have anti-inflammatory properties.  Might be from the book peti was talking about.  I don't know if I'm allowed to post the link here but just Google "antiinflammatory foods pocket guide".  :-)
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
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Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
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sjkly
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   Posted 7/3/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My exPCPs PA told me to eat english walnuts with the skin on. I did and it really seemed to help. Of cource that assumes you can tolerate the nuts to begin with. (I also love raw almonds and they too have an anti inflamitory effect).
Sj

Illy
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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
wow that's interesting  !

petittarte
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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
The book that I was talking about is called the Inflammation Free Diet Plan by Monica Reinagel. It provides you with the inflammatory rating as well as carb and fat content a couple of thousand different types of foods. It also gives you recipes. It seems like a good diet plan I just don't have the discipline for a diet.
Jodi

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Jen77
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   Posted 7/3/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the tips everyone! I'm not a big fish eater either, so I was hoping there might other options! LOL
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 10 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


pb4
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   Posted 7/3/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Jen :)

Here's a link that has a list of anti-inflammatory foods, they're basically fruits and veggies and of course, EVOO is on the list for oils...

http://www.metabolismadvice.com/anti_inflammatory_food/

 Here's another...but you'll have to copy and paste it into your search engine...

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood_2.htm

 

One more...

http://www.wegenersgranulomatosis.net/Anti-Inflammatory_Foods.html

 

:)



My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 7/3/2008 10:51:29 PM (GMT-6)


Jen77
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   Posted 7/3/2008 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Those were excellent pb4, thanks! It also mentioned that exercise is good for reducing inflammation. I didn't know that! Good to know!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 10 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


pb4
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   Posted 7/4/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes and exercise also aids with normal bowel function which is another reason I've been sticking with it for 6 yrs now.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


*Phoebe*
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   Posted 7/4/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if it is an official anti-inflammatory food, but the fermentation process used to make miso soup makes it a great settler for me when my tum is really sensitive. has Anyone else tried Miso? its a great staple for the terrible days, and you can add your safe foods to it (I add eggs). It really seems to calm things in there.

P

bluemeanies
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   Posted 7/4/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
You can try enteric coated fish oil. It is supposed to survive the stomach and dissolve in the intestiles and does not usually give you the fishy tasting burps.
 


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 7/5/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My last visit with PCP this week, he suggested I start taking at least three Omega 3 fish oil pills each day. He says this will make a world of difference. Before I took one a day, along with acidolophis (sp) and tons of curry powder. Hoping to see a difference. Apparently fish oil is real good for the intestines.

Keeper
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   Posted 7/5/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have seen some research that says that Omega-3's are not effective for treating Crohn's. It did not say that it did no good, just that it was not an effective treatment. I have also seen some research that cites anti-inflammatory effects from certain probiotics. You have to be a bit careful here, because some of the more effective ones worked by suppressing the immune response and I personally think that localized bacterial suppression of the immune response is a large part of the problem. That said, there are some Lactobacillus species that produce a large protein (MW ~ 3000) that survives the gut enzymes and penetrates the gut wall and reduces inflammation.
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