Inflammation Checklist

We all suffer from inflammatory issues to varying degrees.  Use the checklist below to uncover how many inflammatory factors are currently affecting your life.  (The goal is to have as few as possible.)

___  I have chronic aches and pains such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, general muscle and/or joint soreness (this refers to chronic pain, not intense, sharp pain).

___  I am prone to cold, allergy, and flu symptoms.

___  I have one or more of the following: arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinusitis, allergies, acne, asthma, digestive conditions, flu symptoms, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, depression, the insulin resistance syndrome (pre-diabetes), or diabetes.

___  I frequently take anti-inflammatory or pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, TylenolÒ, or a similar prescription drug.

___  I have repeated cold or flu symptoms, frequent allergies, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinusitis, acne, asthma, digestive conditions, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, depression, diabetes, or insulin resistance syndrome (pre-diabetes).

___  I regularly eat grains and grain products or flours from grains, including bread, pasta, cereal, pretzels, crackers, desserts, packaged snacks.

___  I frequently eat refined sugar or artificial sugar substitutes, including those in desserts, soda, sweetened drinks, etc.

___  I regularly consume hydrogenated oils (trans fats) found in many kinds of margarine, deep-fried foods, fast foods, and most packaged and processed foods.

___ I use the following oils: canola, corn, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, or soybean.  And I eat foods made with these oils, such as bottled salad dressing, margarine, mayonnaise, and processed foods.

___  I regularly eat cheese, drink or eat dairy products in more than condiment size portions; or eat or drink them in place of fruits and vegetables.

___  I regularly eat soy or soy products as primary foods, or eat them in place of fruits and vegetables.

___  Most of the meat and eggs that I consume come from grain-fed animals (regular supermarket brands).

___  I am a smoker.

___  I am overweight and/or it is hard for me to lose weight/fat.

___  I can pinch more than an inch around my waist.

___  I am physically and/or mentally lethargic and feel run down more than I would like.

___  I do not exercise regularly, or when I do exercise I do not feel well and it is hard to recover.

___  I am depressed.

___  I look and/or feel old for my age.  My skin looks old and is sagging.

As you can see, we all suffer from inflammation issues to varying degrees. We need to focus on reducing our inflammation issues, and diet is the foundation for reducing inflammation.  Check out The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Masterclass to get you on the road to good health.

 

 

Sources:

The DeFlaming Guidelines. https://www.deflame.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Deflaming-Guides-2012.pdf

Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Hartville Health & Wellness Centre. https://hartvillehealthandwellness.com/nutrition/anti-inflammatory-diet/