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“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”
-famously attributed to Hippocrates however this quote emerged around 1926….
As an Argentine tango dancer, my body is constantly under a lot of physical stress. I created a video to share some of the anti-inflammatory foods I eat to reduce inflammation in my body. On the particular day featured in the video, I was in pain from having performed on a very sticky dance floor the night before (Oct 2019). It was in the middle of a banquet hall and likely covered with grease. Besides getting a lot of sleep, and eating nutrient dense foods, I try to incorporate foods that I know are particularly anti-inflammatory to help me. An anti-inflammatory diet can help with reducing joint pain and arthritis, getting rid of eczema and psoriasis, and other autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis.
==More on anti-inflammatory foods=
“Chinese and Ayurvedic medical practitioners have used herbs and spices to treat all manner of ailments, thanks in large part to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and probably due to changes they cause in the gut biome. Inflammation and oxidation are closely related: antioxidants quell free radicals that damage cells and lead to inflammation. Nutrients can also prevent inflammation through other pathways, notably by turning off genes that trigger inflammatory proteins or processes, by boosting the concentration of proteins that counter inflammation, or modulating the gut biome.” [https://blog.daveasprey.com/best-anti…]
This power is highly concentrated in herbs and spices; “just half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon has as many antioxidants as half a cup of blueberries, and half a teaspoon of dried oregano has the antioxidant power of three cups of raw spinach.” [https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…]
== Studies mentioned in my video==
Effects of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…
Wishing you and your family health during this unprecedented time.
DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. I am not a doctor, personal trainer, nutritionist, or a physical therapist, these explanations come from years of conditioning for ballet, Krav Maga, Argentine tango, and yoga. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. If you experience any pain, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional. I highly recommend even one one-on-one session with a trained professional to help you make sure you are doing these exercises properly!