I hate to admit it, but sometimes my left knee bothers me, not enough to go to the “doctor” but just enough to be annoying at times. For example I notice when I am wearing heels, which is quite often, and I am going down stairs sometimes I have a little discomfort. Ski season is in full effect, and my annual “girls” trip is right around the corner, so of course I am concerned about my knee. I talked with Dr. Daoshing, my acupuncture doctor about this and he recommended an “anti-inflammatory” diet, and to drop a few pounds, he said that five pounds can make a difference. I will also get acupuncture for my knee as well, so hopefully this will be my cure all.
Spices, Seasonings and Herbs
Turmeric, Basil, Cayenne Pepper, Mint, Cinnamon, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, Cilantro, Cloves, Ginger, Garlic and Green Tea
Apple, Papaya, Pineapple,Kiwi, Guava, Kumquat, Pomegranate, Cherries, Grapes, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Mulberries, Black Currants, Avocado
Onion, Fennel Bulb, Leeks, Yams, Sweet Potato, Rhubarb, Japanese Pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Collards, Green beans, spinach, Chard, Broccoli, Cauliflower
Nuts, Seeds and Beans
Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Soy beans, Mung beans, lentils, Split peas
Olive oil, Walnut oil, Fish oil, Rice bran oil, Grape seed oil
Salmon, Cod, Herring, Bass, Snapper, Sardines and most cold water fish
being vegan no fish for me…
FOODS TO AVOID
Dairy, Alcohol, Coffee, Sugar, Deep-fried fatty foods, Processed, refined foods, Red meat, Junk food with trans fat
Night Shade Vegetables
Eggplant, tomato, bell pepper & potato
List of anti-inflammatory diet-courtesy of Tao of Wellness
Have you tried Eastern Medicine? Acupuncture?
I will keep you posted on my results.