Overview of Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

Anti-inflammatory nutrition is based on the concept that our diet can alter the hormones (eicosanoids and resolvins) as well as the expression of our genes, especially those that control the inflammatory process. There are three distinct dietary mechanisms that can be invoked to achieve this goal:  (1) an anti-inflammatory diet, (2) adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and (3) adequate levels of polyphenols. Any one of them is beneficial, but application of all three simultaneously results in a powerful synergistic interaction to manage cellular inflammation for a lifetime.

These dietary interventions interact together in the following figure:

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Chart