What is the best anti-inflammatory diet? We’re going to discuss that and also a patient who not only reduced her inflammatory markers 77% but also dropped 41 pounds in eight months, achieving her desired weight. My name is Dr. Tom Rofrano from the Natural Medicine Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and I’m the author of The FreeDiet®.
Inflammation is a Root Cause for Disease
A 50-year-old patient came into my office with fatigue, hives, brain fog, digestive symptoms, pain, and Hashimoto’s thyroid disease. She was feeling miserable; unable to exercise and couldn’t work. The first thing I did was run some labs, and amongst other things, she had high c-reactive protein (CRP) and other markers indicating inflammation, LDH, uric acid, ferritin, and high thyroid antibodies.
What Causes Inflammation and How to Reduce It?
I also ran functional tests which check for deficiencies, toxins, food reactions including gluten sensitivity and leaky gut, and hormonal imbalance. This patient positive findings in all these areas which can result in inflammation and her multiple symptoms.
The first step for treatment was to put the patient on an anti-inflammatory diet. The diet I recommend is called The FreeDiet®, which in my opinion is the best anti-inflammatory diet.
I developed this diet years ago when I was dealing with my own health issues. I had Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid condition, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, skin issues, fatigue, and brain fog—similar symptoms to this patient. I was able to get better by developing and following this diet and a combination of supplements that I discovered I needed through lab testing.
What is The FreeDiet® ?
The FreeDiet® is not only free of gluten, but gluten grains, sugar, yeast, dairy, soy, legumes, nightshades, and processed foods—those foods most commonly responsible for inflammation, gut and other chronic health issues.
When we did follow up testing, this patient improved her CRP inflammatory marker by 77%, and her glucose, insulin, and ferritin all improved to normal or optimal levels. Her thyroid antibodies decreased by 60%, and her symptoms resolved. She regained her energy, dropping 41 pounds to her desired weight in eight months, and she was sleeping much better.
Health Improvements with The FreeDiet®
She had a lot more improvements on the FreeDiet® including hives resolved, clear sinuses, improved memory, and better concentration. She was feeling so well she started training for a half marathon. One of the most popular things from the FreeDiet® is a super smoothie that contains protein, fruits and vegetables, essential fats, and fiber. There’s a recipe for that included in my book, and for lunch and dinner you can eat protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. On The FreeDiet® phase 1 food chart there is an allowed section and avoid section which is very helpful.
Why Does The FreeDiet® Work?
Why does the diet work so well? Besides being free of those foods most commonly responsible for inflammation, it’s also low in oxalates and histamine while having ketogenic properties to it. It’s an elimination diet and candida diet as well. There are many different components to it.
The supplement recommendations for this patient were what I call the Functional Five™: ActivMulti™, OmegaSorb™3X fish oil, D3 5000 +K2 with K, Magnesium Malate, and PriobioXtreme™. In her case, I also recommended Curcumin Protect for healthy inflammation support and CardioMetabolix™ for healthy insulin support. CardioMetabolix contains berberine and Alpha Lipoic Acid. I also recommended supplements for gut and immune support, leaky gut, and candida as well as Vitamin C with bioflavonoids.
The Best Anti-Inflammatory Diet
I believe The FreeDiet® is the best anti-inflammatory diet because it not only worked for me, it has helped many patients such as this one.
It was the only thing that would allow me to resolve my autoimmune disease, gut, and other health issues.
I check CRP in patients to track for inflammation and high sensitivity CRP in particular. Less than three is normal and less than one is optimal. Patients typically have a significant decrease in one to three months.
From my own personal experience and experience with many patients over the past 37 years, I believe that The FreeDiet® is the best anti-inflammatory diet.
If you have gut, thyroid, or other chronic health issues, I encourage you to take a look at The FreeDiet®. Here is the link to receive the The FreeDiet® Phase One food chart. We’ll send you some other resources with that as well.
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