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CHECK OUT THIS MONTH’S CLASSES & EVENTS!

See what classes, seminars, or local and national events are happening this month.

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WHATCHA GOT COOKIN’ THAT’S HEALTHY & TASTY?

Melanie is regularly posting new and tasty recipes with the healthiest foods on earth. Check back often for ideas on making yummy meals and delightful treats that have health benefits.

WHAT’S THE HEALTHIEST FOOD TO BUY?

Going to the grocery store or farmer’s market and not sure what to buy to achieve your best health or how to purchase good, quality food on a budget? Melanie’s food buying guide for healthy meals and snacks is here to help!

About the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation contributes to and can be the root cause of many chronic illnesses and serious diseases, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Understanding that many of the foods in the typical American diet are inflammatory to our bodies is the first step in understanding that changing the way we eat can decrease the level of inflammation in our bodies and help us prevent or reduce disease and illness. Many of the supposed “health foods” are inflammatory to the body, such as whole grains, legumes, and vegetable oils. There are many good resources out there that explain why these “healthy” grains and beans and such are inflammatory, but I will cover all this via blogs as I go along.

Following an anti-inflammatory diet is a way of selecting foods, based on the science of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, omega fats and antioxidants, that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health.

The foods that I have chosen for my version of an anti-inflammatory diet are based on the above, my research and experience, and based on using the IF Ratings developed by Monica Reinagel, nutrition researcher (these can be found at nutritiondata.com). These are all also whole foods. I advise buying them in their whole state and “processing” them yourself into healthy meals and snacks, like those posted in my recipes section.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Please use it as a guideline for developing your own healthy eating plan.