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Anti-inflammatory Diet

Do you have aches and pains?  It’s likely that you’re inflamed in some way and your diet may be a contributing factor.  You might want to explore what’s known as a ketogenic diet.


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A ketogenic diet a low carb diet consisting of olive oil red wine, green vegetables and salads, fish and lean meat, fowl, eggs, shellfish and cheese.  The research into this kind of diet has been done on something called a Spanish ketogenic Mediterranean diet.  The key is the low carbs and it has some key benefits:


  1. Highly anti-inflammatory – there is evidence of benefit for people with acne, headache, neurotrauma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, sleep disorders, MS, autism, and cancer.
  2. Reduces cholesterol levels – mainly by turning on enzymes that turn fat into ketones which your muscles then use for energy.
  3. Lowers blood sugar levels – meaning much less stress on your pancreas for insulin production.


People on this diet lost weight, got their bodies functioning better and felt much better.  For some comic relief, the movie “Fathead” demonstrates how to eat like this at fast food restaurants.


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  1. Dr. Ryan Lees Blog | An Experiment in Eating says
    Mar 10, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    […] am doing an eating experiment.  Care to join me?  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog on the ketogenic mediterranean diet, and then watched a movie on Youtube called “Fathead”.  If you’re having trouble with food, […]

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