The Battle Against Inflammation

Written By: ingridricks - Apr• 08•14

Fuselage_fire_2_307My new friend, Joseph, turned me on to this website. It’s called Deflame, and it’s packed with great information about the dangers of inflammation and ways to reduce inflammation in your body.

I know it’s hard to break eating habits and revamp diets. Believe me, I know. But there is so much research now about the correlation between the foods we eat and the inflammation in our bodies that we’re sticking our heads in the sand if we don’t pay attention. Because the other thing I’ve discovered is that inflammation feeds degenerative diseases—including Retinitis Pigmentosa.

I like (love) bread as much as the next person. But the fact is that flour, even if it’s whole grain and organic, it’s a serious pro-inflammatory. Sugar is too – it’s a toxin and wreaks havoc on our health. Then there’s processed foods and sodas, which are a bit like chugging down Clorox.

I’m putting this is writing to remind myself that I’ve got to stick with it. On days like today, I understand a little of what it must be like to be an alcoholic fighting the urge to drink. Just got to take it one day at a time.




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  1. Joseph Schliff says:

    Ingrid, I am so happy you are bringing the subject of inflammation to the forefront. Anyone experiencing ‘whitewash’ or foggy eyes are dealing with inflammatory conditions in your eyes. I think it is also important to note, Dr. Rosenfarb’s treatment increases the blood flow to the eyes and helps decrease inflammation. Also, a good cardio workout increases the blood flow which helps reduce inflammation.

  2. Lori Irwin says:

    Good info for all of us!!

  3. Robin Weston says:

    I agree thanks for sharing this information.

    Inspired Fan

  4. Alysa S. says:

    Thanks for the link and the advice – and kudos for admitting it’s not easy to avoid these yummy things. Best of luck to you – I know you can stay strong!

  5. Avon says:

    Thanks for sharing the website with us. My wife have to see this. It may explain why she so prone to getting inflamed knees and ankles. She loves anything made of flour… bread especially. Thanks again Ingrid.

    • ingridricks says:

      Very cool – glad if it helps, Avon. I think there is so much to diet and health. Wish I had started paying attention earlier.

  6. lanoiry says:

    Ingrid, thank you very much for sharing all the info on the website. Reading your story is so inspiring. My mom was diagnosed with RP 2 years ago and she can see absolutely nothing with her right eye now. Needless to say all the dark days our family had underwent in the past two years. I have been searching all over the web to try to find something that might help slow her progression and I am thinkinig of having her try the acupuncture. I read that you have tried both Dr. Yu in Canada and Dr. Rosenfarb, who are also the ones I would like to bring my mom to. May I ask for your recommendation between the two doctors and why you stopped going to Dr. Yu and switched to Dr. Rosenfarb instead? I appreciate your insights and if possible, could you please reply to my email: again, thank you soooo much! I’m so glad about your improvement and I will holding hope for my mom as well.

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