Sharon Graham’s best selling book, Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan: A Four-Week Journey (Amazon Digital Services) outlines her eating journey over a course of a month.
Along with her husband Jerry, Graham followed an eating plan consisting solely of anti-inflammatory foods, and recorded her experiences and progress with physical health.
For anyone living with the discomfort, or even pain, of inflammation, the journey documented in Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan will help inspire their own healthy eating approaches as a way to overall wellness.
Nutrition & Wellness Author
Sharon Graham is a registered nurse with several decades experience in the natural wellness field. Knowledgable in herbal medicine, homeopathy, and nutrition, she has taught numerous natural food cooking courses and delivers presentations on nutrition.
By providing practical information on wellness and nutrition, Graham strives to help people with accomplishing their personal health goals based on both traditional and alternative approaches to wellbeing.
Graham is a certified Life and Leadership coach, as well as a certified Nutraceutical Consultant. Along with her husband, Graham has a natural wellness blog. She is working on a natural foods cookbook.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is the response by the immune system to injury, pain, stress, or disease. It is the body’s natural “fighting back” response when something occurs, be it a bump, scrape, or in some cases chronic disease. Some chronic disease associated with chronic inflammation include arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, obesity, and diabetes.
Symptoms can be mild or for some unlucky people very painful, and can manifest as migraines, fatigue, or even fibromyalgia. The major contributor to inflammation is chemical exposure from diet choices and lifestyle habits.
An anti-inflammatory eating plan is a drug-free and effective approach to regaining physical health. A large number of traditional and alternative health practitioners acknowledge that because diet and lifestyle are major influences of inflammation, choosing anti-inflammatory food can help relieve symptoms to chronic diseases.
Month-Long Eating Diary
Graham’s Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan is not a traditional “dieting” guide, or even a cookbook. As she and her husband progressed through their month-long eating adventure based on anti-inflammatory food, Graham recorded their meals and physical experiences from their diet. Readers can easily adopt their eating guide, and use the book as an inspiration for their own journey.
While Graham notes that although this guide is not specifically designed for weight-loss, some people on a similar plan will probably shed some pounds because of the healthier food choices.
Inflammatory foods to avoid on this journey include:
- oils (such as corn or canola) and trans-fats;
- refined carbohydrates (such as white bread or pasta); and
- refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Foods that are anti-inflammatory and used throughout Graham’s four week plan include:
- hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, poultry, fish, and nuts;
- some dairy products;
- select oils; and
- plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Eat Right to Reduce Inflammation
Graham notes, “If you’re plagued with aches and pains, or with excess pounds that you don’t want, or just want to feel better and accelerate your health journey, embark on this with us.”
This book is not only a guide for healthy eating, but an inspiration for people ready to take control of their physical health.