Don’t you hate it when something seems so clear and obvious, and then you find out it’s way more complicated than it appears? The link between diet, health, and inflammation is apparently one of those areas. The theory sounds so appealing, and yet…
No one is disputing the health value of eating more whole foods. But there may not be enough justification to swallow supplements or start over emphasizing “superfoods” or spices, such as turmeric .
Hop on the Internet or visit a bookstore, and you will see “anti-inflammatory” diets galore, dishing out recipes and hope. Many aim at specific ailments — arthritis, breast cancer, heart disease, various autoimmune disorders. Health guru Andrew Weil goes so far as to offer an “Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid.” The underlying science, however, is somewhat shaky.
The messy facts about diet and inflammation | Read more at Salon.com