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Antiflammatory foods! Nom nom
Apr 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Hi! I've been interested in rearranging my whole diet to try to incorporate anti inflammatory foods. I've heard of foods like ginger are good to decrease inflammatory but I'm curious to know how any of you inflict these into your diet and if you've seen any improvements. I've also heard that for all chronic illnesses just blending the certain foods together and just drinking your meals helps a lot, but I just can't see myself enjoying drinking my meals instead of eating, haha. I'm pancreas sufficient so I'm not looking for anything to gain weight, just decrease infection.


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I am interested in the same thing. I hope others post. My CF nutritionist recommended a gluten free diet. I was doing this halfway and immediately noticed far less stomach bloating. This week I am going all gluten free hoping for decreased inflammation. So far my sinuses are draining more. I hope this means the inflammation in my sinuses is decreasing,but only time will tell.
Apr 24, 2013 at 7:40 AM
Thought you may find this interesting: http://www.cysticlife.org/QuestionsProfile.php?id=6576
Apr 24, 2013 at 6:05 PM
I have started my 5 yr old son on curcumin tablets... I read somewhere that tumeric is an anti inflammatory... His sinuses seem less blocked and whether it is just by chance but his last sputum had only normal flora and no staph which he seems to always culture... Sometimes you just have to try things and then go with you gut feeling... Goodluck!

Apr 24, 2013 at 8:39 PM
man, I forgot how encouraging this site is. Seems like we (ppl w/ cf) do so much more with our diet than others. I've got no clue about pancreatic sufficiency in myself lol.

Its so hilarious how people who feel that they are getting a 'good diet' are still eating total trash. This hilariou part to me is watching them remain fat or something while they pride themself on eating low fat mayo. Or fat free creamer in their coffee. a) coffee is highly acid, dehydrating water due to caffiene. Then they use powderized creamer, which cream itself is originally the fat floating on top of milk. milk being a dairy product, which we all know the awesome cow-handling conditions interms of beef, milk etc. So you've got a dehydrated biproduct of an originally mostly fatty compostion, all pushed out by a hormone pumped cow. And thats just breakfast....

It enrages me to the point of not giving a f***, and I just laugh at the complete idiocy of these people. Anyway, nice to see that you don't fall into that category
Apr 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM
wow.. I've never heard of anti-inflammatory foods?!
Apr 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Thanks everyone for responding. Ronnie that was interesting. I find myself coughing more when I drink coke, but that should be a no-brainer since it's obviously bad for you, haha. OH, and does anyone else cough when you drink something realllyyy cold? I cough constantly when I'm drinking an icee or a frappuccino or something. I wasn't sure if it was a cf thing or just something random, haha. And Simone" I'm definitely going to check into that. It's worth a shot. But in case anyone's interested I looked up more things on anti inflammatory foods.
Here's a link: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/803649/the-anti-inflammatory-diet-eating-foods-to-heal-your-body.
I plan on looking even more in depth, so ill keep anyone who's interested posted. And I'll make up my own meal plan soon to follow along with it. If anyone else try's let me know!

Apr 25, 2013 at 1:34 AM
Hi Sarah, I try to incorporate anti inflammatory foods. I use ginger in cooking. Cinnamon in oatmeal and whereever else it works. Can't hurt! I also read apples are good for the lungs and try to eat one everyday.
Apr 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Dr.Weil has a wonderful website and info about these foods :)
May 07, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Wow - I am so glad you posted this. I have seen the highest lung function I've had in probably 10 years since starting incorporating any inflammatory foods.

Here's what I do: I have a protein shake in the morning (I often am not very hungry so I try to get liquid calories because one of my medications for sleep and anxiety take away appetite, but I do not struggle with weight so it's okay.) Protein shake consists of kale, 1/2 a banana, flax seed, a little milk, little water, 1 tsp of cinnamon, a scoop of vanilla Pure Protein powder, and some ice. I also take about 2 tsp of Turmeric mixed with water (not the best thing, but it makes a difference in how I feel).

Throughout the day, I eat very little refined sugar and try to keep my carbs under 150g. I am also CFRD, but I do this because the sugar causes so much inflammation in our bodies and I can feel it directly in my lungs. I also eat cereal with extra cinnamon.

At night, I have steamed broccoli or spinach or zucchini with TONS of fresh garlic and ginger sauteed. I cook my chicken in tons of garlic or ginger too.

I eat olive oil, coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic. I am looking forward to adding more anti inflammatory foods as time goes on, but I've just started these things a few months ago. 3 months ago, my lung function was 86%, this week it was 95% and the most improved was my smaller airways measurement which is often effected most by inflammation. In March 2012, my lung function was 57%. I am a HUGE proponent of anti inflammatory foods, extremely low sugar diet, and hard exercise. I read about it constantly and will be starting a blog to track my own journey and hopefully encourage others to take charge.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Aug 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM