A couple of blog posts ago I talked about the roll of inflammation in disease. I believe that most of the inflammation people have these days is caused by diet. In his fantastic book 'Grain Brain: the Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers' Dr Perlemutter describes how and why this happens and what you can do about it. It's one of my many book recommendations (another is 'Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubs). Even if you don't end up implementing most of the changes that he recommends, you at least will become more aware of the issue, and it will start you thinking about what you are consuming and its roll in your health. It is always good to be an informed consumer of whatever we consume especially something as important as what we eat daily.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond