From low-fat recipes to recipes designed for persons with diabetes, Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes and advice to create healthy meals that are guaranteed to please. [Editor's note: Elaine no longer contributes to Silver Planet, but we have made her archived blog entries available as a service to our readers.]
A good friend of mine recently asked me to point her in the right direction to get information on anti-inflammatory diets. It turns out that her recent bout with thyroid cancer was worsened by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is closely related to rheumatoid arthritis (both autoimmune in nature).
I told her that for an anti-inflammatory diet, it seems important to emphasize omega-3 fatty acids (from fish like salmon and from certain plants foods like canola oil, ground flaxseed, walnuts, etc.) and to deemphasize omega-6s, which are in corn oil and things made with corn oil (like mayonnaise) and in grapeseed oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower seeds and oil, and peanuts.
But if I were she and wanted to do something to eat in an anti-inflammatory way, this is what I would do, starting yesterday:
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD