Intermittent Fasting To Control Inflammation

Inflammation is a cellular response to damage and the inflammatory process is designed to allow the guidance of immune cells and the activation of repair processes. In the short term, inflammation is beneficial as it can be seen as part of the body’s auto repair system. However, chronic activation of the inflammatory process results in disease due to the side effects of the process, one of which is the production of free radicals. Oxidation and inflammation therefore go hand in hand. There is good evidence that intermittent fasting is anti-inflammatory because it reduces the overall oxidative processes in the body, and this limits the generation of free radicals. Intermittent fasting when combined with health food choices is even more effective because the high quality foods can suppress the inflammatory process itself. Therefore sufferers of inflammatory conditions should seriously consider intermittent fasting in combination with a high plant food diet as a treatment for the control of chronic inflammation. 

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Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.
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